Proyecto Juan Diego's Mission (PJD):
"To empower low-income families to become healthy and self-sufficient community members through educational programs, family activities and preventive health care services."
E-mail curriculum, current certifications to: Bertha.Alonso@proyecto-jd.org
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Reports to: CEO
Employment: Regular Full-Time (30 hrs./week)
The Grant Writer identifies and cultivates new sources for grant funding and maintains the support of current grantors to ensure the successful attainment and growth of grant funding for the organization. The Grant Writer com[piles research on new available funding opportunities and recommends to the CEO those opportunities that most closely meet current organizational strategic priorities. The Grant Writer writes and/or coordinates compilation of grant applications and reports.
- Implements the plan and strategy for grant-writing activities based on organizational priorities created by the CEO.
- Research and identify current and potential grant opportunities, requests for proposals, etc., meeting strategic objectives of the organization.
- Develops working relationship with major grantors to establish specific understanding of grant requirements to determine feasibility and organizational "fit".
- Establish a complete understanding of programs, services, and needs of existing and potential clientele.
- In conjunction with the CEO, develops, write and produce complete proposals that are highly competitive and meets specifications and timelines of grantors.
- Coordinates grant writing activity with Program Managers, Accounting Department , and the CEO.
- Submits complete proposals for internal review in a timely manner and help develop summaries for presentation to and for approval of the Board of Directors and other reviewing bodies as needed.
- makes oral presentations summarizing proposals and provide responses to various reviewing bodies.
- Follows up and provides requested information on grant applications submitted for funding and communicates progress to the accounting department and related staff members.
- Makes recommendations to improve grant performance.
- Attends meetings as appropriate.
- Attend annual review and perform departmental in-services.
- Communicates and demonstrates the mission, ethics and goals of PJD.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may be added/changed at any time with or without notice.
Education and Experience Required:
- Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Political Science, Social Sciences, Public Health, or related field required.
- Master's degree preferred.
- Three (3) years experience of successful grant writing in health care or social services required.
- Ethical Practice- the ability to integrate PJD's core values, integrity, accountability throughout all the process of grant writing.
- Business Acumen-the ability to understand and apply information which contributes to the organization's plan.
- Organizational skills-effective time management, ability to create and keep deadlines, set and meet goals, and manage appointments.
- Communication proficiency-Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Outstanding computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
- Deadline Oriented.
- Cultural Effectiveness Competency-experience working with underserved populations. Strong customer service skills.
- Collaboration skills-ability to work in a team setting.
- Work independently with minimal oversight.
- Bilingual: Spanish and English.
The job operates in a professional office.
May include some local travel. Rare in-state or out of state travel. must have a valid and current driver's license, with up-to date insurance.
- Regularly required to sit, stand (for long periods of time), walk, kneel.
- Must be able to occasionally move about the inside the office to access files, equipment, etc.
- Ability to lift/move up to 25 pounds occasionally (it may be up to 10 lbs. frequently.
- Reach with hands and arms.