Crystal Stairs
  • 15-Jan-2020 (PST)
  • External Affairs
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Crystal Stairs is committed to building and sustaining a diverse workforce and culture. As part of this commitment, Crystal Stairs does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of activities or operations.


External Affairs Associate (Grant Writer & Researcher)


We are seeking a Grant Writer & Researcher that will gather documentation and fulfill the necessary requirement of various funding bodies to formally seek funding on behalf of their agency.  Associate will plan and facilitate various fundraising efforts to increase philanthropic and grant revenue, including special events, foundation, corporate and individual giving. They are accountable for significant revenue targets and will help broaden the scope of the Agency's funding sources and grant opportunities (including grant writing) to maximize donations and increase organizational revenue.


Your Passion at Work

  • Support in development and implementation of the comprehensive strategic advancement plan and ensure that goals are met.
  • Facilitate and track communications plan with donors, partners and volunteers that strengthens donor relationships and sustains viable fundraising channels. This includes development of donor solicitations, donor appeals, and marketing collateral.
  • Research and write grant proposals in partnership with the development of new program services and expansions of existing program services.
  • Explore collaborative and partnership opportunities with community members, public agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations.
  • Research and identify grant opportunities
  • Complete and submit grant applications to secure funding
  • Communicate with foundations and Identify all requirements of grant to ensure all necessary attachments are submitted on time.


The Skills You Possess:

  • Excellent written communication skills (Provide writing samples upon request)
  • Top-shelf research skills
  • Passionate about serving families and doing it with an incredible work ethic
  • Great organizational and computer skills
  • Proactive and motivated to meet and exceed fundraising goals and quotas
  • Ability to build strong community partnerships through collaborative engagement
  • Ability to understand the needs of both the agency in need of funding and the organization that is offering the grant money
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to maximize every situation
  • Must be an analytical and strategic thinker

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors' degree in Communications, Marketing and/or Journalism required
  • Demonstrated experience in obtaining grants: non-profits, charities and other philanthropic organizations.
  • Minimum of 3 years development and fundraising experience, and/or marketing experience preferred. Communications experience for a community-based organization with a similar mission preferred.
  • The Strategic Advancement Coordinator must have a proven track record of success in fundraising and relationship management.

Total Package of Benefits

  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision/ Life (Don't forget your Pet)
  • 401k (Matching Options)
  • Flexible Spending (For you and your dependents)
  • Pre-paid Legal Services
  • Vacation/Sick Time with Generous Holidays
  • Opportunities for Advancement and ongoing professional development (PDC, HRCI, CEU, CPE, PDU, SHRM)


Crystal Stairs is one of the largest private non-profit child development corporations in the State of California. We help families locate affordable and appropriate childcare through a variety of services, working with childcare providers, educators, advocates, and community members to positively impact the lives of more than 40,000 children each year.


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