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Grants Writer, Non-Profit
Partnership for a Healthier America in Washington, DC
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Date Posted 05/15/2018
Philanthropy-Grant Writing
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) mission is to leverage the power of the private

sector to bring lasting systemic changes that improve the food supply and increase physical

activity to ensure that all children, especially those disproportionately affected, live healthier lives and grow up to be adults free from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions.

PHA is looking for a dynamic, creative grants writer to help us bring this mission to life. He or she will have a proven track record of success securing large foundation and government grants and have a passion for PHA’s work and mission.


Position Description

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, this position will be responsible for identifying new funding prospects in line with priorities, drafting grant proposals, securing funding, and coordinating reporting requirements for all executed grant contracts.

Specifically, this position will:

  • Help identify ideal funding opportunities by researching and building relationships with new foundation and government grantors that are compatible with PHA’s mission, strategic objectives, and yearly goals.

  • Coordinate the development of grant proposals and LOIs by establishing timelines, outlining tasks, facilitating timely communication with program leadership, and collecting supporting materials.

  • Develop compelling grant proposals by synthesizing and visualizing data and maintaining key statistics related to PHA’s work in coordination with the Director of Impact & Evaluation.

  • Draft and edit grant proposals, including draft budgets, in coordination with the Chief of Staff, checking for completeness against requirements, accuracy, grammar, and style.

  • Submit final grant materials per specifications and respond to all related inquiries.

  • Regularly communicate with grant monitors and oversee reporting for grant deliverables for awarded grants.

  • Track grant submissions and communication with grantors in Salesforce and file all completed grants electronically.

  • Execute other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree required; knowledge of public health, childhood obesity, and related issues preferred.

  • A minimum of three years’ experience successfully drafting and securing grants required.

  • Experience drafting and reporting on local, state, or federal grants strongly preferred.

  • Exceptional written communication skills with an ability to translate complex ideas into clear, easy-to-understand concepts and powerfully and persuasively illustrate PHA’s business model.

  • Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize multiple projects autonomously under tight deadlines.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, comfortable building relationships with people at all levels and readily seeks opportunities for collaboration.

  • Intellectual curiosity, a creative, out of the box, forward thinker who thrives in adapting environments.

  • Sense of humor a plus.

Please send a resume, cover letter and salary history/requirements to with "Grants Writer" in the subject line.

We regret we can only contact selected applicants. PHA offers competitive compensation and benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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