|Title||Southern California Grants Officer|
|Location||Los Angeles Area|
Founded in 1971 as Yosemite Institute and based in San Francisco, NatureBridge is the leader in residential field science and environmental education for America’s youth. Our mission is to inspire a personal connection to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it. A signature partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge currently operates campuses in Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park, and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Each year, we engage more than 30,000 people from ethnically and economically diverse backgrounds in environmental education, youth leadership, and teacher training programs. Over the past 40 years, we have introduced approximately one million students to the wonder of our national parks and inspired them to engage in conservation and service.
NatureBridge prioritizes recruiting and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the youth and teachers we serve. NatureBridge is a 501(c)3 organization.
This is a part-time (50% FTE or contract) position with NatureBridge.
A part of the national development team, the Southern California Grants Officer will be responsible for growing, sustaining, and stewarding a strong base of institutional funders from across the Southern California region and nationally to support NatureBridge and our programs. This position will work in partnership with the Southern California Individual Giving Officer and Southern California Director on regional, donor-centered fundraising and will be a part of the national grants team and development department. This position reports to the Grants Manager, who is located in the San Francisco office.
Duties & Responsibilities
Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations
Produce academic-quality literature reviews to write compelling, research-based narratives and well-conceived letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and reports.
Carefully track all activities and input information into NatureBridge’s donor database (Raiser’s Edge), update internal records (electronic and hard files), deliver timely gift acknowledgement letters, and prepare quarterly work plans and internal reports to assure progress toward funding goals.
Experience, Competencies, & Education
Commitment to the mission of NatureBridge.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest (1-2 pages), resume, and writing sample (1-3 pages). The letter of interest should address the applicant’s knowledge of the Southern California funding community and experience in growing a funding portfolio. The writing sample should be a letter of inquiry or grant proposal (or excerpt) written by the applicant with appropriate context provided in order to understand and assess the writing sample.
Submissions should be sent as a single attachment to:
No calls or faxes please. No agencies please.