Website Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA)
The Grant Writer will identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies.
Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing, and responding to public and private grant opportunities in areas that support the Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA) programs.
• Researches and identifies new government, corporate, foundation and private funding prospects to match APAA priorities;
• Generates high-quality proposals, narratives, applications and supporting documents in response to solicitations consistent with all policies and procedures of APAA, and the requirements and guidelines of the funding agencies;
• Generates revenues for APAA programs through timely submission of well-researched, well written and well-documented grant proposals;
• Maintains primary responsibility for grant schedules and tracking grants;
• Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies and organizations;
• Works with appropriate personnel to research, develop, write, and submit letters of inquiry, concept papers and grant proposals;
• Coordinates and follows-up on the progress of submitted proposals;
• Create Grants Manual procedures
• Develops and maintains a master file on pending grants and contracts;
• Remains up to date on current issues relative to grant proposals;
• Meets regularly with management to discuss current and new funding needs;
• Become familiar with and adhere to policies and procedures of APAA and the State of Texas regarding grant management;
• Inform management and answer questions regarding allowability of proposed expenditures related to all specific grants;
• Inform supervisor on the progress of all grants and issues that may arise with each grant.
• Maintains confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding staff, management, or other stakeholders;
• Requires the kind of teamwork, supervision, and personal interaction, that cannot be had in a home office situation; therefore, regular and predictable on-site attendance is a job requirement;
Minimum Education, Skills, and Abilities
• Bachelor’s degree required;
• 3 to 5 years of experience as a successful grant writer;
• Grant writing experience, preferably with a substance use disorder/mental health focus;
• Experience which should demonstrate a proven track record of securing new funding opportunities; comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to distinguish and identify opportunities for APAA programs.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure;
• Excellent writing and verbal skills;
• Be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes;
• Proficiency in research, interpreting, and analyzing diverse data;
• Excellent Computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Excel), and database management skills;
• Motivated self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively and independently with purpose and accuracy in a fast-paced environment.
Preferred Education, Skills, and Abilities
• Master’s degree;
• Previous grant budget development and management;
• A proven record of securing major grants with certifiable references;
• Knowledge of grant application process, scoring criteria and funding cycles;
• Previous federal grant application, submission, approval, and management of funds
• Subject to a criminal background check and drug testing prior to employment.
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, and physical demands required of personnel so classified.
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