Grant Writer

Grant Writer
City of Broken Arrow
 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Job Description

Under limited supervision, identifies, defines and develops funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as leads the development, writing and submission of grant proposals to applicable funding agencies for all departments of the City of Broken Arrow.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Research and understand the history, structure, objectives, programs and financial needs of the organization.
  • Researches and identifies new grant opportunities for grant funding for various departments within the city and the city’s capital improvement programs.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports data on the performance of funded and unfunded program activities.
  • Assists and supports various City departments in applying and submitting grant applications and proposals.
  • Generates proposals, narratives, applications and supporting documents in response to solicitations consistent with policies and procedures; submits grant proposals to applicable agencies for approval.
  • Oversees and tracks all grant milestones including, but not limited to, proposals in development, submitted proposals, issued/cancelled proposals, deliverable deadlines, and communication and awards.
  • Manages, coordinates and tracks grant schedules; maintains records and submits reports related to grant opportunities.
  • Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies and departments within the organization; maintains a positive relationship with fund providers and other stakeholders.
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal regulations related to all grant processes.
  • Conducts meetings/interviews with relevant parties regarding grant opportunities.
  • Responds to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals.
  • Completes and/or facilitates the completion of grant reports; and assists in resolving issues and conflicts with federal, state, and other funding agencies.
  • Prepares grant audits.
  • Ensures quality, accuracy, and completeness of all submitted grant proposals and ensures grant opportunities are well researched, well-written, well-documented, with a well-developed budget.
  • Develops and maintains a master file of pending, existing, and past grants, and contracts.
  • Attends and participates in seminars to stay abreast of new trends and developments in the field of governmental grant writing, administration, and reporting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field, supplemented by two to three years of related experience in the public sector (local, county, state or federal level); or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class D Driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate physical effort in medium work, typically involving some combination of balancing, climbing, feeling, handling, hearing, kneeling, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, talking, visual acuity, walking and which involves some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to20 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.