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Grant Writer

Desert Healthcare District
California, United States
$60,000.00 - $90,000.00
Closing date
Dec 26, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Programs, Grant Making
For-Profit Companies, Health
Employment Type
Full Time
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Under the supervision of the Chief Program Officer, the Grant Writer works with DHCD/F team members to seek and secure grant funding opportunities that support the strategic and programmatic objectives of the District/Foundation.  


FLSA Status

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Reporting Relationship

Reports to the Chief Program Officer (CPO).




  • Understands the history, structure, objectives, programs and financial needs of the organization, and uses that information to inform grant opportunity research.
  • Research grant opportunities from philanthropists, foundations (national and local), and government and non-government agencies.
  • Develops grant proposals, writes grants, gathers supporting documentation and submits them to the granting agency in a timely manner, meeting all agency guidelines/requirements, and complying with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensures quality, accuracy, and completeness of all submitted grant proposals to ensure they are well-researched, well-written, well-documented, and include a sound, well-developed budget.
  • Assists with the continuous improvement of services, programs, activities, materials, policies, and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains a master file of pending, existing, and past grants and contracts.
  • Maintains positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders.


Other duties may be assigned.  The duties listed here are typical examples of the work performed; not all duties assigned are included, nor is it expected that all similar positions will be assigned every duty.



Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None




To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited institution, or the equivalent; degree in Business, Political Science, English Literature, History, or a similar area of study is preferred.


Professional Experience

  • Three (3) years of grant writing or related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, tools and strategies used in stakeholder engagement, assessment, and grant writing.


Language Skills

  • The ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • The ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • The ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, constituents, internal and external stakeholders, and the general public.


Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.


Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills

  • Solid experience with computer skills in email and calendaring applications, and in using word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and database software.


Other Skills & Qualifications


  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects according to established organization criteria and protocols.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a diverse work environment.


Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations

  • None


Travel Requirements

This position does not require travel.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee will sit, talk, hear, and use hands up to 2/3 of the time.  The employee will stand and walk up to 1/3 of the time.  The employee is routinely required to carry and/or lift up to 25 pounds.


 Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The notice level in the work environment in usually quiet.


The position may be eligible for remote work.

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