Grant Writer

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
January 10, 2023
5351 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, Texas
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The Dallas Children's Advocacy Center (DCAC) is seeking an experienced Grant Writer for our agency.

Position Summary: Develops applications and proposals for foundation and corporate funding; leads and presents proposals in the grant process to secure funding that will sustain and expand program and administrative needs; identifies and secures new funding opportunities to increase existing award levels; develops and maintains thorough knowledge of DCAC programs, services and outcome measures; facilitates the completion and submission of renewals; establishes, maintains and updates an applications funding calendar; establishes, maintains and updates a grants database.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports the organization in the process of foundation and corporate grants funding requests and renewals for DCAC and seeks out new grants for funding opportunities; identifies funding gaps and seeks out foundations or other grants to secure funding.
  • Responsible for the preparation and submission process of applications, proposals, memorandums of understanding, formalized partnerships, and collaborations.
  • Research public and private funding opportunities; develops funding proposals; works with appropriate departments to research, propose, prepare, write, coordinate, and submit funding proposals.
  • Responsible for pre-application review meeting which involves stakeholders to determine programmatic and mission fit; research funding sources and makes strategic recommendations and suggestions regarding appropriate requests to funders.
  • Works with the CDMO (Chief Development and Marketing Officer) to implement of a funding plan and applications timeline; responsible for the roll out of grant once funding is secured including informing staff of related responsibilities and requirements.
  • Maintains current copies of application materials from application to award; creates a process to ensure related materials are accessible by all stakeholders for the purpose of program planning and monitoring; develops and maintains an agency funding master calendar.
  • Oversight of the grant programmatic compliance.
  • Develops and maintains thorough knowledge of DCAC programs and services; utilizes program Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Outcome Plans that have been developed by the CEO, CFO and Chief Program Officer; ensures quality applications to be reflective of current programming and overall accuracy of documents leaving the organization.
  • Assembles all pertinent materials in packages for final submission to grant reviewers; facilitates the review and approval process; ensures overall accuracy and quality of all documents leaving the organization; ensures final submission of grants by sending out all documents in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for programmatic compliance by working with funders on programmatic inquiries and requests; primary program funding contact for DCAC.
  • Conducts and maintains research regarding community statistics; including demographic and socioeconomic trends and other human service organizations impact on various identified community needs.
  • Completes annual foundation reports.


  • Develops professional working relationships with the local and broader community, and appropriate city, county, state, and federal funding entities to enhance support of operations for which the position is responsible.
  • Sets up agency site tours as requested by foundations in response to foundation applications.
  • Attends instructional meetings offered by funding agencies to identify trends, current funding sources and their application processes.
  • Represents the agency in community facing events as needed and attends meetings or other community events as assigned, to promote awareness and support for DCAC programs.
  • Participates in continuing education opportunities, conferences, and seminars to enhance professional growth.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Requirements: Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field, and three (3) years related work experience and/or training in grant writing or applicable field.

Knowledge and Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of child development and family dynamics; knowledge of sexual abuse dynamics as it relates to victims and perpetrators, preferred.
  • Skilled at working with others to convey information effectively.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and plan effectively.
  • Ability to working with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to track and manage program statistics
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and data management environments.

Application Instructions

Please complete your online application by clicking on the following link:


  • 100% Paid Employee Health Insurance
  • 100% Paid Employee Dental Insurance
  • 100% Paid Short Term Disability
  • 100% Paid Long Term Disability
  • 100% Paid Basic Term Life and AD&D Benefits (one times your annual earnings up to $50,000)
  • Vision Insurance through Superior Vision
  • Pet Insurance through Nationwide
  • Legal Services through Freshbenies
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Spending Account
  • Six (6) weeks' of paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Health Advocate
  • WellVia Teladoc Program
  • 403b Retirement and Contribution Plan
  • Supplemental Insurance: Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance
  • Bilingual Stipend (English/Spanish) of $2,400 annually
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • 2 Floating Holidays
  • 14 Wellness Days
  • Vacation Days 10 to 20 (depending on your tenure)
  • DCAC participates in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

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