Grant Writer

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Posted 4/10/2019

The Grant Writer is a part-time (20 hours), hourly paid position The position coordinates and reports directly to the Development & Marketing Director and works closely with the CEO and the directors of other departments to plan, strategize and execute all private foundation grant writing opportunities, United Way funding opportunities, and any other grants specified by the Development & Marketing Director. The Grant Writer plays a vital role in the funding of Welcome House and is responsible for seeking new funding opportunities, reviewing historical grants, writing and communicating the needs of the agency, and working with outside funders to build relationships with Welcome House. This position performs duties in accordance with Welcome House Core Values, including: Ethics, Collaboration, Client-Centered, Accountable, Professional, and Passionate.

1. Grant Writing
• Coordinate with the Development & Marketing Director a monthly, quarterly, and annual plan with strategies to meet the projected budget for grant submissions.
• Research potential new grants and funding sources.
• Keep current with agency client demographics, stories, data analysis to successfully communicate needs of the clients served at Welcome House by working with management team members
• Meet regularly with Development & Marketing Director and CEO to determine ongoing and changing needs of the agency.
• Cultivate relationships with grant sources and private funders
• Assists in planning, correspondence and writing funding proposals and reporting to local foundations and government entities.
• Understand various foundations to ascertain donation history as well as missions they will fund.
• Keep detailed documentation regarding grant schedules, solicitations, and awards.
• Communicate grant status to key players of the grant process.
• Attend seminars and forums in regards to grant development and trainings.
• Reports all funding usage per the requirements of the foundation/funder.

2. Other duties as specified by the Development & Marketing Director.

• Bachelors or equivalent

• 2-5 years related work experience in grant writing, non-profit work, or development
• 3 and above years overall professional experience

Skills/Specialized Knowledge/Abilities
• Good communication and writing skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Ability to collaborate both internally and externally
• Ability to problem solve
• Works independently
• Attention to detail
• Must be able to meet strict deadlines
• Problem solving capabilities
• Confidence in decision making
• Ability to manage time and multi-task
• Deadline oriented
• Adaptability

Key Performance Indicators
• Understands agency vision/mission and how to achieve agency goals
• Increase knowledge of agency
• Progression to working independently
• Takes advantage of training opportunities
• Meets departmental compliance requirements with supervision
• Ability to complete tasks with little to no supervision
• Progression on taking initiative on expressing ideas/thoughts
• Demonstrates leadership and professionalism
• Meets departmental compliance requirements with very limited supervision
• Proactive regarding ideas, tasks, issues, and overall job

Working Hours/Environment
• Work typically performed in an indoor, 3-floor office building and/or from home.

Tools and Equipment Used
• Personal computer, copier, fax/scanner, phone, and other typical office equipment.

• Minimal-less than 15% of the time

Physical and Mental Demands
• Frequently required to sit at a desk/workstation for long period of time
• Ability to work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time
• Digital dexterity and hand/eye coordination in operation of office equipment
• Ability to speak to and hear employees/clients via phone or in person
• Body motor skills sufficient to enable incumbent to move between 3 floors
• Additional Mental Requirements: compare, decide, direct, problem solve, analyze, instruct, interpret
• Minimal lifting up to and above 50 pounds: donations


Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to:, or
205 West Pike Street; Covington, KY 41011

Welcome House is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class.

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