Job Description


Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Grant Writer works to secure funding for Amanecer CCS by writing grant proposals, providing support materials and tracking program outcomes. Researches potential funding sources that help promote and support Amanecer CCS’s mission to provide culturally competent, accessible, high quality mental health care for the diverse and underserved adults, children and families of Los Angeles.



  1. Collaborate with agency directors, managers and staff to develop funding proposals, proposal budgets, written support materials for fundraising, and compliance reports and updates to funders regarding program outcomes and use of funds.
  2. Write funding requests to government funding sources, foundations, businesses and individual donors and prepare all application documents in grant package for submission.
  3. Conduct and track ongoing prospect research of private and public funding sources.
  4. Track status of funding applications submitted and to be submitted; maintain ongoing calendar of proposal and grant report deadlines.
  5. Attend agency activities and keep updated regarding program work and outcomes throughout ACCS to inform proposal content.
  6. Provide monthly report of Grant Writer activities and accomplishments for inclusion in overall monthly Development Department report submitted to Executive Director.
  7. Actively promotes agency mission, vision and values in all interactions.
  8. Other duties as assigned by Executive Director



  1. Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications or related field
  2. History of continuing professional development in the field of grant writing.
  3. Background in mental health, social services desirable.
  4. Valid Driver’s License.
  5. Ability to convey the written case for funding for ACCS and its strategic priorities, service approach, current and planned programs, and outcomes to funding sources in a clear, compelling, and persuasive manner.
  6. Experience and success in proposal writing, including funded proposals preferred.
  7. Experience with accurately following funder guidelines and meeting multiple proposal deadlines preferred.
  8. Experience with writing support documents used in fundraising, including annual report content, program summaries, fact sheets and other materials preferred.
  9. Familiarity with electronic donor management system and Microsoft Office applications.




  1. Excellent communication and organization skills.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills and ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  3. Superior professional level writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
  4. Strong math skills and ability to effectively collaborate with program and finance staff to develop proposal budgets.
  5. Ability to analyze community research reports, external community data, and internal program data for use in proposal writing.
  6. Ability to achieve Development Department productivity goal for proposal production and help meet annual departmental fundraising goal.
  7. Efficient internet use, experience with donor research, and knowledge of resources for prospect research and proposal writing.
  8. Strong attention to detail, excellent organization and time management, and ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects simultaneously.
  9. Ability to multi-task.
  10. Excellent computer skills.
  11. Flexibility and willingness to take on new tasks and challenges



  1. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  2. Must be comfortable and productive writing in an office where there is standard office background noise.
  3. Must be able to lift, push or pull 25 lbs.
  4. Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  5. All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for the clients who are served by our agency.  Therefore, each employee must at all times be emotionally stable and able to function effectively with children, adolescents, and adults who may have mental or behavioral health problems.  The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, as well as appropriate role modeling.  Hostility, verbal aggression, unnecessary or inappropriate physical actions, and inappropriate emotional expression are not acceptable.

Important Notes

In order to be considered for this position, candidates are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. No firms, individuals only.