Grant Writer

Pueblo Unido Community Development Corporation (PUCDC) responds to the needs and concerns of underrepresented rural communities of the Eastern Coachella Valley through actively engaging and fostering collaborative efforts among residents and other stakeholders to find viable solutions, leverage critical resources, and bring new opportunities to improve the quality of life for its residents.

Position Summary:
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James Irvine Foundation Profile

Weingart Foundation Profile

Pueblo Unido CDC is focused on increasing and diversifying revenue streams in order to enhance its services and to ensure long-term sustainability. PUCDC is seeking an experienced Grant Writer (GW) who will be responsible for identifying and researching appropriate public and private funding opportunities and RFPs, writing persuasive and successful proposals, managing all facets of the internal application process, monitoring funding report requirements, and maintaining impeccable fundraising records, as well as supporting communication strategies including information for brochures, emails, website, campaigning and newsletters to inform government institutions, non-profit partners, funders, donors, and elected officials and public about PUCDC programs; responding to phone calls and emails; and engaging in provision of PUCDC services as assigned.

The GW must have strong writing and communications skills; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; and the ability to understand and support the organization’s community change strategies. The GW will represent PUCDC in the office and the community, and is expected to provide professional work and behave professionally in all settings.

The Grant Writer position is a full-time at-will position subject to the availability of ongoing grant and other funding. The GW will report directly to the Executive Director and will provide support to Pueblo Unido Community Development Corporation’s staff by his direction.

Position Description:

The GW position performs a variety of administrative support tasks and some community work tasks, as follows:

Funding Development

  1. Serves as the organization’s liaison and informational resource for the Executive Director and staff to facilitate the grant proposal development sequence including; scheduling project team meetings; interpreting and clarifying corporation’s rules and regulations, assist in program development, obtaining support documents, and monitoring proposal development activities.
  2. Create, update and manage the administrative record for proposal development activities and enter all pre-award information into the corporation’s grant activities database.
  3. Maintain accurate timelines of all proposal development activities to ensure that project planning events and corporation deadlines are met.
  4. Research funding opportunities and create a matrix to track RFP cycles.
  1. Coordinate the final production of grants, including internal review and approval, copying, binding, distribution, and mailing.
  2. Maintain a detailed schedule of interim and final reports, and ensure that reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  3. Assist in the Program’s budget process by monitoring budget lines, maintaining spreadsheets, and compiling information for budget requests.
  4. Support the two annual fundraising events.
  5. Attend community meetings to develop cultural understanding of community dynamics and priorities.

Communications

  1. Assist with drafting press releases containing important Corporation’s updates to media outlets.
  2. Assist with drafting newsletters, brochures, program literature, factsheets to non-profit partners,public entities, private foundations and elected officials to ensure ongoing collaboration and support.
  3. Assist with updating Corporation’s website.

Work Conditions

The GW position includes and requires significant time sitting at a desk, using a computer, standing at a table, and using a variety of office equipment. The GW must be able to stand up for four hours at a time, at least twice per week. The GW must be able to lift a minimum of a 30-pound bag or box and carry the weight a minimum of 100 feet, up to four times per day. The GW position will occasionally require work outdoors in fairs, workshops, meetings, or other community settings, which may include work in inclement weather or high heat. The GW position also includes and requires indoor work outside the office in meetings, workshops, events, or other community and professional settings. The position requires occasional travel to conferences, workshops, and other meetings outside the office, both during the day and the evening, and occasionally overnight. Travel may be outside the normal work day, overnight, and as long as one week.

Supervision:

