Grant Development Specialist

# Job Description:
Position Summary:
The Grant Development Specialist is a key member of WestCare?s National Grant Team and is responsible for researching, developing, and writing proposals, concept papers, grant solicitations, and other written materials to secure funding for program support.
The Grant Development Specialist is responsible for: identifying and developing proposals to support existing and newly planned program activities; acquiring and maintaining sound knowledge and understanding of the services of WestCare, and using that information to better comprehend all projects and programs for which grants will be sought; recommend seeking of grants based on our mission and capabilities; and ensuring all grant requirements addressed in the solicitation are relevant and achievable prior to proposal development.
The Grant Development Specialist serves as primary relationship manager/liaison with Senior Vice Presidents, and the regional program staff assigned to individual grant projects.
Essential Job Functions:
Developing competitive grant proposals for submission to local, county, state and federal entities, as well as private foundations and other grant-making organizations;
Conducting research on a variety of content areas including but not limited to: substance abuse and mental health, corrections, homelessness, primary care integration, chronic and communicable diseases, supportive housing practices, etc.;
Attending pre-proposal conferences, technical assistance workshops, or grant training;
Assembling and submitting grant proposals (electronic and hard copy), including all required attachments (i.e. letters of commitment or support, budgets, MOUs, etc.);
Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with funders and program officers as needed to support the organization;
Identifying and reviewing new funding opportunities and assisting regions in prioritizing appropriate grants for submission;
Developing expertise in a variety of topic areas or program services relevant to WestCare;
Updating the Grant Spreadsheet on a weekly basis;
Enter submissions into the Grants Management System and upload all relevant grant documents;
Communicating acknowledgement of awards or denials in the Grants Management System and to the Director of Grants;
Maintain task lists to identify roles and ensure timely submission of grants;
Create user accounts and maintain electronic password logins relevant to grant identification sites and submission portals;
Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals;
Providing writing support as needed for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements;
Other duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications:
Must be an experienced writer able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential.
Must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, geographical, and financial data or information.
A high level of computer literacy required, including familiarity with Grants.Gov and other federal, state and local submission portals or databases.
Must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form (written and verbal).
A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants is vital.
The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Must have 3 -5 years of relevant grant development experience; have a minimum of five (5) grant awards, and 2 years experience in a social service environment (must be GPC eligible).
Bachelor?s degree or equivalent in Journalism, English or related field.
Specialized training or experience in grant development may be substituted for advanced degree.
Working Conditions:
Professional, business office setting
Local and out of state travel may be required, including overnight stays
Physical Demands:
Sitting for most of the work shift;
Consistent use of computer and telephone systems;
Occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds;
Normal work routine involves no exposure to human blood, body fluids, or tissues. Persons who perform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency medical care or first aid to be potentially exposed in some other way.
Mental Demands:
Requires the ability to work and cooperate with co-workers, managers, and employees at all levels in order to exchange ideas, information, instructions and opinions.
Requires the ability to work under stress and in emotionally charged settings.
Requisition Number: 2124
City: Henderson
State: Nevada
Job Title: Grant Development Specialist
Area of Interest: Administrative/Management b3df8323022b4901bf094a24b4cf5668

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