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Grant Development Specialist

United Way of Southern Nevada
4.1 out of 5
Las Vegas, NV 89103
$50,000 - $55,000 a year - Full-time


Las Vegas, NV 89103

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance

Full job description


The Grant Development Specialist is responsible for writing proposals, applications, and grant reports to government, foundation, and corporate entities. The team member will also have responsibility for developing written materials and maintaining documentation for event sponsorships, major gift requests, and general operating requests.


An individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below:

1. Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundations, governments, businesses, and individual donors.

2. Regularly collaborate with all UWSN departments on grant requests and proposals.

3. Responsible for maintaining grant reporting timelines, communicating requirements, and coordinating report submissions.

4. Meet all grant-mandated and organizational reporting requirements for government, foundation, corporate, and individual funders.

5. Regularly review information databases and other related sources for new, emerging, and recurrent grant opportunities in alignment with UWSN Community Impact strategies and goals.

6. Regularly coordinate and write proposals and grant requests in response to multiple incoming opportunities.

7. Demonstrate understanding of the Southern Nevada nonprofit sector, community history, and leading community impact programs.

8. Maintain current records of grant and proposal activities, including ongoing grant tracking and monthly activity reporting.

9. Maintain an organized and centralized repository of written content, program descriptions, success stories, past performance, regularly-requested documents to support the objectives of the UWSN team and Southern Nevada community.

10. Other duties as assigned.


· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Human Services, Journalism, Communication, English, or a similar field.

· Preferred two or more years of experience in proposal development or grant writing.

· Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, and Microsoft Teams.

· Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.

· Strong research skills, ability to identify and use credible sources effectively.

· Strong editing skills, attention to detail.

· Knowledge and familiarity with full range of skills required to search for, identify, review, write, submit, and report on grant funding.

· Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders on multiple projects at any given time.

· Experience with early childhood education, human services, basic needs assistance, housing programs, and/or volunteerism.

· Experience working in deadline-driven environments.

These requirements are met by a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, humanities, or a related field, and a minimum of two years of experience in a writing-focused position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


The incumbent in this position may operate any/all of the following equipment:

· Computer, printer, copy machine, scanner, audio-visual equipment, personal automobile

Computer software may include any or all the following:

· Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint

· Microsoft Teams

· Survey Monkey & Survey Monkey Apply

· Online Grant Databases

· Internet Explorer/Google Chrome


The environment for this position is an open office area that is clean and comfortable. It may include some minor annoyances such as noise, odors, drafts, etc. The incumbent is in a non-confined office-type setting in which he or she is free to move about at will. Also, the incumbent will travel to client sites, workplace events, meetings, etc.


In the course of performing this work, the incumbent:

· Will spend substantial time standing, sitting, speaking, and listening

· Will regularly work on a computer and/or related office equipment

· Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds

· Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.

UWSN’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion –

We believe that every person in Southern Nevada must have equal access to solving community problems.

We welcome the unique perspectives and experiences that individuals bring to advancing our mission and progressing our fight for the success of every person in our community.

We take the broadest possible view of diversity understanding that everyone has different values, beliefs and lived experiences. We value the intersectionality, the interconnected fabric of experiences including but not limited to race, class, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and disability, that develops each person’s unique identity.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have experience working with Human Services or Non-Profit organizations? If so, how many years?


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Grant/Proposal Submittal: 2 years (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Las Vegas, NV 89103: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person