Grant Writer and Administrator


The take-away

Ready to take on some of the most powerful forces in our society? We’re looking for a grant writer and administrator to join a fierce, smart team challenging global corporations, holding them accountable, and creating a world where all people can thrive. 


Why you’ll love coming to work every day 


You’ll help change the world by being part of fearless and winning campaigns. You’ll be joining an organization that’s not satisfied with the world as it is -- and has a vision for how it should be. When your quest is ending corporate abuse, you can’t be afraid to name names and demand what the world needs. For 40 years, we’ve been exposing and challenging the abuses of the likes of Nestlé, Exxon Mobil, Philip Morris International, McDonald’s, and more. We don’t back down, and we run campaigns until we win.


You’ll work with awesome people. Join a team of passionate, kind, determined, optimistic, and solutions-oriented folks. We work hard, celebrate victories large and small, and always have each other’s backs. 


You can take on big responsibilities as you go. You’ll thrive here as you develop new skills, tackle new challenges, learn, and grow. We pay lots of attention to building staff leadership, and we provide support and training to help you grow in your role. 


You’ll be part of an organization committed to advancing racial equity and transforming systems of oppression. We are deeply committed to prioritizing the leadership of people who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, women, low-income people, people in the Global South, and LGBTQ+ folks around the world. Our unique culture has been fostered by a long history of women at the helm. We are actively focusing on the leadership of our staff of color, knowing we are stronger when the organization reflects the vision of the world we’re building together. 


What you’ll do


Corporate Accountability is waging hard-hitting campaigns that compel transnational corporations to stop destroying our health, human rights, democracy, and planet, and halt perpetuating systemic racism. We’ve grown significantly over the last few years as we’ve taken on the fossil fuel industry, water privatizers, Big Food, and Big Tobacco -- and we’re not slowing down. 


To maintain our momentum, we need the resources that fuel our impact. And that’s where you come in.

 

Our organization knows that there is no force more powerful than people united, and our development team builds relationships with individuals and foundations to power our campaigns and speak truth to power with our political independence. Our dynamic foundations team partners with some of the most progressive and largest U.S. and international foundations to raise the funds as well as the visibility we need to create transformative societal change. Your job will be to write the compelling grants that support our campaigns and our allies’ work. You’ll coordinate across the organization and with allies towards our foundations’ team goals. And through it all, you’ll keep essential systems running smoothly to make sure we meet our deadlines, produce the best content possible, and build deep, meaningful relationships with all the people we need to keep making a huge impact in the world.


Who you are 


  • The rampant abuses of corporations and the outrageous amount of power they have make you mad as hell -- and you want to do something about it. 


  • You have a commitment to advancing racial equity and transforming systems of oppression, and are ready to do this in your day-to-day work. You understand that campaigning for justice must include working to dismantle white supremacy, institutional racism, colonialism, and anti-Blackness.


  • You have solid experience managing projects from start to finish, meeting tough deadlines, and working collaboratively with colleagues to move a project along. You love developing processes that bring teams together to meet goals and timelines, and are ready to adjust the process as it goes to make it happen. 


  • You’ve got strong English writing skills. You know how to distill complex issues into a simple, persuasive argument -- and you can tweak that argument for different audiences in different contexts. Your strong attention to detail ensures your copy is clean and nearly error-free every time. And you consistently seek and implement feedback to improve your craft as you go. 


  • You’re a people person: You know how to communicate clearly and empathetically to motivate people to get things done. In-person conversation, a phone call, or a quick email? You’re able to listen actively and figure out what kind of communication works best for the other person and the project as a whole. 


  • You’re goal-oriented: You keep your eye on the big picture of the impact we’re achieving and where we’re headed, even when you’re working out minute details of schedules and databases. 


  • You have one to three years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, communications, or other relevant fields. 


What you’ll be responsible for in the day-to-day 


  • Project manage grant proposals and reports, playing the lead project management role on the foundations team. This includes keeping track of deadlines, creating and maintaining project schedules, scheduling and facilitating relevant meetings, and submitting all grant materials. You’ll use your best people-skills, coordinating with staff across the organization -- from the other members of the small core foundations team to campaign organizers to international allies -- to move projects from start to finish.


  • Draft and edit foundation communications, including letters of interest, proposals, and reports, producing high-quality and compelling materials, and ensuring consistency with the organization’s messaging and style. You’ll also coordinate the review and approval of foundation communications by senior staff and other team members.


  • Use your love of details to make sure nothing gets missed or forgotten. You’ll maintain the calendar and other workflow tools, while also working closely with our data and analysis team to make sure we’re effectively tracking interactions and foundation contact information in Salesforce. 


  • One of the ways you’ll be helping to advance racial equity is by supporting Corporate Accountability’s joint fundraising, especially in grant writing and project management. We fundraise not just for ourselves, but also with and for our allies who are on the front lines of corporate abuse, specifically organizations led by Black people and other people of color in the U.S. and in the Global South.


  • Support and coordinate between a dynamic team of organizers and fundraisers to ensure they have the information and materials they need to successfully organize and hit our ambitious goals. This includes helping them prepare for meetings and supporting them on next steps. You’ll also help research and keep tabs on potential new foundations opportunities and deadlines for the team to connect with.


  • Actively participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising, racial equity work, recruitment, and campaign activities. 


Salary and benefits: 


  • Salary range: $44,000-48,000 commensurate with experience. 


  • Our comprehensive benefit package includes: health insurance (with 90% of the premium for all tiers covered by the organization), dental coverage (with 100% of the individual premium covered by the organization and the option to add dependents at an additional cost) and optional vision coverage (100% employee paid); FSA for transit, health care, and dependent care; 401(k) with employer match; and a COVID-related work-from-home stipend


  • Generous vacation, sick time, and holiday policies. 


  • Both internal and external training and leadership development opportunities.


  • Energetic, collaborative, and social campaign environment.


Location

Remote based on public health recommendations around COVID-19 centering the safety and health of our staff, with eventual transition into our Campaign Headquarters in downtown Boston, MA.


We are looking for great candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. If you don’t exactly fit the job description, but you know you have skills and experiences that are transferable to this position, please apply! Tell us about yourself and why you should be our next grant writer and administrator. 


To apply: Visit www.corporateaccountability.org/employment-opportunities. Attach your résumé to the online application and include a cover letter. Please include where you heard about the position. 


Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, perpetuating systemic racism, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet. We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around -- a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential.


Corporate Accountability is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, women, nonbinary people, LGBTQ+ and disabled folks are strongly encouraged to apply. Join more than 60 smart and driven staff and interns working in this dynamic organization with a powerful network of members and allies around the world.


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