JVS Published: Thursday, October 10, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Job Type


Summary of Position

This role focuses on identifying and securing grant funding through government and foundation sources to grow and sustain JVS’s grants portfolio.



Principal Relationships

  • Reports to: Director of Grants
  • Collaborates with: JVS Staff, funders, employer partners, and CBO partners


  • Identifies and cultivates public and private funding prospects and partners, develops grant proposals and engages with funders in order to secure long-term funding


Minimum Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal; strong presentation skills and strong persuasive writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to meet deadlines and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work collaboratively as part of a team to move projects forward in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding research, analytical skills
  • Strong computer proficiency
    • MS Office Suite
    • Raiser’s Edge
    • relational databases (e.g. Salesforce)
    • Internet research abilities
  • Excellent customer service skills, able to interact professionally with a diverse population of stakeholders, colleagues and potential or current funders
  • Skilled in managing internal and external relationships to support proposal development
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a very fast-paced, performance-oriented environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three to five years’ experience writing public and private grant proposals, preferably in an employment, human services or educational setting
  • Demonstrated experience developing a high volume of proposals in a fast-paced environment
  • BA/BS, preferably in a liberal arts or public policy field, or a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing proposals for public funding, with success securing foundation, state and federal grants
  • S./M.A. in Public Policy, Planning, Social Work, Education or 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Program and business development and grant proposal writing in an employment, human service or educational setting


Grant Writing/Development

  • Proposal development, including research, data collection, writing and budget development
  • Creates and manages timetables and deadlines
  • Conduct research of government, foundation and corporate grant makers both local and national to identify funding opportunities in line with agency’s strategic program goals and priorities
  • Tracks federal, state and local government funding opportunities for employment, training and education


  • This position will be working in a typical office setting, with no extremes in temperature or lighting
  • Applicants should be able to work with equipment typically found in an office and should be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without accommodation. Possible accommodations needed should be discussed prior to the onset of employment and/or the interview process.

Status and Position Information

Department/Program: Development

Supervisor/Reports to: Director of Grants

Classifications: Full-Time, Exempt

Benefits:  Eligible for all benefits offered to JVS staff

Date Written/Revised:  August 2019

Salary Range:  70K – 85K dependent on experience


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employees assigned to this job.

JVS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities; please let us know if you need accommodations for the interview process.

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