Grant Specialist

Children's Hospital Foundation
March 11, 2018
Job Type


Position Description:

Bachelor’s degree or have worked in related discipline with a minimum of five years grant writing and a proven track record in grant writing and program development.


Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel), and database management skills. The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be proficient in research, interpreting, and analyzing diverse data and possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve stated goals, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.
Work is performed under broad direction of the executive director with the majority of work performed independently.


Research and identify new corporate, foundation and private funding prospects.

  • Generates proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations.
  • Generates revenues for programs and services through timely submission of well-researched, well- written and well-documented grant/fund-raising proposals.
  • Maintains and implements funding and reporting deadlines.
  • Writes reports to corporations, foundations and other funders.
  • Identifies funding opportunities and new program areas to match priorities, using research tools.
  • Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations. (If needed)
  • Engages with program officers at organizations to solicit invitations to submit proposals.
  • Responsible for iWave software and keeping files updated.

Position Requirements:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate some or all of the following competencies:

  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of the team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action policies and respects diversity.
  • Strategic Thinking – Understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

To Apply for this Job:

All applicants need to send a resume with a cover letter to Kathy McCracken:
Mail: 901 N Lincoln Ave, Ste 305, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Fax: (405)271-1175

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