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Grant Writer

Notre Dame de Namur University
Belmont, California
$100,000  - $125,000/annual
Posted Date
Aug 17, 2023

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POSITION TITLE:     Grant Writer

DEPARTMENT:         Advancement

WORK LOCATION:   Hybrid (Preferred)

REPORTS TO:           Vice President for Advancement

FLSA STATUS:           Exempt, Full Benefits

SALARY:                    $100,000  - $125,000/annual




Under the direction of the Vice President for Advancement, leads, plans, organizes, and conducts grant proposal activities; develops grant proposals and fundraising strategies for various departments; serves as a resource in the areas of grants development, grants administration, and grant support for special events.





  • Conducts research to help identify viable grant opportunities for each project.
  • Prepares and compiles all materials for each grant submission and ensures that the proposal is formatted, organized, and submitted in accordance with established requirements and guidelines.


  • Assembles and writes clear, compelling content and narrative for grant requests or proposals.


  • Proven ability to lead teams/individuals in developing projects and initiatives


  • Collaborates with VP for Advancement and/or various university personnel to ensure grant applications accurately reflect program activities, deliverables, and outcomes.


  • Communicates with current and prospective funding organizations regarding new grant opportunities, the status of grant applications, and other items as appropriate.


  • Tracks and maintains knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations for various funding programs.


  • Provides guidance and leadership by evaluating and making suggestions for improvements in grant proposals.


  • Researches and utilizes data to support grant proposals and reports.




Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Excellent organizational skills, customer service skills for providing technical assistance, and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously
  • Strong knowledge of public or private grant funding programs or agencies, especially experience navigating state and federal grant programs
  • Ability to understand and create the complex processes needed to approve, implement and report on grants



  • Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible experience in fundraising, development, community relations, or related field


  • Excellent research, written, and verbal communication skills


  • Experience working with a diverse population, including staff or faculty


  • Excellent communication, financial, and research skills


  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment


  • Demonstrated success in writing grant proposals


  • Demonstrated experience researching and securing grant funding across various subject areas


  • Experience in proposal development, grant writing, and concept development in a university grant development setting, including experience with major public and private agencies



  • Bachelor’s degree in education, business, public administration, social science, English, or a related field


** NDNU is not offering or paying for any relocation expenses. Upon hire, the applicant must be legally authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship for employment or verification of a student visa.** 

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