Grant Writer

Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
Posted Date 1 week ago(3/8/2018 1:37 PM)
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Data, Evaluation, and Strategic Initiatives


The Grant Writer is a proactive, self-motivated project leader who is passionate about creating innovative programs to serve youth and families. This position collaborates with the Seneca’s executive leadership team to influence organizational growth and change by researching funding opportunities and developing proposals. The ideal candidate is a Master’s level social worker who is interested in impacting the lives of children and families on an organizational and systems level. The Grant Writer directly supports the development and sustainability of Seneca’s programs and plays a central role in designing effective service delivery models.


“This position provides an incredible birds-eye view of the depth and breadth of Seneca’s services and programs. Our team gets to play an integral role in conceptualizing and articulating the amazing work of our staff, while developing a thorough understanding of the multiple systems in which Seneca works. Our projects are rigorous, impactful, and rewarding!”

  • Seneca Employee


  • Research, design, and develop proposals that describe innovative and effective programs to improve the lives of youth and families. 
  • Develop written proposals for a variety of agency funders, including: private foundations, city, county, state, and federal entities. All proposals accurately articulate Seneca’s vision, values, treatment philosophy, and clinical practice model, while adhering to the funder requirements.
  • Design and develop project budgets that are fiscally viable and technically accurate.
  • Identify funding opportunities that align with Seneca’s strategic plan and funding priorities.
  • Oversee the successful completion of projects, including effectively managing workflow for all members of the project team.
  • Participate in and lead collaborative meetings with program leadership and external partners to plan for and execute projects.
  • Represent Seneca in external meetings, including Bidder's Conferences. 


  • Master’s degree in social work required
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Experience with creating budgets for program development, grant writing and program evaluation, and writing reports, proposals, and evaluations, preferably in a mental health and/or school setting
  • Experience and knowledge of children's service programs and policies
  • Valid California driver's license and insurability through Seneca's automobile policy
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements


  • Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm


  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, and partially paid premiums for dependents
  • 5 weeks of flexible Paid Time Off
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
  • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
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