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Senior Grant Writer  

About the Organization As a research and action organization, Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying and reducing the causes of racial disparities in public safety. Using data-driven approaches to social justice, we use science to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change.

We are research scientists, race and equity experts, data virtuosos, and community trainers. We use data to build a more fair and just system. We partner with law enforcement and communities. Our aim is to bridge the divide of communication, generational mistrust, and suffering. But most of all, we are the path that science can forge towards public safety, community trust, and racial equity.

Location Remote  
Close Date  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Position Description

The CPE is seeking a Senior Grant Writer who will be responsible for developing and managing the organization's grant writing and reporting to support contributed revenue initiatives. The Senior Grant Writer will create content for letters of intent (LOIs), proposals, grant reports, and other donor-focused communications. Your ability to guide grant messaging and tell CPE's story in words will enable you to communicate the impact that philanthropy can have on our mission and the benefits to donors.

Prior experience in nonprofit development, and specifically communicating through grants and reports, is required. If you have these skills, as well as a demonstrated interest and commitment to racial justice, we encourage you to apply. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Development will work closely with the Assistant Director of Development, and is fully remote.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing, collaborating, and writing grant proposals and letters of intent that inspire donors to action by effectively and successfully synthesizing CPE's case for support, mission, and program information.
  • Lead grant reporting process, writing, and delivery, including monitoring and aligning of programmatic progress towards negotiated milestones with key colleagues from programmatic verticals.
  • Draft meaningful impact reports and stewardship pieces that build trust and motivate donors to give at higher levels.
  • Ground writing in the history, structure, objectives, programs, and financial needs of the organization.
  • Draft grant proposals and supporting documents based on funder requirements.
  • Serve as liaison with the Finance/Operations department to gather needed financials and supporting collateral.
  • Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals.
  • Maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders.
  • Track and monitor the annual funding calendar.
  • Maintain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities.
  • Research grant opportunities from non-government agencies.
  • Collaborate with Communications department to identify and hone compelling impact stories


  • Bachelor's degree in English, communications, creative writing or a related area (master's degree preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience writing grants.
  • Exceptional writing and storytelling skills, with a demonstrated ability to produce a variety of complex, compelling written pieces for diverse and wide-ranging audiences
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion
  • Sharp analytical skills and the ability to offer creative solutions
  • Excellent knowledge of proposal submission and fundraising process
  • Ability to study and understand programs and funding requirements of the organization
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources
  • Ability to multitask, and demonstrate solid organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment required
  • Comfort with managing up and communicating ideas and recommendations clearly and convincingly
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite

Application Submission Guidelines

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please submit the following materials to apply:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample: 1) letter of intent and 2) proposal (no more than 10 pages)

Please be sure to label each PDF file by including your name. For example, your submitted CV should be labeled, 'LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.CV.pdf.'

EOE Statement The Center for Policing Equity strives to build a diverse team that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and welcoming for people of all backgrounds. Women and members of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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