Grant Writer


Who We Are

The Road Home has been a leader in the fight to end homelessness for almost a hundred years. We provide low barrier emergency shelters, supportive services, and housing-first minded rental assistance that helps individuals and families step out of homelessness and back into the community. We are seeking compassionate and empathetic individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of others and their community.

Job Summary

The Grant Writer’s primary responsibility is securing adequate private support for The Road Home’s critical programs. The Grant Writer must speak to The Road Home’s story, mission, and vision to educate potential funders about our programs and work through all aspects of the grant cycle, from application to closeout. This position requires a high degree of organization, attention to detail, flexibility, and the ability to learn new tasks. This position will interact with multiple departments to compile documents, gather needed information, and write applications accurately to reflect current or future needs for all grants. The Grant Writer assists with program descriptions and data organization within the agency as we work to help people step out of homelessness and back into the community.

*If you aren’t physically able to do these tasks, we will make reasonable accommodations so please still apply*

Job title:

Grant Writer

Reports to:

Director of Development

Position Status:

Full Time

Salary Rate:


Job Location:


EEO Class

Administrative Support

FLSA Status:



Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Grant Writing

⦁ Manages deadline information for all Foundation and Corporation funding opportunities and communicates these to the Leadership Team. Ensures timely application submission to meet all deadlines and reports for up to 150 grants each year.

⦁ Researches and identifies funding deadlines for current grant-giving entities; analyzes giving history with our organization as well as other organizations; authors grant applications including correspondence; coordinates interdepartmentally including accounting for financial/ budgets, IT for stats and other departments as needed.

⦁ Maintains grants calendar with clearly identified due dates for applications, grant reports, required trainings and meetings.

⦁ Records grants submission/grant reporting in donor database in a timely manner, as well as master grant status sheet and monthly dashboard

⦁ Recommends appropriate new grants for application, potential funding level and works with Development Director to determine suitability

Identifying Funding Opportunities

⦁ Assists Executive Director and Development Director with written correspondences as needed

⦁ Support the Development Departments with events and activities as needed

⦁ Analyzes donor database data for lapsed foundations and corporations; uses Instrumental and list serves for potential new funding opportunities (Bid Sync, Grant Professional Association (GPA), Utah –GPA, Grant Station, Utah Senator notices, etc.)

⦁ Solicits input and provides suggestions to staff to help to create a case for support for the program

⦁ Attend grant trainings, coordinate with other community providers, and relay important guidance to program supervisors

⦁ Coordinate with individual departments and Grants Management on specific needs related to private funding.

Promoting Best Practice

⦁ Demonstrates awareness and desire to understand diverse populations

⦁ Ability to contribute to the Agency’s commitment to enhancing awareness and appreciation

⦁ Willingness to understand that housing first, harm reduction, low barrier access to resources is best practice and essential to our mission at The Road Home.

⦁ Ability to set and maintain good boundaries, using Trauma-Informed Care as a guideline

*Other duties as assigned

Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen.

The Road Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Road Home will be requiring all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 effective Jan 4, 2022.

The Road Home is committed to our work in addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as part of our mission to help people experiencing homelessness move back into housing. We strive to create a team that reflects the people we serve and where our guests and employees feel empowered to be their full, authentic selves.

Education and Experience

⦁ Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required.

⦁ Two years’ experience in grant writing preferred.

  Physical and Equipment Requirements

Should have the ability to lift 25 pounds (tables).

Should be able to sit, stand or walk for an hour or more at a time.


The Road Home is a 501c3 non-profit social services agency whose mission is to help people step out of homelessness and back into our community.

Come be part of the solution.

We have a robust, reasonably priced, and inclusive benefits plan for full and part-time employees (25-40 hours/week)

    • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
    • HSA, FSA, HRA (We reimburse part of your deductible!)
    • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA, 403B with TRH match)
    • FREE Life Insurance for employees
    • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & 12 Public Holidays)
    • One Floating Holiday Per Year
    • Free Short Term & Long Term Disability
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Free Training & Development
    • Tuition Reimbursement for a wide variety of classes!

Specific details

Organization The Road Home
Contact Person Kat Kahn
Phone 8018197291
Closing Date 2022-09-30
Salary Range 23.18