Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA): Job Opening Grant Coordinator

Posted by The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)

Job Title: Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA): Job Opening Grant Coordinator

Location: Suite 400, DC 20009, United States
Salary: N/A
Expiry Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Posted by The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks a Grant Coordinator to join our fast-paced and dynamic development team. This creative team works to increase and expand the philanthropic partnerships that make WOLA’s human rights advocacy possible. They will spearhead the execution of our grants portfolio and support the cultivation and stewardship of institutional donors, including performing research on new prospects. They will be responsible for drafting concept notes, grant proposals and reports, and other written materials as necessary. They will also work with the development assistant to track deadlines, process grants accurately, and ensure compliance with grant and reporting requirements. This person should be passionate about social change and understand the value and strategic function of fundraising in creating that change. They should be an extraordinary writer with professional writing experience and a passion for human rights and social justice.  

WOLA is an organization that values upholding human dignity and making space for unheard voices. We are passionate about our work and strive to make our organization a healthy and safe space for all to work in and feel supported. We support our staff with a culture of innovation, collaboration, understanding, and integrity. WOLA has been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine twice as one of DC’s “Best Places to Work” and by The Washington Post as one of DC’s best-managed nonprofits. We have an office of twentyseven staff, three interns, and six senior fellows. Due to the type of advocacy work WOLA does, all employees are expected to work from the office two days per week.


Responsibilities include:

  • Manage WOLA’s foundation and international government grants portfolio (45%):
    • Write proposals and reports;
    • Work with program staff to set goals, measurable outcomes, and evaluation strategies for grant-funded programs and projects;
    • Manage the proposal and report-editing process; and
    • Work with the finance team to ensure the completion of budgets and financial reporting.
  • Assist with prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship of grant supporters (25%):
    • Support the Vice President for Development in managing foundation and international government donor relations;
    • Identify and research new potential foundations and non-U.S. government donors;
    • Write email updates to funders; 
    • Support or lead funder meetings; and
    • Provide talking points or background information on funders to WOLA’s development team and program staff.
  • Oversee grant management and processing systems (20%):
    • Oversee the work of the Development Assistant related to tracking deadlines, inputting grants data, and tracking funder communications in WOLA’s online database; and
    • Educate staff to ensure they understand the compliance requirements of grant contracts.
  • Provide high-level writing and editing support to WOLA (10%)
    • Write and/or edit institutional products such as email send-outs, proposals, reports for major donors, etc.


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