Grant Specialist

August 11, 2017

Columbus House, Inc.
Job Posting: Full Time, Exempt
Grant Specialist

VEVRAA Federal Contractor: Priority Referrals of Protected Veterans Requested

The Columbus House Grant Specialist is responsible for identifying, researching, tracking and writing all proposals for new and existing public (federal/state/local government) and private (corporate, community, family and individual) funding sources to support current and future Columbus House initiatives.


Qualifications & Abilities
The Grant Specialist has a minimum of 5 years’ experience in seeking and writing effective grant proposals with a proven track record of success. The Grant Specialist has excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as good judgment and a strong sense of confidentiality. S/he must be able to clearly articulate the Columbus House mission and the wide range of diverse programs offered to those experiencing homelessness. S/he is comfortable maintaining relationships with staff, managers, directors and other Columbus House stakeholders.
S/he fully understands the organization’s financial goals and works collaboratively and independently with Columbus House staff in order to achieve those goals.
The Grant Specialist is self-starting and deadline oriented, capable of managing multiple assignments and priorities with strong attention to detail and consistency. S/he has strong organizational and outstanding collaborative skills and is familiar with on-line and standardized grant applications as well as the latest grant research tools.
The Grant Specialist also possesses a 4-year degree from an accredited college or University (Master’s degree preferred) with a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and must have a valid US driver’s license.

Works closely with Chief Development Officer, Chief Executive Officer and program staff to fully understand the function and needs of each program relative to a particular grant application. Researches new grant opportunities from government, corporate, foundation and private funding sources to fund Columbus House projects and programs. Generates well-written, well-researched and well-documented grant proposals in accordance with grantor guidelines and requirements. Coordinates and tracks grant activity across all agency departments (including those written by other staff) ensuring adherence to grantor guidelines and deadlines. Works closely with Executive Assistant in managing and tracking government grants/contracts. Assists in collecting data, analyzing outcomes/measures and collaborates with Columbus House staff, where appropriate, to create reports for private funders, as needed. Maintains an up-to-date funding calendar to track deadlines and report due dates. Updates Communications Specialist regarding requirements for publicizing awards. Updates all grantor information in the Donor Development data base and maintains an accurate grant tracking mechanism. Other activities as assigned by the Chief Development and Chief Executive Officers.

Supervised by: Chief Development Officer
Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience plus an excellent benefits package
Schedule: 40 hours/week, flexible (occasional weekend or evening work)


How to apply (choose only one; indicate where you saw posting):

*Email your resume and a cover letter to

*Send your resume and a cover letter to Human Resources Generalist, Columbus House Inc., P.O. Box 7093, New Haven CT 06519

*Fax your resume and a cover letter to 203-773-1430

*Apply via this site


Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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