Grant Writer

Location: Redford, MI

Department: Adminsitration

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Methodist Children's Home Society is searching for a Grants & Contracts Administrator who is an exceptional writer, typist, knowledgeable in non-profit administration, and a champion for advocating for children's rights. In this position, it is vital to find a candidate whom is extremely detail orientated and organized.

MCHS offers a wealth of benefits for our employees including: generous paid holidays & time off, full benefits (100% of premiums covered by the employer; no cost to you), a wonderful 80 acre campus, tuition reimbursement, pension plan, and a dedication to growth & promotion from within.


The Grants/Contracts Administrator organizes the research, preparation, and completion of various grants for the various programs at MCHS. The coordinator interacts with the administrative and program staff to complete various grants and contract opportunities with the public and private sector. The administrator also focuses on advocacy and legislative efforts, with local, state, and nationally elected officials.


  • Coordinates the planning and preparation of grant proposals; provides guidance and assistance to staff in the interpretation of funding agency regulations and requirements.
  • Prepares and compiles all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements.
  • Completes necessary follow up for grants that are submitted on the agency’s behalf.  
  • Advises and/or assists as appropriate in the design, formatting and preparation of grant documentation, to include creation of computerized statistical summaries and/or graphics.
  • Develops and maintains specialized databases and systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related statistical information; creates and distributes standard and special reports, studies, summaries, and analyses, as required.
  • Monitors and coordinates the administration of post-award grants to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are being followed; manages administrative problems and/or budget changes occurring during the awarded granting period.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures; disseminates and/or presents changes to departments and advises on the implementation of changes, and on the impact of changes on funded operations.
  • Assists CDO with advocacy planning, including setting up legislative meetings and coordinating advocacy activities.
  • Assists development department in community relations efforts, related to elected officials, as well as overseeing activities during child abuse prevention month, foster care awareness month, and adoption awareness month
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the CDO.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, public administration, or a related field or a related field and at least two (2) years of experience in grant writing.
  • Must have knowledge of advocacy, government relations, and child welfare.
  • Must meet the State’s Moral Character standard.

The Knowledge of:

  • Strong computer and software applications (Windows, Internet applications, etc.) including advanced knowledge of all Microsoft Office products necessary to perform the duties of the position.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Non-profit administration.
  • Community health and health and human service programming in Michigan.

The Skills and Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Manage time and multiple priorities, meet deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
  • Exercise professional judgment in making decisions.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.

A current resume and cover letter must be included as part of your online application.

Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V

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