Job Description

Grant Development Specialist

The Grant Development Specialist will lead the grant opportunity research, funder relationship building, proposal writing and submission.


· Research available grants and eligibility requirements

· Secure opportunities for application

· Community data research

· Preparation and submission of grant applications, including completion of attachments

· Track active contracts and funder requirements

· Work as a liaison with program/operations staff for assigned grants

· Maintain calendar of funder deadlines and grant report due dates

· Communicate information needed to all applicable parties

· Complete or ensure submission of reporting and cooperation with funders

· Interact with and coordinate with colleagues from other departments including MIS, Finance, and Clinical


· High School diploma or equivalent required

· Documented success with grant writing; proven grant award record.

· Must be able to travel periodically to various locations within the region.

· Flexible, collaborative and problem-solving thinker.

Skills and Experience

· Thorough knowledge of the community or experienced in quick learning about a community and its resources.

· Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals and organizations.

· Maintain a team-centered cooperative work philosophy.

· Strong supporter of agency mission, programs and services offered.

· Ability to speak before groups effectively.

· Ability to effectively communicate both written and orally with the intended audience.

· Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

· Exceptional organizational skills and superb attention to detail required.

· Knowledge of healthcare field preferred.


· Grant Development Specialist works in an office setting that is adequately heated, lighted, cooled and ventilated. The work environment involves the normal risks and discomforts typical of a community health center.

· Work is primarily sedentary with some walking and standing.

· Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, type at 40 words per minute, operate a telephone, copier, eFax, and other such office equipment as necessary

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $63,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance



  • 8 hour shift


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Waterbury, CT 06708: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)



  • High school or equivalent (Required)



  • successful grant award: 1 year (Preferred)


Work Location: In person

How to Apply

StayWell Health Center Waterbury