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LE GaFa Job Posting - Grant Writer (Part-Time)


  • Part-Time / Flexible Schedule (10-20 hours per week) with a 4-6 month renewable contract.

  • Location: Primarily remote with ability to occasionally attend in-person meetings in Southern California.   

  • Reporting To: Director of Programming

  • Experience: 2-3+ years

  • Pay: $30 an hour



LE GaFa is seeking a talented and experienced part-time Grant Writer to join our team. In collaboration with our Director of Programming, you will play a crucial role in securing funding for our organization through the research, development and submission of grant proposals, identification of potential funders, grant tracking, reporting/stewardship of foundations, corporations or other funding agencies. We are specifically looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference within the Pacific Islander community, understands how to scale a nonprofit organization, has past experience doing direct programs and knows the particulars of growing volunteer-run nonprofits to ensure sustainable funding long term.



  • Experience and Success Rate: Experience in securing grants from government agencies, foundations and other sources for cultural, educational, or community-oriented organizations, with a portfolio that demonstrates successful funding achievements.

  • Cultural Affinity: A deep respect for and understanding of Samoan culture and the principles of LE GaFa, possibly someone who has personal or professional experience with Samoan or other Pacific Islander communities. The ability to convey how LE GaFa embodies and perpetuates Samoan values through its programs, highlighting the organization’s unique contributions to the community.

  • Mission Alignment: Identify and pursue grant opportunities that align with LE GaFa’s mission to promote Samoan heritage and culture. Must be able to convey our vision and effectively leverage their network to pull through funding opportunities.  

  • Educational Outreach Experience: Knowledge of educational methodologies and the ability to write proposals that clearly articulate the benefits of your instructional and workshop programs.

  • Writing Proficiency and Public Speaking: Exceptional writing and speaking skills, with the ability to create compelling and persuasive narratives, are a must. Knowledge of various funder priorities and current philanthropy trends is a bonus.

  • Attention to Detail: Must maintain a comprehensive database, monitor, evaluate, track and report on all grant requirements and deadlines to ensure compliance.  

  • Technical Experience: Knowledge of contract management and technical writing with the ability to analyze financial data and write financial reports.  Excellent research skills to identify potential funding sources as well as strategic planning abilities to align grant proposals with organizational goals.

  • Teamwork: Ability to work both independently, and as a team player with availability to work some evenings and weekends, as needed.



  • Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Non-profit Management, or other writing-intensive field.

  • Proficiency in fundraising software, Microsoft programs (word, excel, powerpoint etc.) as well as Google drive and programs. 

  • Previous experience in writing grants for non-profit culture and language organizations



  • Resume with at least 3 Professional References

  • 1 page writing sample - Can be from a previous grant submission or a draft proposal for LE GaFa.



LE GaFa (Leadership and Education through Gagana Fa’a Samoa) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based out of Los Angeles, California committed to the preservation of Samoan language, culture and identity outside of our homeland.  Originally formed in 2017 as a community-based culture and language program known as SAM 101, it exponentially grew with local demand across Southern California and formalized an operating board of administrators and teachers in 2018 under the new organization name of LE GaFa.  Nonprofit status was achieved in 2020 and the organization has grown to include in-person and virtual educational programs, cultural workshops, and community outreach partnerships with other Pacific Islander leaders and organizations.

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