Grant Coordinator

Job Title: Grant Coordinator

FLSA: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Reports to: Senior Manager of Development & Communications

Summary: The Grant Coordinator will be responsible for writing, submitting, and managing all grant proposals for our organization. This position will identify and research grant opportunities, cultivate and strengthen relationships with current and prospective grant funders, and submit accurate and timely proposals and applications. The Grant Coordinator will regularly engage in researching grant funding opportunities in order to achieve and aim to surpass revenue goals. The highest deliverable is to create eloquently written and verbal dialogue that will express the organization’s inspiring programmatic purpose and the need for impactful grant funding. The organization’s potential funders solicit primarily from foundations and corporations focused on the ophthalmic industry and foundations; non-ophthalmic health-related foundations; developing world healthcare foundations; and related alignments to the organization’s mission. Proposal submissions to high net-worth individuals is also another target area.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Identify and research grant funding opportunities
  • Formally and eloquently draft proposals to be submitted to funding opportunities
  • Find and strengthen relationships involved with grant funding sources; requires direct communication and outreach
  • Review financials, philanthropic focuses, and connections that qualify organizations to effectively reach funders with appropriate proposals
  • Respond timely and accurately to grant funding requirements, requests and deadlines
  • Collaborate across departments to create project proposals to submit for grants and awards
  • Review updated vision care statistics and research
  • Work with leadership to identify opportunities that support funding around key programs and new initiatives
  • Actively take initiative to start, deliver and manage multiple refined proposals
  • Report on quantitative and qualitive results that demonstrate the organization’s impacts of programs and projects to grant funders
  • Assist with other team projects, and external/internal communications as needed

An individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Written Communication: Exceptional writing skills with the ability to create compelling, informative narratives in a concise manner.
  • Organization: Juggles many projects and deadlines. Plans and executes complex projects.
  • Persistence: Devoted to the organization’s goals and ideals and driven to succeed in winning grants. Persists in pursuing grants that will fit in with the organization’s research projects.
  • Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity; generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents captivating material in a way that gets attention and generates excitement.
  • Practical Thinking: Identifies and recommends which grants to apply for based on the organization’s goals and strengths. Drives collaboration with necessary stakeholders in the grant management process.
  • Detail Oriented: Maintains strong attention to detail. Analyzes and synthesizes information. Commits to accurately and thoroughly completing projects and tasks.
  • Collaboration: Collects the needed information for compelling and persuasive grant applications.


To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in creative writing or related field AND/OR more than 5 years in grant writing experience

Language Ability:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent editing skills ensuring clear, consistent, engaging, and grammatically correct content

Math Ability:

  • Basic mathematical ability, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Basic understanding of programmatic and organizational budgeting

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to think creatively and analytically


  • High-level of experience with Microsoft Office Word and Excel

Certificates & Licenses

  • None required

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a remote position that may be performed at your home office.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The vision requirements include close vision and ability to focus.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.


Salary & Benefits:

$59,600 – $66,500 depending on experience. Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, short/long term disability, life insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; as well as paid vacation, holiday, and sick time.


To apply for this position, please send your resume and two relevant writing samples to for consideration.