Grants Writer

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Grants Writer is responsible for creating and submitting proposals to various public entities as well as private foundations. The Grants Writer will take a lead role in grant management activities. Grants Writer will identify, research, and solicit funding from grant-making organizations, both locally and nationally. Write requests to grant-making organizations through letters of intent, proposals, applications, and other means of communication.

Essential Duties:

  • Facilitates, reviews, and edits grant proposals; conducts electronic research on potential funding sources; compiles data; composes letters; maintains confidential files; inputs and retrieves data via computer.
  • Works closely with other management staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals.
  • Identifies resources needed for each project.
  • Identify agencies and community organizations relevant to grant projects.  May solicit their support, input, and participation.
  • Prepare graphics for grant applications.
  • Write and prepare final grant application for submission to state, federal and local sources.  Ensures adherence to all guidelines and deadlines.
  • Provides staff training in the grant acquisition process.
  • Assists staff in the technical preparation of grant proposals, including coordinating organizational meetings for grant projects, facilitating meetings with internal and external partners, and maintaining all aspects of an internal customer grant support system.
  • Overseeing the calendar of deadlines for planning and submitting letters of intent, proposals, and reports.
  • Assists in the development and monitoring of budgets for all grants’ project-related activities and expenditures.
  • Assists in the implementation of the grants. Ensures compliance requirements are met and establishes outcome reporting measures and documentation.
  • Completes an activity report and an annual summative report.
  • Complete report requested by funders and submit in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within strict deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned. 
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in the field of English, Journalism, Communications, or related field.  Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in grant writing and editing documents, preferably in a health care setting. 
  • Knowledge and experience working with FQHCs (Federally Qualified Health Center) preferred.
  • Candidate should be fluent in English. Bilingual in an Asian language is preferred.
  • Outstanding grant writing skills.
  • Should have the ability to support and implement the mission and goals of the health center.
  • The ability to identify and implement process improvements is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and well-developed presentation skills are required.
  • Basic computer and data entry skills.
Experience, Knowledge and Other Attributes:
  • Responsible to participate in mandatory in-services as stipulated by management.
  • Knowledge and application of generally accepted grant writing practices required.
  • Must have ability to handle confidential information.
  • Requires the ability to work without direct supervision.  The work is in a field where only general methods or policies are defined and where the making of decisions involves the use of considerable ingenuity, initiative, and judgment.
  • Required to be able to type proficiently, write legibly and to read printed or handwritten materials.
  • Needs to communicate and respond effectively.
Physical Requirements and Working Environment:
  • Frequently work in a seated position at a desk, frequent walking.
  • Respond and react immediately to verbal instructions/requests and to auditory signals from equipment and personnel.
  • Physically close and distance visual activities involving objects, persons, and paperwork, as well as discriminate depth and color perception.
  • Perform mathematical calculations for budget creation. 
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using appropriate grammar, vocabulary, word usage, and interpersonal skills.
  • Typing and computer skills needed to process and submit grants online, and to communicate with personnel.