Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Grant Writer

Position Summary: Advancing Justice-LA seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, collaborative Grant Writer to work with Development and senior staff to cultivate funding opportunities and secure grant funding to help meet the annual operating budget of $ 13 million for the multiple programs serving AANHPI communities. Under the direction of the Director of Institutional Giving, the Grant Writer will help develop and execute foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals.
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Implement application strategies for government and private RFP solicitations;
  • Lead writing, preparation, and submission of letters of inquiry and proposals and reports, including drafting persuasive and engaging program/case statements;
  • Coordination with program staff and administrative staff to develop accurate grant budgets for submission;
  • Build and maintain expert knowledge of Advancing Justice-LA programs and funding landscape for Advancing Justice-LA program areas;
  • Provide regular updates of grant and contract activity, deadlines and outcomes;
  • Conduct research to identify potential funders to how have shared areas of interest and connections with Advancing Justice-LA program areas;
  • Develop opportunities to enhance Advancing Justice - LA’s marketability by establishing a strong foundation, corporate, law firm and individual relationships;
  • Coordinate with Advancing Justice national affiliates on joint initiatives, whenever necessary;
  • Work with other Development staff on organizational fundraising events, online giving, communications, and other Development-related activities.
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible development experience at a nonprofit required including demonstrated experience with securing grants of $100,000+;
  • Proven ability to work independently with the skills to handle multiple projects on various timelines;
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs (Knowledge of Bloomerang a plus);
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker 
  • Commitment to social justice with a working knowledge of the AANHPI communities preferred;
  • Flexibility to work some nights and weekends;
  • California driver’s license, insurance and access to a car required
Salary will be negotiated, DOE. Excellent benefit package includes parking, medical, dental and vision insurance.
Application Process:
Position will remain open until filled. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to:
Human Resources, Attn: Development Officer, [email protected]
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017, Fax: (213) 977-7595.


Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (fka Asian Pacific American Legal Center) was established in 1983 with a mission to protect and advance the civil and human rights of underserved Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities through litigation, policy advocacy, legal services, community engagement and communications strategies.  We are a part of a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. The affiliation’s other members are: Advancing Justice – AAJC (Washington, D.C.), Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), and Advancing Justice – Chicago and Advancing Justice – Atlanta. Advancing Justice-LA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Advancing Justice - LA only accepts resumes as PDF or Microsoft Word files with no macros enabled.

For Legal Help

Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
हिंदी 855.971.2552


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395


Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.