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Truman Medical Centers Grant Writer; Jackson County Health Dept - UH Lakewood; FT80; Days; 8:00 - 4:30 in Kansas City, Missouri

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Grant Writer; Jackson County Health Dept - UH Lakewood; FT80; Days; 8:00 - 4:30

TMC Truman Medical Centers

Job Location

Jackson County Health Dept

Independence, Missouri


Cares Act Funds for Health Department

Position Type

Full time

Work Schedule

8:00AM - 4:30PM

Hours Per Week


If you want to work where the action is, University Health (UH) is the place for you. Known as “Kansas City’s Essential Hospital,” UH is the safety net healthcare system for Jackson County/Kansas City. We are an academic medical center, serving as the primary teaching institution for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. A 547-bed, not-for-profit health system, UH delivers the highest-quality medical care for our patients, with compassion, empathy, and unparalleled dedication to service. During the 2020 pandemic, we also stepped forward as a regional leader in COVID care and testing. UH is comprised of three campuses:

UH Heath Sciences District is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Health Sciences District represents a robust academic community, leading the forefront of biomedical research and cutting edge technology. Partnered with UMKC and Children’s Mercy Hospital, University Health serves as the cornerstone in educating the next generation of healthcare practitioners. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we’re a leader in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, with world-class expertise in chronic disease management and women’s services, including high-risk maternity care. The Health Sciences District is also home to the University Health 1 building, UH’s beautiful specialty outpatient clinics and day-surgery center. We have just opened University Health 2, which will house all of our primary care and women’s care clinics.

UH Lakewood is located between Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, Missouri, offering residents of Eastern Jackson County access to a modern community hospital with a continuum of outpatient services designed to meet the needs of families. UH Lakewood specializes in high-risk maternal and child care, and serves as one of the few Kansas City metro area institutions accredited by The Joint Commission in Orthopedics and Palliative Care. It also is home to a 188-bed, fully accredited long-term care center.

UH Behavioral Health is the KC metro area’s largest, most comprehensive provider of mental health services. The Healing Canvas Building , located in Kansas City’s vibrant Crossroads Arts District, is its epicenter, providing a broad list of outpatient services. We also offer psychiatric inpatient care, and we deliver therapeutic services through our community outreach clinics. We are a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care Movement, and provide training, coaching and consulting to outside organizations.

Job Description


The Grant Writer position is responsible for developing, writing, and submitting grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate the Jackson County Health Department’s mission, programs, and COVID-19 response to potential institutional funders. In addition, this position will assemble and submit grant reports, establish and maintain contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and deadlines.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications or Marketing, Public Health or any other related field. A minimum of 5 years of grant writing experience may be substituted for a degree.

  2. Minimum of one (1) year experience with grant writing.

  3. Strong writing, editing, analytical, and research skills.

  4. Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized.

  5. High level of computer literacy.

  6. Able to craft funding proposals in a clear, concise, and compelling manner.

  7. Experience with proposal writing and institutional funding.

  8. Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.

  9. Strong contributor in team environments.

  10. Demonstrates ability to organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines and follow up on assignments with a minimal amount of direction.

  11. Experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience writing Federal, State, City, and private foundation grants in the fields of social services, health services, public health, youth programs and community development is preferred.

  2. Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.

  3. Experience in non-profit direct services and/or program coordination is highly desirable.

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