Senior 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:
The Senior Writer tells Center for Community Change’s story to donors, foundations, and other stakeholders. Acting as a resident storyteller, researcher, and journalist, s/he weaves complex strategies and technical information from a wide range of sources into a compelling narrative for a donor audience. The Senior Writer works with organizational leadership, the fundraising staff, and the writing team to craft grant proposals, case statements, reports, and other texts quickly, clearly, and persuasively. This person also supports outreach strategies by writing and editing donor-facing materials that position CCC’s unique value and organizational identity.

Each year, the Institutional Advancement team raises $20 million, primarily through foundation grants, for CCC and CCCAction. Grant writing is a core function of this position. The Senior Writer is based in Washington, D.C., and reports to the Writing Director.

This position reports to: Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Write high-quality grant proposals and reports to support complex, technical program priorities within CCC and CCCAction
  • Collaborate with program staff to capture their vision and direction in writing to support CCC’s fundraising and stewardship efforts, including but not limited to: annual report; newsletters; letters and reports to major donors; fact sheets; letters of inquiry
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least three years of professional writing experience within a fundraising and/or nonprofit environment; grant-writing experience preferred
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to structure and write clear, articulate, and persuasive proposals and reports
  • Strong editing skills and attention to detail; openness to feedback
  • Familiarity with fundraising best practices, the moves management process, and the progressive foundation universe
  • Proven ability to learn quickly, work independently, meet multiple deadlines, and perform under pressure
  • Ability to work with diverse staff throughout the organization, in person and remotely
  • Familiarity and comfort with donor databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce
  • 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: $59,000 – $68,000; 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 click here  to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume, and three writing samples. Applications without all required documents will not be considered.

The Center for Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer