The Director of Grant Development & Funding oversees grant development in support of CHS’s mission, goals and strategic plan. This involves leading a Grants Team and working with regional team members in identifying grant opportunities with state and federal grants, community, corporate, and family foundations, writing these grants, managing grant application and submission processes and maintains compliance with grant requirements. Overall, the Director contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our values and providing quality results that position CHS as the leader in delivering proactive behavioral health, case management, community and early childhood solutions for children and families.
Oversee the grant writing and grants management processes in support of CHS’s mission, goals and strategic plan.
Grant Opportunities & Proposals
Research, solicit and cultivate grant opportunities in local, state, regional, and national grant funders.
Review and interpret grant announcements and request for proposal (RFP) requirements.
Write grant proposals and application narratives; collaborate with appropriate team members in development and operations to finalize and provide program level details.
Prepare, manage and track submissions, adhering to grant submission protocols and published criteria.
Maintain calendar of important grant-related deadlines including but not limited to proposal deadlines, follow-up reporting and cultivation efforts.
Communicate progress and updates to CHS leadership and necessary team members.
Research/advise on new grant opportunities and supervise development of new grant initiatives.
Liaison with and respond to Foundation requests for information.
Research statistics, trends, data, best practices, etc. related to grant proposals and outreach.
Raiser’s Edge entry and updates.
Develop appropriate policies and procedures in consultation with relevant team members.
Maintain CHS library of grant support documents and grant-related activities.
Grant Home Office & Field Support
Provide technical assistance on grant applications and Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) responses.
Provide grant training when needed.
Write select statewide, multi-division and special project applications for government and foundation grants.
Mentor team members in developing and submit proposals to external and internal funding agencies.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Social Work or related field from an accredited university, required; Master's degree strongly preferred
Five years of grant writing and grants administration experience, grant narrative writing, budget development and project management /evaluation, required.
Experience in child welfare, human or social services, strongly preferred.
Experience with electronic grants management systems, strongly preferred.
Demonstrated results with different types of grants (e.g., federal state, community, corporate, family foundations, etc.), required.
About Children's Home Society of Florida
When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there since 1902. Delivering hope to more than 50,000 children and family members across the state, we continue to do more. We are leading the nation in developing and delivering solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families. With more than 1,800 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of children’s services in the state of Florida.