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Grants Specialist

Raincoat

Raincoat

United States
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Category-defining climate insurance technology company

Raincoat’s vision is to become the category-defining climate insurance “as a service” company. We believe climate change is one of humanity’s biggest challenges. As climate-related weather risks become increasingly complex, unpredictable, and devastating, the demand for sustainable solutions that improve climate resilience – especially amid economic losses – has grown significantly.

To solve this challenge, we must fundamentally reimagine insurance for a future where events are more severe, more frequent, and at a scale never before seen.

Raincoat develops highly scalable insurance solutions that protect individuals and small businesses from climate change.

The role

The Grants Specialist will be pivotal in identifying and securing grant opportunities from federal government entities, NGOs, and private organizations, focusing on climate resilience, financial aid, insurance, and agricultural sustainability. This position requires a strategic thinker with a successful track record in managing and writing grants, poised to build strong relationships with key stakeholders in Washington, DC.

Join us to make a worldwide impact in a role that transcends boundaries; your work with our agile team will shape the future of climate resilience and financial aid, one successful grant and contract at a time.

Day to day

  • Grant Origination: Conduct comprehensive research to identify grant opportunities relevant to Raincoat's mission, mapping top entities offering grants in the climate, technology, agriculture, and insurance spaces.
  • Grant Qualification: filtering grant opportunities based on Raincoat’s core strategy and current priorities, as well as their potential financial impacts on the firm.
  • Grant Writing: Write compelling grant proposals, ensuring alignment with funder requirements and Raincoat’s objectives. Prepare and submit proposals, responding to RFPs with innovative solutions highlighting Raincoat's value proposition.
  • Relationship Management: Develop relationships with key stakeholders in the federal government, NGOs, and the private sector. Occasional travel to Washington, D.C., to engage with policymakers, industry leaders, and potential partners enhances Raincoat's visibility and opportunities in federal programs.
  • Policy Insights: Stay up to date on current policies and trends related to climate, financial aid, and agriculture resilience, leveraging this knowledge to inform Raincoat's strategy and proposal development.
  • Project/Grant Management: Oversee the grant application process from start to finish, including compliance, reporting, and coordination with Raincoat's internal teams to ensure project alignment and execution.

What we value

Experience

  • Proven experience in grant writing with a track record of securing funding from federal agencies, NGOs, and private foundations.
  • Familiarity with the federal agencies and grants processes and experience responding to RFPs.
  • Strong relationship-building skills and the ability to engage effectively with government/NGO officials, and all relevant stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and research skills.
  • Ability to travel to Washington, DC, or other relevant hubs as appropriate.
  • Knowledge of climate, financial aid, and agriculture resilience sectors is highly desirable.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Culture-fit

  • Because of the nature of our product and industry, we value naturally curious individuals who desire to learn.
  • As a remote and diverse organization, we value collaboration, strong communication, and interpersonal skills are mandatory.
  • Ownership is part of who we are. You should be able to work independently and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • We embrace an entrepreneurial mindset, adaptability, and innovation. You should be able to identify problems as opportunities and propose creative solutions when things are not as planned.
  • We also look for self-motivated individuals who have a lot they want to prove and who are driven by the company's mission.