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Grant Writer

Grant Writer

locationTallahassee, FL, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 4 months ago
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience

United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB) is seeking a Grant Writer who will be responsible for managing and expanding the grant funding development efforts that support advancing the United Way of the Big Bend mission.  Primary responsibilities include researching grant opportunities, writing proposals, managing timelines, and ensuring that budget and grant reporting requirements are met.    

 UWBB serves eight counties in the Big Bend area with the mission to raise awareness, mobilize resources and find collaborative, targeted solutions for our community’s most vital concerns.  We lead the communities we serve by engaging and connecting with others who share our commitment to help our neighbors, friends and colleagues who are living in poverty and/or struggling to make ends meet.

Schedule:            Full-time                             Location:             Tallahassee, FL

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with leadership to develop and implement an annual grants strategy to secure new and maintain renewable grant funding
  • Research and identify grant opportunities that align with UWBB’s mission, initiatives and impact programs
  • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare and submit timely and compelling grant proposals/applications
  • Perform continuous grant oversight, monitoring, reporting and compliance
  • Work with Finance Team to track and report annual grant revenue on a timely basis
  • Assist Finance Team with grant financial reporting as needed for audit inquiries
  • Work closely with Community Impact staff to ensure the collection of relevant outcome data and development and measurement of performance objectives
  • Serve as primary contact for all grantors
  • Coordinate with Communications team to ensure proper recognition of grantors as applicable

Applicants should:

  • Be familiar with grant research techniques, application and management processes
  • Have highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excel at multi-tasking, meeting overlapping deadlines and deliverables
  • Be able to collaborate effectively within and outside of the organization
  • Work well both independently and as a member of team

Education, Experience and Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred or equivalent experience  
  • Minimum of two years of experience in grant writing, management and reporting
  • Experience with state and federal grant application and management preferred
  • Knowledge of program evaluation methodologies and outcome measurement practices a plus
  • Experience developing and monitoring budgets a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Access to reliable transportation, proof of insurance, and a valid driver’s license

Work Environment:

  • Workplace culture that is family-oriented and supports teamwork and collaboration
  • Professional office setting – in-office position
  • Occasional travel within UWBB neighboring county footprint
  • Work Week:  M-R 8:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m., F 8:30 am-12:00 pm with some early morning, evening and weekend hours during peak times
  • Physical demands:  Sitting or standing for extended periods of time, bending, occasional lifting, regularly moving throughout the building between floors
  • Regular use of standard office equipment

Excellent Benefits:  Health, life and LTD Insurance, retirement plan, vacation and sick leave, holiday time, half-day Fridays and one remote workday per week.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to unitedway@uwbb.org by February 23, 2024.   

EOE/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Drug Free

The above declarations are not intended to be an “all-inclusive” list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job.  Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

●    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
●    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
●    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
●    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
●    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

Years of experience

  • 1 - 2 years of experience