Available Positions

Donor Services & Grants Coordinator

The Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) is a social enterprise non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that unites executives and inmates through entrepreneurial passion and servant leadership to transform lives, restore families and rebuild communities.

Job Summary

PEP seeks a Houston-based Donor Services & Grants Coordinator to join our Development Team in achieving our annual fundraising objectives.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Donor Services & Grants Coordinator will serve as a liaison between the organization and grants management team; oversee and manage a robust grants calendar; develop proposals and letters of inquiries; ensure that the department meets grant deadlines; and maintain the donor database. Further, s/he will ensure that all communication, documentation and marketing materials are available for submission to foundations. S/he will also work in the preparation, editing and submission of progress reports. The Donor Services & Grants Coordinator will also be tasked with writing marketing collateral as needed.



Grants Coordination

  • Serve as a liaison between the organization and grants management team.
  • Manage a robust grant calendar to ensure proposals and reports are submitted on time including completing, submitting and following up on applications and required reporting.
  • Work in conjunction with the grants management team to gather and present accurate information to potential funders.
  • Develop a comprehensive plan for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of potential funding sources through Foundations and Corporate Partnerships.
  • Research, locate, evaluate and prioritize funding sources and be creative in overcoming funding barriers of grantors.
  • Write accurate and persuasive grant proposals to maximize potential for receiving grant funds.
  • Ensure that the proposals align with a funder’s requirements.
  • Contribute to PEP’s financial planning efforts to ensure that projections are consistent with grant requirements.
  • Maintain donor database and pipeline as related to grants.
  • Keep up to date on innovations that are shaping the present and future of Foundation and Corporate Partnerships engagement.


Donor Management

  • Research prospective donors, foundations and corporations.
  • Ensure all revenue opportunities are appropriately logged into PEP’s fundraising database.
  • Ensure that all documents associated with PEP revenue generation are well organized and easily retrievable.
  • Maintain fundraising contact database and active fundraising files.
  • Implement donor recognition systems to ensure timely expression of thanks and activities to encourage continued support.
  • Assist in developing and nurturing relationships and increase the base of support from current and potential individual donors utilizing:
    • direct mail,
    • ongoing and personalized communications,
    • direct asks for support, and
    • stewardship program.



  • Knowledge of effective and efficient methods for organizing and maintaining records and ability to perform the same.
  • Proficient in project management and overseeing grants calendar and pipeline.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of grant administration and grant writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and ensure compliance with complex reporting and agreement specifics.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in compliance with quality standards and deadlines.
  • Experience with foundation research tools and methodology.


Required Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Two years relevant job experience is preferred.


Job Requirements

  • Houston-based office position.
  • Some travel required.
  • Occasional prison attendance required.
  • Occasional evening and weekend events.
  • High ethical standards and commitment to PEP’s Ten Driving Values (see attached), employees are expected to reflect these values in all aspects of their lives


Salary & Benefits

  • Salary range: $32,000 to $40,000 based on experience.
  • Company paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits and a SIMPLE IRA.


Please email résumé, cover letter and a 2-page writing sample (required) to: recruting@pep.org