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About Elevate 

Elevate is a small business providing comprehensive grant writing support to nearly 100 nonprofit organizations working on a wide variety of issues. Our staff work on teams and build long-term partnerships with clients to support every stage of the grant cycle: fundraising strategy & goal development, prospect research and cultivation, drafting and submission, and funder stewardship. Together, we achieve industry-leading win rates and return-on-investment for our clients while upholding our values.


Join Our Team

Part of our founding vision was to create a workplace where grant writing and coordination professionals can learn and grow alongside the development and growth of our clients’ grant programs. Today, we fulfill that vision by offering:

  • Fully remote work and flexible scheduling

  • Built-in mentorship and support from colleagues on your client teams,

  • A dedicated supervisor responsible for training and professional growth, and

  • Established career development pathways that outline career advancement opportunities within the company.

In addition to this individual support for staff, we are investing in our community and culture with a focus on building connections virtually. Ask us about our Learning & Development initiatives, opportunities to participate in working groups & committees designed to bring a wide range of perspectives into our continuous improvement projects, and our plans to bring even more peer mentoring and connection opportunities to our day-to-day work.

We hope you’ll consider joining our team today!

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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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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