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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 Fundraising

Elevate’s Directors lead 5-6 client teams serving 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 development managers and 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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Project Coordinator

Project Coordinators are entry-level staff members who work on teams with Grant Writers and Directors to provide comprehensive services that help build, grow, and maintain grant programs for organizations across the country. This is a growth-oriented position, designed to ensure you have meaningful, challenging work and can grow as the firm does. To be considered for this position, you must demonstrate work, volunteer, or internship experience that required a focus on processing large amounts of information, managing small details, and working effectively in a team setting.

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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.

Human Resources & Operations Associate

Elevate is a small business serving a critical niche in the nonprofit sector. Our unique team model is designed to provide affordable and impactful foundation fundraising strategy and grant writing capacity to our nearly 100 nonprofit clients in need of sustainable funding to carry out their social change missions. The Human Resources and Operations Associate  (HROA) is an early-career position at Elevate, focused on day-to-day HR and personnel-related duties. The HROA reports to the Vice President of Personnel and also works closely with the CEO. As a member of the Operations Team, this position also serves as back-up on all operations related issues.

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Technology & Operations Associate

In 2020 and 2021, Elevate transitioned to a fully distributed workforce, with staff now in over a dozen states around the country. As a result, our technology infrastructure is rapidly evolving. We are now hiring our first ever Technology & Operations Associate. This role is designed to assist in the day-to-day operations of computers and other hardware, software and cloud applications, and tech security and risk mitigation and other tech-related tasks. This role is also a key team member supporting our operations department leadership in implementing new technologies and process improvements to keep up with Elevate’s growth. This is a new position and Elevate is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated team member with 1-3 years of experience in technology and systems management. As a member of Elevate’s 7-member Operations team, the Technology & Operations Associate also works closely with Elevate’s operations staff, and reports directly to Elevate’s Vice President of Finance & Operations.

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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:

  • RELEVANT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
  • EXPERIENCE IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR
  • YOUR INTEREST IN THE POSITION
  • YOUR PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS
  • EXAMPLES OF HOW YOU’VE TAKEN INITIATIVE
  • YOUR SALARY REQUIREMENTS

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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