Grant Writer/Planner

at Stark County Community Action Agency
Location Canton, OH
Date Posted December 27, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


JOB SUMMARY:  The Grant Writer is required to research and identify new government, corporate, foundation and private funding prospects and proposals that bring important resources into the community. The incumbent must demonstrate competencies in collecting and researching data, strategic thinking and be motivated to set and achieve the funding goals set for the position.


  1. Conduct ongoing needs assessments and statistical data for agency-wide client network.
  2. Research and strategize about prospective funding sources.
  3. Take documents from final edited form to publication, assist with graphic design.
  4. Maintain a press list and grant source list.
  5. Develop and prepare continuation grants for program operations; review and finalized progress review reports for agency programs.
  6. Initiate and coordinate planning initiatives affecting programs and to provide overall guidelines for plans.
  7. Preparing and developing grant proposals for the agency as well as administering proposals
  8. Evaluate grant operation and make a recommendation for changes to maintain compliance requirements.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Public Administration or related field, from an accredited college or university. Grant Writing Certification a plus.
  • Training in communication and public administration skills, non-profit management, and general knowledge of governmental agencies; experience with working with State & Federal Government programs and compliance issues.
  • Excellent reading, verbal and written communications; ability to write grants, press releases and written materials promoting agency; knowledge of basic office operations and procedures.