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Grant Writer

Job Code: Grants
Location: Atlanta, GA
Category / Program: Grants
Pay Range:
# of Openings: 1
Employment Duration: Full Time
Department: Development

Agency Description

Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) is a human service agency providing professionally delivered services to individuals and families of all religions, cultures, ages and lifestyles that support self-determination and self-sufficiency. Our vast array of services and programs serve a diverse population. People come to us knowing we will do our best to help them or to point them in the right direction. We hold these values close to our heart:

Commitment and Integrity
Compassion and Respect
Innovation and Collaboration
Responsiveness to Diverse Needs

Job Description

Purpose: The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for writing and managing portfolios for proposals and applications to secure grant funding for JF&CS programs/services, infrastructure and other activities as identified. Responsibilities include research and prospecting for potential funders (individuals, foundations (corporate/private/public), government (Federal/State/County), partnerships and collaborations. The Grant Writer will demonstrate skills and expertise to assure funding alignment to agency mission, goals and programs and ability to lead grant-writing projects.    


  • Writing Grant, proposals and renewals for agency programs, infrastructure and other activities.This includes collecting current research for proposal’s subject; coordinating programmatic, administrative and narrative preparation with appropriate staff members; completing necessary forms and attachments; assembling the budget, attachments and proposal for submission, as appropriate
  • Writing, editing and research for reports and amendments as assigned
  • Grant Administration including coordinating execution of contracts; maintaining computerized and paper files of all funding;
  • Advise staff on a variety of issues related to funding, vetting, program design and implementation, grant administration/management, close-out, and termination.
  • Grant Compliance including communication of funding requirements to appropriate staff; ensuring the timely submission of required statistical and narrative reports; assisting with program reporting as necessary and compliance review for funding requirements during the life of the grant.
  • Performs the full range of actions for the grant administration phase (review funding opportunities, recommend funding opportunities to program directors, attend pre and post-award calls, conferences, meetings, etc., coordinate program and fiscal reporting schedule with staff, track grant progress, negotiate new/changed requirements, contract modifications, remedial action, and/or contract terminations).
  • Provide technical assistance and training to program staff based on funder requirements.
  • Maintain and expand support for JF&CS programs by overseeing execution of grants portfolio including research and prospecting, proposal and report writing, and development/stewardship activities
  • Initiate ongoing communication with key program staff to analyze funding needs, gaps and opportunities
  • Manage efficient operational system to ensure accurate records and timely communication with funders; oversee grants calendar and maintain up-to-date database records for all institutional donors
  • Collect and synthesize information about JF&CS programs as needed to make strongest case for support
  • Develop a deep understanding of program content to ensure integrity and quality of proposal writing
  • Serve as technical writer by integrating logic model, monitoring and Evaluation Data, and Qualitative Information into all proposals.
  • Assist Grant team coworkers administratively, writing proposals, reviewing and conducting research.
  • Assist other JF&CS administrative areas with requests for information (Marketing, Finance, Development co-workers).
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must type a minimum of 40 WPM
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare grant proposals, budgets and outcomes for a wide variety of programs.
  • Ability to work on a number of different projects simultaneously
  • Ability to assist staff with program-related design, development and strengthening
  • Ability to problem-solve and think creatively
  • Team orientation with ability to be self-directed as well
  • High level of competency in MS Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel (Access a plus!)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize in a deadline driven environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be Flexible
  • Must exhibit empathy in dealings with colleagues, clients, volunteers, and the greater community
  • Ability to show emotional intelligence by listening and reflecting on situations before reacting

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of B.A. degree or equivalent experience of at least 5 years in an area related to human services
  • Successful grant writing experience for government, foundation, corporate and individual funding
  • Experience in preparing proposal packages and budgets, understand outcome measures and grant compliance for human service agencies
  • Knowledge of program development and outcomes, preferred
  • High level of competency in MS Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel, and Access (a plus)
  • Typing a minimum of 40 wpm

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