• Grants Writer

    Location US-AZ-Phoenix
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Marketing / Public Relations
  • Overview

    ** Please Submit Cover Letter With Resume **


    For over 80 years JFCS has been providing care, help, and healing to those in need; serving nearly 30,000 children and adults of all faiths throughout Maricopa County.  Counseling services for children, adults, older adults and seniors.  Counseling Programs include counseling and behavioral health services, outpatient mental health services, play therapy & treatment (younger children), adolescent substance abuse counseling, psychiatric care, HIV/AIDS services, medication services, parenting group workshops, marriage/couple counseling, bereavement/grief support, and care management.


    Become Part of the JFCS Team!

    “Healing Lives.  Whatever It Takes.”


    Critical Tasks


    • Coordinates the grant proposal process in conjunction with Grants Manager by preparing well-written grant proposals, letters of intent/request, cover letters complying grantor standards and requirements, and persuasively communicating JFCS’ mission and programs for potential funders
    • Conducts data mining and develops background information for proposals by mastering program content that ensures the integrity and quality of proposal writing
    • Updates Raiser’s Edge with pertinent prospect information and tracks all grants activity in Raiser’s Edge.
    • Assists with writing follow-up correspondence, acknowledgement letters, interim, and final reports as well as creating donor profiles
    • Manages tracking systems for grant submissions, letters of inquiry, proposal timelines, reports and materials through adherence with the grants calendar, to meeting deadlines and fulfill funder requirements
    • Collects and synthesizes information about JFCS programs as needed to make the strongest business case for support
    • Develops materials showing progress of JFCS programs for donor updates and ongoing communications
    • Prioritizes projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meeting deadlines and managing supplemental material required for proposals.
    • Provides support to the leadership team and key staff for meetings with donors.
    • Participates in annual fundraising, planning and goal setting processes
    • Remains current with philanthropic trends and recent government, corporate and foundation grant making
    • Assists the Philanthropic Services Department with special events, donor tours and donor solicitations as assigned





    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required
    • Commitment to and passion for the mission and values of JFCS
    • 3+ years of experience grants writing
    • Proven history of developing successful grant strategies and securing small to midsize grants
    • Demonstrates a history of successful grants and reports for non-profits, foundations, corporations, and government agencies in a mid-to-large non-profit environment
    • Demonstrated superior writing, research, project management and organizational skills
    • Excellent grammar, spelling, proofreading, and editing skills
    • Possesses acute analytical and research skills
    • Career history shows an ability to thrive in fast-paced environment and work collaboratively with staff located on- and off-site
    • Experience with donor management software, preferably Raiser’s Edge
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite


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