Grant Specialist

Mental Health Partners - Lafayette, CO2.3

Mental Health Partners offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, training opportunities, a very generous paid time off policy combining sick days, vacation, holidays and personal days and retirement percentage match-up contribution.


MHP application and background check required

The Grant Specialist is responsible for providing support for the Mental Health Partners (MHP) grants program, including prospecting, grant writing and reporting.

Job Summary:
Under direction of the Grants and Program Evaluation Manager, researches and identifies grant opportunities; develops and writes grant proposals; and manages active grants, include reporting and budget tracking.

Essential Functions:
Conducts prospect research on foundations, corporations and government sources to identify and evaluate grant opportunities for MHP
Develops and writes grant proposals in accordance with grantor standards and requirements
Collaborates with content experts across MHP to gather information necessary for proposal development and grant reporting
Coordinates gathering of narrative, statistical and evaluation information needed for grant reporting requirements.
Maintains a schedule of and complies with all report submission deadlines.
Supports grant implementation and communication of timelines, deliverables, report requirements, and budget expenditures to project team.
Develops and documents a thorough understanding of MHP’s programs and history.
Meets defined individual and department goals, activity metrics and Key Performance Indicators.
Promotes, supports and demonstrates MHP’s mission, vision and values through both behavior and job performance and adheres to policies, procedures, Compliance Plan and Standards of Conduct on a day to day basis.
Effectively interacts and communicates with other MHP staff/clients/customers/partners/etc.
Regular and consistent attendance is required to perform other essential functions of the job.
Other duties as assigned.

Specialized Duties:

Supervisory Duties:

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business, Non-Profit Management or English or humanities discipline;
Minimum 1 year of professional experience in a position with grant writing as a primary responsibility required, 2 years of professional experience with grant writing as a primary responsibility preferred; additional development experience with a nonprofit preferred
Experience writing grants for healthcare desired
Evidence of professional development and learning desired

Excellent written communication skills with documented ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals
Strong editing skills with attention to detail
Ability to accurately prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Ability to perform successfully within time constraints and meet deadlines
Possess working knowledge of grant information resources
Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
Advanced computer skills including use of electronic health record and MS Office products and the ability to learn new tools as needed
Possess working knowledge of budgets and accounting practices and procedures
Bicultural/Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
Working Environment

General office environment
May include working with people in acute distress or crisis
May require travel to several MHP sites throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties to attend meetings