Basic Information

Job Category: Other

Location: Miami, Florida, United States

Date published: 18-Feb-2022

Job type: Full Time

Description and Requirements

About the role

Senior Grant Writer

An ADP client, United Way or Miami-Dade is actively seeking for a Senior Grant Writer (Education) to join their team in their location at 3250 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129.

Team: Development

Reports to: AVP, Tocqueville Society and Major Gifts

FLSA: Exempt

Work Environment Benefits: Flexible 3 days in office, 2 days remote

Expectation for all Employees:

Support the mission, vision, and values of United Way Miami (UWM). When appropriate, participate in various after hours and weekend activities that benefit UWM and the community. Due to the leadership role UWM is called upon to play in the community, particularly during times of crisis, it is the expectation that all UWM staff will be fully engaged in the organization’s crisis planning and response efforts.

Position Summary:

Identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to third-party entities to support the organizations’ work in the education area, including early childhood, school age and post-secondary.  Responsible for coordinating the collection, analysis, and reporting of data on the performance of program activities that are funded by third-party public and private sources.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify new sources of funding for the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education.
  • Follow up with grant making organizations during their review of a submitted grant application to supply additional supportive material if requested.
  • Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including cultivation and reporting activities.
  • Work with finance department, Community Impact and CFE staff to write/prepare monthly, quarterly and/or or annual reports to government, foundations and other funders as required.
  • In collaboration with program staff, develop and implement monitoring procedures to track grant implementation.
  • Experience submitting a major federal, state or county level grant with many intricacies, deadlines, and deliverables.
  • Ability to multitask and manage several grant submissions or reports at once while working with various levels of staff to complete grant related items.
  • Work with VP of the CFE to submit the Early Head Start renewal grant.
  • Acquire and maintain sound knowledge and understanding of the United Way Center for Excellence and United Way and use that knowledge and understanding to better comprehend all projects and programs for which grants will be sought.
  • Renew and retain all existing funding related to the CFE and EHS grants.
  • Secure new United Way education funding in the amount of $150,000 through grants.
  • Other duties as assigned, which may include grant writing in additional areas as needed and feasible.


  • Internal – Communicate with all levels of the organization to exchange information, collect information, coordinate projects, and solve problems.
  • External – Communicate with volunteers, public, public/government agencies, and UW agencies to exchange information, collect information, solve problems, and cultivate relationships.

Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Masters preferred.
  • Two to three years’ experience in the development and implementation of a project or grant, preferably experience with Government, Federal or State Grant experience.
  • Intermediate Word, beginning Excel and Internet Explorer.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, customer relations skills, creative problem-solving skills, good judgment, ability to understand budgets, basic math skills, critical thinking skills, and attention to detail.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Serves (treats) all customers (internal and external) with utmost respect and responsiveness to deepen relationships and advance UWMD’s mission.
  • – Has a passion for innovation and risk-taking, meets and exceeds qualitative and quantitative goals in a thoughtful and time-driven manner.
  • Has the responsibility for aligning one’s own behavior, leadership and commitment with the needs, priorities, goals and culture of UWMD.
  • – Creates an atmosphere that respects and embraces engagement of all people, ideas and backgrounds and aligns with United Way’s values.    
  • Able and willing to learn new skills and knowledge and accept new challenges to further United Way’s mission.
  • – Effectively manages time and resources to respond to emerging needs while continuing to deliver on organizational goals, objectives, and timelines, and seeks help when needed in juggling priorities.

What We Offer:

  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
  • 401K
  • Excellent growth and development opportunities

Working Conditions:

Operates in a professional office environment; visual acuity and manual dexterity required to operate computer and office equipment. Ability to reach, grasp objects, lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Occasional stooping, bending, standing, and walking. Frequent travel to other locations. May be required to work additional time and weekends for special projects, deadlines and/or events.


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