Contract Grant Writer - US


Seattle, Remote

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details The rate is $60 USD per hour
Deadline Jul 17, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Stand.earth is seeking a contract grant writer to develop letters of inquiry, proposals, and grant reports for a high-volume institutional fundraising program. Working closely with the Development Director and development staff, grant writers are core parts of our development team. This contractor will work in close collaboration with campaign staff to generate proposals and reports that are tailored to the audience and are finalized and approved in advance of all deadlines. Regular interviews with senior-level, international campaign staff will be required to ensure we tell the most current and persuasive narratives for external audiences.

We encourage applicants to apply by June 17, 2024. This position is open until filled.

About Stand.earth

Stand.earth is a nonprofit environmental organization working to create a world where respect for people and the environment comes first. Our campaigns challenge destructive corporate and governmental practices, demand accountability, and create solutions that support all of us - and the environment and climate upon which we depend. Stand's strategic approach and fierce determination have yielded extraordinary results: Since 2000, we've secured the protection of millions of acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward responsible options, and transformed the environmental practices of more than 100 major U.S. corporations. Stand.earth operates in the United States and Canada.

Stand recognizes and respects the sovereignty of First Nations and tribes, and the rights of Indigenous Peoples and frontline communities. These communities are often first and most directly impacted by environmental pollution and climate change, and they provide critical leadership in developing solutions.

Pollution, climate change, and corporations' bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society - including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ people. To develop transformative solutions, these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact equalopportunity@stand.earth.

Scope of Work:

  • Work in close collaboration with Stand.earth's institutional giving team to develop approved narrative content for grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and reports.
  • Conduct interviews with campaign staff and executive team (as necessary) to update and create new content related to organization-wide and campaign-specific activities.
  • Update boilerplates (i.e. executive summaries, general program write-ups, theories of change, etc.) for use by development staff.

Projected Contract Hours & Rate:

This is a part-time contract position starting as soon as possible and ending August 31, 2024, with the possibility for extension or permanent placement. The rate is $60 USD per hour, with the expectation of around 20 hours per week of work. The location for this contract position is fully remote in the US.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional grant writing experience.
  • Superb writing skills.
  • Ability to digest new information quickly and to think critically about what information is needed to craft a compelling case for support.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Excellent project management, follow-through, and time management skills.
  • Ability and willingness to learn and use project management software (Asana).
  • High reasoning skills as demonstrated by the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; and the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Independent, self-motivated with a desire to provide support to advance Stand.earth's mission and related campaigns.
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative, and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

To Apply

Please apply with a cover letter, resume, and one 1-2 page grant writing sample (anonymized samples welcome, as are excerpts from longer materials). Please label work sample files in PDF or Word with the following naming convention: LastName_FirstName_StandWritingSample_2024

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