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Grant Writer

Job Title:

Grant Writer

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

260 Days (Grade 119/12 months)

FLSA Status:


Work Location:

Central Office

Immediate Supervisor:

Director, Grant Monitoring & Compliance

General Description:
The Grant Writer coordinates with internal and external stakeholders to research grant opportunities and submits grants that are concise and competitive, to secure local, state and federal funding to support the division’s goals and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Performs both independent research and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders/partners to identify grants/funding sources

·         Provides specialized grant writing services, including interpretation and analysis of required specifications and pre-award activities for securing federal, state, local and private funding sources

·         Manages grant records, prepares reports and meets deadlines for the completion and submission of multiple grants with similar timelines

·         Writes competitive grants that are aligned with the parameters of the grant application and the division’s goals

·         Stays abreast of division priorities and initiatives in order to incorporate the information into the development of competitive grants

·         Participates in technical assistance offered by VDOE and USED

·         Performs other related duties as assigned


·         Bachelor’s Degree in English, journalism, communications, marketing, education or related field required

·         Two years of experience in grant planning, finance, developing grant budgets and proposals, and adhering to program compliance for an educational institution

·         Three years of experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive

·         Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills and the ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders.

·         Ability to effectively plan, organize and coordinate work independently with minimal supervision

·         Attention to detail, critical thinking skills

·         Knowledgeable of special programs and/or projects funded by federal, state and local grants that support the division’s goals and objectives

Bilingual/fluency in Spanish preferred