Job Description

Organization Overview:  Established in 2001, The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) improves the lives of day laborers, migrants, and low-wage workers by building community leadership and worker power.  In collaboration with our 60 member organizations, NDLON fosters innovation and collaboration by connecting and unifying local migrant justice organizations.  NDLON’s approach to staff leadership is a commitment to professional growth, collaboration, mentorship, and leadership transition.  Please visit to learn more.

Position Overview:  NDLON seeks a creative Grants Manager to track and grow our portfolio of institutional funders.  The Grants Manager, will work collaboratively within the Development Department, to further raise our profile among philanthropic and government sectors.  This position will design, lead, and support innovative fundraising strategies to improve how we tell our story and how we inform & engage our funders/contributors.  Salary placement is commensurate with experience.  NDLON also provides a  competitive benefits package for health, dental/vision, life insurance, and an employer contributed IRA plan.  Additionally, NDLON offers a generous paid time off benefit.   The Grants Manager will report directly to the Co-Directors of Development.

Specific Job Duties:

Manage a growing portfolio of 40+ philanthropic funders of immigrant worker, cultural, and equity programs.
Strengthen grant and contract systems, calendars, tools, and work flow to increase and diversify NDLON’s portfolio of grants and contracts.
Partner with program leads to strategize, draft, and assemble compelling grant proposals.
Track accomplishments and media hits for programmatic evaluation and grant reports.
Research, identify, and build relationships with new funding prospects in support of NDLON’s initiatives.
Maintain in-depth knowledge of the organization’s mission, strategic plan, programs, and initiatives and effectively convey this information to current and prospective funders.
Maintain up-to-date and well-organized grant records.
Engage in collaborative, positive, and ongoing relationship-building of funders, donors, and internal teams.
Support the Development Department in special events, donor relations, and general duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree
Four years of grant writing and/or grants management.
Excellent written and storytelling skills.
Experience in generating funding prospects in philanthropic sector.
Knowledge and passion for immigrant and workers’ rights issues.
Strong planning and organizational skills paired with flexibility, adaptability, and creativity.
Must have the ability to resolve conflicts and respond to inquiries in an appropriate and efficient manner.
Self-starter with an ability to take initiative and manage multiple priorities
Ability to gather and synthesize data and prioritize work assignments
Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
Posted 1 year ago
Los Angeles + remote flexible, California
Full Time