Grant Writer

Martha O'Bryan Center


Fundraising $ Development

Position Description / Responsibilities

The Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) Grants Team is responsible for sustaining more than 

$4M in annual grants and contracts. Recent achievements include funding from

prestigious state and national organizations, such as the Department of Human Services

(two-gen programming), the Kresge Foundation (two-gen programming), the Aspen

Institute (fatherhood programming), and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (equity, diversity, and inclusion best practices).

The Grant Writer helps raise funds for new and existing programs through grant writing, 

revision, submission, and compliance. He or she also interacts with program and 

administrative staff on research, program design, outcomes, budgets, and funder 



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

·         Leads and/or independently carries out grant writing projects (private, corporate, government).

·         Works closely with MOBC’s grant writing team to edit, refine and strengthen applications.

·         Consistently meets fundraising goals and works to expand MOBC’s portfolio of funding.

·         Works with program leadership, finance, HR, and data personnel to determine 

goals, objectives, outcomes, scope, feasibility, and program design. Researches best 

practices and community needs.

·         Identifies new corporate, foundation, and government sources of funding.

·         Maintains databases for funding opportunities and grants written (in Raiser’s Edge).

·         Helps maintain detailed grant proposal and reporting calendar.

·         Maintains files of existent grant-related funders, including follow-up information as required.

·         Facilitates communication with current and future funders.

·         Ensures reporting compliance.

·         Assists program and development staff in writing and editing other MOBC copy.

·         Works with all staff on consistent messaging (outreach, outcomes, and data).

·         Works with finance staff to identify greatest areas of need and develop plans for sustainability.

·         Represents MOBC at various meetings and community functions by developing and

maintaining relationships with community representatives, non-profit partners, grant 

funders, and other public officials.

·         Regularly attends meetings relevant to grant submission and reporting process.

·         Develops holistic understanding of MOBC’s programs, strategies, and outcomes.

Position Requirements


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

·         Bachelor’s degree.

·         Master’s degree a plus.

·         Two or more years of related experience.

Application Instructions

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