Grant Writer/Developer

Job | Posted 13 days ago
Position Areas
Business Education


Location: Phoenix or Tucson
Employee Status: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Calendar: 12-Month
Pay Rate: $40.97-$52.03
Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Agency Operations & Support Services, the Grant Developer identifies potential new funding sources, evaluates potential grant opportunities and the needs of the agency to align needs with funding sources, develops funding resources for existing and proposed programs and services, and writes, submits, and manages multiple funding proposals and grants to support all agency initiatives. The position of the Grant Developer will collaborate with various agency departments and external organizations to help identify connections between grant opportunities and priorities of departments and programs in connection with the agency's strategic plan goals, objectives, and other priorities. The Grant Developer executes leadership across all phases of grant proposal development, compliance, and evaluations. This includes market research for grant opportunities, pre-award coordination activities and response development with staff, post-award support for grant-funded projects, reports to stakeholders, and successful close-out.

  • Prepares and writes grant proposals and develops strategies to link agency priorities to funding opportunity guidelines and requirements
  • Researches grant funding opportunities through grant databases
  • Completes, uploads, submits and/or checks status of documents on electronic databases
  • Keep abreast of developments in federal, state and privately sponsored projects and provides information to agency leadership to determine the appropriateness of the projects/programs for inclusion in the agency’s educational program
  • Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e. g., agency administrators, principals, teachers, auditors, public agencies, community members, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs
  • Prepares a wide variety of materials (e. g. grants, Local Education Agency Improvement Action Plan (IAP), ESSA plans, grant budgets, funding requests, reports, analyses, recommendations, procedures, etc.) - Establishes/maintains timelines and coordinates/completes all necessary activities for completion by submission deadlines
  • Collaborates with the Business Services budget and grants team representatives to: 1) maintain the fidelity of fiscal oversight of assigned federal, state, and other private and improvement awards and 2) monitor the fiscal management of grants (e. g., budget preparation, budget adjustments, expenditures, etc.) for the purpose of complying with all program and funding guidelines of awarding organizations
  • Assist with fundraising activities as requested
  • Performing other related duties, related to the position, as assigned
  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in grant or proposal writing
  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check or Fingerprint Clearance Card as position requires by policy or Statute
  • Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business
  • Policies, procedures, and programs of the immediate work unit
  • Principles and practices of administration and management
  • Methods to organize, develop, and seek grant proposals
  • Grant writing process and monitoring of grant projects
  • Federal, state and private funding sources
  • Basic fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Grant writing principles
  • Proactively identify, contact, and meet with potential funders regarding upcoming projects
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
  • Make effective oral presentations
  • Attention to detail and strong editing skills
  • Synthesize information from a broad range of sources
  • Work with a wide diversity of individuals, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff and community
  • Manage multiple priorities and work with short deadlines
Benefit eligible employees have a variety of choices for medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, supplemental and dependent life insurance.  Offered plans provide exceptional value to our employees and their eligible dependents.   Employees have a 31-day period from effective date of hire to elected coverage.  Elected benefits could start as early as 2 weeks after hire. 
Benefit eligible employees are automatically covered for basic life, non-smokers, accidental death and dismemberment and seat belt insurance
Benefit eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the State’s retirement plan and long-term disability (LTD) program.  Enrollment is mandatory and is subject to a 26-week waiting period before initial enrollment.  Employees may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.  Benefit Options also offer Employee Self-Service, Wellness, Tuition Discount, Travel Reduction, Auto & Home Insurance and Purchase Discount Programs.  
For more information contact the Recruiter at:
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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AZ State School for the Deaf and Blind

PO Box 88510 , Tucson, AZ 85754

At the following locations

Business Services Phoenix

800 West Washington St. , Phoenix , AZ 85007