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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Grant Writer/Manager

  9/29/2020   SAY San Diego, Inc.
 Job Description        

SAY San Diego is currently looking for a Grant Writer/Manager! POSITION PROFILE: The Grant Writer/Manager plays a critical role in shaping and writing grant proposals and letters of inquiry for SAY San Diego to position SAY in bidding on government (federal, state and local), private and corporate foundation opportunities. The Grant Writer/Manager has a proven track record of writing successful grant proposals and a demonstrated ability to translate program data into convincing and cohesive impact statements. The position requires strengths in leading a grant writing effort from program design to final proposal packaging and submission of the best possible proposals, as well as strong organizational skills needed to meet public submission requirements, such as preparing logic models, timetables, flow charts, etc. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Function as Primary Writer and Project Lead for grant/contract proposals; Create compelling proposals, gather and synthesize data from program and administrative staff, and produce submission-ready documents for senior management review. • Take lead responsibility for overall proposal development and final submissions, ensuring accuracy and completeness of the final proposals and documents. • Conduct ongoing prospect research to identify and evaluate opportunities aligned with agency mission and funding priorities, with an emphasis on government (federal, state, county) and private foundations. • Manage calendar of all prospective and active grant proposals, including RFP bidder conference, LOI, application, proposal and report deadlines. • Oversee reporting requirements of all grants and support others as needed to report on public grants and contracts. • Work in close coordination with Grant Writer Consultants retained to expand writing capacity, when needed.



QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications): • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, English/Journalism/Writing, or related field. • Requires experience in winning government grants and contracts, including submitting major ($100,000 or higher) Government grant applications using platforms/tools such as, eRA Commons, and similar. • Proven track record in conducting research on grant opportunities/prospects, as well as conducting research and developing ideas for program models and evidence-based practices. • Successful track record in writing/submittal of large Government grants. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Possess excellent, persuasive written, and verbal communication skills. • Ability to develop relationships and opportunities to advance equity, diversity and inclusion within SAY San Diego’s workforce and throughout our programs. • Demonstrated understanding of how to capture data points and facts in a narrative description. • Proficient in diplomacy and external relations as needed to interface with executives in public agencies and foundations. • Competency in maintaining accurate and detailed records. • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities. • Capable of working both independently and collaboratively.


 Additional Information        

Pay Rate: $33.65 - $36.06 per hour. HOW TO APPLY: Please visit us at That is our SAY Career Center where you can register and submit an application online. Please apply to Requisition ID# 1258. (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE AND EMAILED OR FAXED RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED). SAY San Diego has been selected as a Top Workplace Award winner for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, qualifying SAY as one of the best places to work in San Diego, based on employee surveys. SAY San Diego is an EOE. SAY San Diego, a great place to work!!!


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