Grant Writer

Jefferson Center for Mental Health - Wheat Ridge, CO3.8


Jefferson Center’s Development Department raises funds to support programs and services that improve lives in our community. Grants are a key piece of our annual fundraising goals. As a Jefferson Center Grant Writer you will solicit and steward grant support from a variety of grant makers, including private and corporate foundations and government entities. You will research, develop, and write accurate and timely grant proposals and reports for various programs within Jefferson Center. You will provide excellent customer service to internal departments and represent Jefferson Center in the community.


What we are looking for:
A skilled writer who can synthesize information into compelling narratives, tailored to varying audiences
Positive person who provides responsive customer service and are able to work well with a spectrum of personalities
A self-starter with strong skills in project management and the ability to independently manage priorities and deadlines

What you will do:
Work closely with the Development team to contribute to fundraising strategies and ensure annual goals are met
Steward grants through the full funding cycle, from prospect research to application, award, reporting, and close out
Conduct prospect research to find new funding sources and grant opportunities
Collaborate with and guide program staff to ensure proposals and reports accurately reflect the accomplishments, challenges, and needs of each program
Represent Jefferson Center to funders and the community, and you may be called upon to present to grant review committees
Learn about behavioral health issues, the current health care climate, and Jefferson Center’s role in order to find fitting funding opportunities and write persuasive and timely grants
Work at both the big-picture and detail levels so that your work promotes Jefferson Center’s strategic plan, is well written, and adheres to RFP guidelines
Provide backup support for the donor database, Donor Perfect Online
Independently establish priorities, meet deadlines, and manage your workflow efficiently

Professional Growth/Development/Community/Relationships

You will continually strive for self-improvement and be motivated to learn new skills and information to benefit Jefferson Center and the Development Department
You will work with local foundations and develop relationships with other fundraisers and grant makers in the Denver metro area
You will continually improve your writing, public speaking, interpersonal, organizational, and deadline management skills

We prefer:
A Bachelor’s degree
2 years relevant experience, including grant writing for mental health and/or human services
Knowledge of fundraising and development principles, methods and procedures