Grant Writer

Job Type

Full Time




555 N. Duke Street
United States


This position is located in Lancaster, PA


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The Grants Writer is responsible for overall preparation, research support, and writing proposals and grant applications to assist in advancing Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine’s strategic plan, priorities and other opportunities as identified. This role will be responsible for researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities; writing grant proposals and working with grant writing teams.


  • Develops and maintains a grant surveillance system to research, evaluate, and identify new public, private, and collaborative grant funding opportunities to advance the Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine strategic plan objectives and other related priorities.
  • Conducts literature reviews that align with and support successful proposal applications.
  • Manages a follow-up and reporting system to sustain, evaluate and expand existing public and private funding grant awards.
  • Writes and/or leads development of grant applications with Operations/Grant Writing teams that ensure compliance with applicable contractual and regulatory requirements; and that produce timely submission of well-researched, well-written and well-documented proposal submissions.
  • Develops and cultivates activities and professional relationships with public and private funders. Serves as internal and external liaison with external public and private funders and LG Health/Penn Medicine teams.
  • Assists in developing an accountability and reporting system to produce periodic and final reports as required by funding sources, and to meet auditing, contract management, and IRS reporting requirements.
  • Identifies and supports the development of Principle Investigators within the LG Health/Penn Medicine system.
  • Maintains a high level of operational expertise in current grant regulations, policies, and procedures related to federal, state, local, and private grants.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Three to five years of related experience in public and private grant-writing and contract administration.
  • Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Access, Powerpoint and Excel), and database management skills.
  • The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints.
  • Previous experience will demonstrate a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities; comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.
  • Exceptional research, writing and editing skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as federal and state grant announcements and clinical articles; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • High degree of creativity, innovation, diplomacy, decision making, and sensitivity to confidential information.
  • Well-developed communications and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical, research, conceptual thinking skills.
  • Eight (8) years of grant writing experience in a healthcare setting preferred.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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