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Grant Writer – Part-time

McMillen Health’s mission is to provide vital, effective preventive health education that promotes physical, emotional, and social well-being. We believe in education today for a healthy tomorrow.

McMillen Health is a leader in health education for students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds – we are the oldest remaining independently operated health education center in the nation. Despite some health education organizations struggling to keep afloat, McMillen Health continues to see growth after 40 years!

Besides direct health education programming for classrooms, we also create curricula, video content, and other media for use by partner organizations. Therefore, McMillen Health is seeking a Grant Writer who will research, write, and submit grant proposals and reports. This position is currently part-time, 20 hours per week, but has the potential to become full-time in the future. This position reports directly to the Executive Director. The position requires a valid driver’s license.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares proposals by determining project goals, gathering statistics and health-related information, formatting proposal, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals
  • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal
  • Prepare and manage progress reports for funding agencies; fulfill foundation-specific grant reporting requirements; gather data on program progress and stay apprised of new developments to prepare timely and accurate reports to funders
  • Enters and monitors tracking data
  • Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions and collections
  • Develops proposal by assembling information including project objectives, outcomes, and deliverables; implementation; methods; timetable; staffing; budget; standards of performance; and evaluation
  • Writes, revises, and edits drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Research public and private foundation sources including but not limited to corporate, private, state, and federal grant funding opportunities that align with McMillen Health’s mission and values

Overall Expectations

  • Demonstrates sound time-management skills by effectively and efficiently organizing, prioritizing, and completing multiple assignments in a timely manner
  • Maintains strict confidentiality when handling sensitive information
  • Continually seeks and accepts opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Actively supports all efforts to increase cooperation, communication, and collaboration between and among staff members
  • Understands the importance of seeking a resolution to issues by working toward a solution promptly

Qualifications Required:

  • Presentation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solver
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Coordination of grants and final reports
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Flexible work style, with the ability to work on multiple projects
  • Highly organized, with the ability to track and monitor multiple projects
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with co-workers and stakeholders
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage workload, advising supervisor of significant issues
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to systematically research grant opportunities

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Media, or related field
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in grant writing, prospect research, general fundraising or a minimum of 2 years comparable and transferable skills acquired in a professional setting

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demand and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:
Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and moderate lifting. Must be able to sit at a computer workstation for extended periods of time. Ability to perform the repetitive motion of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Specific vision abilities include the capability of viewing computer monitor for long periods of time. Strength requirements include the ability to lift and move heavy items, such as boxes containing books and other materials (up to 30 lbs.). Requires hearing within the normal range for telephone use.

Work Environment:
Work is performed primarily in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

*Please note, this is an hourly position starting at $18.00-21.00 per hour and does not include medical/health insurance benefits.

Thank you for your interest in working for McMillen Health! While we may not always be hiring for the position you are looking for, please feel free to submit your resume and we will contact you if you are the right fit for the job.