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Grants Associate


POSITION TITLE:              Grants Associate

REPORTS TO:                     Grants Director

Are you a grants professional who’s anxious to put your writing and persuasion skills to work in serving a 125-year mission to take care of the people that no one else pays attention to?

Do you like variety in your daily work – one day writing grants to fund home-delivered meals for the elderly; the next day concentrating on securing resources to fund critical cancer screenings for underserved populations; and the next finding opportunities to support kids with diabetes in attending summer camp?

Do you like to work independently but in a highly collaborative culture? Do you enjoy finding new opportunities to match community funders with a vast array of community need?

LifeCare Alliance is one of the region’s largest non-profits serving older adults and individuals with medical challenges or disabilities within a five-county area in central Ohio. Maybe you’ve heard of our programs: Meals-on-Wheels, The Columbus Cancer Clinic, Project OpenHand-Columbus, the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, or one of the other 7 health and human services programs we lead. Our mission is to keep individuals nourished, safe, and independent, living in their own homes – right where they want to be.

We’re looking for a driven, curious, and compassionate Grants Associate to join our highly respected in-house grants department. Someone who thrives on variety in their daily work, who is dynamic, collaborative, and would be inspired putting their grant writing skills to work in service to a higher mission. This is an exciting time to join LifeCare Alliance as we look to expand our regional, state, and national reputation.

The Grants Associate assists in the process of research, grant writing, proposal development, reporting, and deadline management. Work requires attention to detail and excellent organization, writing, communication, and time management skills with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Grants Director and in cooperation with other Agency personnel. This position will require a significant amount of independence and self–direction to accomplish its essential functions and responsibilities.

This position requires a professional demeanor at all times, will be of a confidential nature, and requires balancing the administrative office duties and meeting with funders, donors, and sponsors to increase fundraising revenues. Work requires an understanding of general office practices and an understanding of the inter-workings of the Agency, its programs, and fundraising revenue. It also requires regularly performing multiple tasks with multiple deadlines.


  • Identify, research, and analyze prospective grant opportunities of foundations, government agencies, and corporations to match the focus of funding sources to the needs of all Agency programs.
  • Work closely with the Grants Director and Grants Team in preparing and submitting funding applications and reports as assigned.
  • Maintain official grant files that comply with legal, auditing, and foundation requirements.
  • Assist in maintaining complete and accurate data to ensure funding source information is kept up-to-date using the fundraising data management system and other internal procedures.
  • Support the Grants Office in its ongoing grantor recognition functions and participate in strategic conversations with Grants staff on continuous improvement efforts.
  • Performs other departmental and agency functions as necessary. This includes providing back-up coverage for the Volunteer team, attending Agency functions, attending and participating in departmental meetings and committees as necessary and performing other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree required. Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, including chart preparation. Effective Internet search skills as well as ability to learn new programs and software. Ability to understand and effectively communicate the Agency’s mission and possess familiarity with community health and/or gerontology.

Full time employment working eight (8) hours per day, forty hours per week, between 8 a.m. opening and 5 p.m. closing, Monday through Friday; schedule may change to include potential early morning, weekend or evening hours.


  • Ability to act independently to organize, determine priorities, and implement assignments received from multiple staff members.
  • Demonstrated writing and research abilities.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, including a high level of professionalism and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and integrity in handling confidential information.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, staff members, and members of the community.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (computer, email, etc.)

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