Full-Time Grants Associate
Title: Grants Associate
Reports to: Director of Institutional Partnerships
Status: Full-Time, Permanent, Non-Exempt
Location: Remote office – can be located anywhere in the US
Timeline: Position will ideally start Aug/Sep 2022
Compensation: Starting salary between $60,000-65,000 annually based on experience; A competitive benefits package includes full health, vision, and dental insurance, IRA contribution, vacation time, paid holidays, and sick days, and a flexible schedule.
Experience: 1-5 years of grant writing experience
Health In Harmony is a nonprofit organization working to reverse deforestation of tropical rainforests as
a solution to global heating, nature’s collapse, and social injustice. It does this by partnering with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in and around Earth’s climate-critical tropical rainforests, because they are the experts in knowing how to mitigate internal pressures (e.g., impoverishment) and external pressures (e.g., commodity and market-driven) that catalyse rainforest loss.
Health In Harmony started working in Indonesia in 2007, and in 2019 it expanded to Brazil and
Madagascar. Since 2007 in Indonesian Borneo, with a population of ~100,000 people, Health In Harmony’s Radical Listening™approach has reduced the number of households reliant on logging for their livelihood by 90%, helped reduce infant mortality by 67% in our hospital’s catchment population, and averted the loss of $65 million worth of above-ground carbon.
The Grants Associate will play a critical role in accelerating the growth of Health In Harmony to meet the urgency of the climate crisis. The Grants Associate will work closely with the Director of Institutional Partnerships and the Grants Team. The ideal candidate will have experience with writing and managing large grants ($500,000+) and government grants, a keen eye for detail, knowledge of grant prospecting, interest in helping the organization grow its grants program, and is good at meeting deadlines to take the organization from $5 million annually (and 8.5 million rainforest hectares protected today) to $15+ million annually (and hundreds of millions of hectares protected) over the next five years. This role has the opportunity to grow and scale over time.
ESSENTIALS OF THIS ROLE
- Excellent writing and communication skills; including experience writing and designing innovative grants with an eye toward sustainability and cutting-edge trends in the donor landscape
- Experience prospecting for new grant opportunities and following up on leads from other staff members
- Ability to work with our online grants database to keep it up to date and current
- Oversees preparation and submission of all research proposals, and ensures that all required documentation and criteria are met for a successful submission.
- Participates in pre-and post-award management for research funding, including developing budget, key personnel, and other support components.
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
- 1-5 years working experience in grant writing and prospecting in a non-profit; working knowledge of current grant writing best practices
- Experience writing and capturing government grants
- Ability to work in excel to develop grant budgets
- Proven ability to seek out new ideas and ability to implement new initiatives
- Experience using Canva or other design software for laying out reports and proposals
- Ability and experience working in (and/or virtually with) communities in other countries, preferably in emerging economies and low-resource and rural settings
- Technical writing
- Logical Framework (Logframe) development
- Coordinating activities with other internal departments and/or external organizations
- Preparing complex reports, analyses, and financial statements
- Analyzing and interpreting complex financial and accounting information
- Managing complex projects
- Monitoring compliance with applicable proposals, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
- Working with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of our local and international staff
- Utilizing computer technology for communication, data gathering, and reporting activities
- Ability to work efficiently in a remote work environment
- Must be passionate about environmental conservation and community-driven development
- Must have patience and respect for our grantors, international partners, and supporters; ability to be a front-line of the organization and our grantor point-of-contact in a friendly and professional way
- Detail-oriented and highly organized
- Strong initiative, drive, and self-management to initiate and complete projects; seeking out resources and collaborating as needed
- Humility, flexibility, and willingness to test, shift your thinking and try something new
- Able to work in a small team environment – helpful, dependable, respectful, approachable
- Awareness and skills to create an equitable and inclusive work environment
- Excitement and commitment to be part of an innovative and rapidly growing international organization
How to Apply
- APPLICATION PROCESS: Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use Grants Associate in the subject line.
- Health In Harmony is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equity as a core organizational value. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants from diverse communities and communities of color are strongly encouraged to apply.