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Proyecto Pastoral

Grant Writer/Manager

Employment type
Full Time
about 2 months ago
Los Angeles

POSITION: Grant Writer / Manager
STATUS: Full-time, exempt with benefits

Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission was founded in 1986 by community residents and the California Province of Jesuits. Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission empowers the community of Boyle Heights through grassroots projects in education, leadership, and service. It has grown into a highly effective community-based nonprofit that focuses on building reciprocal relationships with residents so that they are empowered to create change in their own lives and in the life of the community.

Our community building programs include the Guadalupe Homeless Project, an emergency shelter for men and a separate shelter for senior aged women; IMPACTO, a multi-faceted youth development program for K-12 youth; Early Childhood Education Centers, focused on preparing children 18 months to 5 years old for kindergarten, and Comunidad en Movimiento, a civic engagement and leadership development program.

Proyecto Pastoral also serves as the backbone organization for Promesa Boyle Heights, a cradle to career collaborative that is changing outcomes for neighborhood youth. Proyecto Pastoral serves over 6,000 children, youth and families through these programs.

Position Summary: Proyecto Pastoral seeks an energetic, committed and resourceful individual for the Grant Writer / Manager position. Reporting to the Director of Development and working closely with the Leadership Team, the Grant Writer / Manager is responsible for grant management including: tracking, researching, compiling, writing, editing, packaging and reporting, data entry and acknowledgement of public and private grants for Proyecto Pastoral. This is a senior level position in the organization best suited for an experienced grant writing professional capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities.

In addition to grant submission and management, the Development Officer will support creation and execution
of the organization’s fundraising plan which includes but is not limited to coordinating events, mailings, and other administrative duties, as assigned.


  • Research, writing, and submission of government, foundation and corporate proposals and reports
  • Coordinate with Program Directors and our Finance Department to produce timely proposals, budgets and reports to funders
  • Identify and cultivate new prospects through networking opportunities, presentations to prospective supporters and other research
  • Assist in all fundraising activities as requested, including site visits, special events, appeals, cultivation activities, and serving as a representative for the organization at events and meetings
  • Process individual gifts and in-kind donations as well as all thank you responses. Support donor stewardship plans and activities
  • Maintain donor files and manage Donor Perfect database
  • Provide administrative support and other duties as needed, including recording minutes at board meetings

General Proyecto Pastoral Employee Organizational Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for Proyecto Pastoral and a strong commitment to its mission, including its community building vision and founding Jesuit values
  • Be an active team member supporting other staff members
  • Participate in Proyecto Pastoral events and activities


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum 3 years of grant writing experience with similar organizations
  • Experience working with a database system such as Donor Perfect
  • Experience collaborating with staff in grant management
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative person who values taking initiative, is comfortable interacting with a wide variety of stakeholders and enjoys networking
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, with excellent problem-solving and organizational skills
  • High attention to detail and proven ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Preference for bilingual candidates (Spanish/English)
  • A flexible team player with a strong work ethic, able to work flexible hours when needed including some evenings and weekends

Note: Demonstration of writing and editing skills will be requested if called in for an interview.

Proyecto Pastoral is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, vacation, sick days, holidays, and 401k plan.

Salary: $50,000 – $60,000 depending on experience.

To apply

Please email a cover letter, resume and two samples of past proposals you have written to [email protected].