At Thrive Scholars, our goal is to see talented students of color from low-income communities develop the inter-generational wealth and financial security their more privileged peers take for granted, and become the diverse corporate, civic, and academic leaders our country so desperately needs.
Our comprehensive, data-driven, high-touch program model focuses on the key inflection points that can be the difference between just graduating from any college, and graduating from a top college with the grades, degree, career skills, and network needed to thrive in the career of their choice. Over our six-year program, Scholars benefit from admissions and intensive academic preparation before college and a comprehensive set of academic, personal, social-emotional, financial, and career supports throughout college.
Thrive Scholars originated in Los Angeles as South Central Scholars (“SCS”) and spent the first 13 years refining its integrated high school-through-career program model. The founders replicated this model in Boston in 2014 as Noonan Scholars, and then merged the two programs into SCS Noonan Scholars in 2017. As part of its national expansion strategy, SCS Noonan Scholars recently rebranded as Thrive Scholars, and has begun launching new regions across the country, starting in Chicago and Cleveland, to enhance the organization’s fundraising capabilities and Scholar recruitment efforts, growing the number of students served by more than 300%.
Thrive Scholars is looking for a Grant Writer to join our growing organization. In this role, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with internal team members across the organization and showcase your writing talents to steward and generate revenue from leading institutional donors. If you are a strong and compelling writer; comfortable working with grant language, program data and budgets; understand the fundamentals of non-profit fundraising; and thrive in fast-paced environments; and have an interest in (or experience with) educational equity and access, we invite you to apply.
This full-time position reports to the Managing Director of Foundation Giving and is responsible for writing grant reports, letters of inquiry (LOI), and select funding proposals. We seek an individual who is eager to leverage their exceptional writing abilities to ensure that Thrive Scholars’s foundation donors and prospects have a clear understanding of our value proposition, program model, impact and results, and are compelled to support our organization. Our Grant Writer will be successful if they are able to write with ease and agility, have the ability to manage a robust pipeline of grant deliverables, and are able to seek and incorporate conceptual feedback.
This is a full-time exempt position with the option of being fully remote or based out of one of our offices, in Boston or Los Angeles.
In partnership with the Managing Director of Foundation Giving, the Grant Writer will:
Write Grant Reports (60%)
Write Letters of Inquiry and Proposals (30%)
Support Development Team Operations (10%)
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Thrive Scholars offers a robust compensation and benefits package including high-quality health and dental insurance, three weeks of paid vacation, generous professional development funding, and access to an employer-matched retirement plan. This is a full-time exempt position.
Salary Range: $60,000 - $80,000, commensurate with experience
Thrive Scholars provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.
Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Thrive Scholars is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.
For more information, please visit thrivescholars.org
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