St. Vincent De Paul of San Francisco

Grant Writer

JOB TITLE: Grant Writer
SCHEDULE: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
SUPERVISOR: Development Director
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, Full-time
BENEFITS: Kaiser, voluntary dental, vision and life

Summary: The Grant Writer will work closely with our Development Director to ensure the grant process is streamlined and effective. This position will need to raise significant revenue through grants towards the overall FY16 goal of 1.35 million.

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  • Successfully craft compelling and persuasive grant proposals each year 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 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.
  • Track grant submission and report due dates and grant activities in our Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Ensure that the entire grant writing program is on track and best practices are being met.
  • Participate in various grants meetings as needed.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned.
  • Assist the Development team in other capacities as needed.
  • Attend meetings as needed.


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Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, English, Public Administration, or a
related field. Equivalent work experience may be used toward degree requirement.
  • Minimum of three years of grant writing and grant management
  • Minimum of past success in receiving funding for fifteen or more grant applications.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the identification, cultivation, 
solicitation and stewardship strategies pertaining to grantors and
institutional giving.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, able to craft technical grant
proposals and also engaging communication pieces.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Self-starter that can set and achieve work goals and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in: Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Applications
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently research needed
information (grant opportunities, statistics, results, etc.) both within
SVdP-SF and externally, including experience with grant prospect research.
  • Ability to be innovative and take the initiative to seek out
additional 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


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

Interested applicants please apply using the link below: