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Grants Manager

The position of Grants Manager reports to the Director of Entrepreneurship and is based in the San Francisco Bay area.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the department’s two grant writers, assign tasks and edit documents produced.

  • Oversee all steps of the grant proposal process including About Us documents, letters of inquiry, formal grant proposals, grant reports and other development material.

  • Work with Small Business Majority CEO, directors and others to create grant proposals.

  • Ensure department meets deadlines for grant submissions, grant renewals and grant reports. This includes ensuring the grant-tracking database and reporting notification systems are up to date and accurate.

  • Help in the development prospecting process including leading weekly development calls, helping find new prospects and working with appropriate staff to ensure prospect-tracking system is current.

  • Write letters of inquiry, formal proposals, reports and other materials as needed.

  • Assist the CEO and other directors in other areas of development work as required.

Requirements:

  • Self-starter

  • 2 years grant/proposal writing and management experience

  • Superior research and writing skills

  • Ability to organize and synthesize volumes of disparate information from multiple sources

  • Ability to work with multiple team members

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities

  • Interest in advocacy, politics and public policy

  • Mastery of all Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Pluses:

  • Small business experience

  • Experience in some or all of the following fields: Healthcare, entrepreneurship, access to capital, retirement security, tax and budget

  • Familiarity with CRM tools such as Salesforce

Please submit cover letter and resume to:
humanresources@smallbusinessmajority.org 

Small Business Majority is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual preference, citizenship, or marital status.


 

Communications Associate

The position of Communications Associate supports Small Business Majority (SBM) staff in all areas of policy research and writing.  Reporting to the Communications Director, the Communications Associate provides direct writing support to the Director of Entrepreneurship, as well as the CEO, Regional Outreach Directors and Outreach Managers. 

This position is located in our Washington, DC office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Draft and edit documents including fact sheets, talking points, advocacy letters and public education materials

  • Draft speeches, letters to the editor, op-eds, and other opinion pieces

  • Work with the Director of Entrepreneurship to develop content and resources for the organization’s Entrepreneurship Program, including developing and updating PowerPoints and other educational materials (handouts, fact sheets, videos, etc.) to deliver educational information

  • Write and curate content SBM’s Entrepreneurship Portal, the online platform we use to deliver information and resources to small business owners about the various components of our Entrepreneurship Program

  • Develop communications resources on key initiatives for partner organizations including, but not limited to, social media guidance, messaging guidance, and more

  • Research and write policy summaries and reports

  • Write web content and blog posts

  • Keep up with articles and blog postings about relevant issues and small business perspectives in both print and electronic publications; make recommendations on, and craft responses

  • Work with our outreach team to interview small business spokespeople and write profiles/case studies

Requirements:

  • Superior writing and editing skills

  • Min 2-3 years writing experience

  • 1-2 years experience in public policy and/or non-profit

  • Ability to quickly condense complex issues into multiple digestible written components
    Interest in advocacy and public policy

  • Collaborative in nature; enjoy working as part of a team with multiple internal and external resources; as well, must be confident and able to work independently

  • Self-starter; entrepreneurial in nature

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Fast-paced work environment; deadline-oriented with changing priorities

  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging) 

  • Mastery of all Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Any of the following experience a plus: small business, healthcare, taxes

Please submit cover letter, resume and 2-3 writing samples to:
humanresources@smallbusinessmajority.org 

Small Business Majority is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual preference, citizenship, or marital status.