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As nonprofits across the country react, respond, and adapt to COVID-19, Elevate’s work supporting the grant programs of our nonprofit clients is more important than ever.

We continue to meet (virtually!) with current clients and launch new partnerships. Learn more about joining our team below!

Elevate is always seeking talented, creative high achievers who love to work hard and want to see results for our nonprofit clients.

We form in-depth partnerships with our nonprofits across the country to improve their program outcomes, and build more sustainable organizations. We work closely with our clients to build and maintain a strong grants program, using a team model that allows us to bring exceptional and experienced fundraisers to nonprofits at a more affordable rate. 

Each team is comprised of up to three roles, including: a Team Director, a Grant Writer, and a Grants Coordinator.

Core Roles

Director – Institutional Development

Elevate’s Directors (referred to internally as Team Directors) lead 5-6 client teams working with nonprofit organizations who work across a wide variety of issue areas and typically have annual budgets anywhere between $1 million and $12 million. For this role, Elevate seeks skilled grant writers with the confidence, flexibility, and persistence to consult this wide variety of nonprofit organizations on institutional fundraising. Strong candidates have at least four years of experience in foundation fundraising, including writing and submitting grants for nonprofits, formally and informally mentoring junior staff, and developing and executing an effective fundraising strategy.

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Senior Grant Writer

Senior Grant Writers support the identification of new prospects and the development of nuanced grant proposals and resorts for 4-5 nonprofit clients. Typically assigned to teams working with larger or more complex organizations, this Senior Grant Writer role is ideal for established institutional fundraising professionals seeking a flexible, virtual, and dynamic career in grant writing with the opportunity to work in multiple issue areas and alongside more than 40 other fundraising professionals.

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Grant Writer

Elevate’s Grant Writers provide the capacity that drives our clients forward. They research funding opportunities, draft grants and reports, and submit to funders. Grant Writers benefit from the mentorship of experienced fundraisers and significant opportunities for professional development. Candidates must have at least one year of experience writing and submitting grants for nonprofits and demonstrate initiative.

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Grants Coordinator

Grants Coordinators keep our teams at their best. They provide invaluable administrative support by assisting in onboarding new clients, managing grant calendars and deadlines, preparing for meetings, following up with action items, and generally staying ahead of the curve — all while learning essential writing and consulting skills to help them grow as the firm does. Candidates must have at least one full year of experience working with nonprofits, be highly detail-oriented, have excellent time management skills, and be interested in developing skills as a grant writer.

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Other Open Positions at Elevate

Outside of our core roles, Elevate periodically has employment opportunities in other departments including operations, client services, and special projects. See a full list of current openings here.

Vice President of Personnel

The Vice President of Personnel will join Elevate’s 4-person management team, as well as add executive-level capacity and leadership to our 6-person Operations Department. This role is ideal for a leader who shares Elevate’s vision that progress is possible and that nonprofits are essential to achieving social justice and helping communities thrive. Ideal candidates will be an established Human Resources (HR) professional who understands how solid Personnel and HR policies, practices, and procedures allow staff to do their best work.

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Marketing & Communications Manager

The Marketing & Communications Manager will join Elevate’s 6-person operations team and support the leadership of our client services and business development teams. This role is ideal for an experienced marketing and communications professional who shares Elevate’s vision that progress is possible and that nonprofits are essential to achieving social justice and helping communities thrive. Specifically, we are seeking someone who will develop and implement Elevate’s external marketing strategy, in consultation with Elevate’s Client Services team, in order to generate interest and awareness in Elevate services. The Marketing Manager will be responsible for the ‘top-of-the-funnel’ of Elevate’s business development pipeline, including setting and meeting goals for new business lead generation. This person will also provide ownership over day-to-day execution of Elevate’s Marketing projects.

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Supervisor – Institutional Fundraising

Elevate’s Supervisors (referred to internally as Client Services Supervisors) are a team of 5-6 experienced fundraisers and company leaders whose primary responsibility is to align the work of Elevate staff to company goals, priorities, and expectations for client services. As company leaders, the Client Services Management Team is accountable for ensuring that Elevate provides a consistently high-quality service to our nonprofit partners while fostering a strong, inclusive culture that supports the growth and development of all staff members. This role is ideal for development professionals who enjoy building strong, effective teams and working collaboratively with others in similar roles. Competitive applicants must demonstrate alignment with the key competencies for this position, which include best-practices in institutional fundraising, leading the business, leading others, and leading yourself.

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How to Apply

We love our team and always look forward to welcoming new staff. Please apply online here. Your resume and cover letter should detail the following:


A Note About Our Hiring Process

We accept applications and hire for our core roles on a rolling basis that aligns with our staffing needs for new clients and projects. This process can take anywhere from one to three months from application to start date.

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