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Grant Writer

Haynes Family of Programs

Job Description

Grant Writer

Job Details

Job Location : Corporate HQ La Verne - La Verne, CA


The Grant Writer will be responsible for researching, writing, and coordinating the grant application process, and management of proposals reporting with public agencies, private foundations, and corporations.

Essential Functions

  • Identifies, researches, compiles, and evaluates data sources and background information in the specialty area(s)
  • Plans, prepares, and writes highly competitive, technical, and complex research grant proposals/applications
  • Research funding sources, prepare and submit letters of intent and full grant proposals and budgets to secure new donors and renew existing donors
  • Gather the necessary information to ensure proposals and reports are comprehensive and compelling
  • Maintain Institutional Development Calendar to ensure all grant reporting requirements are fulfilled in a comprehensive and timely manner
  • Work proactively with faculty and staff to identify fundable programmatic initiatives
  • Participate in developing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of government, corporate, and foundation gifts
  • Assists in preparing a budget for grant applications.
  • Monitors and tracks submitted, pending, and ongoing proposals.
  • Builds a positive relationship with existing and potential funding sources.
  • Maintains complete records of past and current proposals.
  • Works with managers/directors to compile financials and data.
  • Assists in developing annual reports, newsletters, and brochures.
  • Research statistics, trends, and data for grant proposals and funding opportunities.
  • Provide timely reporting data for all grants such as progress reports, year-end, financial reporting, data collection from programs, and special reports as required.
  • Research and write State and Federal grant applications
  • Performs other reasonable related duties as assigned


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Five years in a non-profit environment researching, writing, and submitting grant applications, funding reports, and related correspondence to funding sources.
  • A strong ability to craft clear and compelling funding proposals, including demonstrated success in writing proposals resulting in awards of $50,000 and above.
  • A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants. Experience working with major foundations and corporate giving programs in Southern California.
  • Understand the principles of nonprofit organizations and all related fund development processes.
  • Working knowledge of research databases (e.g. Raisers Edge, Foundation Directory Online).
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and with competing deadlines.
  • Must fulfill all requirements of employment, including clearance of all required background records (e.g. Department of Justice, Child Abuse, California Community Care Licensing, County Sanction List, etc.), professional, physical examination, and drug testing

Physical Requirements

In the course of performing this job, the incumbent must be able to lift at least 40 lbs. Frequent sitting, twisting, typing, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Occasional traveling, driving, walking, standing, bending, grasping, pulling, pushing and reaching

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