Junior Writer

About CCC + CCCAction
The Center for Community Change is committed to help build powerful and dynamic movements in diverse communities to create meaningful change. With our grassroots partners, we build the power and capacity of low-income people and communities of color to make significant policy changes in their lives.

Our focus areas include jobs and wages, immigration, retirement security, affordable housing, racial justice and barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals.

For a more detailed description of our organization, please go here for CCCAction.

Position Description:
Center for Community Change is seeking organizers and stubborn idealists, passionate people who believe that we can do better–as a nation, as a progressive movement, and as an organization. We want colleagues with rich experiences and circuitous paths, who are unapologetically themselves, to join the Institutional Advancement team. Each year, we raise $20 million, primarily through foundation grants, to carry out the work of CCC and CCCAction.

The Junior Writer will play a central role in a team of writers dedicated to sharing CCC’s story with donors, foundations, and other stakeholders. You will make sure that our proposals and reports convey a compelling narrative while also meeting the deadlines and requirements funders require. You will keep us organized and focused so that CCC can continue our struggle against the injustice and oppression in our country. Initially focused on grant writing and reporting, you will also contribute to CCC’s outreach strategies by writing and editing donor-facing materials that position CCC’s unique value and organizational identity.

This position reports to: Writing Director

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Write high-quality grant proposals and reports to support diverse program priorities within CCC and CCCAction.
  • Support the writing team by coordinating grant submissions, tracking proposal data, and ensuring quality control.
  • Edit, proofread, and fact check donor-facing material.
  • Track grant submissions, reporting timelines, and relationship management process in the donor database.
  • Learn CCC/CCCAction’s program areas, developing rapport with colleagues and expertise on goals, objectives, and activities of programs as assigned.
  • Train team members and field partners on new technology and digital communication.
  • Assist team members to effectively integrate technology into training and leadership development work.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Two years of professional writing experience within a fundraising and/or nonprofit environment; grant-writing experience preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail, including strong editing skills and familiarity with AP Style.
  • Ability to write clear, articulate, and persuasive proposals and reports.
  • Highly organized with experience working in fundraising/CRM databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce.
  • Proven ability to learn quickly, work independently, meet multiple deadlines, and perform under pressure.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work with diverse staff throughout the organization, in person and remotely.
  • Commitment to the mission of CCC and CCCAction.
  • Ability to adapt with the real-time pace of community organizing and a collegial spirit that recognizes a good joke.

Salary & Benefits: $48,500- $52,000; CCC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, which includes four weeks of vacation; paid leave between December 24 and January 1; 403B retirement plan plus an additional 8 percent employer contribution to a Money Purchase Plan after six months of employment; and a choice of health insurance plans, some that are at no cost to the employee.

Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled.

How to apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter that includes salary expectations and at least two writing samples to [email protected] or fax 202-387-4892. Applications without all required documents will not be considered.

The Center for Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer