Development Coordinator/Writer

Position Summary

Creative Reaction Lab is searching for a Development Coordinator/Writer that would thrive in a team-centered, co-creation culture for racial and health equity that centers Black and Latinx youth. The Development Coordinator/Writer will support the grant writing, partnership development cultivation, and fundraising research of Creative Reaction Lab. The Development Coordinator/Writer will assist in building out the development and fundraising income stream, grant writing, co-creating an individual donor program, and more.


Grants Management

  • Assist, and occasionally lead, the President and CEO in submitting grant proposals, LOIs (Letters of Intent), RFPs (Requests for Proposals), etc.

  • Research national, regional, and local grants relevant to Creative Reaction Lab’s mission and theory of change.

  • Manage grantor prospecting, cultivation, and relationship management through grants management software.

  • Submit update/impact reports to grantors.

  • Manage annual grants calendar.

Partnership Development

  • Assist with lead development for youth program and organization-wide partners.

  • Co-manage, with the President and CEO, the development of a holistic partnership development strategy for recruitment of financial and in-kind partners.

  • Write and design partnership alignment proposals, agreements, pitch decks, etc.

  • Assist with recruitment, communication and management of community and corporate partnerships, with the inclusion of developing pipeline opportunities for program alumni.

  • Manage partnership development pipeline through customer relationship management software.


  • Co-manage impact data and storytelling updates within grants management software for inclusion in grants, partnership proposals, impact reports, etc.

  • Manage continuous improvement and quality monitoring of funder and partner cultivation process and strategy.

  • Evaluate, and continuously improve, grant research efforts, application process, and funding retention.

  • Create monthly fundraising and partnership development reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and/or at least two years of related experience in grant writing, fundraising, partnership development, and event management.

  • Experience writing grants and partnership pitches for funding.

  • Basic financial management and budgeting.

  • Strong oral, written, public speaking, and interpersonal communications skills.

  • Excellent writing, editing, and planning skills.

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from partners, vendors, internal staff, and the general public.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently and within a team.

  • Ability to give and receive direct feedback.

  • Ability and willingness to continuously and critically examine one’s relationship to power, privilege, oppression, history, and healing.

Preferred Personal Qualities

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.

  • Strong adaptability to changing directions.

  • Ability to work positively and effectively as a part of a group.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.

  • Commitment to promoting racial and health equity.

  • Commitment to youth development.

  • Commitment to continuous improvement.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.

  • Strong enjoyment of fast-paced and continuously evolving environment.

  • Willingness to support other team members to achieve organizational goals.

  • Experience with, and/or interest in, design methodologies and principles including but not limited to Equity-Centered Community Design, Equity Design, Liberatory Design, Design Justice Network principles, design thinking, Human-Centered Design, and Inclusive Design.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. 

Creative Reaction Lab is committed to a policy of Equal Employment and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, medical condition, pregnancy, familial status, caregiver status, veteran’s status.

How to Apply

Send the following to Antionette Carroll, President and CEO, at (and include Development Coordinator/Writer in the subject line):

  • Resume and/or LinkedIn Profile

  • Cover Letter and/or Video (max 3 minutes; does not need to be professionally produced) including answers to the questions “Why does equity matter to me?” and “Why do I believe youth are the equity leaders we need?”

  • Writing Sample (preferably a previously written grant)

  • 2-3 professional references


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