Senior Grant Writer

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 15, 2020
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Pardee Hospital Foundation Grant Program Specialist is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive grant solicitation and grant management initiative. The Specialist will proactively research grant opportunities to include private foundations, charitable corporations, and government agencies and identify funding sources that align with Pardee Hospital priorities and values.

In consultation with hospital stakeholders, grant proposals will be written that conform to grantor standards and schedules. Successful grant programs will be tracked to completion to insure fidelity to original standards, timely report submission and fulfilment of obligations of the grant.

This position is also responsible for the development of long term relationships with grantors and potential grantors on behalf of the Foundation and Hospital. The successful specialist must be able to thrive in the fast-paced environment of the grant writing world while maintaining a full pipeline of prospects, potential projects, and proposals at various stages of development. 

The specialist reports to the Executive Director of the Foundation.

Job Standards:

  • Grant Research. Conducts research on prospects and other opportunities for new funding, with emphasis on   Hospital priorities, fund stakeholder interests, and trends in the donor and partnership landscape.
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  • Relationship Development.  Collaborates with colleagues to identify funding opportunities, recognize new opportunities for partnership, and pursue other areas ripe for foundation and corporate support.
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  • Grant Development.  Drafts, edits, and finalizes concept notes, funding proposals, reports, and other written material specifically targeted for funders, partners, and hospital stakeholders.
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  • Grant Management.  Maintains all deadlines including grant mile-stones, funding deadlines, reporting schedules, program deadlines, and project completion targets.
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  • Team Support.  Manages one or more contract/temporary grant writers with complex projects while collaborating and problem solving with the grant writing team both as a group and individually.


Education: Bachelor degree in business or related field from an accredited school of advanced earning required or equivalent education and experience commensurate to accomplishing the stated performance standards. Formal training in development in addition to education or experience is preferred.

Experience:  Minimum 6 years of experience in development/fundraising role, preferably in a healthcare environment; experience in the management/supervision of staff. Must demonstrate experience in obtaining grants.

Certification: CFRE highly preferred

The specialist recognizes a unique role in representing and supporting Pardee Hospital, our community, our team members and our patients.  This unique role provides access to donors and funding along with stories to impact our growth and gifts.  The specialist must be diplomatic, compassionate and committed to our vision.