WestEd — a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency — works with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. WestEd has offices nationwide, from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Georgia, to Arizona and California, with headquarters in San Francisco.
WestEd is an educational research, development, and service organization with more than 700 employees and 17 offices nationwide. We are a leader in moving research into practice by conducting research and development programs, providing technical assistance to State education and other agencies and school districts, and working with policymakers and practitioners at state and local levels to carry out large-scale school improvement and innovative change efforts. All of these endeavors are carried out solely on grants and contracts, so we continually seek funds that enable us to develop our capabilities and to fulfill our mission in ways that have impact, make a difference, and achieve our goals.
The Institutional Development office is responsible for creating and implementing the agency’s plan for strong and sustainable funding across federal, state, local, and foundation funders. Our department oversees proposal development activities across the organization and helps develop new lines of work the fulfill our educational mission.
WestEd seeks a top federal and foundation grant/contract writing professional with the ability to develop and win technical assistance (TA) grants/contracts to advance the agency’s work in child development and education. The successful candidate must be able to research, help conceptualize, and write technical assistance (TA) proposals to federal agencies and foundations. Knowledge of how to construct competitive TA proposals, an understanding of how to write federal contract proposals, as well as the ability to capture nuanced understanding of needs in the field is essential.
This position calls for a professional who can research and apply for grant/contract opportunities that persuasively communicate WestEd’s strengths and national capacity to help child and youth-serving systems to better meet the academic, social and emotional needs of children and youth. The successful candidate must have at least seven years of experience in leading/orchestrating competitive federal proposals. The Senior Development Associate will be responsible for leading cross-program proposal efforts and agency-wide initiatives, identifying innovative development opportunities, and codifying WestEd’s key strengths and lessons learned in carrying out these grants/contracts.