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Non-Profit Grant Writer – Playbook Series Inc. – San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Company: Playbook Series Inc.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

  • Full Time

Playbook Series Inc.

Non-Profit Contracted Grant Writer
Playbook Series Inc. (Bay Area, CA) – Grant Writer can work remotely
Position Opened: June 21, 2020

Have you ever been passionate about a sport because you competed? Maybe you competed in high school or college! Either way, you understand the importance of athletic competition in our communities, especially for our middle school and high school student athletes. Tell us you’re passionate about providing opportunities to those who come after you. Have you ever wished someone would set up a system that was meant for you to win in? Well, that’s what we do here at Playbook Series Inc. and we need your help! This opportunity will allow you to find purpose in the community.

As a grant writer, you will support our development team by communicating with potential donors about the impact of our work. You will be responsible for conveying a message of excellence about Playbook Series Inc. and why the potential funding of our donor prospects would help us positively impact the community. As a grant writer, you will conduct research on issues related to student athletes of the inner city and their college admissions acceptance rates. Grant writers will also implement and develop international partnerships. Dreaming with us about ways to increase support for Playbook Series Inc. programs around the world will be remarkable. In other words:

Role & Responsibilities of a Grant Writer
-Research potential funders, grant opportunities, and industry trends (aka online marketing)

-Write and edit grant LOIs, proposals, and reports in collaboration with the staff grant writer (inspiring people to partner with us)

-Assist Grant Writer with administration tasks (maintain organization)

-Write and edit fundraising or awareness-raising materials (public relations)

-Provide support to fundraising and communication efforts (getting involved)


The purpose of grant writers are to secure funding for the organization. Playbook Series Inc. is a non-profit organization that operates strictly off the grants that are provided by fortune 500 companies as well as individual investors. Grant writers are important for multiple reasons:

1. Grant writers are able to build their personal portfolios while writing grants for Playbook Series Inc.

2. Working with college students and less seasoned writers win here also! This allows us to keep the operational cost of the organization to a minimum. Low operational costs means we can spend more of our fiscal funding on activities such as college tours and programs such as college prep clinics and skills workshops for our student athletes.

3. We allow our Grant writers to develop a name for themselves by networking in the non-profit sector. Upon securing funding, our Grant writers will have had the opportunity to build a solid portfolio of grants proposals, and they would have built a network of other organizations who may want to employ them after college graduation.


Playbook Series Inc. focuses heavily on leadership training and college readiness. In order to carry out our mission effectively, we need to need to have the proper tools and resources in place. Securing regular and continuous grant funding from corporations, individuals, board members, and stock holders is very important because it allows Playbook Series Inc. to provide student athletes with:
1. College prep and financial aid workshops hosted by some of the country’s top academic professionals.

2. Skills workshops hosted by professional and retired professional basketball players.

3. Mentorship matching with industry professionals.

4. College tours in state and out of state to prospective colleges.

5. Community days and parent financial education workshops.

6. Computers, printers, scanners, video cameras, photography cameras, editing equipment for our community resource center.

7. Scholarship fund for out senior student athletes who will be transitioning to college.

8. Community emergency fund for families of student athletes in need of assistance.

9. Staff compensation for time and services.

You are sincerely interested in the mission of Playbook Series Inc. and the diverse communities we seek to empower.You are a strong writer, editor, and proofreaderYour attention to detail and organization is top-notch.You are motivated and willing to initiate, self-start, and seek out solutions.You have savvy Internet research skills.You are creative and a critical thinker.You are adaptable and thrive in a collaborative team setting.You have superb oral and written communication skills.You are eager to learn.You are working toward a degree in communications, international development, nonprofit management, fundraising, journalism, or a related field.You have knowledge/experience in community development and/or international travel is a plus.


This is a contracted opportunity to be discussed in detail upon your initial interview. You will gain hands-on experience working closely with a creative, close-knit team who is inspired to achieve a lasting solution to low college admissions rates among underserved populations. We can also coordinate with your institution to offer academic credit for your experience.


This is a full-time opportunity that requires you to be available via Zoom video conferencing tool 10-15 hours per week with the remainder of your time being used for research and statement development. Hours and start/end dates are flexible. YOUR COMMITMENT TO OUR DEVELOPMENT AS AN ORGANIZATION WILL DETERMINE OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR PROGRESS IN THIS SECTOR.

Job Types: Contract, Commission


  • Flexible Schedule
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus Pay
  • Commission Pay


  • Grant Writer: 1 year (Preferred)

Commission Only:

  • Yes

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

Typical start time:

  • 9AM

Typical end time:

  • 5PM

Pay Frequency:

  • Monthly

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants under 18 years old, provided it is legally allowed for the job and location
  • Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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Work Remotely:

  • Yes

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