Grants Coordinator

International Rivers
Grants Coordinator

With a mission to protect rivers and defend the rights of communities that depend on them, International Rivers is a global organization headquartered in Berkeley, California supporting Regional Offices on three continents.

Fundraising is vital to International Rivers’ ability to achieve our programmatic goals. We’re looking for a Grants Coordinator who will fill a crucial role within the Development Department serving as an internal coordinator with program staff in the preparation and submission of grant proposals and progress reports. The Grants Coordinator, under the supervision of the Development Director, also stewards and tracks International Rivers’ relationships with a wide range of institutional funding partners. She/he contributes to meeting revenue goals through a multi-pronged strategy targeting philanthropic foundations, individual donors and business sponsors through a variety of tactics and approaches.

Reports to: Development Director

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee the timely preparation and submission of Letters of Inquiry, grant proposals, reports and other documents requested by foundations.
  • Write and edit content for grant proposals, reports and other communications with institutional funders.
  • Maintain grants calendar and monitor the priorities, guidelines and deadlines of funders.
  • Provide input on institutional donor activity for quarterly board reports.
  • Work with the finance team to prepare budgets for proposals and budget reports for funders.
  • Maintain International Rivers’ institutional funder files (hard copies and electronic).
  • Maintain our database and track all communications between International Rivers and Foundations.
  • Research the priorities and funding guidelines of specific funders as requested and work with the Development Director to develop and implement cultivation strategies.
  • Monitor sources of funding prospects and inform staff of potential funders.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the development team to evaluate, develop and implement annual fundraising work plans.


  • Three to five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, emphasizing the development and coordination of successful project proposals.
  • Excellent writing skills and experience developing content for conservation, human rights and/or economic justice organizations and causes.
  • Demonstrated skill in coordinating with inter-departmental teams to produce quality grant proposals.
  • Strong data management skills.
  • Experience researching, soliciting and cultivating new institutional foundations.
  • Ability to manage multiple writing projects simultaneously and meet strict submission deadlines.
  • Track record of maintaining positive relationships with philanthropic institutions.
  • Commitment to International Rivers’ mission.
  • Experience living or working in Latin America, Africa or Asia is desired.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for multiple hours a day.

How to apply

In order to be considered for this position, send your resume, a cover letter and a writing sample of a grant proposal (max. 5 pages) in a single file to, with “Grants Coordinator ; YOUR NAME” in the subject line. Please include when you are available to start and what your salary requirements are. This position is open until filled; priority will be given to applications received byDecember 1st.

International Rivers is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, class, disability status, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation. International Rivers offers a stimulating, casual and flexible work environment.

Berkeley, California
International Rivers

2150 Allston Way, Suite 300, Berkeley, CA, 94704, US