Foundation Coordinator

Washington D.C.

UnidosUS Policy and Advocacy team is seeking a Foundation Coordinator with two years of recent experience writing and submitting successful grant proposals and proficiency with competitive corporate and foundation grants.

The Foundation Coordinator identifies appropriate grant opportunities and develops successful applications on behalf of UnidosUS to secure funding.  This opportunity is ideal for entry-level candidates with strong writing skills.

The Coordinator will also support the alignment of institutional fundraising efforts with the Resource Development team.  The coordinator targets grant research, and planning, completing letters of intent, preparing grant proposals and formal grant applications, and stewarding regular communication with funders.

This person will report to the Manager, Development and Strategic Impact.  This position is hybrid and is based in Washington, DC.

Location: Washington D.C.

Salary: $56,683 – $63,252


  • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare and submit grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources (i.e., research, gathering information from staff, grant writing, and tracking grant status).
  • Work with managers to research grant programs and identify potential areas for expanding current fundraising strategies.
  • Work with project managers and staff to complete funder reporting requirements for grants.
  • Participate in Resource Development planning and project meetings, as needed, to share information and ensure Policy & Advocacy efforts are aligned and integrated into institutional fundraising strategy and goals.
  • Provide current donors with regular communication and updates on policy and advocacy work.
  • Schedule meetings for the Vice President and senior managers with foundation and corporate program officers and other prospects.
  • Provide input in the development of all general component materials and information for distribution to funders.
  • Maintain current records in the database, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects and communicate across components to share funding developments and opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least two years of experience as a grant writer for a nonprofit organization, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have previous grant writing, technical writing, or nonprofit industry experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and committed to excellence.
  • Capable of working well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.
  • Highly organized and professional demeanor.
  • Resourcefulness, planning, promotions savvy, and problem-solving acumen.
  • Experience submitting a major federal, state, or county level grant with many intricacies, deadlines, and deliverables helpful.
  • Prior experience with fundraising or donor management software such as Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT is preferred.
  • A steadfast commitment to UnidosUS mission, vision, and values of Excellence, Accountability, and
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills are preferred.

About UnidosUS

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our community stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Employment with UnidosUS is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screen.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education.