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Grant Writer 

Category Development  

Why join our countywide agency?

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

*We pay competitive rates and offer a strong benefits package that includes generous 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.

*FSA is open to feedback, and we work with our staff to integrate new ideas and offer flexibility whenever possible.

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


The Position

The Grant Writer takes a lead role in preparing private and public grant applications for Family Service Agency. Responsibilities include conducting research on current/new grant opportunities; maintaining agency grants calendar; working with program and development staff in preparing grant proposals; and assisting with grant reporting.  This position reports to the Director of Grants & Partnerships, and also works collaboratively with the Director to ensure successful delivery of the agency’s grant priorities.  

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 of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare letters of intent and full grant proposals, including supporting documentation.
  • Work collaboratively with program and development staff on grant proposals and reporting.
  • Submit grant applications on time and in the required format.
  • Assist with grant reporting and maintaining grant files.
  • Help maintain agency grants calendar of application and report due dates.
  • Attend application workshops.
  • Research funding opportunities from private and public sources with potential to fund FSA.
  • Participate in strategic grant planning.
Position Requirements

Employment Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree required.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Three years minimum experience in writing private and/or public grants.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Ability to manage several projects concurrently and meet multiple 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:

  • The position is part-time, up to 30 hours per week with benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts and 403(b) retirement plan. Pro-rated vacation, holiday, and sick leave also offered.

  • Pay range is $35.00-$39.00/hour.

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Grant Writer  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number DEV-24-00001  
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.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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