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HIP Housing company profile

Grant Writer

Job Location

San Mateo, CA, United States

Job Description

The Grant Writer will work closely with the Development Officer and Executive Director with the goal to raise money to support HIP Housing. This role will research and develop grant opportunities that align with the organization’s mission. In addition to facilitating, tracking, and improving our grant process, this position will participate in external communications that reflect the organization’s brand and bolster our database administration using Raiser’s Edge.

- Write and edit grant proposals and reports, inclusive of reputable and meaningful affordable housing data and a tailored grant narrative
- Analyze grant RFPs to determine how to best approach writing the proposal or report
- Keep abreast of local, state, and federal research on affordable housing and other pertinent issues for inclusion in grant proposals and reports
- Compose and record acknowledgment letters for all individual donations
- Facilitate the end-to-end of grant tracking and award acknowledgment and submission by ensuring the grant agreement and award process are completed, returned, and recorded in a timely manner
- Write and mail acknowledgment letters for all grant awards
- Work with Development Officer on grant materials for Board meetings
- Research foundations, corporations, and government funders and maintain said contacts in Raiser’s Edge
- Guide program interns and volunteers on prospecting for grants
- Research, write, and/or edit external communications as needed, including press releases, newsletter articles, blog posts, social media posts, emails to donors, etc.
- Pull and verify grant reports and inter-departmental records for the fiscal year on a monthly and annual basis using Raiser’s Edge
- Use the current fiscal year’s grant records and knowledge of the grant landscape, projecting grant awards for the coming fiscal year

Compensation and Benefits:
- Full-time, non-exempt, at-will, annually reviewed position
- Health Insurance
- Vision & Dental Insurance
- PTO/Paid Holidays/ Floating Holidays
- Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
- Matched Pension Plan
- This position features the option for alternating Fridays off
- Open to some flexible scheduling

Please send a cover letter and resume to The subject line should indicate Grant Writer. Open until filled.

Job Requirements

Required Skills/Abilities:
- Excellent knowledge of the nonprofit fundraising process
- Excellent written communication and editing skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work independently while remaining engaged in a strong, mutually respectful team
- Clear, friendly, and professional public speaking manner
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Access)
- Capacity for database and experience with Raiser’s Edge Database is a plus!

Bachelor's degree in a liberal arts field preferred
Three (3) years experience in grant writing is preferred, but we will consider candidates with a strong background in communications and/or content writing

Physical Requirements:
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working at a computer screen
Must be able to lift 30-35 lbs

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to The subject line should indicate "Grant Writer". Position will remain open until filled.
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Contact Information

Contact People & Culture Manager
People & Culture Manager
HIP Housing
800 South Claremont Street, #210
San Mateo, CA, United States 94402
Phone (650) 348-6660


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