Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Grant Proposal Writer

    Job Locations US-CA-SAN DIEGO
    Req No.
    Consultant/Independent Contractor
  • Program/Department Description

    This is a contracted, seasonal position.


    The Grant Proposal Writer is a contracted position that is responsible for writing grant proposals to obtain funding from government agencies, private foundations, and other agencies.  This position will perform research and work collaboratively with selected subject matter experts, Vice Presidents, Department Directors, and other members of the Grants Department team to obtain the information necessary to write grants and/or proposals.


    Company Description

    Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms with the values highlighted on the cover of this directory. Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention.

    MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligible part-time employees will receive benefits on a prorated basis.

    Position Description


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

    • Writes the Program Design portion of proposals and grant applications.
    • Works collaboratively with Vice Presidents, Program Managers, and other subject matter experts to obtain the necessary expertise and information essential to thoroughly respond to the proposal or grant application.
    • Researchs service modalities, county information, relevant linkages, and any information that will add to a strong proposal.
    • Attends County, State, or Federal pre-proposal and de-brief meetings as necessary.
    • Understands county funded non-profit funding endeavors and strategies.
    • Reviews, edits, and refines standard verbiage documents as directed.
    • Writes reports to government entities, corporations, foundations, and other funders.

    Education/Experience Requirements


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field, or certification in substance abuse treatment.
    • Must have at least 2 years of experience writing grant proposals for healthcare, mental health, substance abuse, and/or housing programs. 
    • Proven ability to write successful County, State, or Federal proposals and grant applications.
    • Excellent research and written communication skills.
    • Ability to understand the needs of both MHS and the organization that is offering funding.
    • Above average organizational skills.
    • Ability to understand and execute complex instructions.
    • Intermediate or expert level Microsoft Word skills.
    • Multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure and the ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and produce quality results on time with precise attention to detail.


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