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FT Grant Writer

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Job Description


JOB TITLE:        Grant Writer                                                       

STATUS:               Non-exempt

REPORTS TO:     Grants Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Grants Coordinator, the Grant Writer will be responsible for the research, writing, reporting, contract and relationship management of assigned grant contracts for CHC programs as well as foundation relationships as assigned. This includes coordination with program staff, quality assurance and executive leadership, as well as relationship building activities with local, state and federal organizations.


Research and identify private, local, state and federal funding sources for CHC programs.

Identify proposal and reporting requirements and submission deadlines.

Participate in grant team meetings and communications to determine goals and objectives, scope, feasibility and program funding needs.

Research background information, statistical and analytical information to support proposals, and analyze program and demographic data for responding to RFPs.

Prepare, coordinate, assemble and deliver grant applications, renewals and reports for submission.

Under the direction of the Grant Coordinator, manages pre and post-award activities, monitors subcontracts, negotiation of terms and conditions and closeout of grant/contract accounts.

Achieve the annual goals (budget targets) for private and public sector funding.

Actively participate in grant activity calendaring system to include proposal/application, reporting, and renewal dates.

Act as a liaison attending information sessions, RFP meetings or other community forums to interact and build relationships with potential funders, government program managers and possible collaborative partners. 

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



EDUCATION: HS Diploma Required 

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in grant writing or contract management. Must be          a self-starter and team player with the ability to work with other staff.

SKILLS: Must be proficient in computer software programs and data bases (Microsoft and development related), knowledge of funding sources, opportunities, and procedures preferred; ability to successfully develop and cultivate relationships; ability to effectively manage multiple funding opportunities and meet deadlines; possess strong attention to detail and project management skills.

TRANSPORTATION: Must have a valid California driverís license and a good driving record.

WORKING CONDITIONS: General business/office environment. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. on occasion, bend, sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. Some weekend/holiday work may be required.

EQUIPMENT USED: Computers and general office equipment.

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