Grant Writer

Parkland Foundation
November 12, 2020
1341 W. Mockingbird Ln, Suite 1100E, Dallas, Texas
Job Type


Primary Purpose

Plans, researches, writes, submits, reports on and tracks successful grant proposals in support of Parkland's philanthropic priorities and ensures updated proposal/case for giving templates are available for the purpose of fundraising.

Minimum Specifications


  • Bachelor's degree in a health, business, marketing, social service or a related field.
  • Prefer a Master's degree in a related field.


  • Six years of experience in writing successful grant applications, fundraising or healthcare marketing/communications.

Equivalent Education and/or Experience:

  • May have an equivalent combination of education and experience to substitute for both the education and the experience requirements.

Required Tests for Placement:

  • Writing test

Skills or Special Abilities:

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, including project management and meeting facilitation, and must
  • be able to manage competing priorities and rapidly changing department needs.
  • Must have proven research skills and knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Must have ability to understand, process and execute complex instructions independently.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Word, Excel and fundraising database or relationship management software such as Raiser's Edge.
  • Must have strong relationship-building skills.
  • Must have understanding of healthcare environment and/or related social services.
  • Must be sensitive to political, cultural and legal issues related to hospital system operations and fundraising, and be able to function both independently and as part of a cross-functional team.


  1. Conducts full range of activities required to prepare, write, submit and manage grant proposals to foundations and corporate sources.
  2. Works with Prospect Researcher to identify and evaluate foundation and corporate grant opportunities.
  3. Maintains grants calendar to include new application and reporting deadlines.
  4. Develops and maintains case for giving to and impact of giving to philanthropic priorities of Parkland. Duties include written materials and current relevant statistics for proposals and stewardship.
  5. Gathers information, prepares and submits reports to comply with all grant reporting as required by grantors/donors.
  6. Maintains records in database and paper files.
  7. Assist Foundation staff and volunteers with writing for proposals, publications and other special projects.
  8. Serves as liaison and conduit of information both to and from health system departments and external partners.

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