The GW position is exempt and not a supervisory position. The GW will be supervised primarily by PUCDC’s Executive Director or by PUCDC’s Operations Coordinator in the Executive Director’s absence.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three years of directly related experience, OR a bachelor’s degree in a field related to business and/or communications AND one year of directly related experiences; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education.
  • Excellent proof reading, punctuation, grammar, and formatting skills will be required.
  • Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills to support effective communication withPUCDC staff and community partners.
  • Critical thinking skills to assist in the development of professional reports, fact sheets,newsletters, brochures, fliers, guidebooks, podcasts or videos, photographs or other materials that promote and explain PUCDC’s goals, work, programs, successes, and other aspects of the organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Minimum typing speed of 50 words per minute.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Ability in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, to provide service without discrimination according to PUCDC policies.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from culturally, economically, and educationally diverse backgrounds.
  • Sufficient mobility and ability, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the physical functions of the job, in the office or in the field.
  • The ability to legally operate a motor vehicle during daylight hours, after dark, and during inclement weather.Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly in the Eastern Coachella Valley.
  • Experience in professional or volunteer capacities with other non-profit community-orientedorganizations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook or Thunderbird forinformation entry and retrieval, correspondence and report writing, development of spreadsheets,graphing of data, and development and formatting of professional documents and reports.
  • Ability to appropriately and effectively utilize Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to advance PUCDC’s work.

General Information:

To learn more about PUCDC, please visit www.pucdc.org.

Compensation and Benefits:

This full-time exempt position is classified as administrative / non-management. Pay commensurate with experience and skills. Wages paid biweekly.

Application Deadline:

All application materials must be received by November 21, 2016 by 6:00pm. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, and at least two professional references. Additionally, the applicant should prepare and submit a sample grant application with the application package (Please see attached template). Applications will be accepted via electronic mail and regular mail. No fax applications will be accepted.

Send Application Materials to:

Sergio Carranza, Executive Director Pueblo Unido CDC
78115 Calle Estado, Suite 204
La Quinta, CA 92253
scarranza@pucdc.org

Equal Employment Opportunity:

In accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, PUCDC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, immigration status, status as a covered veteran, or medical condition. PUCDC complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

PUCDC expressly prohibits any form of employment harassment based upon race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, immigration status, status as a covered veteran, or medical condition. Improper interference with the ability of PUCDC’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Disclaimer: PUCDC retains the right to modify compensation, benefits, minimum qualifications, desired skills, and job duties for this position at any time.

Project Manager

Position Summary:
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The Project Manager (PM) position is a full-time at-will position subject to the availability of ongoing grant and other funding. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the PM performs a wide variety of tasks directly related to the planning, development and advocacy of infrastructure and affordable housing projects from acquisition through construction and occupancy. This position is characterized by a high degree of initiative, responsibility, accountability and ability to work congenially with a wide variety of individuals, community based organization and governmental entities. The Project Manager is expected to manage a minimum of three real estate development projects at one time; in various stages of development and will also assist with the development aspects of projects currently owned or managed by Pueblo Unido CDC (PUCDC).

Position Description:

The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned. This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

Infrastructure:

Provide all technical and administrative services as needed for Agreement completion; coordination with engineering firms, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD); Riverside County, monitor plan check, supervise, and review all work performed; and coordinate budgeting and scheduling to ensure the Agreement is completed within budget, on schedule, and in accordance with approved procedures, applicable laws, and regulations.

  • Coordinate meetings with park owners, CVWD, Riverside County Building and Safety, and Environmental Health Department staff contact to prepare permit package, and submittals;
  • Monthly status meetings, quarterly TA roundtable meetings, quarterly written progress reports.
  • Procure funding with state programs.
  • Retain general contractors.
  • Oversee construction.
  • Coordinate final inspections.
  • Draft Project Summary Report.
  • Final Project Summary Report.

Affordable Housing/Community Facilities

  • Prepare financial and economic feasibility analysis for rehabilitation and new developments.
  • Prepare and submit applications for funding to federal, state, local and private funding sources.
  • Perform tasks necessary to obtain local approvals and community support of proposed infrastructureand housing developments, including, but not limited to: submit land use applications, organize and conduct neighborhood meetings, and testify during public hearings.
  • Prepare project timeline and monitor adherence to schedule.
  • Engage and provide on-going coordination between engineers, architects, contractors, attorneys, andother members of the development team.
  • Provide on-going coordination with property and asset management staff within the organization toincorporate management input on the design, operating budgets and resident profile and assist withmarketing, leasing and other activities related to the lease-up of new developments.
  • Perform all types of administrative tasks and other related activities as required, including, but notlimited to: project cost accounting and interface with auditors as necessary.
  • Perform construction administration/management activities, including, but not limited to: drafting andoversight of construction contracts, site inspections, change order evaluation, and preparation ofmonthly draw requests.
  • Assist with the identification and negotiation of land, existing buildings or other developmentopportunities.
  • Oversee construction
  • Coordinate project inspection.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned to support specific department business needs.

