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Planner/ Grant Writer

JOB TITLE: Planner    

STATUS: Full Time Nonexempt

STARTING SALARY:  $17.00- $20.00 per hour


Benefits Include:

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription
  • Agency paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401 (k) Retirement Plan with agency contribution
  • Generous Paid Leave Time- 
    • Vacation- 15 Days: Earn more time after 2 and 5 year anniversaries
    • Sick- 9 Days
    • 9 Observed Holidays


The Planner is responsible for fund development, contract compliance, program planning and development, research, community organizing, advocacy, and community planning. 

Fund Development and Contract Compliance

  • Writes and submits grant proposals to corporations, foundations, and government entities.
  • Assists with identifying sources of funding and maintaining an accurate calendar of due dates for proposals and reports.
  • Assists in the development of the agency’s budget.
  • Assists with data collection, reporting, and monitoring in order to ensure contract compliance.


  • Analyzes community strengths, assets, resources, and needs.
  • Creates and conducts surveys, compiles and critiques data, writes and publishes reports.
  • Gathers information by reviewing demonstrated models, government documents, national publications, professional literature, legislative updates, and other printed materials.
  • Provides informational materials to advocates, the press, elected officials, and others.

Program Planning and Development

  • Assists with the development of the agency’s strategic plan and the development and evaluation of the agency’s annual work plan.
  • Assists in the development of new programs in collaboration with the Executive Director, management staff, and program directors.
  • Provides staff support for agency programs and committees.
  • Assists with other fundraising activities.

Community Problem Solving

  • Advocates for policies and regulations for particular groups, consumers, and citizens.
  • Networks with local, regional, and national organizations.
  • Collaborates with community residents, non-profit organizations, government officials, elected representatives, business leaders, and faith communities to accomplish community objectives.
  • Provides staff support for community coalitions working for social change by scheduling meetings, writing minutes, supplying members with related research and legislative updates, implementing coalition activities, and other types of support.
  • Assists with the planning, facilitation, and implementation of community-wide and regional initiatives and coalitions to benefit the agency’s constituencies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Previous grant-writing experience preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent planning and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, follow detailed instructions, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to demands that require quick adjustments in work schedule
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to be creative and innovative
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

CACLV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or handicap. 

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