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Kansas Department of Commerce Grant Writer in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12301633

We are looking for a Grant Writer with experience identifying funding opportunities and developing successful proposals and grant applications. If you have a bachelor’s degree in Communications, English or a related field and a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a grant writer for a for-profit organization and have a history of winning private, corporate and/or government grants, we have an exciting new opportunity for you. Experience submitting a major federal, state or county grant with many intricacies, deadlines and deliverables is highly preferred.


Research and identify funding opportunities, develop and write successful proposals and grant applications and letters of inquiry, and submit grant proposals to third-party entities. Ensure compliance with grant agreements and report requirements. Review grant budgets, track, analyze, and report data on the performance of program activities funded by third-party public, and private sources, foundation, corporate, and individual philanthropist prospects, and collaboratively work with team members in maintaining the grant proposal and research process.


+ Utilize effective grant prospect research practices to distinguish and identify new funding opportunities and conduct prospect research.

+ Research, draft and prepare competitive letters of inquiry, grant applications, and grant reports, generating compelling content that meets funder-identified guidelines and/or Integra internal protocols. This includes budgets, and any required attachments and data. Provide detailed information, including both qualitative information and quantitative data on Integra’s efforts and impact.

+ Collaborate with members of the Integra team on organizational fundraising and grant management strategies and processes.

+ Develop and implement monitoring procedures to track grant implementation.

+ Follow up with grant-making organizations during the review of a submitted grant application to supply additional supportive material as needed.

+ Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including cultivation and reporting activities.

+ Work with the Finance Department to prepare monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports to government, foundations, and other funders as required.

+ Seek out opportunities to fully understand Integra Technologies and what services and products we offer. Utilize what is learned to effectively educate others and narrate

+ Participate in professional development and networking conferences, webinars, podcasts, and other appropriate avenues in order to expand knowledge of grant writing and funding opportunities. Maintain knowledge of grant writing programs and best practices.

+ Participate in fundraising activities, staff, and department meetings.

+ Maintain a zero defects mindset in all daily activities.

+ Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Public Affairs, or related field required.

Experience: Minimum of three years of experience as a grant writer for a for-profit organization required with a history of winning private, corporate and/or government grants. Experience submitting a major federal, state, or county-level grant with many intricacies, deadlines, and deliverables is highly preferred.

Knowledge /Skills:

+ Effectively and professionally communicate internally and externally, both verbally and in writing, while maintaining and fostering collaborative, productive, and trusting relationships in order to persuade, negotiate, lead and communicate effectively.

+ Excellent project management skills along with a demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.

+ Must be highly organized and motivated, goal and people-oriented, possess strong initiative and solid judgment abilities and be able to operate independently and make decisions with minimal supervision.

+ Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook with the ability to utilize effective communication tools that speak to the audience.

+ Must demonstrate a commitment to service, organization values, and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times as well as the ability to foster a team-oriented and collaborative working environment.

+ Must possess the ability to:

+ effectively work with organizational contracts, budgets, project plans, and proposals for funding opportunities.

+ accurately track and maintain data and evaluate the data to choose the best solution.

+ consistently demonstrate an enthusiastic and self-motivated demeanor.

+ adapt to c