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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 12:08 AM


Stand (formerly ForestEthics) is a nonprofit environmental organization working to create a world where respect for people and the environment comes first. Our campaigns challenge destructive corporate and governmental practices, demand accountability, and create solutions that support all of us — and the environment and climate we depend upon. Stand’s strategic approach and fierce determination have yielded extraordinary results: since 1999, we have secured the protection of 65 million acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward more environmentally responsible sources, and changed the environmental practices of more than 100 major U.S. corporations. We are a leading voice in the effort to protect our communities, climate, and environment from the risks associated with outdated, climate-polluting fossil fuels. Stand operates in the United States and Canada with hub offices in San Francisco, California, Bellingham, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Stand recognizes and respects the sovereignty of First Nations and tribes, as well as the rights of indigenous people and frontline communities. These communities are often first and most directly impacted, and they provide critical leadership in developing solutions.
Stand is an equal opportunity employer; we have a strong commitment to equity and inclusion, and value the leadership and skills of people from diverse backgrounds. People of color, LGBTQ persons, and people from other historically marginalized backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The Position
Stand’s grant writer is responsible for leading and managing the creation of all narrative content for an active portfolio of 100+ foundations relationships. Stand’s foundation portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most influential environmental funders, as well as smaller, regionally-focused family foundations. Reporting to the Institutional Giving Manager, the grant writer is a core member of our foundation management team and works in close collaboration with our Development Director and campaign staff to generate proposals and reports that speak directly to the unique needs of each of our foundation relationships and are finalized and approved in advance of all internal and published deadlines. Regular interviews with senior-level, international campaign staff will be required to maintain active and lively content.

The ideal candidate will have excellent professional writing experience, a demonstrated track record in writing proposals, thrive in a demanding, high-volume, deadline-driven work environment, and demonstrate an interest in and a talent for communicating about innovative, results driven environmental campaigning. This is a half-time (20 hours/week), non-exempt position with excellent benefits. Although the hub of development operations are located in Stands’ San Francisco office, remote applicants who work in Pacific and Mountain time zones are encouraged to apply.

Work in close collaboration with Stand’s foundation management team to lead the creation of final, approved narrative content for all grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and reports.
Conduct interviews with campaign staff and executive office (as necessary) to update and create new content related to organization-wide and campaign-specific activities.
Update boilerplates (i.e. executive summaries, organization history, theories of change, etc) for use by development staff.

Minimum of 3 years professional grant writing experience.
Superb writing skills.
Ability to digest new information quickly and to think critically about what information is needed to craft a compelling case for support.
Acute attention to detail
Excellent project management, follow-through, and time management skills
High reasoning skills as demonstrated by the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; and the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Independent, self-motivated with a desire to provide support to advance Stand’s mission and related campaigns
Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to prioritize multiple tasks.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills; sense of humor a plus.

Please send cover letter with resume and two relevant writing samples to with your name in the subject line by April 28th. No phone calls please.

• Location: San Francisco

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