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  • Full Time
  • St. Charles
  • Salary: $22.88/hour
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

Youth In Need

Would you like a career that changes lives while working with a team built on shared values? Look no further! At Youth In Need, we value community and relationships. We encourage courageous spaces, leaning into discomfort, and stretching your learning muscles.

As the Grants Writer, you will be responsible for writing and managing the annual cycle of foundation and corporate grants with an emphasis on developing long-term partnerships with funders through identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Grants Writer is responsible for finding funding opportunities to expand the grant portfolio of the organization and maintaining accurate records of all submissions, reports, etc.

This Position:

We are interested in a Grants Writer with a Bachelor’s Degree in English, communications, social work, public policy, public health, counseling or related. Must have 1-2 years of grant writing experience and 1-2 years of experience with donor prospect research and donor relations. You must also be familiar with the Missouri Common Grant Application and of state and federal grants.

A valid driver’s license – or the ability to obtain one – is required, as is the ability to travel locally. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. in order to carry supplies and donations.

For the full job description, please email or visit

This is an hourly position, starting at $22.88/hour. This position will work 32-40 hours per week.

To apply, please use this link:

Why Apply?

We offer an extensive amount of competitive benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance at low cost
  • Paid Time Off including 12 Holidays, 1 Floating Holiday, 12 Sick Days and 2 Weeks Vacation (which increases with years of service)
  • 401k with 3% Employer Match
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Opportunity for growth

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Our Company:

Youth In Need has been around since 1974 helping to create safe places for the area’s most vulnerable children. We have more than 400 full- and part-time staff who serve more than 8,000 children, teens and families at nearly 100 locations in six counties in Eastern Missouri.

Youth In Need has been named a St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplace for seven straight years. We are nationally recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services as an exemplary program. We value social justice and are dedicated to enhancing racial equity in our organization.

Our Commitment To Racial Equity:

Racial equity, diversity and inclusion are core institutional values for Youth In Need, and we commit to developing an organization that is affirming, inclusive and equitable. Equity drives excellence. In that pursuit, we widen our focus to confront the structural inequities and systemic racism that impact our clients’ well-being.

For more information on our commitment, please visit

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Youth In Need is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to ability, age, ancestry, color, cultural background, faith/religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, income, marital status, national origin, political belief/affiliation, pregnancy, race, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.