Grant Writer and Administrator

January 9, 2023
CenterLink, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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The purpose of the Grant Writer is to conduct research, assess mission matches for available grants, write, create, and assemble grant requests, and represent the agency at grant presentations. The Grant Writer and Administrator is expected to maintain a calendar of submissions and report deadlines. The Grant Writer and Administrator may be required to maintain a calendar of expected progress reports and coordinate writing timely and accurate reports for awarded grants. This position reports to the Senior Director of Development and works in partnership with program staff, directors, and stakeholders and directly with community members of diverse backgrounds. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Job Description:

  • Research funding opportunities that align with the short-term and long-term funding needs and goals of the agency. Agency’s annual budget is approximately $4 million.
  • Communicate the agency’s mission and programs to potential funders while maintaining proprietary organizational information and client confidentiality.
  • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to federal, state, local, and private foundation funding sources.
  • Maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
  • Ensure agency compliance with all grant requirements.
  • Keeps grant policies and procedures current and accurate for auditors and reviewers.
  • Maintain and update CenterLink’s external grant opportunities posting page.
  • Prioritize multiple grant opportunities to ensure multiple proposals proceed in a timely manner.
  • Manage supplemental material required for proposals.
  • Design and incorporate strategic planning with each program on the narrative and budget that produces results and solutions to identified needs.
  • Generate revenue for programs through timely submission of well-researched, well-written, and well-documented grant proposals.
  • Compile data, prepare reports, success stories, and other relevant information for programs.
  • Create and maintain up-to-date language regarding CenterLink and its programs and services.
  • Develop and maintain collections of current research, statistics, and citations regarding the populations served by LGBTQ community centers for use in grant proposal submissions and other Development communications.
  • Ensure grant compliance, and assist with grant proposal development, annual accreditation, and agency representation at foundation and funder in-person and virtual meetings and events.
  • Participate in staff meetings, planning meetings, and other meetings as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • At least four years of experience in successful grant writing.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, journalism, or a related writing-intensive field preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Proficiency in working with computers and Microsoft Office database systems, and social media tools.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Passion for CenterLink’s mission and work to create spaces where LGBTQ people thrive.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of working with the LGBTQ+ community and familiarity with issues relevant to LGBTQ+ people.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Strong narrative and math skills for grant budgeting
  • A successful, proven track record in setting priorities, information delivery, and time management.
  • Understanding of contract requirements management including activity design and data collection, to ensure compliant contract expectations.
  • Highly organized, wearing multiple hats in an ambiguous and fast-moving environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, English-speaking abilities, immigration status, and physical abilities in an intersectional environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Handle a variety of special projects and other related duties, as assigned

Additional Experience, but not required:

  • Extra bonus for those who have experience writing and managing government and health-related grants (NIH, HRSA, CDC)



Salary and Benefits: 

The hiring range for this position has been established at $60,000--$70,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. CenterLink provides generous leave, health plans, life insurance, flex spending accounts, remote work expense stipend, and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. In addition, this position allows for a flexible schedule and remote-work accommodation. We also commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us.


This position is a remote position.

How to Apply:

If you’re interested in joining our team, please submit the following via email with the subject line “Application for Grant Writer/Administrator” to [email protected] by February 28:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in CenterLink
    • Include how your experience has prepared you for this role
  • Your resume

People of color and those who identify within the trans community are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

No calls or agencies, please.

CenterLink does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

About CenterLink:

Mission:  CenterLink strengthens, supports, and connects LGBTQ community centers.

Vision: CenterLink envisions flourishing LGBTQ centers that nurture thriving, healthy, safe communities.

History: CenterLink was founded in 1994 as a member-based coalition to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBTQ community centers. The organization plays an essential role in supporting the growth of LGBTQ centers and addressing the challenges they face, by helping them to improve their organizational and service delivery capacity and increase access to public resources. Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, CenterLink works with other national organizations to advance the rights of LGBTQ individuals and to provide LGBTQ community centers with information and analysis of critical issues.

Serving over 200 LGBTQ community centers across the country in 46 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, as well as centers in Canada, China, Uganda, and Australia CenterLink assists newly forming community centers and helps strengthen existing LGBTQ centers, through networking opportunities for center leaders, peer-based technical assistance and training, and a variety of capacity building services. We base our efforts on the belief that LGBTQ community centers are primary change agents in the national movement working toward the liberation and empowerment of LGBTQ people. Serving over 2 million people annually, they are the heart and soul of the LGBTQ movement and are vital to our current well-being and dreams for the future. Whether they provide direct services, educate the public or organize for social change, community centers work more closely with their LGBTQ constituency and engage more community leaders and decision-makers than any other LGBTQ network in the country.

A fundamental goal of our mission is to help build the capacity of centers to meet the social, cultural, health, and political advocacy needs of LGBTQ community members across the country. CenterLink also acts as a voice for LGBTQ community centers in national grassroots organizing, coalition building, and social activism in order to strengthen and build a unified center movement.