Job: Writer for Central City Concern (nonprofit)

Central City Concern is a non-profit social service and housing agency whose mission is to provide pathways to self-sufficiency through active intervention in homelessness. CCC provides many services, such as chemical dependency treatment, employment services, housing, medical services, and other related services, to a diverse population. As an agency deeply rooted in recovery we have a keen interest in promoting and maintaining a Drug & Alcohol-Free Workplace. A drug and alcohol-free workplace is essential in supporting individuals in recovery, and in providing a safe, healthy, and productive environment for employees. As part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace we conduct post-offer, pre-employment drug screens.


Title: Writer


Reports to: Director, Community Partnerships and Strategic Development

Description of Duties:
Write copy for annual campaigns, donor newsletters, annual and other reports, brochures, web site, press releases, solicitations, donor acknowledgements and other documents as needed.
Write grant proposals to private foundations, corporations and/or other organizations. Assist agency staff in responding to government requests for proposals (RFPs).
Do research, interview subjects, and gather of information needed for the writing of proposals, RFP’s, reports and other publications
Maintain system for keeping track of foundation, government, corporate and other organization's proposal deadlines, guidelines and reporting requirements.
Lay out documents for production.
Oversee production of in-house publications
Perform other duties as assigned

Skills and Abilities:
Excellent writing skills
Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and to meet deadlines
Ability to work independently
Demonstrated proficiency in use of computer software: Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher and In Design
Ability to establish effective working relationships with peers and superiors, including Board of Directors and the general public

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in English, Public Affairs, Public Relations, Marketing, or related fields preferred.
Experience in writing and publications
Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliations, cultural backgrounds, life-styles, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.

Central City Concern
232 NW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 294-1681 Phone
(503) 294-4321 Fax

Attention Applicants: You may apply in person, by mail, or by email.
When applying, please include job title and a completed CCC
application form.

Download application here.

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