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Native Americans in Philanthropy is dedicated to increasing and nurturing Indigenous representation in the philanthropic sector. With that in mind, the opportunities on our Job Board fit one of the following criteria:    

  1. The position is within a philanthropic or nonprofit organization 
  2. The position itself is philanthropic in nature and/or focuses on roles essential to or valued by the philanthropic sector i.e. fundraising, grantmaking, gift processing or development, donor relations, nonprofit management and/or administration, social justice, equity, conservation, etc.  

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NOTE: Positions marked as "Featured" are either Native-focused roles or based at organizations focused on Native communities.

Grant Writer

IllumiNative Remote $65,000-$80,000
Fundraising/Development Full Time

Job Details

Position Title: Grant Writer
Location: Remote (Based in the United States)
Reports to: Sr. Advancement Director
Status: Full Time, Exempt

Position Summary
Reporting to the Sr. Advancement Director, the Grant Writer will be a key member of the Advancement team, responsible for researching, writing, and submitting grant proposals and reports in support of IllumiNative's mission. This role will collaborate closely with the Advancement team and IllumiNative’s Program departments to develop compelling narratives and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, partners, and funders.

Organization Summary
IllumiNative is a national, Native woman-led racial and social justice organization. Our mission is to build power for Native peoples by amplifying contemporary Native voices, stories, and issues to advance justice, equity, and self-determination. We utilize research, narrative and culture change strategies, movement-building, and digital organizing to dismantle white supremacy and mobilize public support for Native issues. To learn more about our work, visit

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Write high-quality grant proposals, applications, and reports under the direction and in partnership with the Sr. Advancement Director.
  • Collaborate with the CEO and President’s Office, Advancement Director, and other departments to create powerful program narratives that can be adapted to varying audiences.
  • Manage the grant submission process and maintain accurate records of submissions and outcomes.
  • Contribute to fundraising strategies in alignment with IllumiNative’s goals.
  • Maintain an organized database of all grant submissions, including dates, outcomes and narrative feedback.
  • Collaborate with IllumiNative departments to gather input for projects.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams or special projects as assigned.

Desired Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Ability  

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-4 years of relevant experience
  • Prior grant management experience with a non-profit, government agency or other entity
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the public in a mission-driven organization.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills.
  • Strategic thinking, able to conceptualize, lead and execute complex projects and effectively convey their impact to various audiences.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines and objectives.
  • Strength in collaboration as part of a team to move projects forward in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing.
  • Conduct thorough analysis through research and utilize essential details for project development.
  • Success in persuasive writing and experience developing complex communications projects.
  • Interpret and follow grant application guidelines and requirements meticulously.

All employees of IllumiNative are required to complete timesheets.

How to Apply
Please use the JazzHR portal to send a resume, cover letter, and references by May 5th:

Compensation and Benefits
Salary range: $65,000 - $75,000

Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% automatic employer 401k contribution and 3% employer match on 401k contributions, 17 paid holidays, generous paid time off and volunteer time, employer-funded HRA, flexible spending accounts, $200.00 cell phone replacement stipend every 2 years, up to $75.00 monthly cell phone bill reimbursement, and a $75.00 monthly fitness benefit.

Hiring Statement
IllumiNative is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, and rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. IllumiNative’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

COVID-19 Policy
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, IllumiNative requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date.  This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at

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