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Associate Director for Grants (JR 1277)

Los Angeles, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JOB ID: 1277
Full Time
Salary: DOE


The Associate Director of Grants will work under the supervision of the Director of Grants to achieve specific revenue goals through government, private foundation, and corporate grant applications. The Associate Director is responsible for achieving specific grant and revenue goals. Activities include research, drafting, proofreading, submitting, and tracking proposals; managing grants calendar; and support reporting requirements. The Associate Director will also assist with additional development activities as needed. The position is responsible for developing a robust list of prospective grantors and will have the opportunity to learn about and help shape PATH’s many diverse programs. The ability to maintain a positive attitude while juggling multiple deadline- driven projects will serve you well.


The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
  • Proposal writing and editing – Develop and write compelling proposals in response to foundation, corporate, and government RFPs. Review and edit proposals written by staff.
  • Reporting – Prepare and maintain monthly funding chart listing active grants, pending grants, and potential grants. Prepare monthly reports including activities, research, contacts made, inquiry letters submitted, proposals funded, and a running account of monies raised.
  • Prospect Research – Identify new potential government and private funding opportunities through publications, website subscriptions, the internet, and other resources.
  • Funder Engagement – Attend necessary bidders’ conferences and grant workshops. Coordinate site visits from funders, interact with and respond to questions from foundation and corporate representatives, and participate in relevant discussions and meetings.
  • Management and Planning – Design long-term strategies for consistent foundation and corporate support. Develop and maintain funding calendar.
  • Inquiries and Research – Prepare inquiry letters. Correspond with funders about grant opportunities. Conduct regular research to identify and apply for new funding. Research potential funding sources that relate to PATH’s programs. Track relevant fundraising/industry statistics and trends via news sources, research studies, and reports and incorporate findings into strategies, goals, and proposals.
  • Database Management – Maintain and organize electronic foundation filing system and integrate with development database.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, master’s degree preferred.
  • 4-6 years’ experience in development, fundraising, and/or grant writing.
  • History of securing five- and six-figure foundation, corporate, and government grants.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and handle a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Impeccable writing and editing skills.
  • Knowledge of DonorPerfect or similar grants management software preferred.
  • Ability to work in an open setting with frequent communication with coworkers.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with proven ability to develop creative solutions.
  • Proficient in computers and Microsoft Office software.
  • Project a professional demeanor.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
  • Positive attitude and great people skills.
  • Maintain regular attendance.

Required Qualifications

  • Employment eligibility verification
  • Reliable transportation
  • Updated tuberculosis test
  • Successful completion of background screening
  • Able to obtain First Aid/CPR certification as provided by PATH
  • Driving is an essential function of this position
    • Must have Valid CA Driver's License
    • Must provide proof of insurance coverage
    • Must be able to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
Work Environment
The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office setting. Sometimes work may become stressful when working under pressure.
Physical Demands
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 20 lbs.
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How to apply:
Please visit the Path Career Site to apply online. Search for Job #1277 to submit your application. A resume is required.
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