Grant Writer

Administrative Columbus, Ohio



The Grant Writer performs activities related to the pre-award phase of funding. This includes assessment of internal funding needs, researching prospective funders, writing grant proposals, and supporting the implementation of new grant-funded projects. The majority of the Grant Writer’s work will focus on federal, state, and local public funders.



  • Research government grant opportunities
  • Summarize Requests for Proposals (RFPs) so C-Level and Director level staff make informed decisions about whether or not to pursue funding
  • Facilitate program planning efforts in response to RFPs
  • Assign deadlines to planning team members and monitor progress
  • Incorporate health equity strategies into program planning and grant writing efforts
  • Write grant proposals that meet RFP requirements
  • Collaborate with finance staff to develop proposal budgets that comply with funder requirements
  • Maintain current knowledge of and comply with regulations such as Uniform Guidance and funder rules
  • Provide training and technical assistance to staff about grants, program planning, and program management
  • Participate on Grant Steering Committees to assist with project implementation
  • Participate in preparing statistical and other reports as needed
  • Adhere to Equitas Health’s confidentiality and other policies
  • Demonstrate unconditional positive regard for clients and staff and conduct all aspects of job responsibilities with a focus on exceptional customer service
  • Continuously grow and develop cultural competency, exhibiting an understanding, awareness, and respect for diversity
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Three years of professional grant writing experience preferred
  • History of writing funded grant proposals for public and private funders
  • Knowledge of all phases of the grant writing process
  • Superior grant writing and oral communication skills
  • Able to read and interpret complex proposal application guidelines and prepare proposals that reflect funder criteria
  • Knowledge of health disparities, social determinants of health, and health equity concepts and the ability to apply them to grant proposals
  • Knowledge of Uniform Guidance, Health and Human Services grant guidelines, and other government and funder requirements
  • Knowledge of and compliance with grant professional ethics
  • Grant Professional Certification credential preferred
  • Experience with grant management or fundraising software preferred
  • Experience using online grant portals
  • Ability to facilitate program planning meetings
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Ability to problem-solve, manage multiple projects, and meet external and internal deadlines
  • Presents a professional demeanor and appearance under a variety of conditions
  • Possess customer service skills with a variety of stakeholder groups
  • Knowledge of health and social service needs of the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV
  • Must have sensitivity to, interest in and competence in cultural differences, HIV/AIDS, minority health, chemical dependency and a demonstrated competence in working with persons of color and the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Visio, Outlook, and PowerPoint



Background and reference checks will be conducted.  Hours may vary, including working some evenings and weekends based on workload.  Individuals are not considered applicants until they have been asked to visit for an interview and at that time complete an application for employment.  Completing the application does not guarantee employment.  In accordance with Equitas Health’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, pre-employment drug testing will be administered.  EOE/AA


It is the policy of Equitas Health that no employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, gender-identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, HIV status, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, union activity, military, veteran, and economic status, or any other characteristic protected in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. This policy applies to all phases of its personnel activity including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, separation, recall, compensation, benefits, education, recreation, and all other conditions or privileges of employment.

Equitas Health values diversity and welcomes applicants from a broad array of backgrounds.