GRANT SPECIALIST

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County
Published
November 1, 2021
Location
5740 Aiport Fwy, FORT WORTH, Texas
Category
Job Type

Description

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County

Grant Specialist

Position Overview: The Grant Specialist position is responsible for researching funding opportunities, drafting, and submitting proposals, completing follow-up reports, and assisting with other donor development and engagement activities.

Paid As: Hourly, Non-Exempt Full-Time Employee

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Friday

Reports To: Grants, Capital & Major Gifts Manager

Committees: Development Council, Endowment Board, other Board Committees as required

Other Relationships: Meet as necessary with agency board members in areas relating to fundraising, marketing, public relations, etc...Works with Marketing & Communications, Accounting, Grant Compliance, and other agency staff to implement capital campaign goals, major gifts and other fundraising goals.

 

AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE

  • Maintain confidentiality of client, donor, volunteer, staff and board information
  • Support the mission, vision and goals of Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County
  • Represent Meals On Wheels in a professional manner at all times
  • Must have dependable transportation, valid driver license and personal vehicle insurance as required by the State of Texas
  • Required to pass criminal background check and have a free and clear MVR
  • Assist with meal delivery when volunteer callouts make it necessary for staff to deliver
  • Contribute to other projects when necessary

 

ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS

  • Research grant opportunities from government and non-government agencies that align with the agency’s mission and program
  • Obtain and document approval from manager for making application to prospective funder and obtain final approval for submission of proposal
  • Construct grant proposals and develop or obtain supporting documents based on the funding requirements of the agency and prospective funder
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, i.e., coworkers, donors, foundation directors and volunteers
  • Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals
  • Retain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities
  • Demonstrate the ability to remain highly organized, paying close attention to multiple deadlines
  • Work closely with Grant Compliance team to communicate outputs, outcomes and other tangibles to fulfill funder requirements and submit grant amendments as necessary
  • Assist with donor engagement activities such as making phone calls, writing thank you notes and hosting donor recognition events

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, creative writing or a related area

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Possess strong positive interpersonal skills necessary to work with team members to accomplish tasks at hand
  • Writing, tracking and reporting experience on multiple grants simultaneously
  • Excellent knowledge of proposal submission and fundraising process
  • Ability to study and understand programs and funding requirements of the Agency
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources
  • Multitasking, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with utmost integrity

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in grant writing or commensurate experience

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should send a resume to Human Resources at HR@mealsonwheels.org

Subject Line Must Include: Grant Specialist

 

 

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, basis of gender, gender expressions and gender identity, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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