University Area CDC
  • 01-Aug-2019 (EST)
  • Fund Raising/Development
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Paid medical, dental and vision. Holidays, vacation, sick time off. Savings plan with maximum 3% match (100% vesting).

Reports To: Director of Development 

The primary function of the Grant Writer is the planning, coordination, writing and submission of grant applications with the goal of the advancement of UACDC programs, initiatives and long term plans.


  • Implementing strategies to meet annual financial goals, including assisting in the development of support material for campaigns, working with UACDC staff and volunteers to identify grant opportunities and produce grant applications.
  • Plan Development: Participate in meetings and brainstorming sessions to develop and implement the UACDC Fund Development Plan to meet the immediate and long-term needs of UACDC. Is capable of presenting and explaining the plan to staff, Board members and other key individuals.
  • Materials: Helps to prepare cultivation and solicitation materials and publications including: case statements, proposals, grants, newsletters, brochures, videos, solicitation materials and other collateral materials as needed.
  • Gift Processing: Helps to maintain the proper receipt, acknowledgment and posting of grant funds as well as helping to assure the accuracy of grant files, grant-restricted funds and audit trail for each grant.
  • Grant Applications: Researching and preparation of grant applications in cooperation with the entire Development team. Such grant applications may be local, state, federal and/or private grant opportunities. Primary on the preparation of compliance reports on approved grants where required and as assigned by the CEO. Produces between 40 and 50 submitted grant applications per year.
  • Other Elements: Maintains membership and involvement with Grant Writing professional groups and associations as appropriate and in coordination with the Director of Development to remain knowledgeable on key issues in grant writing and related experiences. Attends all Grants and Development Committees and other relevant community meetings and functions in a support capacity to the Committees and the community.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.


Budget, Quality Control, Customer Services and


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Presentation Skills Excellent analytical and presentation skills including demonstration skills to handle many assignments simultaneously
  • Motivation & Initiative Sub competencies: Ethical, Professional, and Persuasive: Shows commitment to the company and employees; Assertive takes a lead role; Creates new idea; Exhibits self-confidence; is achievement oriented; Ability to be persuasive & is an effective negotiator.
  • Administrative Skills Sub competencies: Detail Orientation, Planning & Organizing: Possesses ability to organize, plan and follow-through on multiple tasks, recognizes and attends to important details with accuracy and efficiency, effectively prioritizes work, establishes clear goals, tasks and plans, anticipates potential problems & analyzes alternative solutions
  • Interpersonal Style Sub competencies: Interpersonal Skills, Communication, and Teamwork Relates to people in an open, honest, sincere manner Treats people with respect Develops effective working relationships is friendly and approachable. Listens attentively to others. Communicates ideas clearly Communicates appropriately with supervisor, co-workers and direct reports
  • Self-Management Sub competencies: Adaptability, Reliable, Dependable, Self Sufficient, and Composure: Adapts readily to changes Works effectively under stress. Needs minimal supervision is comfortable working in a fast paced environment. Is reliable, dependable & results-oriented Maintains productivity & composure under pressure Views problems as opportunities to create new solutions.
  • Thinking & Problem Solving Sub competencies: Problem Solving; Judgment & Decision Making Diagnoses problems efficiently Gathers sufficient input before making decision or plans Makes timely decisions Quickly determines source of problem Identifies information needed to solve problem Analyzes alternative solutions
  • Customer Focus / Orientation Sub competencies: Customer Orientation Sensitive & responsive to internal and external customer needs; demonstrates skills in customer service and satisfaction, maintains a positive attitude, willing to listen to customer problems & seeks solutions; stays in tune with changing needs of customers.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in any field that emphasizes written and oral communications.  Master's degree preferred or 3-5 years of solid research, grant writing and persuasive writing background required. Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Goal-oriented and self- motivated.  Attention to details and organizational skills. Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, board and community leaders, peers and volunteers. Ability to operate existing office equipment.  Able to sit for long periods of time.  Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently. Ability and willingness to accept direction and follow established Policies and Procedures.  Ability and willingness to work harmoniously with staff and the public.  Ability and willingness to carry out duties while staying calm, courteous, and polite during stressful times.  Good interpersonal skills. Professional appearance and demeanor. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Internet.

University Area CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  University Area CDC does not discriminate applicants or employees for terms of employment on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability status, veteran status or any other terms prohibited under county ordinance, state or federal law.   

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