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Grant Writer at Four Oaks in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

Posted in Accounting 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Grant Writer is responsible to produce technical and foundational grant writing products. In addition, this position is responsible to manage grant timelines and deliverable's, and conducts evaluation/research activities to support organizational strategies and operations. Designs, secures funding for, and enables implementation of innovative projects and programs.


Grant and Service Development Research

  • Actively researches technical resources to identify grant development areas, including federal, state, and private funders

  • Continuously conducts search for grant options to fund identified developmental areas which fit with organizational mission

  • Evidences clear and logical comprehension of identified areas for funding and their requirements/service impacts

Technical Proposal Development

  • Researches proposal options to identify key proposal components

  • Confers with administrators, program representatives, clients, program managers, staff and funders to determine technical specifications and feasibility of proposal

  • Gathers thorough and relevant information to evaluate scope and effectiveness of proposals

  • Prepare proposal materials to comply with identified format

  • Edit, standardize, and amend materials to ensure all components of the proposal are aligned

  • Review and organize published materials to ensure that all requirements of the proposal are met

  • Prepare professional technical documents which are appropriate for the targeted audience

  • Utilize computer systems/software to design effective proposals, tracking systems, and evaluation tools

Grants Management

  • Develop and monitor an ongoing work plan to support the development of high quality grant-related submissions (e.g., applications, report, etc).

  • Effectively manage and integrate the work time required to carry out all aspects of the project/proposal

  • Maintain comprehensive records of all transactions and materials required to product each project

  • Coordinate staff, fiscal, technical, and physical resources to optimize project utilization & output

  • Accurately communicate project changes/revisions in a timely manner


A Bachelors Degree in related field plus 5 years of experience OR equivalent education & related work experience is required.  Additional requirements include:

  • Effective technical writing, research, and reading skills.

  • Strong ability to be self-directed, with demonstrated time management and organizational skills.

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and/or related grants management software.

About Four Oaks
At Four Oaks, we believe that every child needs the opportunity to succeed. It’s more than our mission – it’s the passion that permeates everything we do. Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state’s largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health. We recognize that children come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach kids and families where they are right now.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Health Insurance

  • 401k Retirement plan with matching

  • Generous paid leave time & holiday package

  • Casual Work Environment

  • Opportunities for growth & advancement

  • Gym memberships

  • Employee Assistance program

Equal Opportunity Employer