Work Conditions

The PM position includes and requires significant time sitting at a desk, using a computer, standing at a table, and using a variety of office equipment. The PM must be able to stand up for four hours at a time, at least twice per week. The PM must be able to lift a minimum of a 30-pound bag or box and carry the weight a minimum of 100 feet, up to four times per day. The PM position will occasionally require work outdoors in fairs, workshops, meetings, or other community settings, which may include work in inclement weather or high heat. The PM position also includes and requires indoor work outside the office in meetings, workshops, events, or other community and professional settings. The position requires occasional travel to conferences, workshops, and other meetings outside the office, both during the day and the evening, and occasionally overnight. Travel may be outside the normal work day, overnight, and as long as one week.

Supervision:

The PM position is exempt and not a supervisory position. The PM will be supervised primarily by PUCDC’s Executive Director or by PUCDC’s Director of Community Capacity Building in the Executive Director’s absence.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five years of directly related experience, OR a bachelor’s degree in a field related to engineering, business administration, construction management; OR three years of directly related experiences; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education.
  • Excellent proof reading, punctuation, grammar, and formatting skills will be required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Sufficient mobility and ability, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform thephysical functions of the job, in the office or in the field.
  • The ability to legally operate a motor vehicle during daylight hours, after dark, and duringinclement weather.Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly in the Eastern Coachella Valley.
  • Experience in professional or volunteer capacities with other non-profit community-orientedorganizations.
  • Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills to support effective communication with PUCDC staff and community partners.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook or Thunderbird for information entry and retrieval, correspondence and report writing, development of spreadsheets, graphing of data, and development and formatting of professional documents and reports.
  • Ability to appropriately and effectively utilize Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin to advance PUCDC’s work.
  • Ability in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, providing service without discrimination according to PUCDC policies.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from culturally, economically, and educationally diverse backgrounds.

General Information:

To learn more about PUCDC, please visit www.pucdc.org.

Compensation and Benefits:

This full-time exempt position is classified as administrative / non-management. Pay commensurate with experience and skills. Wages paid biweekly.

Application Deadline:

All application materials must be received by November 7, 2016 by 6:00pm. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, and at least two professional references. Applications will be accepted via electronic mail and regular mail. No fax applications will be accepted.

Send Application Materials to:

Sergio Carranza, Executive Director Pueblo Unido CDC
78115 Calle Estado, Suite 204
La Quinta, CA 92253
scarranza@pucdc.org
scarranza@pucdc.org

Equal Employment Opportunity:

In accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, PUCDC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, immigration status, status as a covered veteran, or medical condition. PUCDC complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

PUCDC expressly prohibits any form of employment harassment based upon race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, immigration status, status as a covered veteran, or medical condition. Improper interference with the ability of PUCDC’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Disclaimer:

PUCDC retains the right to modify compensation, benefits, minimum qualifications, desired skills, and job duties for this position at any time.

Community Outreach/Coordinator

Position Summary:
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The Community Outreach/Coordinator (CO/C) position is a full-time at-will position subject to the availability of ongoing grant and other funding. The CO/C will report directly to the Executive Director and will provide support to Pueblo Unido Community Development Corporation’s (“PUCDC”) staff by his direction, including, but not limited to: community outreach, planning meetings, preparing agendas, and maintaining records of minutes of the advisory committee, assist in the leadership development of community members, and provide support to local campaigns for infrastructure and affordable housing development. Moreover, the CO/C will assist with communication strategies, including, but not limited to: scheduling meetings with partner organizations for the use of the San Jose Community Learning Center; brochures, emails, website, campaigning; newsletters to inform government institutions, non-profit partners, funders, donors, elected officials, and the public about PUCDC programs; responding to phone calls and emails; and engaging in provision of PUCDC services as assigned.

The CO/C must have strong writing and communications skills; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; and the ability to understand and support the organization’s community change strategies. The CO/C will represent PUCDC in the office and the community, and is expected to provide professional work and behave professionally in all settings.

Position Description:

The CO/C position performs a variety of administrative support tasks and some community work tasks, as follows:

1. Outreach and Engagement – PUCDC has established working relationship with these communities which will facilitate community involvement in a case by case management.

