Development Writer, Foundations

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law
We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting
cases across the country.
We wield the power of law and the
strength of partnership to protect people's health; to preserve
magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to
combat climate change.

We partner with thousands of
groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the
critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive
change. We are here
because the earth needs a good
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record
of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections.

We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice
and a healthy environment.
Our headquarters are in San
Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles,
Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver,
Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
The Foundation Relations team raises approximately one-quarter
of Earthjustice's contributed revenue. Under the supervision of the
Director of Foundation Relations, the Development Writer,
Foundations is responsible for writing and editing proposals,
reports, and other materials for foundation donors and prospects.
The person in this position will provide critical writing support
to the foundation relations team, while managing a small portfolio
of foundation donors.

Writing, Editing, and Research (60%)

Provide writing, editing, and proofreading support to
foundation officers, the Deputy Director of Foundation Relations,
and Director of Foundation Relations.
Manage a heavy volume of writing and editing assignments on a
variety of topics and with tight deadlines.
Work with foundation officers and program staff to develop and
submit the highest quality letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and
reports to foundations.
Monitor and meet grant proposal and reporting deadlines.
Research new prospects and manage a small portfolio of low- to
mid-range grants.

Program Knowledge and Communication (20%)

Become fluent in the work of Earthjustice regional offices,
programs, and campaigns.
Track the status of legal cases and programs through program
staff briefings and program area email lists.
Track daily environmental news reports and keep updated
information on a wide array of environmental issues.
Develop a working knowledge of Earthjustice's key past
accomplishments and history.

General Responsibilities (20%)

Serve as a resource for program writing for the Development
Liaise with the writing staff in the Donor Marketing &
Engagement team in order share information and content for writing
Maintain current and accurate documentation of all written
Attend departmental and organizational retreats for shared
planning, team building, and professional development.
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
Additional duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree required.
Three years successful experience in grant writing and
foundation fundraising preferred.
Knowledge of foundations that emphasize environmental giving a
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to synthesize complex legal and scientific material,
translate it into compelling text, and communicate it clearly and
Ability to develop and produce successful proposals, reports,
and other materials creatively.
Ability to interpret a program budget and financial
Ability to prioritize work and perform effectively under the
pressure of multiple deadlines.
Exceptional ability to work and communicate effectively with a
wide range of people across the organization.
Ability to work constructively as a member of a team.
Interest and/or background in environmental and public health
Ability to use spreadsheets and relational database
Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and
concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and
Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and
inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates

We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a
competitive compensation package including excellent benefits.
Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values
Application Procedure:
Interested candidates should submit:

Cover letter stating your interest or experience in writing and
the environment
Writing sample online via the Jobvite system.

All applications should be submitted online via the Jobvite
Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you're
having technical difficulties submitting your application, please
reach out to

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and
Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of
perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain
an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and
As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed
to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants
for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard
to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion,
physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status,
marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is
not related to the position.
For positions located within the City and County of San
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance
Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants
with arrest and conviction records.
For positions located within the City of Los Angeles:

We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a
manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for
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The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Full time
San Francisco, CA 94111, US