St. Vincent De Paul of San Francisco

Grant Writer

JOB TITLE: Grant Writer
SCHEDULE: Mon – Fri, 9 – 5
LOCATION: 1175 Howard Street, San Francisco
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, Full-time
SUPERVISOR: Development Director
BENEFITS: Kaiser, voluntary dental, vision and life, 403b retirement

SUMMARY: The Grant Writer will work closely with the Development Director to ensure the grant process is streamlined and effective and meets revenue targets. This position raises significant revenue through grants towards the overall development goal. The Grant Writer will identify new funding opportunities, research, write grants and prepare reporting materials.

• Successfully craft compelling and persuasive grant proposals to meet or exceed revenue goals.
• As part of the Development Department, maintain up-to-date knowledge of all programs and projects and continually collaborate with the Development Director to develop and enhance funding opportunities.
• Work closely with Program Directors to retrieve, collaborate and synthesize content for grant proposals and ensure all grant reports are submitted on time.
• Research grantors on a regular basis; seek out new grant opportunities using grant making resource websites, foundation and government websites, news and publications.
• Provide detailed reports to funders/directors/board on grant financials.
• Track grant submission and report due dates and grant activities in our Raiser’s Edge database. Ensure that the grant writing program is on pace with revenue goals.
• Assist with Planned Giving research and administrative duties of Legacy Giving.
• Assume additional responsibilities as assigned.
• Assist the Development team in other capacities as needed.

• Bachelor’s Degree in English, Public Administration, or a related field. Equivalent work experience may be used toward degree requirement.
• Minimum of four years of grant writing and grant management
experience, preferably in social services, domestic violence or related field.
• Demonstrated experience of past success in securing grant funding.
• Excellent project management skills.
• Experience writing government grants
• Knowledge and understanding of the identification, cultivation,
solicitation and stewardship strategies pertaining to grantors and institutional giving.
• Excellent oral English communication skills.
• Exceptional English writing and editing skills, ability to craft both technical grant
proposals and persuasive writing.
• Ability to think strategically, conceptualize, describe and articulate complex projects.
• Self-starter that can set and achieve work goals and deadlines; excellent organization skills with sense of urgency to drive projects to completion.
• Proficiency in: Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office Suite
• Excellent researcher (e.g., grant opportunities, statistics, results, etc.) both within
SVDP-SF and externally, including experience with grant prospect research.
• Ability to be innovative and take initiative to seek out new funding opportunities.
• Ability to juggle multiple ongoing tasks and projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines.
• Exercise sound judgment and discretion. Strong ethical character, capable of handling confidential and financial information.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to work effectively with other SVdP-SF staff, volunteers and funders, and excellent relationship management skills.
• Commitment to the mission of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants for hire, with conviction and/or arrest records.

To respond please send a cover letter describing your interest and a resume to Lois Dutton, HR Director by email: or fax: 415-977-1271