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Grant Writer

Catholic Education Foundation

Posted 1/4/2018 until 7/20/2018


Position Description and Duties

Reporting to the Development Manager, the Grant Writer will support CEFs comprehensive grants (corporate and foundation) and individual giving program to help CEF raise funds through cultivation, solicitation and active stewardship.


Grant Responsibilities:

·            In concert with the Development Team, create and monitor/manage a plan to secure annual and multi-year funding from corporations, foundations and individuals in support of CEFs annual fundraising goals.

·            Write and submit high quality grant proposals, letters of inquiry and reports for programs, including assistance in the development of grant budgets.

·            Ensure that monitoring grant-related programs and administrative activities fulfills grant agreements (compliance).

·            Support the Development Manager and/or Director of Development in the initiation and coordination of an annual calendar of grant proposal and reporting deadlines, major donor and event solicitations.

·            Establish annual revenue projections and track progress through monthly income and cash flow reporting, in concert with the Development Manager.

·            Generate and maintain a healthy pipeline of new institutional donors through prospect research in areas of key organizational and programmatic support.

·            Conduct research to identify prospective individual, corporate, and foundation grant prospects, and to create individual strategies for engagement and solicitation of these prospects.



Education and Experience

·   BA degree required

·   A minimum of three years previous relevant development experience

·   The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills with strong attention to detail

·   Must be deadline, detail, and budget oriented

·   Experience with Raiser’s Edge fundraising software or similar fundraising database management required

·   Experience in researching foundations and organization for potential grants

·   Evidence of the ability to work well in a team environment; collaborative

·   Must be able to work on multiple projects at the same time

·   A strong desire to work in the development field is strongly preferred

·   Ability to work independently with initiative and accuracy.

·   Must have ability to:

o   `Drive throughout the 3-county areas of the Archdiocese of LA

o   Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.

o   Operate standard office equipment, digital camera and computer terminal

o   Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.

o   Perform task requiring intermittent bending, stooping and walking.

o   Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands and arms.


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at

The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to: 
Please submit the email with the following subject line:

Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location​

Information/Application Contact:

Catholic Education Foundation
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6115
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