Grant Writer

Now Hiring a Grant Writer in beautiful Nsahville, TN!


YMCA of Middle Tennessee


Nashville, TN 37203-3418

Job Description


At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—work to bridge the gap in community needs by nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors. Simply put, the Y is for everyone. Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

Pay Range: Starts at $1,668- $2,085per pay period, depending on experience (26 pay periods per year)

Position Summary:

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the Grant Manager, the Grant Writer will be responsible for the full range of activities required to write, prepare and submit proposals for external funding that supports YMCA programs and services. This position works to ensure proper submission and acceptance of external funded grants, contracts and donor/sponsor restricted funds.


Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

An enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, members and participants to create a culture of service within our Centers

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills and demonstrate sound judgment, initiative, versatility, and independent thinking
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs, as well as the ability to use most office equipment is required
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred

Essential Functions

Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility

  • Manage the full range of activities required to write, prepare and submit competitive proposals and reports for external funding including:
    • Meeting requirements of the grants calendar and timelines for submission
    • Securing program data from the Program Data Manager for proposals and reports
    • Working with the Grants Accounting Manager to verify program budgets for proposals
    • Ensuring that all programmatic grants applications contain appropriate outcomes/outputs and data collection processes verified by the Program Data Manager
    • Following internal approval process and submission of approved proposal
  • Assist in responses to audit or inquiry regarding any grant, contract, or other sponsored programs
  • Support staff education on the regulations and characteristics of grant funding and how they are reflected in Sponsored Programs’ policies and procedures
  • Attend pre-proposal conference/webinar and prepares and submits Letter of Intent to sponsor. Communicates with sponsor (ask questions, clarify issues, build relationships, etc.)
  • Assist in sponsored programs training activities for YMCA staff

Required Certifications

Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation training


$43,374.00 - $54,217.00

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

Nov. 29, 2019

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