Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI)
Grant Writing/Training Consultant – Job Description
Compensation: $36.87 Hourly
Fully Paid Medical/Dental Insurance
The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Grant Writing /Training Consultant. Please note that the summary of responsibilities and required abilities identified below are not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
The Grant Writing/Training Consultant will work with CBOs in four TPI communities, namely Westmont/West Athens, Willowbrook, Unincorporated Compton, and Florence-Firestone, to provide technical assistance and training relative to the identification, development, and submission of grant applications to fund the development and/or implementation of violence prevention and intervention activities, policies, and programs.
- Provides technical assistance and training to CBO staff in TPI communities in order to build their capacity to identify, develop, and respond to grant opportunities related to violence prevention and intervention or a related subject area;
- Provides guidance and training to CBOs in TPI communities utilizing best practices relative to developing and maintaining working relationships with local foundations while liaising between the CBOs and foundations;
- Provides technical assistance and training to CBOs in TPI communities in order to develop their grant writing capacity to effectively respond to funding opportunities; conduct quarterly workshops on strategic planning, writing workplans, developing budgets, responding to grant requirements, etc.;
- Convenes meetings with CBOs’ staff to provide grants education and guidance to develop strategic alliances in order to work collaboratively in response to funding opportunities;
- Provides technical assistance and training to CBOs in the TPI communities relative to the staff conceptualization and development of projects, program designs, and action plans;
- Provides technical assistance and training, using best practices, to identify and gather data needed to inform program development, implementation, and evaluation; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- A Bachelor's Degree in Social or Behavioral Science from an accredited college or university – AND - five years of grant writing experience. A Master's Degree in Social or Behavioral Science from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience; and
- A valid California driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation or ability to secure timely transportation for travel to a variety of sites throughout Los Angeles County.
- Experience applying for and receiving grants at the local, state and federal levels, inclusive of public and private foundations;
- Experience writing winning grant applications (e.g. funding for violence prevention and intervention programs);
- Excellent writing, editing, research and oral communication skills;
- Experience serving on a grants review committee or as an independent grants reviewer;
- Extensive knowledge of grant funding sources, deadlines, and scoring criteria;
- Established relationships with potential funders;
- Excellent project management skills, including working with multiple staff to pull together information for applications;
- Detail oriented and able to work under tight deadlines; and
- Skilled in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)