Research Grant and Bid Writer

Serving 15 Michigan Counties

JOB TITLE: Research Grant and Bid Writer

UNIT/SERVICE: Administration

REPORTS TO: President and CEO

SUPERVISES: Not Applicable


POSITION SUMMARY: Within the framework of the agency’s mission, policies, procedures and resources, the Grant and Bid Writer (“Writer”) oversees the grant application process from beginning to end while working collaboratively across teams and leveraging the knowledge of internal Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). The Writer will identify and apply for various grants that meet the organization’s needs and write successful bids to procure program contracts to meet the needs of children and families within the community.



– Bachelor’s degree in related field.

– Grant / proposal writing certification preferred.

– At least two years of experience in grant applications and administration (non-profit and child welfare experience preferred).

– At least two years of experience in bid writing and procurement (non-profit and child welfare experience preferred).



A. Excellent verbal and written communication skills across diverse audiences

B. Excellent interpersonal skills.

C. Proactive professional with a proven record of success.

D. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

E. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

F. Strong leadership skills.

G. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

H. Thorough understanding of local, state, and federal funding sources and the ability to locate potential sources for funding.

I. Thorough understanding of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, and federal regulations.

J. Thorough understanding of effective grant writing and bid procurement techniques.

K. Excellent project management skills and ability to prioritize work and resources.

L. Ability to meet deadlines.

M. Ability to interpret financial data and prepare budgets and financial grant reports.

N. Ability to be discreet with personal information that may be needed for some grants such as employee salaries or upcoming projects.

O. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias.