Legacy Community Health Services
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Government Grants Writer
at Legacy Community Health Services
Legacy - Montrose Clinic
Full Time - Regular
Legacy Community Health is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive care to community members regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to treat the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life, in addition to providing free pregnancy tests, HIV/AIDS screening. At Legacy, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition and weight management information.
Our roots began in 1981 as the Montrose Clinic, with specialization in HIV education, testing, and treatment. Since then, the agency has expanded to 10 clinics in Houston, one in Baytown, two in Beaumont, and one in Deer Park with extensive services that include: Adult primary care, HIV/AIDS care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, dental, vision and behavioral health. We also service students within KIPP and YES Prep schools. Legacy is committed to driving healthy change in our communities.
Government Grants Writer
The Government Grant Writer is responsible for the composition and submission of grant applications related to Legacy’s government grants and government grant funded programs, especially for HRSA, Ryan White, CPRIT and CDC-funded prevention programs. Essential job functions will include: researching potential funding opportunities appropriate for Legacy’s clinical and non-clinical services/programs, participation in government grants roundtable meetings for proposal planning and development, developing project responsibility matrix/plan with key assignments for proposal development, coordinating the development of various proposal sections with appropriate Legacy staff and consultants, writing assigned components or sections of grant proposal, compilation and submission of proposal package, and program reporting assignments as assigned.
Essential functions are those tasks, duties, and responsibilities that comprise the means of accomplishing the job’s purpose and objectives. Essential functions are critical or fundamental to the performance of the job. They are the major functions for which the person in the job is held accountable.
Identifies potential funding opportunities and develop comprehensive grant opportunity summary for internal review by VP of Program Development, clinical staff and other department staff as needed and per Legacy’s Grants Management Policies and Procedures.
Researches and documents Legacy’s service area, population demographics, economic conditions and health disparities as part of the grant writing process.
Assists with the coordination of government grant proposals, including identifying appropriate proposal development team members, developing grant project plan, coordinating writing responses and budget needs amongst team members, editing, and developing and collecting supporting documentation.
Work in collaboration with senior management, including the Vice President of Program Development, Vice President of Public Health, Vice President of Accounting, Medical Directors and Executive Suite to fully capture and articulate proposal requirements and grant writing expectations.
Coordinates staff attendance to pre-proposal meetings, conference calls and technical assistance events related to potential funding announcements.
Creates templates and “boilerplate” documents to support the proposal development infrastructure; acquires and maintains sounds knowledge of the organization and programs.
Maintains Legacy’s Government Grants database, including cataloging and tracking proposal submissions, working documents, supporting documents, resources, etc., along with funding requested, funded awards, contracts, reports and other grant related documentation.
Maintains master grant funding calendar in SharePoint, Legacy’s intranet
Coordinate and write department’s board report in collaboration with other team members.
Advanced knowledge of complete MS Office suite.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Strong expertise and ability to interview and accurately interpret communication requirements of team members and translate into proposal narrative.
Ability to work with minimum supervision under strict time constraints.
Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team to facilitate the department’s ability to meet its goals and objectives.
Works in partnership with senior management on assigned tasks related to community needs assessments, including an awareness of Legacy’s service area demographics and health disparities, and researching funding opportunities that meet the identified clinical and non-clinical needs.
Assists with other program funding, including corporate and private foundation announcements, as appropriate.
Other relevant duties, as assigned.
Education & Training Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum of three years of related experience and a proven track record in government grant writing and submission required.
Work Experience Requirements
Previous experience demonstrating a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities.
Comprehensive experience in researching and identifying funding opportunities.
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.
Must possess excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel) and database management skills.
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.