Title: Grant Writer
Organization: Lowell Community Health Center
Job Type: Full-time
Brief Summary of Position:
Working closely with the Chief Development Officer, the full-time Grant Writer will take on a primary role in developing diverse funding sources for Lowell Community Health Center’s existing services and proposed expansions. S/He will assist in identifying local, state, national, and international funding opportunities; soliciting leadership and program staff input; developing budget requests; writing and editing competitive grant proposals; utilizing community and program data; tracking proposal and reporting deadlines; coordinating with other team member efforts; and supporting a variety of activities related to Federally Qualified Health Center status and resource development. Other writing projects could include copy for op-eds, e-newsletters, and speeches.
- Grant writing and resource development, primarily pursuing Government, Foundation and international grant opportunities.
- Other writing duties to include content for press releases, patient education materials, journal articles, newsletters, and website updates.
- Grant project management (i.e., identifying, assessing feasibility, developing budget, drafting narrative, compiling attachments, and managing deadlines).
- Continuous research and investigation to learn about the needs and opportunities of Lowell CHC.
- At times, assist with program design and conceptualization.
- Ongoing funding opportunity research, both for sustaining funds for existing services and for growth funding for priority expansion areas.
- Summarize potential opportunities and what each would require in order tosolicit input and direction on whether to apply.
- Maintain integrity to the mission, culture, and priorities of Lowell CHC.
- Develop relationships and interact with diverse leadership, program, and clinical staff to plan grant proposal strategy and components.
- Identify and utilize data to build a case and articulate our objectives and impact.
- Work with Lowell CHC’s Information Services and Quality Departments to strategize around data collection and utilization.
- Assist with application components for Federally Qualified Health Center status renewals and reporting.
- Collaborate with community partners in joint applications and subcontracts.
- Assist with drafting and/or soliciting letters of support from our project partners and community supporters.
- Assist with written correspondence to local elected officials to advocate on health care and community development issues.
- Update tracking spreadsheet for all submitted, pending, committed, and declined grant proposals.
- Maintain calendar of grant deadlines, reporting schedules, and acknowledgements.
- Ensure that Lowell CHC’s subscriptions to various state and federal portals and campaigns are kept up to date (i.e., EHB; SAM; grants.gov; GuideStar; SEFA; CFC)
- Update Giving Common info, at least twice per year.
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Master’s Degree strongly preferred or equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides desired knowledge, skills and abilities.
- 5+ years of professional grant writing or grant management experience in a health care or nonprofit organization.
- Embrace and be able to communicate Lowell CHC’s mission, vision, strategic goals, purpose and values.
- Passion for community development.
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, even those that are unpredicted and/or last minute.
- Experience working with partners on collaborative grant proposals.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong research skills, both to target funding prospects and to improve the content in grant submissions.
- Successful grant-writing experience, including familiarity with federal government grant requirements.
- Confidence researching and utilizing regional statistics and data to demonstrate community need for services, as well as to measure program outcomes and impact.
- Comfort managing clinical and programmatic performance measure data.
- Comfort working with and updating budgets.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, Google, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Creative problem-solving capabilities.
- Positive and engaging interpersonal skills.
- Ability to plan for and manage multiple deadlines and varying levels of work.
- Self-starter who can work independently, while maintaining a strong role as a Team Player.