Clean Air Task Force (51-200 Employees, 134% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)
Position Title: Grant Writer/Senior Grant Writer (DOQ)
Reports To: Director of Foundation Giving
Type: Full-time position
Location: Remote; flexible within the U.S.
Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a nonprofit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. This is accomplished through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector. CATF is highly respected for its deep expertise and research on energy and industrial systems and potential strategies, technologies, and policies that can radically shrink their impact on the planet’s atmosphere. Our team of 100+ experts and advocates (and global network of subject matter experts and civil society partners) put this research and knowledge into action by designing and enacting public policies that drive toward zero emissions. We also support policies and work directly with private industry to innovate in technology to make the path to zero emissions swift and affordable.u202f CATF is headquartered in Boston, and has offices in Washington D.C. and Brussels with staff working virtually around world.
Clean Air Task Force seeks a grant writer to lead the process and creation of materials to support our growing fundraising program. This includes letters of inquiry, proposals, briefings, reports, and other specialized communications to current foundation funders and prospects, as part of an effort to increase and diversify revenue to support a dynamic, innovative, global climate NGO. Our expanding organization requires additional support to ensure an exceptional foundation donor experience that results in renewals, increased giving, and new foundation contributors.
The incumbent will report to the Director of Foundation Giving and work collaboratively within a growing Development team as well as directly with program and finance teams to meet the needs of a fast-paced, ambitious institutional fundraising operation.
The successful candidate will have at least five years grant writing experience preferably in an environmental nonprofit, ideally with an emphasis in energy sector pollution mitigation and decarbonization strategies in the U.S. and globally. They will be a practiced frontline communicator to foundation funders, large and small, traditional, and new philanthropic models, with national and international portfolios. The incumbent will have the ability to transform technical content into clear, persuasive narrative that highlights CATF’s compelling history and unique position in the global climate protection space and demonstrates the impact of institutional support in furthering CATF’s mission.
Key Functions and Responsibilities:
- Develop and continuously manage a list of new institutional funding prospects.
- Create pitch materials, letters of inquiry, and grant proposals that adhere to funder requirements as needed and reflect CATF fundraising priorities. In coordination with Development/Foundations and Finance colleagues ensure that all grant applications are submitted on time and complete.
- Lead communications with grant funders, including briefings and timely updates, follow up on pending proposals.
- Lead writing and editing of narrative reports, ensuring compliance with grant terms, and tracking as needed in alignment with CATF organizational and specific programmatic goals.
- Develop new materials/collateral in collaboration with development and communications teams that highlight organization-wide accomplishments and opportunities, helping CATF reach new funders and strengthen existing relationships.
- Bachelor’s or Associate degree in English, Journalism or Communications, or comparable education and life experience.
- Minimum 5 years’ experience writing grants and/or communications materials and grant funder relationship management, preferably in the environmental nonprofit sector.
- Exceptional writing and editing skills: demonstrated ability to transform technical detail into compelling prose for a broad funder audience.
- High level of attention to detail and deadline management experience, ability to manage busy grant deadlines calendar and work across teams to draft, refine, and submit on time all funding request related documents.
- Interest and experience in proactive relationship building among national and international philanthropies and funder coalitions.
- Ability to manage sensitive and potentially confidential material with professional standard of discretion, with both internal and external audiences.
- Quick learner, motivated by curiosity about CATF’s rapidly evolving work as well as the changing philanthropic landscape.
- Commitment to a diverse, inclusive, collaborative work environment and proactive problem solving.
- Team player ready to learn and offer support within a growing development team scaling to meeting the revenue needs of a rapidly expanding, global nonprofit.
Compensation and Location:
This is a full-time, remote position flexible within the U.S. CATF offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.
CATF provides equal employment opportunities.