Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Senior Grant Writer

    Job Locations US-FL-West Palm Beach
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

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    Are you articulate, detail-oriented, and innovative?


    If you are passionate about making a positive difference and want to join the largest, oldest, and leading premier nonprofit organization within child welfare, Children's Home Society of Florida is for you!


    As a Senior Grant Writer, you will research foundation and government grant opportunities and develop successful grant applications in support of Corporate and Regional needs that will make a direct impact on the quality of the services we provide to children and families daily. 




    • Mission driven uplifting work culture 
    • Great benefits suite
    • Generous paid time off including holidays
    • Growth and professional development opportunities
    • Culture for continuous improvement and only being the best!



    • Project manages, write and submit grant proposals and supporting documents for foundation, corporation and government funding in support of the Corporate Office and operations.
    • Conduct prospect research on public and private funding opportunities at the local, state, and national level.
    • Build and maintain a database of prospective grantors.
    • Plan, prepare and deliver grant writing workshops.
    • Provide grant technical support to Grant Writers and other CHS staff.
    • Develop a master organizational strategic grant writing plan with clear goals, plans of action and timelines.
    • Create informed, timely decision papers to guide management decisions on grant opportunities.
    • Maintain effective, positive relationships through frequent communication with prospective and current grantors.
    • Participate in grant technical training provided by funding agencies.
    • Keep abreast of the changing grant landscape and proposal guidelines.
    • Keep CHS management apprised of projected, pending and submitted grant proposals.
    • Confirm compliance and meet reporting requirements for existing grants.
    • Participate in grant pre-bid conferences.
    • Assist with special projects as needed.
    • Participate in the quality management process. 




    • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately 
    • Effective verbal and written communications skills 
    • Ability to travel throughout a geographical area 
    • Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions 
    • Commitment to effectively and efficiently providing customer satisfaction with positive service delivery results 
    • Excellent organizational skills 
    • Ability to work in a diverse environment 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills 
    • Strong attention to detail 
    • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products 
    • Excellent project management skills 
    • Superior technical writing skills



    • Master’s degree in a field related to grant writing or human services 
    • Five years of successful experience in federal, state, and foundation grant writing and administration 
    • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days of hire 
    • Preferred:
      • Experience administering the grant writing process for a social services related non-for-profit agency
      • Experience with providing support, training, and supervision of the grant writing process 



    With more than 1,800 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of children’s services in the state of Florida. We’re an employer and career path of choice for any aspiring professional committed to growth and excellence. At CHS, we do good.

    At CHS, we’ve created a workplace that supports what drives you personally and professionally. Competitive salaries … paid holidays … generous paid time off … flexible work schedules … and a sweet benefits suite that doesn’t just say we care about you, but truly demonstrates it!



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