Grant Writer – RFP’s

A little bit about Upwards:

Upwards is a fast-growing Los Angeles-based startup transforming childcare in the United States. Backed by top investors and VCs, we’re making childcare accessible to all families by connecting parents, caregivers, employers, and governments to offer benefits programs that meet ever-evolving family needs.

It is our mission to make childcare affordable and accessible for all.

The role of the Grant Writer is:

This position is in our Business Development department, reporting to the Vice President of Business Development. You will play a critical role in technically writing white papers, responding to requests for proposals (RFPs), and various collateral the Business Department uses for various government programs.

The role and responsibilities include:

1. Grant Writing:

  • Research and identify potential grant opportunities for the tech SaaS startup.
  • Write compelling grant proposals, ensuring compliance with grant guidelines and deadlines.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to gather necessary information and data for grant applications.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of grant opportunities, submissions, and outcomes.

2. Request for Proposals (RFP):

  • Analyze RFP requirements and work closely with the business development and technical teams to develop comprehensive and compliant RFP responses.
  • Craft clear, concise, and persuasive responses to RFP questions, demonstrating the startup’s unique value proposition.
  • Manage the entire RFP response process, ensuring timely submissions and adherence to guidelines.

3. White Papers:

  • Research industry trends, technologies, and best practices to create informative and engaging white papers.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to gather insights and technical details for white paper content.
  • Develop visually appealing and well-structured white papers that showcase the startup’s expertise and thought leadership.

4. Case Studies:

  • Identify and select successful projects or client experiences to be featured as case studies.
  • Interview clients and internal teams to gather relevant information and testimonials.
  • Write compelling case studies that highlight the startup’s solutions, outcomes, and customer satisfaction.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Grant Writing, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in grant writing, RFP responses, white paper creation, and case study development, preferably in the tech SaaS industry.
  • Strong research skills and ability to comprehend technical information.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading abilities with keen attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in using tools such as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and collaborative platforms for document management.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Understanding of the SaaS industry, its technology, and market trends.
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies and tools.

Other Desired Traits:

  • Creativity and innovation in presenting technical information in an accessible and engaging manner.
  • Adaptability to learn about new technologies and products quickly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective communication with internal teams and external stakeholders.
  • Deadline-driven mindset with a focus on delivering high-quality, error-free content.

What the Interview Process will look like:

  • 1st Interview: Human Resources Manager
  • 2nd Interview: Senior Business Development Specialist
  • 3rd Interview: Take-Home Challenge
  • 4th Interview: Meet various members of the WeeCare Team

Let’s talk about the perks at WeeCare:

  • Salary Range: $85,000 – $115,000
  • Comprehensive Benefits – Medical, Vision, Dental, Short and Long Term Disability.
  • Parent Leave – WeeCare provides a generous 8-week parental leave!
  • Monthly Fringe Benefits – Pick something fun for yourself!
  • 401K with a 3% Match – You invest in us, we are going to invest in your future.
  • Flexible Paid Time Off – We encourage you to take time for yourself.
  • Equity – We want our employees to be stakeholders.
  • Paid access to co-working spaces – Come join us at WeWork!
  • Stipend to outfit your home office – We are 100% remote, so find that comfy chair!
  • Yearly professional development stipend – We support career development for all employees.

Compensation determinations rely on various factors, encompassing the position level, the individual’s skills, knowledge, and capabilities, the location of the role, internal fairness considerations, and alignment with market data.