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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis City
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  • Salary: $50,000 - $60,000
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

Fathers & Families Support Center

Fathers & Families Support Center (FFSC)

Position Designation – Sr. Grant Writer

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to identify and clarify opportunities and needs of the agency to write and prepare persuasive proposals to secure agency funding. Candidate must demonstrate a successful track record in grant acquisition and management as extensive grant writing and solicitation of financial aid from businesses, governmental agencies, and communities are required.

Leadership Report: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Salary: $50,000 – $60,000 Annually

Job Status: Exempt / Full-Time

Supervises: None

The candidate in this position is responsible for (but not limited to).

–        Write coherent, compelling, and persuasive proposals for local, state, and federal grants.

–        Research and bring to the attention of CEO available grants and funding applicable to the agency.

–        Focus on grant writing and program development.

–        Collaboration of grants, funding, and other initiatives surrounding agency development.

–        Oversee FFSC staff training on all aspect of new grants.

–        Collaborate with other agencies to gather and share grant writing and other development resources.

–        Secure commitments of donations and participation from corporate, individual, or organizational donors.

–        Assist with developing strategies to encourage new or increased contributions and donations.

–        Reporting, documentation, donation tracking, through donor database and other platforms.

–        Networking, developing, and maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

–        Communicate with programmatic teams, staff, and finance to assist with the development of strong and competitive proposals.

–        Other duties as assigned.

To be successful in this role you will need education, knowledge, skills, and abilities …

We are looking to welcome a candidate with an elevated level of professional integrity, humility, and the passion for helping the community. Some requirements in education, knowledge, skill, and abilities for a candidate in this position will include:

–        A Bachelor’s degree in English, Writing, Public Relations, Communications, or related.

–        At least 3 years of fundraising experience.

–        At least 5 years of grant writing experience with verifiable history of grants awarded.

–        Experience with Donor software a plus (eTapestry).

–        Ability to research and identify funding and solutions for agency needs as approved.

–        Must be able to understand the plight of FFSC’s clients with the desire to meet the agency’s goals and mission.

–        Ability to manage multiple projects and work independently.

–        Ability to prioritize tasks, balance multiple projects, work independently, and meet deadlines.

–        Excellent organizational and time management skills.

–        Outstanding communication, grammar, writing, and persuasive initiatives are essential for this position.

–        Must be able to function as a collaborator with the ability to work independently without close oversight.

–        Ability to pay close attention to details and focus on accuracy.

–        Must understand and practice the NASW code of ethics and FFSC agency policies.

–        Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

The impact made by this position…

To foster healthy relationships by strengthening families and communities.

At FFSC, we are working to make sure fathers remain in the lives of their children. The candidate in this position will contribute to the agency’s mission by writing compelling and persuasive proposals to secure funding that will aid in assisting participants. Since opening in 1997, FFSC has grown into a comprehensive service agency having reached nearly 18,000 fathers and made a difference for almost 45,000 children.

During the pandemic in 2020, FFSC helped the State of Missouri collect over $800,000 in child support from FFSC participants, making a difference for hundreds of children in our area. In 2019, FFSC helped collect over $1M in child support, impacting close to 300 child support cases.

What this position has to offer….

Outside of the great mission, dedicated & loyal family-oriented staff, and the amazing opportunity to feed your passion of helping others and making a difference in your community; you will be offered:

–        Competitive pay based on experience

–        Generous PTO + holidays

–        401K plan with 6% company match

–        Partial cell phone reimbursement

–        Discount program

–        Additional voluntary benefits

–        Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Life Insurance, and more!

Please send resume and cover letter to This position will remain open until filled.

This job description does not list all the duties of this position. Performance of other duties may be requested, and other related duties may be assigned. FFSC has the right to revise this job description at any time and this job description is not a contract for employment.