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Development Relations (The Foodbank of Southern California)

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Position: Development Relations (Grants & Fundraising)

The Foodbank of Southern California (FBSC) – Long Beach, CA

1444 San Francisco Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813

Reports to: President/CEO

Classification: Permanent Exempt Employee (no independent service providers)

Position Type: Full-time

Compensation: $60,000 – $85,000, commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Eligible for health, vision and dental benefits, 403b, as well as pro-rated vacation and sick time off with pay

Hours: Approximately 40 hours/week. Business hours are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Occasional evenings and weekend days may be required according to the needs of the organization. Schedule will be coordinated with the President/CEO.

About The Foodbank of Southern California (FBSC): FBSC is an independent, non-sectarian organization whose mission is to provide highly nutritional food to the community’s hungry citizens and to ensure that no individual go hungry, not even for a single day. The Foodbank’s primary goal is to prevent and alleviate the damage persistent hunger inflicts on children, families, and seniors by fulfilling the basic human right and need for highly nutritional food. The Foodbank was founded in 1975 to provide food to impoverished people residing in Los Angeles County. For 46 years we have provided the safety net for sustaining the health and well-being of the economically disadvantaged, especially those in crisis.

Job Description: The Development Relations professional will have the primary focus on grant writing and reporting. Other key duties include: direct marketing campaigns for personal and local business donor contributions, gift processing and acknowledgments maintaining the prospect and donor database, and social media. Other duties may be assigned by the President/CEO.

As the organization’s grant writer, you will be responsible for:

  • Sustaining existing foundation and corporate giving relationships, and creating new ones. This included interacting with funders at local conferences and workshops to develop and sustain direct funder relationships, and arranging site visits as needed.
  • Identifying new and renewed grant opportunities, contact potential funding sources to discuss eligibility requirements, criteria, interest, and potential funding opportunities, as well as follow-up on delayed decisions and declinations.
  • Developing and writing grant proposals (often 6 figures), grant solicitations, letters of intent and inquiry, reports, and other written materials to secure funding for organizational, program, and project support focusing on grants from corporate and private foundations, federal and state grants, as well as, work with FBSC to prepare progress reports for funded grants.
  • Maintaining and tracking all standard and required documentation for grant proposals and submissions, including but not limited to submission schedules, deadlines and projected closing dates.
  • Maintaining accurate, timely and regular communications with funders, donors and prospects in coordination with management.
  • Coordinating the grants deliverable schedule, pre-award planning, organization and preparation of grants.

Previous experience will demonstrate a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities, comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required or equivalent of professional experience.
  • Minimum 4 years of professional work experience in a non-profit professional work environment.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in writing, editing, or preparing grant proposals with positive track record for securing funding.
  • Knowledge of Social Service program delivery strongly preferred.
  • Excellent personal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to design and implement effective workflow processes and procedures.
  • Project management abilities; deadline driven, excellent attention to detail and follow through; prioritizing multiple projects, manage supplemental material required for proposals.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data, define problems and establish facts.
  • Must be able to translate technical information and data for stories and cases for support and presenting the compelling vision, accomplishments, and needs of the FBSC mission.
  • Strong computer and internet literacy.
  • Proficient in MS Office software (Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook), online grant application portal access, donor management programs, online prospect research portals, i.e. Foundation Directory Online, Grant Station, Guidestar, Charity Navigator.
  • Experience with NeonOne (formerly Z2 Systems) software program is a plus.

Typical Physical Demands: The job requires mobility sufficient to perform office and administrative tasks.

Typical Working Conditions: Work will be conducted primarily at the Administrative offices in Long Beach, CA. Position may be eligible to work partially remotely. If remote work is authorized, a quiet environment with high-speed internet is required. Employees supply their own cell phone and off-site computer.

Application Details:

FBSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We support a drug-free workplace. We verify credentials and references, and conduct a background check prior to hire.

Please submit as ONE PDF DOCUTMENT a cover letter, resume, and copies of two winning $20,000 (or greater) grant proposals to:

Candidate screening will begin 9/20/2021.

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