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Grant Writer 

Category Development  

Why join our countywide agency?

*Because each day we are making a difference in our community, and because we have a positive, employee- and client-centered work culture.

*We pay competitive rates and offer a strong benefits package that includes generous vacation, sick leave and holiday pay, employer-paid medical insurance, a free subscription to the meditation/sleep app Calm, and much more!

*We offer continuous employee education and development and paid clinical supervision.

*We work with our staff to offer flexibility whenever possible.


We look forward to you joining our team at FSA of Santa Barbara County!


The Position

The Development team at FSA is growing, and we are adding a new position! The Grant Writer takes a lead role in preparing private and public grant applications for Family Service Agency. Responsibilities include researching grant opportunities; maintaining the grants calendar; and working collaboratively with program and development staff to prepare grant proposals and reports. This position reports to the Director of Grants & Advancement.

The Grant Writer has the opportunity to be based out of any of FSA’s offices in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Lompoc, or Santa Barbara.

FSA strives to be a trauma-informed and resilience-oriented organization. Because working with those impacted by trauma can affect staff in various ways, FSA actively identifies and employs methods to support staff to embody a healthy and sustainable balance of care for both themselves and others.


Sample Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Research funding opportunities from current and new public and private sources with potential to provide FSA funding.
    • Maintain FSA grants calendar including grant opportunities, reports, and due dates.
    • Attend mandatory grant preparation workshops and professional development.
    • Prepare letters of intent, grant proposals, and reports, including narratives and supporting documents.
    • Work collaboratively with program and development staff to develop proposals and reports.
    • Submit grant applications and reports on time and in the required format.
    • With Director of Grants and Advancement, develop and maintain effective, long-term working relationships with grantors.
    • Participate in, and provide feedback for, strategic annual grant planning.
Position Requirements

Employment Requirements:

    • BA/BS degree required.
    • Writing proficiency is required.
    • One-year minimum experience in writing public and/or private grants.
    • Adept at using computer programs and online software applications.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Can work well under pressure, manage several projects concurrently, and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Valid automobile insurance, valid California Driver License and reliable transportation throughout Santa Barbara County, as necessary.


Classification, Hours and Pay Rate:

  • This position is a part-time (20 hours per week), nonexempt, with limited benefits. Benefits include: flexible spending accounts, voluntary benefits, and a 403(b) retirement plan. Generous vacation, holiday and sick leave also offered.
  • Pay is dependent on experience.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Grant Writer  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number DEV-22-00001  
Location Santa Barbara (Administration)  
About the Organization Family Service Agency (FSA) has long been regarded as one of Santa Barbara County's most reliable and effective nonprofit human service organizations. Our mission is to strengthen and advocate for families and individuals of all ages and diversities, helping to create and preserve a healthy community. We are committed to providing services where they are needed most: in the community. Eighty percent of our services are delivered on school campuses, at community centers and in clients' homes. Our programs, which serve more than 25,000 people annually, combine clinical expertise, bilingual and bicultural staff, and close collaboration with other agencies. At FSA, all services are provided free or on a sliding fee/donation scale and no one is denied assistance because of an inability to pay.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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