Salary Range: $70-$85k/yr depending on experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
EVCS is backed by leading green VC investors and is one of the fastest growing EV fast charging networks in the United States. We are at the vanguard of the automotive electrification revolution, leading the build out of EV charging infrastructure to support consumer adoption of electric vehicles. We’re creating the most reliable and accessible EV charging infrastructure in the nation; one that enables EV drivers to have an affordable and convenient charging experience while simultaneously improving air quality. EVCS charging stations have saved 965 metrics tons of CO2 from entering our environment. Our first-in-the-nation unlimited charging subscription plan offers EV drivers a cost effective and convenient way to stay charged and on the road. With a rapidly expanding network of charging locations, EVCS is poised to build on its position as a leader in the hyper growth EV charging sector.
The rapid growth of EVCS in in California, Washington and Oregon has been fueled primarily by EV charging incentives, infrastructure credits and grants. The Grant Writer will help build on our early success by tracking opportunities and securing funding from multiple local, regional, state and federal sources including, first-come, first-funded bids, competitive grant solicitations, tax incentives and tax credits. The grant writer will create and maintain a pipeline of upcoming funding opportunities and, with input from management, prioritize the opportunities that are best suited to EVCS’ business model. This individual will work with internal and external stakeholders to develop strategic partnerships, find sources of matching funds and gather all the information necessary information for responding to RFPs, Bids and other funding opportunities. The grant writer will be responsible for preparing and submitting attractive, well written and fiscally sound proposals on behalf of EVCS.
- Track state and local plans and budgets to project upcoming opportunities
- Build relationships with funding agencies; participate in subject matter workgroups
- Stay up to date on funding trends and opportunities
- Read and interpret complex federal and state guidelines and regulations for funding opportunities or directions
- Sign up for list serves for up-coming proposals.
- Follow bid/grant services such as Planet Bids and BidNet
- Read RFPs and bid docs for relevance
- Participate in pre-bid webinars and training sessions
- Review all proposal documents such as Implementation Manuals, support documents for applications requirements
- Tracking sheet of current and upcoming opportunities and deadlines in Sales Force.
- Evaluate and summarize grants/bids based on EVCS and CFCI business model and recommend priority opportunities to management
- Organize, write and edit draft proposal concepts, workplans and budgets
- Establish project metrics, timelines and deliverables
- Seek out matching funds and partners as needed
- Work with internal stakeholders to develop sites and programs and create winning strategy
- Refine and expand existing templates and standardized language for grants ie., resumes, case studies, bios, company history and business model.
- Coordinate team work assignments for each grant/bid project
- Prepare first draft proposals for team review and feedback
- Obtain feedback and edit second and (if needed) third drafts
- Obtain all management signatures and approvals
- Prepare all submittal documents required including budget, certifications, references
- Submit grants on time through RFP format specified method (portal or mail or email)
- Track submittals through decision making process, include Q and A or interviews
- For unsuccessful grants, obtain feedback for future improvement
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Well organized; can work remotely with minimal supervision
• Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources
• Ability to create visually appealing proposals and presentations
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills (we want to see writing sample or do a writing prompt)
• Familiarity with grant portals, RFP aggregator websites
• Skilled at Microsoft Office products—word, excel, PowerPoint
• Familiarity with SalesForce
• Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent verbal, listening, writing, problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills
• Write in a professional manner, proofread and edit accurately and compile high quality reports
• Demonstrate good judgement and creativity in the interpretation of grant proposal requirements
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.
• Mathematical skills for preparing and managing budgets
- Competitive salary paid weekly
- Equity ownership via incentive stock options grants
- No cost, unlimited EV charging on the EVCS and affiliated partner networks
- Company sponsored health insurance plans
- Company sponsored Dental
- Company sponsored Vision
- Company sponsored Life insurance
- FSA and HSA plans
- 401K with 3% employer contribution
- 9 paid Holidays & company closure from Christmas to New Year’s Day
- Vacation time
- Sick time
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
- Five+ years of experience in grant writing
- Experience writing grants for local state and federal government. Experience with California Air Resources Board or California Energy Commission preferred.
- Prior experience working with clean tech, utilities, government or community-based organizations
- Familiarity and interest in zero emission transportation and infrastructure
EVCS is an equal opportunity employer to all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, origin, sex, age or disability.