As a member of the dynamic Foundation Relations and Government Grants team, the Grants Officer serves as a key member of the Development Office and works to advance the hospital’s foundation and government fundraising efforts in support of various clinical initiatives, education programs and research at Boston Medical Center (BMC).
The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with strong political sensitivities and excellent judgment; an outstanding writer able to perform under tight deadlines; a skilled project manager able to drive the work of multiple people towards the submission of high quality, competitive grant proposals; and an accomplished multi-task professional. He or she will ideally possess some knowledge of health care or public health.
- Research and identify new potential funding sources and solicit support for new and ongoing clinical initiatives, education programs and research. Responsible for generating new opportunities for BMC and capturing several million dollars of grant support for BMC annually.
- Maintain a growing portfolio of prospects, both funders and principal investigators, and foster these prospects through regular communication and stewardship.
- Under the direction of the Director of Foundation Relations and Government Grants and Director of Strategic Grant Initiatives, assist and/or lead the preparation of grant proposals, including writing letters of inquiry, concept papers, and proposals; developing budgets and budget justifications; preparing collateral materials; and ensuring compliance with award requirements. Strategize with investigators, as appropriate, about proposal design.
- Work with the Director of Foundation Relations and Government Grants, the Director of Strategic Grant Initiatives, and various hospital departments to obtain materials and information necessary to prepare proposals and reports (e.g., job descriptions, salary requirements, and project descriptions).
- Coordinate with BMC Grants Administration staff to ensure compliance with pre-award and post-award internal policies. Interface with Legal to ensure compliance with all laws and BMC policies.
- Collaborate with the Major Gifts unit of the Development Office as needed in strategic planning regarding prospecting of family and corporate foundation prospects.
- Assist in the development of department, unit and personal goals and annual strategic planning process.
- Assist with other initiatives of the hospital as needed, including service in support of major BMC events organized by the Development Office (e.g., Gala).
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or as needed.
Undergraduate degree required; Masters or equivalent preferred.
Minimum of two to four years of grant writing or comparable experience. Health care, public health, social service or research setting a plus.
Knowledge and Skills
- Proven ability to think critically.
- Excellent writing, editing and interpersonal skills.
- Track record in managing multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment.
- Facility in working both independently and as a team player.
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters.