Job Title: Senior Grant Writer

Reports to:Senior Supervisor of Teaching and Learning
Job Group:Professional Technical


Job Code:1740
Salary Schedule:APT03


Collaborate with teachers, curriculum leaders, and administrators to secure grants supporting the district priorities to fulfill the promise of college, career, and life readiness for each and every student in a technological society.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Write and coordinate applications for state, federal, foundation, and other grants, ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal statutes, regulations and/or guidelines.
  2. Serve as liaison with departments and assist them with grant proposal and grant preparation to ensure alignment with program requirements, Board policy, and strategic plan.
  3. Research external funding sources, and distribute information about appropriate funding opportunities to interested parties.
  4. Provide technical assistance to all grantees during the life of awarded projects.
  5. Assist with the development and delivery of related training.
  6. Collaborate with internal and external experts and partners to design grant funded projects.
  7. Provide related status reports and projections.
  8. Provide necessary research base for grant projects, and determine the reliability and validity of research base.
  9. Assist with preparing and monitoring required federal and state reports.
  10. Monitor and interpret applicable laws, regulations, and policies, and stay abreast of related trends and best practices.
  11. Perform administrative duties such as preparing Board agenda items, preparing paperwork for Superintendent’s signature, and drafting and editing sub-agreements and contracts for attorney review.
  12. Participate in school advisory, business, and community groups and activities; serve on committees and councils; and develop community partnerships to support the District’s vision, mission, goals and strategic priorities.
  13. Respond quickly to emergency situations and serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  14. Respond to inquiries or concerns in a timely manner.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to analyze data and use data-driven decision making to implement effective programs
  • Ability to read and interpret journals, articles, research studies, Florida statutes, state Board rules, and school Board policies
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate groups to consensus
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills in both formal and informal settings
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Knowledge of and experience with personal computers and programs, such as word processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Extensive technical, curriculum, or grant writing experience
  • Demonstrated success securing large grants and coordinating large grant applications Experience evaluating, designing, and facilitating professional development for adults
  • Extensive experience participating in and leading adults in work groups




  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution and/or valid Florida Educator’s Certificate
  • Experience working with federal and/or state grants


Direct supervision of assigned personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work: addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluating performance; and interviewing, testing, hiring, and assignment of personnel.


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Senior Grant Writer;   EST: November 5, 2013 ;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: November 5, 2013

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