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Senior Grants Specialist (Federal Grant Writer)

Company: Kim Joyce and Associates
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Position Title: Senior Grants Specialist (Federal Grants)

Reports To: Director of Operations

Compensation: $67,500 and up, DOE

Status: Full-time

Location: Scottsdale, AZ (remote for the right candidate)

Benefits: Vacation, paid sick leave, paid time off, paid holidays, dental insurance, short- and long-term disability, health insurance (employer pays a portion of the employee's monthly premium), employer paid life insurance policy, and professional development. 401K offered after one year with employer match and immediate vesting.

Position Description

Kim Joyce & Associates is proud to be making an impact in communities and in organizations nationwide. We are the largest grant writing and grant consultancy firm in Arizona and a leading national grant writing consultancy firm. Our clients are local and national nonprofit organizations, institutes of higher education, school districts, charter schools, hospital systems, units of local government, tribes, and public agencies throughout the country.

Our services include highly competitive grant proposals, prospect research for funding opportunities, grants management services (pre- and post-award), grant office assessments, mock peer grant reviews, donor cultivation coaching, and grant writing training. We have high expectations, and our results speak for themselves.

Our business approach is simple -Build Teams that work collaboratively and closely with our clients to deliver quality services. Our teams are passionate about our clients, and we pride ourselves on exceeding expectations. We share knowledge, skills, and experience to work together for the benefit of our clients. We are looking for people who are the best in their field and who want to do work that makes a difference. If you are looking to be a member of a truly supportive team, in a positive and fun work environment, we would like to speak with you.

Essential Job Functions

  • Grant Research and Identification: Conduct thorough research to identify federal grant opportunities that align with the organization's objectives and initiatives.
  • Analytical Excellence: Utilize strong analytical and deductive reasoning skills to distill complex information and data into compelling grant proposals.
  • Detail-Oriented Grant Writing: Draft, edit, and review grant applications with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and adherence to guidelines.
  • Autonomous Work: Demonstrate a proactive and autonomous approach to grant writing, taking ownership of the process and effectively problem-solving as needed.
  • Process Improvement: Contribute to process enhancements by offering suggestions to improve grant proposal quality and streamline workflow.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborate with internal stakeholders to gather relevant information and ensure coherence in grant applications.
  • Efficiency in Fast-Paced Environment: Exhibit a sense of urgency, multitask efficiently, and adapt to shifting priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Workflow Automation and Documentation: Automate workflows, document procedures, and consistently refine processes to enhance efficiency.
  • Professional Communication: Communicate effectively both in writing and verbally, maintaining a high level of professionalism and attention to grammar and formatting.
  • Project Management: Manage projects effectively, demonstrating strong planning, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Technical Proficiency: Utilize advanced computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, to create impactful grant proposals.
  • Independent Accountability: Work independently with minimal supervision, taking responsibility for high-quality and timely task completion.
  • Collaborative Coordination: Coordinate input from team members as required, fostering effective collaboration in grant writing. Position Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., English, Communications, Public Administration); advanced degrees are advantageous.
    • Proven track record in federal grant writing with demonstrated success in securing grant awards.
    • Strong analytical and deductive reasoning abilities, coupled with a proactive problem-solving mindset.
    • Exceptional attention to detail, execution, and follow-through.
    • Ability to work autonomously and take ownership of tasks, displaying a high level of independence.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders.
    • Proficiency in written and verbal communication, with a keen grasp of English grammar and formatting.
    • Strong project management skills, multitasking abilities, and adaptability to changing priorities.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams) and other business tools.
    • Aptitude for automating workflows, documenting processes, and continuously improving procedures.
    • Demonstrated sense of accountability and commitment to delivering high-quality work.
    • Strong organizational skills and a meticulous approach to project management. Education
      • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (advanced degrees preferred).
      • Minimum 5-7 years of grant writing experience required - no exceptions (including writing and submitting funded Federal grants).
      • GPC preferred, but not required Physical Demands
        • The position requires long periods of computer usage, including typing, reading, and data analysis. Work Environment
          • The work environment is typically an office setting, with the possibility of remote work (for those who live outside Maricopa County) or collaboration with colleagues in various locations.
          • The role involves close collaboration with team members, stakeholders, and the need for independent work.
          • Minimal noise
          • Primarily desk work

            If you are an independent, detail-oriented, and proactive professional with a successful track record in federal grant writing, we invite you to apply. Join our team and contribute to our mission by securing funding for impactful projects.

            How to Apply

            Qualified candidates should visit Only applicants who follow these instructions will be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

            Kim Joyce and Associates is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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