Grant Specialist

Job title: Grant Specialist
Organization: Talbert House

Job Description

This position is responsible for the preparation, submission and tracking of grant proposals to provide and expand funding for Talbert House services and its affiliates.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Evaluate agency funding needs in the areas of mental health, addictions, community care, housing and community corrections.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Provide stewardship to corporate and foundation donors.
  • Make appointments for development and/or program staff with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours.
  • Maintain current records in database and create a tracking mechanism for deadlines, required reporting materials, etc.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to synthesize, research and collect complex information.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources and basic fundraising techniques.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years’ experience or four years’ experience with proven track record in grant writing and program development.
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.

Please visit Talbert House Careers to apply or contact Michelle McMullen at 513-751-7747 or for more information.