Grant Specialist

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County
September 19, 2023
5740 Airport Fwy, FORT WORTH, Texas
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Position Overview: The Grant Specialist position is responsible for finding funding opportunities for the Agency and writing polished proposals to earn grant money. Their duties include researching deadlines, drafting grant requests, submitting approved grants, and submitting reports for approval.

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: Donor Engagement Manager

Committees: Board Committees as required

Grants: This position is responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with our donors, securing funds based on the annual budget, and maintaining accurate data regarding gifts and pledges received.

Major Gifts: This position along with the Door Relations Manager, Senior Vice President and CEO are the main points of contact for major gifts.

Capital Gifts: At the direction of the Donor Engagement Manager, works with an ad-hoc committee identified to help with equipment and vehicle replacement, building expansions, upgrades, repairs, etc.



  • 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
  • Required to pass criminal background check and have a free and clear MVR
  • Contribute to other projects when necessary



  • Research grant opportunities from government and non-government agencies
  • Draft grant proposals and supporting documents based on the funding requirements of the Agency
  • Generate high-quality proposals, narratives, applications, and supporting documents in response to solicitations consistent with agency policies and procedures, and the requirements and guidelines of funding agencies
  • Submit proposals to manager for approval
  • Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals
  • Inform staff and answer questions regarding allowability of proposed expenditures related to all grants
  • Maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders
  • Retain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities
  • Demonstrate the ability to remain highly organized, paying close attention to multiple deadlines
  • Possess strong positive interpersonal skills and will work alongside team members to obtain necessary information and construct written submissions for grant opportunities



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



  • 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
  • Working knowledge of computers



  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in grant writing

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