Do you care about building economic equity and resilient communities? Are you an exceptional writer with a passion for small business and entrepreneurship?
WEV (pronounced “weave”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. We are a purposeful, mission-driven organization with a passionate and engaged staff based in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, whose primary focus is supporting women-owned businesses and entrepreneurship. WEV is an Equal Opportunity Employer with team members working locally and remotely.
Become a Grant Writer for WEV
The Grant Writer supports the Director of Grants & Budget with the performance of grant writing and reporting activities. WEV is heavily reliant on grant funding and the grants team occupies a critical role; from researching potential new funders to writing compelling narratives to submitting accurate and timely grant reports, this role requires an individual with proven experience and success in the field. Nearly 80% of WEV’s income is grant-funded through 40 different organizations. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience in grant writing and reporting for economic, financial and/or gender equity organizations, with a track record of identifying new funding opportunities.
This role is a part-time (approx. 25 hours/week), non-exempt position and can be remote, or based in the Ventura/ Santa Barbara office, with hybrid work opportunities.
This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.
Grants and Compliance
Maintain annual grant calendar / database
Track and communicate proposal deadlines, grant payments, and grant deliverables.
Assist with the development of grant proposals and reports, including narratives and supporting documentation.
Participate in, and provide feedback for, annual grant strategic planning.
Assists in maintaining and updating grant-related SOPs.
Research prospective funding opportunities to develop and expand a strong grant pipeline.
Research and maintain regional demographic data and trends.
Skills & Qualifications:
Minimum 2 years of grant writing experience – experience with the CDFI industry highly preferred.
Experience maintaining immaculate and consistent records using cloud-based tools e.g., OneDrive, FLUXX or other grant tracking database.
Knowledge of Asana, Teams, and Zoom.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize assignments, and meet deadlines, under minimal supervision.
Effective communication skills including concise and compelling writing, strong copy-editing and proof-reading, and comfort speaking one-on-one with funders.
Ability to think strategically and creatively with strong attention to detail.
Highly motivated and dedicated to WEV’s mission, clients, and the achievement of strategic goals.
Willingness to travel to WEV head office at least once a year if not in Santa Barbara/Ventura counties.
Minimum: Four-year degree in Liberal Arts, Humanities, Communication, English, Sociology or other related field. Significant, proven experience may substitute for education.
Preferred: Master’s Degree in related field.
Lift and carry up to 25 pounds without assistance
Sit at a computer, typing for 60-80% of the time
$30 to $40/hour DOE
Our working environment and company culture support flexibility and work-life balance. For part-time employees, WEV offers a Simple IRA contribution.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
To apply, click the button below. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter, which should be addressed to WEV’s Hiring Manager. In your cover letter, please describe any personal or professional experience with entrepreneurship, if applicable. No phone calls, please.