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.
- 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.
Please complete your online application by clicking on the following link: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=59983&clientkey=4377F84F7DFD571DA006A7E067FECC7D
- 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)