Senior Grant Writer


Children's Home Society of Florida

October 21, 2022

Job Description

 Since opening our doors in 1902, CHS became a part of Florida’s history. 


CHS has been committed to growing and evolving to provide the right services and solutions to address the needs of children and families throughout the changing times.  Every day, our team works with parents and kids to empower them and encourage them. With innovative technology solutions and a dedicated, experienced team throughout the state, we’re changing the face of foster care and positively impacting children and families’ lives for generations to come.


Join our team to continue to do good and create history serving Florida’s children and families! 


The Senior Grant Writer researches foundation, corporate, and government grant opportunities and develops successful grant applications in support of corporate and regional needs. Overall, the Senior Grant Writer contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our values and providing quality results that position CHS as the leader in delivering proactive behavioral health, case management, community and early childhood solutions for children and families.



  • Uplifting mission-driven work culture
  • Make an impact in your community and become a part of Florida’s history!
  • Growth and professional development opportunities
  • Great benefits package, including generous paid time off and holidays


Essential Job Functions

  1. Manage, write and submit grant proposals and supporting documents for foundation, corporation and government funding in support of the Corporate Office and regional operations.
  • Conduct prospect research on public and private funding opportunities at the local, state, and national level.
  • Present details about funding opportunities to other CHS team members.
  • Maintain accurate records in Raiser’s Edge donor software.
  • Provide grant technical support to Grant Writers and other CHS Team members.
  • Maintain effective, positive relationships through 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.
  • Prepare post-award documentation in a timely fashion and submit to all stakeholders.
  • Participate in grant pre-bid conferences.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.
  1. Contribute to a positive, engaging work environment.
  • Develop a strong knowledge base and stay current on job-related issues and trends.
  • Participate actively in departmental meetings, training and education, as well as the quality process.
  • Comply with CHS’s code of conduct, policies, procedures and other obligations.
  • Assist with training other team members and providing back up when necessary.
  • Pick up projects on the fly; perform other duties as assigned from time to time.
  • Demonstrate the CHS Common Bond values in the performance of all job duties.


Job Qualifications

Education, Certifications and Licenses

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to grant writing or human services from an accredited university, required; Master’s, preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire with daily access to a reliable and insured vehicle, required.


  • Three to Five years of successful experience in federal, state, and foundation grant writing and administration, required.
  • Experience working in a social services related non-for-profit agency, strongly preferred.
  • Experience administering the grant writing process for a social services related non-for-profit agency, strongly preferred.
  • Experience utilizing a fundraising and constituent relationship management (CRM) system, Raiser’s Edge, preferred.
  • Experience planning, preparing and delivering grant-writing workshops, preferred.
  • Experience with providing support, training, and supervision of the grant writing process, preferred.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of


Skills and proficiency in:

  • Planning, project management, organization and time management
  • Oral and superior technical written communication
  • Collaboration and teamwork, consulting and facilitation, coaching and mentoring
  • Computer-based information systems and software, including Word, Excel and Outlook

Ability to:

  • Perform at a high level of autonomy, with general supervision.
  • Perform under strong demands in fast-paced, diverse, sometimes ambiguous environments.
  • Commit to providing high customer satisfaction with positive service delivery results.
  • Meet critical deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail, accuracy and quality.
  • Handle highly stressful, sensitive situations; maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries.
  • Demonstrate the behaviors of our CHS Common Bond Values.
  • Be energetic, passionate  and adaptable with a deep commitment to social service, empathy for children and families and a positive approach to embracing and managing change.

Together, good can be done.


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