The Organization

Eviction Defense Collaborative (EDC) is the only legal services organization in San Francisco solely focused on eviction prevention. EDC’s goal is to prevent displacement, stabilize communities, and ensure housing equity in San Francisco. Formed in 1996 as the primary clearinghouse for tenants filing initial responses to unlawful detainer lawsuits (UD), EDC has developed an effective,
client-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive triage clinic model to process the high volume of clients through our daily, open door clinic model. We offer legal services in response to an eviction, tenant rights education, rental assistance, and advocacy for clients residing in city shelters, all under one organizational umbrella. EDC prides itself on being the safety net for San Francisco tenants, serving tenants regardless of income, immigration status, or neighborhood.

Job purpose

The Senior Grant Writer plays an integral role in the Development team’s fund development work. Working closely with EDC’s Grants Manager, they assist in the management of a diverse portfolio of government, corporate and foundation grants. The Senior Grant Writer is responsible for drafting funding proposals, narrative grant reports, project budgets, and all writing associated with EDC’s
grants. The Senior Grant Writer should have a strong background and successful track record in grant cultivation and in stewarding grant proposals, (including government RFPs) through the entire grant application and submittal process. The ideal candidate will have outstanding writing, communication and project management skills. Because we strive to be barrier-free and client-centered, the position requires individuals who truly enjoy working with people, have the skills, and can work effectively in a collegial and fast paced environment.

At present, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and until further notice, EDC is operating in a hybrid fashion, with
some remote work and some onsite work. This role will be onsite and not a remote position. EDC’s In Office
COVID-19 Safety Plan adheres to the CDC’s health and safety guidelines and the federal OSHA requirements for
workplace safety.

*Proof of vaccination required*

Qualifications
First and foremost, the applicant must profoundly share EDC’s mission and vision of social justice
and be able to manage stressful situations with empathy and calm. Below are additional
qualifications:

● Track record of successful grant writing for nonprofit organizations with 5-7 years of
experience.
● Demonstrated success and experience in identifying, writing, and receiving grants from
government (including local, state, and federal) and private sources.
● Ability to think critically and to efficiently and effectively provide, and present, solutions to
complex issues.
● Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
● Excellent time management skills which allow you to meet often competing deadlines.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
● Strong project management skills.
● Outstanding ability to work both independently and as part of a strong team.
● Excellent research, analysis, and reporting skills.
● Experience working with diverse colleagues and clients.
● Knowledge of Bay Area housing crisis a plus
● Experience working in legal aid non-profits a plus
● Experience with MS Office, Google Suite and other common computer programs.
Experience with Salesforce is a plus.
● Strong comfort with managing work remotely and collaboratively with a team. This person
must be
● familiar with remote work tools and be comfortable with a hybrid work model, as the role
will require, some in-office work as well.
● Verbal and written Spanish language fluency is a plus, but not required.

Duties and Responsibilities

● Under the supervision of the Director of Development, developing grant proposals for
prospective government, corporate, and foundation funders. Ensure that all grant proposals
are accurate, complete, well-researched, -written, and -documented, and include a
well-developed budget.
● Working closely with the Grants Manager, provide narrative reports for current funders for
monthly, quarterly and annual reporting deadlines.
● Becoming an expert in the history, structure, objectives, programs and financial needs of the
organization.
● Working closely with the Grants Manager, managing an annual portfolio of $44 million in
City contracts, corporate, and private foundation grants.
● Conducting ongoing prospect (public and private) research and developing innovative and
successful funder cultivation strategies.
● Developing and submitting renewal applications for currently funded programs as necessary.
● Ensuring that program staff are aware of outcomes, milestones and benchmarks, and reports
required by funders. Working with staff to gather information for grant proposals as
required.
● Working with the rest of the development team, ensuring that Salesforce accurately reflects
the status of all grants, especially to ensure that proposals are completed on time and are
followed up on as necessary.
● Working with the rest of the team to update and manage the development department
calendar, ensuring that proposals and other deliverables are completed on time.
● Maintaining strong relationships with fund providers.
● Participating in other EDC fundraising activities, including benefits, individual donor events,
desk audits, and site visits as required.
● Attending grant information meetings and building relationships with foundation partners.
● Attending weekly program meetings, monthly agency staff meetings, and supervision
meetings.
● Representing EDC at community meetings/events as required.
● Other responsibilities as necessary.

Compensation

Your salary will depend on years of experience. Starting salary for the position is $75,000. This is a non-exempt, full-time position (Monday –Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm).

We offer a highly competitive benefits package which includes:
100% Employer paid medical (base plan), dental, vision, LTD & STD coverage. You will also qualify for an employer contributed 401(k) account, one hour paid lunch daily, commuter benefits, bike reimbursements, and a FSA dependent care account. In year one, you will be entitled to 15 days of paid vacation, 12 paid sick days and 14 paid holidays.

Working Conditions

Due to COVID, our office is functioning in a hybrid model. However, the position may require some on-site work at the EDC offices in San Francisco. The employee is expected to be in the office (or available while working remotely) during normal business hours and to communicate with staff regarding whereabouts when elsewhere formeetings or other obligations. Additionally, the employee is expected to be reachable by email, phone, and video conference as needed during normal business hours, Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
The position requires working with short and long-term deadlines. It also requires working with and on behalf of low-income clients, many of whom are people of color, and to be able to work effectively with clients impacted by trauma (emotional, mental, and physical). Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

● Prolonged sitting/standing.
● Extensive typing/data entry.
● Close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures.
● Prolonged computer use.

Application Process

Email your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@evictiondefense.org with “Senior Grants Manager Job title” in the subject line. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Direct Reports
The employee will not supervise any employees.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

EDC is committed to continually building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We do so because it is the right thing to do, and because we know it makes our work stronger and more effective. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. EDC understands and values a workplace with staff from diverse educational backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, races, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, ages, languages spoken, veteran’s status, skin color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The Eviction Defense Collaborative believes that all persons are entitled to equal
employment opportunity and does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law.

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