POSITION SUMMARY: The Grant Writer is responsible for managing the application, evaluation and administration of grants from public and private grant sources, local and national. The Grant Writer works in tandem with agency leadership to establish and maintain relationships with funder representatives and to craft proposals which align agency needs with funder focus areas.
- Identifies potential funding sources including federal, state, corporate, tribal and private foundations. Includes HUD, SAMHSA, City/County CDBG & ESG and United Way.
- Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying agency opportunities and needs and studying requests for proposal (RFPs).
- Coordinates creation of grant outcomes and budget with agency program and finance staff.
- Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
- Manages reporting (program and fiscal) and compliance according to grant agreements and contracts. Coordinates requirements with program and finance staff in order to meet grant outcomes and deliverables, implementation, timelines, budget, overall performance and evaluation.
- Maintains grant tracking calendar to meet all deadlines for submission, reporting and billing.
- Works with community partners/agencies on collaborative grants.
- Maintains relationships with funding representatives; represents agency at pre-funding events
- Supports agency communication strategies.
- Assists with preparation of letters of support, conference submissions and general agency promotion as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Business, or related field
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in grant writing and prospect research for a human/social service agency with an $1-5M annual budget
WORK EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIREMENT:
- Professional experience working with the Native American population
- Working knowledge of the economic, educational and social challenges of Native Americans, persons experiencing homelessness and households with low-incomes
- Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively with a wide range of agency leadership, staff members and community partners
- MS Office proficiency
- Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving, organizational & time management skills