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Grant Writer 


Wyandot BHN has an immediate opening for a Grant and Development Coordinator.  The new Coordinator will  have a background in grant writing and fundraising which play a pivotal role in increasing individual, corporate, and foundation giving for Wyandot BHN. He/she/they will be a self-starter, motivated, and committed to engaging donors and raising funds to support mental health and housing. 

Position Requirements


  • Donor Cultivation and Stewardship—work closely with development director to research, identify, connect, solicit, and steward individual, corporate, and foundation donors.
  • Special Event Management—assist with developing and planning annual fundraising, cultivation/stewardship events and staff celebrations with development director and volunteer commmittees.
  • Capital Campaign Support—help coordinate and participate in campaign activities and Steering Committee meetings; assist with donor cultivation, committee management and communications; record and distribute meeting notes and follow-up reminders to Steering Committee members.
  • Annual Gala—manage the live and silent auctions, including working with Gala committee to secure donated items; recording and organize donatinos for event; assist the development director and Gala committte with evening planning, including logistics and volunteer recruitment and management.
  • Grant Support—manage a small portfolio of foundation and corporate donors; assist the development director with preparing grant proposals and reports; manage the annual grant calendar; support the development director and/or grant consultants in preparing government grant proposals.
  • Volunteer Management—develop and manage fundraising and outreach volunteer opportunities and groups; respond to requests and recruit volunteers for special events, outreach, and services.
  • CRM Management: manage the Wyandot BHN CRM/Donor database, including recording gifts, updating records, pledges, grants, campaigns/appeals, and preparing constituent mailing lists.
  • Donor Appreciation: craft engaging, individualized, and timely donor thank you letters; plan stewardship activities; provide reminders on assigned donor acknowledgements and activities.
  • Donor Communications—coordinate regular donor communications and fundraising appeals (print, email) in partnership with the development director and communications specialist; regularly update to the Wyandot BHN website fundraising pages with appeals, and campaigns.
  • Social Media—provide support for Wyandot BHN social media platforms; with guidance and support from the communications specialist, create content and images, assist the communications specialist with posting regular content to engage donors, sponsors, clients, staff, and community partners.
  • Community Outreach—lead and increase Wyandot BHN efforts to connect with the Wyandotte County community and partner organizations; assist program staff with coordinating outreach opportunities, assist with hosting informational booths and tables; manage any follow-up and track and monitor outreach activities.
  • Mental Health Month—work with program staff and communications specialist to develop and implement community-focused Mental Health Month activities and campaign.


Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of grant writing, fundraising, and donor tracking systems preferred
  • Strong belief that all persons deserve access to mental health care, a safe and affordable place to live, and a community that supports them.
  • Deep commitment to equity, diversity, cultural humility, and inclusion.
  • Passionate advocate for persons with mental illness and those experiencing homelessness.
  • Ability to engage and connect others to our mission in person and in writing.
  • Willingness to learn and an appreciation for change and continuous self-improvement.
  • Empathy, compassion, tactfulness, and a good sense of humor.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 + years of experience in development, communications, event planning, volunteer management, community outreach/organizing, or related work, volunteer, or internship experience.
  • Experience and comfort with social media and basic website maintenance/management.
  • Basic graphic design and digital content skills: CANVA, Constant Contract, inDesign, or other tools, or willingness to learn.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills—great attention to detail.
  • Bilingual is a plus.
  • Strong organization and research skills.
  • Proficient with Office, Word, Power Point, and Excel, or willingness to learn.


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm with occasional evenings and weekends.  
Division Wyandot Behavioral Health Network, Inc.  
About the Organization Wyandot Behavioral Health Network (Wyandot BHN) is a family of organizations serving the behavioral health needs of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and beyond.

Our network of organizations provides resources for adults, children and families in need of behavioral health services; individuals experiencing homelessness; assistance with housing, employment, and other needs.

Wyandot BHN organizations include:

• Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. - Supportive housing program
• RSI - 24/7 Crisis Center
• PACES - Children & adolescents behavioral health care center
• Wyandot Center - Adult behavioral health care center  
EOE Statement Wyandot Behavioral Health Network's family of organizations: Kim Wilson Housing, PACES, RSI and Wyandot Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Wyandot Behavioral Health Network to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), disability, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Any act of retaliation or discrimination against any person who has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in any investigation involving a complaint is prohibited.

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