  1. SchedulemeetingswithPolancoparkswithdecentralizedsystems
  2. Informaboutstateprogramandresources
  3. Schedule site visits to evaluate onsite infrastructure
  4. Conduct an assessment of identified priorities for onsite water qualityincluding installation of filtration systems, and onsite septic systems.
  5. Establish a calendar of monthly public meetings, workshops to provideeducation and training about onsite water and septic management.

2. Communications –
a. Assist with drafting and sending press releases containing important

Corporation’s updates to media outlets.

  1. Assistwithdraftingnewsletters,brochures,programliterature,factsheetsto non-profit partners, public entities, private foundations and elected officials to ensure ongoing collaboration and support.
  2. Assist with updating Corporation’s website.
  3. Organize events to promote public awareness or knowledge ofcommunity needs, programs, or project developments.

Work Conditions

The CO/C position includes and requires significant time sitting at a desk, using a computer, standing at a table, and using a variety of office equipment. The CO/C must be able to stand up for four hours at a time, at least twice per week. The CO/C must be able to lift a minimum of a 30-pound bag or box and carry the weight a minimum of 100 feet, up to four times per day. The CO/C position will occasionally require work outdoors in fairs, workshops, meetings, or other community settings, which may include work in inclement weather or high heat. The CO/C position also includes and requires indoor work outside the office in meetings, workshops, events, or other community and professional settings. The position requires occasional travel to conferences, workshops, and other meetings outside the office, both during the day and the evening, and occasionally overnight. Travel may be outside the normal work day, overnight, and as long as one week.

Supervision:

The CO/C position is exempt and not a supervisory position. The CO/C will be supervised primarily by PUCDC’s Executive Director or by PUCDC’s Director of Community Capacity Building in the Executive Director’s absence.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three years of directly related experience, OR a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the social sciences or communications; OR one year of directly related experiences; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education.
  • Excellent proof reading, punctuation, grammar, and formatting skills will be required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Sufficient mobility and ability, with or without reasonable accommodations, toperform the physical functions of the job, in the office or in the field.
  • The ability to legally operate a motor vehicle during daylight hours, after dark,and during inclement weather.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly in the Eastern Coachella Valley.

  • Experience in professional or volunteer capacities with other non-profit community-oriented organizations.
  • Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills to support effective communication with PUCDC staff and community partners.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook or Thunderbird for information entry and retrieval, correspondence and report writing, development of spreadsheets, graphing of data, and development and formatting of professional documents and reports.
  • Ability to coordinate the logistics for various meetings and events, including preparing annual fundraising events.
  • Critical thinking skills to assist in the development of professional reports, fact sheets, newsletters, brochures, fliers, guidebooks, podcasts or videos, photographs or other materials that promote and explain PUCDC’s goals, work, programs, successes, and other aspects of the organization.
  • Ability to appropriately and effectively utilize Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin to advance PUCDC’s work.
  • Ability in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, providing service without discrimination according to PUCDC policies.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from culturally, economically, and educationally diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt to various settings, and understand basic community leadership development, including committee formation, roles and organizational structure.General Information:To learn more about PUCDC, please visit www.pucdc.org.

Compensation and Benefits:

This full-time exempt position is classified as administrative/ non-management. Pay commensurate with experience and skills. Wages paid biweekly.

Application Deadline:

All application materials must be received by November 7, 2016 by 6:00pm. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, and at least two professional references. Applications will be accepted via electronic mail and regular mail. No fax applications will be accepted.

Send Application Materials to:

Sergio Carranza, Executive Director Pueblo Unido CDC
78115 Calle Estado, Suite 204
La Quinta, CA 92253

scarranza@pucdc.org

scarranza@pucdc.org


Equal Employment Opportunity:

In accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, PUCDC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, immigration status, status as a covered veteran, or medical condition. PUCDC complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

PUCDC expressly prohibits any form of employment harassment based upon race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, immigration status, status as a covered veteran, or medical condition. Improper interference with the ability of PUCDC’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Disclaimer:

PUCDC retains the right to modify compensation, benefits, minimum qualifications, desired skills, and job duties for this position at any time.