Grants Writer

Job description

Grants Writer
Center for Rural and Community Health (CRCH)


The position of Grants Writer works with the Vice President for Community Engagement & Development /Executive Director CRCH to provide the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) with expertise in authoring and revising grant proposals and concept papers, online applications and other grant-seeking documents as well as develop proposal budgets. This will include identifying, drafting and editing of Private/Foundation, Federal, and State grant proposals; identifying grant opportunities; developing grant proposals; developing research systems, procedures and/or guidelines for grant activities; and generating the necessary reports to meet internal and external auditing and compliance requirements. 

Specific Job Functions:

  • Writes and manages grant proposals through state, federal and private resources including foundations.
  • Identifies and applies for grant opportunities relevant to WVSOM.
  • Works collaboratively with CRCH and other departments to obtain information on the development and status of projects and major program initiatives.
  • Prepares interim and final progress reports for funders; works cooperatively with other departments to manage the reporting process including securing research data, finalize budgets, and ensuring that appropriate team members review and approve final documents.
  • Ensures all grants pursued, and received, are in line with WVSOM’s goals, objectives and directives, as well as all pertinent state and higher educational policies and budget.
  • Helps develop presentations for funder meetings.
  • Maintains accurate documentation and records for execution of contract terms and ensures compliance to grant requirements and laws.
  • Works with the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) staff and follows all ORSP policies relative to grant submission and reporting.
  • Prepares statements of work, budget revisions, and change orders for existing and future WVSOM grants.
  • Completes all reporting and filing requirements.
  • Demonstrates superior writing abilities.
  • Proven online research skills.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

The successful candidate will have an earned Master’s degree (PhD preferred) from an accredited college or university in Organizational Development Business Administration, Public Administration or other appropriate disciplines.  The position requires over three years of progressively increasing responsibility in grant writing within public, non-profit educational, foundation, state and/or federal programs or agencies.   A combination of education and recent and relevant grant writing experience may be considered. 

Skills Required:

Excellent interpersonal skills required for communication with all aspects of the campus community and with external agencies.  Demonstrated ability to write and edit; meet deadlines; manage multiple, complex priorities; and work both independently and as part of a team. Must be detailed oriented.  Must have mastered Word (creation of long, multi-section documents), Outlook, and Excel.

Position:  This is a full-time non-classified position with full state benefits and is exempt from FLSA provisions regarding overtime.  Not all activities of this position occur within the confines of an 8:00-4:30 schedule and will require regular evening and weekend scheduling. Some travel including overnight travel will be required.  Base salary is $- though commensurate with education and experience.

This position has been designated as Essential. This means that when WVSOM is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover and continue operations at WVSOM.


Candidates should apply for this position online at

Applications are considered confidential and references are not contacted until later in the search process.  The search committee will begin its review of applications upon receipt and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Position is open until filled.  Final candidates are subject to employment and credential verification, reference and background checks.  All applications are considered confidential.

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.




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Posted: 12/18/2020
Application Due: 2/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience