Grant Writer





OMPA is the business association for people who create across media (i.e. film, animation, television, commercial production, and video games) and throughout Oregon. Our mission is to support and shape a thriving, diverse, and ever-expanding industry for creators in this community by:

  • Shaping Policy: We are the collective voice of the creative industry at the city, county and state levels. We work to secure policies that create jobs, equity and economic growth in Oregon’s creative industries.

  • Growing Community: We bring together Oregon’s creators to help them expand their professional networks and discover new opportunities at every stage of their careers.

  • Providing Resources: We are the trusted source of information and resources to help you succeed in your career.

We value team members who help bring our mission to life through excellence, authenticity, compassion, passion, creativity and collaboration. OMPA is also looking for team members who are interested and engaged in rethinking the culture of our industry, with equity as a guiding principle.

OMPA is a small organization powered by the passionate, committed members of this local community. We are a place where you can be part of something bigger and create meaningful change right here for media creators in Oregon.

OMPA is currently incubating a new 501c3 (a charitable organization that serves the greater good) that operates in collaboration with our existing 501c6 (a business association that serves its members). This 501c3 is focused on programs that help create a more equitable media production industry here in Oregon. Those programs currently include workforce development, events for creatives of color to connect, collaborate and grow, and a film festival showcasing underrepresented talent. Until the 501c3 becomes a stand alone entity, it is functioning as a committee under OMPA's umbrella. That committee is made up of a Committee Chair who is strategically leading the work and Committee Members who are contributing to its vision.


Grant writer hired on an ad hoc basis to fundraise for the OMPA’s incredible 501c3 programs including Pathways, COCO, and Cine/Seen; responsible for finding funding opportunities for the organization and writing polished proposals to earn grant money. Duties will include researching foundations and deadlines, drafting grant requests, and submitting reports for approval.

The OMPA Grant Writer is a contract position. They will work directly with OMPA's Executive Director for support while the 501c3 Committee Chair(s) provide strategic direction and final sign off on deliverables.

Rate, deliverables, and schedule is negotiable.


  • Study and understand the history, structure, objectives, programs and financial needs of the organization

  • Understand the broader OMPA community’s needs

  • Have a good understanding of the funder’s mission, values, and guidelines

  • Research grant opportunities from government and non-government agencies

  • Draft grant proposals and supporting documents based on the funding requirements of the funding organization

  • Submit proposals to grant coordinators for approval

  • Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals

  • Maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders

  • Maintain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities

  • Provide evaluations and any other follow up to funders upon awarding of funds.

  • Abide by our values and culture of inclusivity and act as models of these traits within the community

  • Offer opinions and recommendations based on professional experience


  • Excellent research and communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Ability to express funding needs clearly and concisely

  • Commitment to ethics, diversity, equity, inclusion, civility, collaboration and regional representation

  • Inclusive and collaborative working style that respectfully challenges status quo

  • Able to work professionally, collaboratively and responsively with all levels of individuals across the association and with external partners

  • Comfortable with talking through grant application needs with key member(s) of the organization (i.e. Executive Director, 501c3 Committee Chair, etc.)

  • Strong initiative, strategic thinking and execution, decision-making, relationship-building, creative thinking and integrity

  • History of successfully funded grant applications

  • 3-5 years of experience in grant writing

Additional qualifications and experience that is valuable:

  • Previous nonprofit experience a plus

  • Knows how to create a realistic budget for projects, events, programs, etc

  • Past fundraising experience

  • Experience with organizational tools/communication platforms like Slack, Asana, and Notion


OMPA envisions the creation of an equitable media and creative arts industry. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and thriving organization for our community. We welcome members of all populations especially, but not limited to religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


OMPA is a small organization powered by the passionate, committed members of this local community. We are a place where you can be part of something bigger and create meaningful change right here for media creators in Oregon.


Send resume, cover letter, and samples of successfully awarded grant applications to:

Adrienne Livingston and Ashley Song, Grant Writer Hiring Committee at We are soliciting applications through Friday, March 31, 2023

Do you have an open position you'd like to list on our site and in our weekly member email?