Job Opening

Bulletin Number: ETS-PAG131100

POSITION Grants Writer
DIVISION Executive & Tribal Services/Planning & Grants
CLOSE DATE Open Until Filled


Develop successful grant applications for funding of a diverse array of healthcare related projects from federal, state, and private sources. Under the general direction of Planning Director, collaborates with division leadership and program managers to develop concepts and establish the scope for each grant project. Accountable for the overall planning, coordination, development, writing, and editing of grant proposals to assure submission on or before deadlines. Researches funding opportunities that may be relevant to SCF programs and corporate initiatives.


Customer Care & Relationships:

  1. Creates, develops, and nurtures culturally appropriate interactions and connections with each other, customer-owners, and the community.
  2. Establishes and maintains working relationships with stakeholders of individual grant projects as assigned. Stakeholders include Finance Manager, program manager, division administrator, and others relevant to each grant project.
  3. Promotes productive relationships with grant project related collaborators outside SCF by providing excellent customer service.

Communications & Teamwork:

  1. Shares and receives information, opinions, concerns, and feedback in a supportive manner.
  2. Works collaboratively by building bridges, and creating rapport with team members within departments and across the organization.
  3. Identifies, convenes, and provides leadership of a grant project development team for each grant assigned that includes all parties necessary to submit a competitive application. Team effectiveness will be manifested by accomplishing the following:

·         Developing a realistic scope for the project

·         Establishing a plan to complete the application with sufficient time to review and submit to the grant maker. The plan will include

-        Listing of all critical tasks

-        Identifying a person responsible and date of expected completion of each task.

-        Identifying milestones that can be used to determine if the project is on track for completion as planned.


·         Monitoring progress, identifying problems, and amending the plan as necessary to resolve problems

·         Completion of the grant project by original planned date 

  1. Assures that the respective grant development team and Planning Director are provided current, accurate, and complete information on the progress and challenges encountered for each grant project assigned.
  2. Facilitates post-grant award implementation in collaboration with project managers, finance administrators, human resource personnel, P&G Grants Specialist, and others necessary for successful project start-up.

·         Assists grant administration and evaluation personnel to identify grant requirements, critical grant making organization staff with project oversight, and other organizations involved in the grant project.

·         Briefs implementation team on grant requirements and implementation strategy as outlined in the proposal and request for proposals. 

·         Ensures that appropriate evaluation plans are prepared and systems are in place to monitor the program/project once it is implemented.

  1. Coordinates with Grant Department team members to collect data, community statistics, graphs, maps, articles and related information for analysis in preparation of grant writing, proposal development and corporate correspondence.
  2. Works on special projects, participates in meetings, and prepares a variety of letters, articles, reports, and other written documents designed to communicate corporate positions or promote a positive perception of the corporation.

Improvement & Innovation:

  1. Makes meaningful improvement to services, program, and processes and/or organizational effectiveness that creates new value for customer-owners and employees.
  2. Researches and includes best practices in programs proposed for grant funding applications.
  3. Promotes program development by identifying and assessing potential resources necessary to support that development. In addition to assessing the probability of successfully gaining the use of the resource, this includes describing the benefits and disadvantages associated with it including the reporting requirements, data collection and ownership issues, specific program requirements, any shared decision making, and potential issues unspecified at the time.

Workforce Development Skills & Abilities:

  1. Seeks out additional learning opportunities to continue to develop the technical and professional skills needed now and in the future.
  2. Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions by following through on commitments.
  3. Develops successful proposals for first time competitive grants and contracts that fund projects contributing to the corporate mission and initiatives.

·         Writes and edits narratives to assure that proposal is technically responsive and presents the project in the most favorable way including adherence to submission requirements, content responds to scoring criteria and priorities, and reflects highest professional presentation of verbal and graphical material.

·         Ensures that all written material reflects current information on Southcentral Foundation departments and programs.

·         Organizes material and completes writing assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.

·         Works with relevant others in preparing accurate, realistic budgets and budget narratives that correlate with project objectives.

·         Submits letters of intent and proposals to the funding agencies/foundations including meeting with representatives to finalize details.

  1. Researches and maintains resource databases consisting of potential funding sources from federal, state, municipal and private sectors; and, up-to-date information (including executive summaries) on Southcentral Foundation departments and programs.

·         Maintains up-to-date knowledge of service area health statistics and SCF programs.

·         Keeps program managers advised of funding opportunities.

·         Maintains master files, for the Grants Department, on grant/contract proposals and all project documents prepared.

  1. Writes clear, coherent, correct, persuasive documents that adhere to the formatting and content requirements of a potential funding agency.
  2. Completes projects while under stress created by inflexible time constraints, missed deadlines by other project team members, unanticipated difficulties in obtaining critical information, modifications of the scope by executive management well into the project, and other unwanted, but likely, challenges.
  3. Proficiency in the use of word processing and spreadsheet software.
  4. Communicates in English using syntax and spelling that meets supervisory standards.
  5. Maintains quality, safety and infection control standards.
  6. Manages multiple projects in a timely and efficient manner.


SCF programs are established for the purpose of serving a primary population comprised of Alaska Natives who are affiliated with the Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI), and Alaska Natives and American Indians within SCF’s geographical service area.  Employees should have a thorough understanding of the cultures and the needs of the CIRI members, and of the general culture and needs of Alaska Natives and American Indians.  Such knowledge is critical in order to ensure the achievement of the mission and vision of SCF: working together with the Native community to provide the best services with Native staff who value the family and family wellness as the heart of the Native community.

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field including business or public administration, health administration, a social science, or equivalent education and experience.
  2. Three (3) years of documented experience writing funded proposals encompassing a variety of funders for healthcare, behavioral healthcare, or a combination involving at least two of the following:  healthcare facilities and infrastructure, social service programs, education, and/or community economic development OR demonstrated proficiency as a Grant Specialist II at Southcentral Foundation.

Working Environment:

·         Employee may be exposed to: none.

·         Noise level: Quiet conditions (i.e. library, private office).

 Physical Demands:

·         Position requires: stand (under 1/3 time); walk (under 1/3 time); sit (over 2/3 time); talk or hear (over 2/3 time).

·         Weight lifted or force exerted: Up to 10 pounds (under 1/3 time).

·         Special vision requirements: No special vision requirements.

·         Additional physical demands: this position requires driving; employee may be required to work holidays, evenings, weekends, and nights; travel may be required.

Age and Customer-Owner Population(s) Served:

Age of Customer-Owner Population Served


This position does not provide direct customer-owner care

This position does not provide direct customer-owner care

Please complete an online application by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top/bottom of this page. For more information contact SCF Human Resources by Email or (907) 729-4977 or Toll free at 1-800-478-3343

Preference will not be given unless certification is submitted to Human Resources (a copy is acceptable).