EL*C is recruiting Grants & Sustainability Manager


Job title: Grants and Sustainability Manager 

Contract duration: one year with a possibility of extension  

Monthly salary: 4.750,00 EUR (Gross II) Working hours: full time (40 hours per week)  

Location: Remote work 


About EL*C: 

EL*C- EuroCentralAsian Lesbian* Community is an umbrella feminist network of lesbian organizations and lesbian individuals from across Europe and Central Asia. EL*C was established in 2016, and its headquarters are in Vienna, Austria. From 2016, EL*C set out to be a network aimed at making lesbians visible, strengthening their participation in decision making spheres, and increasing their access to human rights, social justice, economic justice and wellbeing, while influencing relevant policies on the national, regional, European and international levels, from the perspective of the needs and interests of lesbians. As such, EL*C strives to be a representative, powerful and visible voice of lesbian movements in Europe and Central Asia, and has implemented numerous activities in the areas of movement building, networking, advocacy and policy, visibility and public campaigning, research and grant-making.  

The EL*C uses the word “lesbian” as a broad inclusive term, including lesbians who identify as trans, non-binary, as well as intersex lesbians, and bisexual or queer women. For this reason, unless otherwise specified, the term “lesbian” includes all non-heterosexual LBTIQ women and non-binary persons, in line with EL*C’s policy to give visibility and empowerment through the use of the word “lesbian”. We will also refer to lesbian organizations to include all groups focused on and led by LBTIQ women and non-binary persons. 


Job summary: 

The Grants and Sustainability Manager position is vital for achieving EL*C’s mission and strategic goals of increasing capacities of EL*C to become a sustainable, strong and effective voice of lesbian needs and interests in relevant policy and awareness raising processes, on national, regional and international levels. In addition, this position plays a key role in increasing capacities of lesbian organizations in order for them to manage their own development and progress, achieve legal and financial sustainability and autonomy, increase accountability and representativeness and become a strong voice in policy and legal reform processes. The Grants and Sustainability Manager is a member of the development team and works closely with the Executive Directors and the Finance and Administration Officer. The Grants and Sustainability Manager is responsible for managing grants received by EL*C, EL*C’s re-granting program and funder relationships, including capacity assessment, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and compliance management.   

Main duties and responsibilities: 

➢  Implementing EL*C’s development and sustainability priorities. 

➢  Conducting needs and capacity assessments of the lesbian movement and engaging in regular consultations with member organizations.  

➢  Grant proposal development and submission.  

➢  Developing and implementing EL*C’s re-granting programs. 

➢  Developing and implementing capacity development programs for EL*C grantees (in relation to grant implementation) and assisting and supporting grantees with grant implementation.   

➢  Maintaining and building relationships with funders and other strategic partners. 

➢  Monitoring of available funding opportunities. 

➢  Maintaining master calendar of grants and prospects and all associated files and correspondence.  

➢  Drafting proposals/LOIs, grant application narratives, and budgets and collaborate to finalize with program staff, finance, and the Executive Directors. 

➢  Maintain grant compliance and reporting, including outcome measurement.  

➢  Monitoring and maintaining funder reporting schedules and requirements. 

➢  Assembling grant reports and all necessary supporting materials and documents. 

Required qualifications, experience, and skills: 

➢  At least 5 years of experience in fundraising, grant writing and grants management.  

➢  Demonstrated experience and knowledge related to human rights, gender equality and/or LGBTIQ equality. 

➢  Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with lesbian and feminist movements. 

➢  Demonstrated analytical and persuasive communication skills as well as superior editing skills, including ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience.  

➢  Strong management and administrative skills and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in effective and efficient manner.  

➢  Familiarity and experience working with different funders and grant applications. 

➢  Ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines without sacrificing quality.  

➢  Demonstrated ability to think in an analytical and strategic way. 

 ➢  Ability to work in diversified environments as part of a team as well as independently. 

➢  Ability to travel frequently.  

➢  Excellent command of spoken and written English language.  

➢  Ability to build and maintain relationships, networks and alliances. 

➢  Demonstrated ability to perform responsibilities in a composed and nuanced manner.  

➢  Demonstrated ability and versatility in conveying positions diplomatically. 


Working conditions:  

The working week consists of 5 working days and a total of 40 working hours per week, usually Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. When needed, the position requires extra working hours and sometimes work over weekends (time off in lieu is given), and frequent travel. The manager will be employed under the Labor Law of the country of residence. The Gross II salary (inclusive of all relevant taxes, contributions and benefits) is 4750,00 EUR per calendar month.  

EL*C actively encourages and promotes equal treatment and non-discrimination in all its policies, including employment policies and practices. EL*C is dedicated in its efforts to oppose any type of direct and indirect discrimination based on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, race or any other ground. However, EL*C acknowledges the existence of multiple discrimination of lesbians* and applies affirmative measures in the case of equal qualifications of the candidates by giving preference to lesbians*. We will also provide any necessary assistance to applicants with any special requirements to participate fully in the process.  

How to apply?  

Please send your CV, a motivation letter (no more than 2 pages) and contact information of 2 previous employers, to the following e-mail address: squad@lesbiangenius.org  


The closing date will be January 15, 2023 at 23.59pm CET, while the interviews will be held via Zoom between January 23-27, 2023.  



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