Writer & Grants Manager

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Who We Are:

FoodCorps believes every school should be a healthy school and every child – regardless of race, place, or class – deserves to be well-nourished and ready to learn. In underserved communities across the country, our AmeriCorps leaders teach students about healthy food through hands-on lessons, partner with farmers and food service workers to create nutritious and delicious school meals, and collaborate with communities to ensure a long-term culture of health. Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools!

What We’re Looking For:

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Private Sector Partnerships, the Writer and Grant Manager will use strong research, analytical, and storytelling skills to craft compelling grant proposals, reports and other donor-facing materials to help secure funding for the organization's $20M annual budget. This person will support the External Relations team by writing and sharing the FoodCorps narrative and impact with our diverse group of funders and partners.

This is a full-time, remote position and requires some travel for department meetings.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a writing and editing partner for our fundraisers.
  • Own writing projects from inception to completion including researching, writing, and submitting grant proposals, stewardship reports, and other funder-facing materials to foundations, individuals, and corporate partners.
  • Support the creation of funder briefings, pitch decks, cases for support, and visually compelling materials.
  • Work cross-departmentally to ensure written materials reflect the priorities of FoodCorps’ impact, anti-racism and DEI goals as well as meet the needs of funders and their respective requirements for grant agreements and applications.
  • Track and facilitate timely submission of proposals, post-award reports, and other writing requirements for funders.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and continually refine internal resources to support effective fundraising and storytelling.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Passionate about FoodCorps’ mission and eager to share our story with a broad range of audiences, driving support for our work.
  • Minimum of three years of professional writing experience; development experience preferred.
  • Dedication to anti-racism, diversity and inclusion with a desire to work for health equity, social and racial justice.
  • Outstanding writing, editing, persuasion, and storytelling skills, with experience tailoring to multiple audiences.
  • An eye for creativity, using graphic design and visual elements to improve materials; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
  • Strong research and analytical abilities and a talent for formulating cohesive arguments.
  • Strong internal communication skills and proven ability to collaborate with remote staff.
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills and you thrive in working collaboratively and independently in a fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of or curiosity about learning about health equity, food systems, national service, and related issues.
  • High standard of ethics, ensuring discreet handling of donor records.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. Please submit both a Cover Letter and Resume to be considered for this role.

Because we prioritize the health of communities and kids, FoodCorps has decided to require COVID-19 vaccination for staff and service members, to the extent permitted by applicable federal, state, and local law. We came to this decision after much discussion and consultation and recognize that some people and partners might have to make tough decisions because of it. More information about this requirement and the exemption process to apply for a legally-required exception to the vaccination requirement will be provided during onboarding, should you receive a job offer from FoodCorps.

FoodCorps pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and geographic location and offers generous vacation and medical benefits, 401(k) matching, professional development funds, and a sabbatical policy. This position is a manager-level role with a salary range beginning at $62,000-$69,000

People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. FoodCorps is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. FoodCorps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. FoodCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.