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Job Description

The Grant Writer works under the direction of the Executive Director, VP, Empowering and Strengthening Ohio's People (ESOP) and Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (BRIA) to research, analyze, identify, and cultivate funding sources and opportunities from federal and state agencies, private foundations and public corporations to help fiscally execute the organization's mission. The grant writer will have primary responsibility to write and manage the production of grant proposals and grant reports that secure funding for ESOP and BRIA programs. This position will spend a majority of time focused on grant writing and related support for ESOP (80%) funding needs and provide grant writing and related support as needed for BRIA (20%).

Essential Areas of Responsibility

  • Researches, analyzes, and proposes potential sources of funding and philanthropic trends for ESOP and Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and its subsidiaries.
  • Writes and submits grant proposals and grant reports on behalf of ESOP and BRIA, and as requested and required by funders.
  • Works with ESOP program managers and finance manager, and as appropriate, with specified BRIA staff, on all aspects of proposal preparation, including budget development, supporting project narrative and final grant reporting.
  • Prepares and presents reports on ESOP grant activity.
  • Maintains and tracks all standard and required documentation for grant proposals and submissions.
  • Maintains accurate, timely and regular communications with ESOP and BRIA funders, donors, and prospects in coordination with management.
  • Understands business implications of decisions and aligns work with ESOP strategic goals as well as BRIA overarching strategic plan.

General Responsibilities and Duties

  • The grant writer will have primary responsibility to write and manage the production of grant proposals and grant reports that secure funding for ESOP and BRIA programs.
  • Represent ESOP and BRIA mission, programs and goals effectively with funders.

Job Qualifications/Education

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.
  • Excellence in writing, editing and communication skills.
  • Minimum 5-7 years professional work experience in non-profit or comparable professional work environment.
  • Minimum 3-5 years demonstrated successful grant writing experience with other organizations. Experience writing successful HUD/HHS RFQ's/RFP's a plus.
  • Experience in translating organizational mission and goals in support of grant requests and grant reports.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management, including strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Attention to detail and meeting deadlines is essential.
  • Must be able to translate technical information and data into compelling stories and cases for support.
  • Proficient in MS Office Software and online grants portal access.
  • Drug Test and Background check required.

Physical Work Considerations

  • General computer work, sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Able to stoop, kneel, bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis.
  • Able to perform general office activities.
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally.

Mental Work Considerations 

  • Regular and on-time attendance.
  • Some flexibility with work hours.
  • Highly organized, flexible and able to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work with colleagues, team members and external partners in a business work place environment.

Position Performance Expectations

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this position.

Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location