Director of Foundation Writing

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is currently seeking a Director of Foundation Writing to join its fast-paced Development Department. The Center’s revenue from foundation grants has grown substantially to over $23 million annually; as such, the related requirements of an expanding portfolio of foundation funders are also growing. The person in this position will play a critical role in ensuring that the Center crafts compelling foundation proposals, tailored strategically to specific audiences, capturing complex policy issues and the Center’s impact in persuasive ways.  The Director ensures all requirements for written development documents for foundations are met and align with the Center’s voice and its high standards for quality writing and presentation. The position is located in the Center’s Washington, DC office.

The Director of Foundation Writing will be responsible for managing a full slate of writing projects related to foundation fundraising, primarily proposals and grant reports developed by others on the team, and for writing and editing some of these products as well.  He/she will also help write new program concept papers for development as needed. She or he will meet frequently with the executive leadership team and with Vice Presidents overseeing various program areas and will contribute strategic thinking needed to frame descriptions of the Center’s complex policy work to demonstrate its impact, describe new bodies of work, and assure excellence in writing myriad products for foundation funders. Learn more and apply.

Deputy Director for Organizational Advancement

The State Fiscal Project at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a dynamic team that influences state policy debates by producing timely, credible, and accessible research; communicating complex issues in clear and compelling ways; and delivering this analysis into the hands of lawmakers, media, grassroots organizations, and other partners who can help mobilize change. Central to this work is the Center’s support for the State Priorities Partnership. For over two decades, the Partnership, a network of 42 state-based policy and advocacy organizations, has used evidence and analysis to advance policies that give more people the opportunity to prosper. State Priorities partners equip lawmakers, journalists, advocacy organizations, nonprofit service providers, and the public with unassailable information that is used to help children obtain a quality education, families secure medical care, and working people get the assistance they need to build a better life.

The Deputy Director for Organizational Advancement, a newly created position, will work directly with the chief executives, senior managers, and board leadership of Partnership organizations as they work to drive social change and strengthen organizational effectiveness. In collaboration, they will work to build the capacity and infrastructure of the State Priorities Partnership member organizations to achieve their strategic priorities and long-term viability. The person in this position will provide and/or coordinate guidance, training, and best practices materials on management, finances, administration, staffing, human resources, and board governance. This position will report to the Director of State Advancement and Communications. Learn more and apply.