Grant Writer

The mission of Jubilee Housing is building diverse, compassionate communities that create opportunities for everyone to thrive. Since 1973, Jubilee has worked to provide high quality affordable housing and holistic support to those experiencing persistent economic hardship in the Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights neighborhoods of Washington D.C. Jubilee operates ten properties totaling 299 units of affordable housing and offers robust programming for residents and community members pursuing life goals.

Jubilee Housing is an innovator in financing for affordable housing and a responsible steward of the investments it receives. We understand our work to be about justice – for people who are excluded from the prosperity of our city, and for our city itself to become a more equitable and united community. Our response is justice housing: affordable to those with few financial assets, located in neighborhoods where resources such as good schools, grocery stores, and public transportation are readily accessible and near services that support residents as they pursue educational and career attainment.

Jubilee is seeking individuals who are excited about this approach and want to work with us to operationalize our goals and aspirations.

Position Description

This position aids the Institutional Advancement department for Jubilee by clearly and effectively translating our culture, values, and tone into engaging and dynamic written content. This position will be able to manage grants from identification to close-out and write persuasive, technically precise, compelling content for foundation, government, and corporate grant proposals.

Reporting and Work Relationships

This position will report to the Director of Development and will work closely with the Institutional Advancement Team, Jubilee Programs Team and the Executive Director.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage an active portfolio of >50 past, present and potential funders
  • Manage the grant submission process for corporate, foundation, and government grant applications from start to finish, including drafting compelling letters of intent and full proposals, developing timelines, and producing interim and final reports.
  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals and reports to foundation and corporate sources; and to coordinate the management, tracking and maintenance of records in Salesforce.
  • Perform research on potential funders using Foundation Directory and other resources.
  • Work closely with executive, fundraising, finance, and program staff on all aspects of grant development.
  • Maintain a detailed, prioritized grants calendar to ensure timely creation and submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports.
  • Conduct prospect research on potential funders in new and existing markets, and evaluate grant opportunities sourced by the development and program teams.
  • Assist with internal quality control and copy editing by reviewing program reports.
  • Stay informed on the latest funding, policy, and programmatic trends in housing, education, and reentry.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • Minimum of two years grant writing experience for a mid-sized non-profit institution.
  • Experience with CRM systems; experience with Salesforce CRM a plus.
  • Impeccable written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to produce and edit clear, creative, structured, articulate, and persuasive business communications and funding appeals.
  • Intermediate understanding of budgets and financial statements.
  • Process, discipline, and organization fanatic who takes initiative, works with a sense of urgency, prioritizes and maximizes time, creates systems, and reliably develops and executes strategy.
  • Ability to assimilate and convey conceptually complicated information in a succinct and compelling way, tailored to different audiences as needed.
  • Ability to take criticism and coaching constructively.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible and adaptable. Comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-changing non-profit environment.
  • Relentlessly resourceful researcher and analyzer.
  • Incredible attention to detail.
  • Comfortable with a spiritually-grounded work place.
  • Passion for Jubilee’s mission.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, STD, LTD, and Life insurances, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, transportation stipend and a matched contribution retirement plan.

To Apply

Please email your resume, a cover letter, and include why you would be an ideal candidate for this position, and how you learned of this position to  Please reference “Grant Writer” in the subject line.