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Company Name : City of St. Charles, MO
Company Location : Saint Charles, MO 63301
Job Position : Grant Writer
Job Category : Jobs in Missouri

Job Description :


Job Title

Grant Writer



Posting Date

July 29, 2022

Closing Date for Resumes/Applications

Open Until Filled

Salary Range

$60,351.39 – $84,491.94

Comprehensive, Cost Effective Benefits Package:

Medical, Dental, Voluntary Vision, Life and Disability Insurance; FSA; HSA; Retirement and Deferred Compensation programs; Paid Vacation; Paid Holidays; Employee Assistance Programs and Educational Benefits.




Full Time

The City of Saint Charles Human Resources Department is currently recruiting for the position of Grant Writer for the Administration Department. The purpose of this position is to research, pursue, evaluate, and manage grants, awards, and other external funding opportunities in support of City activities and projects. Manage a citywide grant tracking system to provide departmental and comprehensive data and information on all competitive grants, maintain a pulse on current and upcoming City activities and projects that could be possibly funded, in whole or part, with non-City resources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Identify, research, and develop county, state, and private grant opportunities that meet the needs of current and future city projects.
  • Serve as the lead writer for grant proposals.
  • Draft and submit grant applications to prospective funders in collaboration with appropriate departments.
  • Administer grants to conform to compliance requirements such as ensuring accuracy and consistency of all narrative, numeric and graphic grant application materials through compiling, reviewing and editing content.
  • Administer timelines and deadlines and ensure timely submission of grant applications.
  • Develop grant contract documents.
  • Administer grants in compliance with granter (county, state, federal, etc.) requirements.
  • Request, gather and coordinate input from departments and other stakeholders.
  • Facilitate cross-departmental communication regarding grant opportunities, grant applications, and grant management.
  • Build relationships with grant funders.
  • Develop and maintain a grant database that keeps track of grant opportunities.
  • Maintain working knowledge of county, state and federal regulations related to grant management.
  • Identify and recommend the use of appropriate grant writing and management tools.
  • Serve as the primary contact for all grant-related communication.
  • Develop periodic reports providing a review of grants obtained and their impact on the City, as well as identify future opportunities.
  • Provide an analysis of one-time and ongoing financial or operational impact to City for each grant written. (i.e., match requirements, associated required operational costs, future costs associated with the project, etc.).
  • Provide information to Finance for proper financial accounting for grant revenues and expenditures.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and review publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

  • Bachelor’s degree; preferably in public administration, political science, business administration, finance, accounting, journalism, non-profit management or a related field.
  • Three to five years of experience in grant writing and grants management, pre- and post-award, with a minimum of five successful grant applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in grant identification, writing and management, preferably with a government agency or non-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in researching, analyzing, and finding solutions to complex public management and policy issues.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of local government or nonprofit administration.
  • Strong communication skills with significant proficiency in professional and business writing, and excellent proofreading skills.
  • A strong attention to detail with the ability to follow complex sets of instructions.
  • Ability to use a variety of federal, state, and foundation online application systems for preparation and submission of grant applications.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts and to develop project budgets.
  • Expertise in manipulating, analyzing and interpreting data.

Desired Core Competencies

  • Internal communications: Uses effective written and oral communication with internal staff, teams, and community served.
  • Professional growth mindset: Views growth as important for personal and professional development; seeks out opportunities to expand skills.
  • Passion for the mission: Demonstrates commitment to the City of St. Charles as a whole.
  • Professionalism: Acts with a commitment to professionalism and models professionalism in interactions with staff, residents, and other stakeholders.
  • Initiative: Proactively seeks opportunities to develop self and serve the City of St. Charles.

How to Apply

Online employment applications can be accessed on our City Website:

The City of Saint Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify

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