Senior Grant Writer – Remote, USA

Los Angeles, CA
Full Time, Remote
UFW Foundation

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Los Angeles, CA – preferred 

Remote, USA



$70,000.00 to $78,000.00, with the anticipated starting salary not to exceed $75,000.00 unless the applicant has significant experience.        

Note – The above-referenced compensation is based on California’s cost of living. Compensation for remote employees outside of California will vary due to local cost of living, education, and experience.

About UFW Foundation:  For 17 years, the UFW Foundation has mobilized farm workers across the country to advocate for more equitable policies, such as immigration reform, pesticide protections, heat standards, hazard pay and other worker protections. We engage constituents in systemic change to break the cycle of poverty while also providing critical services. In fact, the UFW Foundation is the largest federally accredited immigration legal service provider in rural California. The organization has staff in California, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, and Michigan. 


SUMMARY: The UFW Foundation is seeking a full-time Senior Grant Writer. The Senior Grant Writer will (1) prospect and write grant proposals to support the organization’s annual operations and program development; and (2) seek to increase and diversify grant funding support for the organization in order to strengthen the expansion of services and programs. This position reports to the Grants Director. This is a US-based remote position that will be required to accommodate minimal travel for meetings. 



  • Leads prospecting and writes compelling letters of interest for government, corporate and philanthropic foundations. 
  • Flexible and willing to balance the many challenges and tasks that arise in a fast-paced, changing, and growing organization. 
  • Gains and maintains familiarity with past and current funded proposals and with all organization funding opportunities. 
  • Works with other team members in research as needed. 
  • Relates well to the cultural and ethnic characteristics of the UFW Foundation community. 
  • Identifies directly aligned funder affinity priority areas as well as intersectional funding initiatives and enters all prospect information into our database with accuracy and in a timely manner. 
  • Works with program staff and executive team to collect the most accurate and up-to-date information on the organization’s programs. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 



The ideal candidate for this position must have a high level of professionalism and organization. The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas: 

  • A keen eye for detail, including editing and proofreading abilities. 
  • Ability to demonstrate a successful track record of funded proposals. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely as well as edit copy for clarity and grammatical accuracy. 
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards. 
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills. 
  • Collaboration. Ability to work with teammates in a professional and solutions-oriented manner.  
  • Dedication to Mission. A genuine interest in immigrant and farm worker rights. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English 
  • Flexibility, Speed, and Precision. Ability to adjust quickly to constantly changing priorities with speed, precision, and accuracy. 
  • Si Se Puede (It Can Be Done) Attitude. The embodiment of a personal spirit that promotes confidence, courage and risk-taking. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.  

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. 

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 



Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years or more of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Current California driver’s license and insurance.   

  • Experience with nonprofit grant writing is required.  
  • Experience with community-based grant prospecting and funder engagement. 
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks under deadlines and work well under pressure. 
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in MS Office applications. 
  • Experience with non-profit management databases (QuickBase and Egnyte is a plus). 
  • Experience with working remotely is preferred. 



The annual salary range for this position is, $70,000.00 to $78,000.00, and benefits include: 

  • Accruals of 2, 3, and 4 vacation weeks per year depending on tenure, along with 16 paid holidays and 1 mental health day 
  • Access to health, dental and vision benefits 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 2% employer match 
  • Employer-sponsored pension plan 
  • Life insurance 
  • Professional development opportunities and access to thousands of courses 
  • Employee discounts through UnionPlus and Lifemart 
  • Flexible schedules and/or work arrangements 



COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement – The UFW Foundation is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our community, employees, and program participants. While vaccinations and boosters are not currently mandatory, we strongly recommend their use as a crucial measure in reducing the transmission of COVID-19. It is imperative to emphasize that if a pandemic situation arises that necessitates vaccines and/or boosters, we will reinstate this requirement to protect everyone effectively. Vaccinations have proven to be effective in preventing the spread of the virus and reducing severe illness. By choosing to get vaccinated, individuals contribute to the collective effort in mitigating the impact of the pandemic and creating a safer environment for all. We will continually monitor the evolving situation and follow the guidance of health authorities.  



The UFW Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity is more than a legal and moral obligation – it is also a sound business practice to realize the potential of every individual. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all! In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunity to all individuals, employment decisions at the UFW Foundation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Except where required or permitted by law, employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, age, or any characteristic protected by law.  

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for a position fighting for farm worker and immigrant communities! The UFW Foundation believes in second chances. As an organization, we will rely on individualized assessments in the hiring of those with past criminal convictions. The UFW Foundation will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Persons of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, persons with disabilities, persons who have lived in poverty, formerly incarcerated, persons 40 years old or older, and people fluent in more than one language are strongly encouraged to apply for open positions with the UFW Foundation.  

This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, counseling, discipline, termination, access to benefits and training. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers. 

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