Full Time
Reports To: 
Deputy Development Director
$55,000 - 65,000 DOE
Start Date: 
November 1, 2019
Work Location: 
Flexible (remote possible within the U.S.)
Position Summary: 

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (www.domesticworkers.org) organizes domestic workers in the United States for respect, recognition and labor standards. We work to guarantee labor protections for domestic workers by winning legislation at the state level, pushing for regulatory changes at the national level, through the International Labor Organization at the global level, and elevating domestic workers as key leaders in building a powerful movement for social and global justice. The Alliance formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents 60+ affiliates in 19 states nationally. NDWA has a partially remote staff, with headquarters in NYC and offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, DC and Oakland. Current members of the Development team are based in New York City, Oakland, and Washington, DC.

NDWA seeks a passionate, process-oriented Development Writer to implement the grant writing process of our growing foundation fundraising program. This person will serve a key support role toward our goal to sustain and grow our philanthropic partnerships to our core programs, and have an opportunity to learn about all aspects of our fundraising while helping to adapt and build systems to meet evolving needs, and working in an exceptionally mission-driven environment. Reporting to the DC-based Deputy Development Director, the Grant Writer is responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects, supporting the prospecting and solicitation of new institutional funders, and writing other institutional funder-focused content, as needed. This position will also help adapt these written materials for use with major donors and family foundations. 

  • Develop content to support program priorities and meet 2019 budgetary goals, which will include writing well-written, story-focused, compelling grant reports and proposals, as well as the organizational case statements, concept notes, questionnaires and application forms for competitive awards, government issued RFPs, as it relates to organizing with affiliates in specific states and municipalities, and other organizational and program overviews
  • Assist with quick turnaround on content related to new opportunities for programs we are seeking to grow at NDWA, such as 1-2 paragraph summaries on our work
  • Comply with all external reporting deadlines and ensure that new and renewed proposals, reports, and other materials are submitted in a timely manner
  • Help maintain overall grants calendar, and contribute to up-to-date grants pipeline management
  • Build positive and collaborative inter-departmental working relationships across the Development team, program leads, and other NDWA staff to gather the necessary information for concept notes, proposals, and reports 
  • Develop an understanding of institutional history and programs
  • Assist the team in the process of building out infrastructure for quality reporting on our work, such as our interdepartmental effort to build in centralized and coordinated systems for monitoring key organizational metrics (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Participate in organization-wide activities such as twice-yearly in-person retreats, monthly virtual meetings and staff study
  • Travel Requirement: 10%
Job Requirements: 
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience, with at least 1-2 years of grant-writing for a non-profit organization
  • Superb writing skills
  • Familiarity with standard methods of foundation solicitation and cultivation, understanding of program design and evaluation, and ability to hone in on and clearly communicate impact
  • Experience reviewing organizational or project financial statements and budgets 
  • Ability to adapt a core set of information to fit a variety of proposal/reporting requirements 
  • Keen attention to detail, including strong editing skills and familiarity with AP Style
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required and Google Suite preferred
  • Proven ability to learn quickly, work independently, meet multiple deadlines, and as part of a high-performing team, in a fast-paced, experimental organization
  • Ability to work and collaborate with diverse staff in person and remotely
  • Knowledge of nonprofit organizations and development systems
  • Strong organizational skills, and creative problem solver
  • Knowledge of CRM operations and Salesforce experience a major plus
  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours
  • Familiarity with the domestic worker sector and issues facing domestic workers and other low-wage workers a plus
  • Agreement and alignment with NDWA’s vision and values; commitment to economic, race and gender justice essential

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply. Applications will only be accepted electronically.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to https://domesticworkers.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=36 . This position will remain open until filled. Applications received by September 23, 2019 will be given priority for review.