AltaMed Health Services is one of the largest nonprofit federally qualified health centers in the U.S., serving over 300,000 residents at 43 sites located throughout underserved communities of Los Angeles and Orange Counties in Southern California. Since 1969 the organization has provided a comprehensive range of primary care, dental, specialty care, youth, and enabling services for low income minority populations, including pediatric and seniors. With a commitment to social justice and the understanding that FQHCs have a significant role in achieving health equity, in 2017, AltaMed launched the AltaMed Institute for Health Equity. Through innovation and community engagement, the work of the Institute is to study a wide array of health problems that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic groups, including addressing the multiple determinants of health which lead to disparities in clinical outcomes. Through grant-funded translational research, Institute leadership will develop evidence-based strategies to improve patient care. The Institute currently manages over $90 million in grant funds, with an average of $15 million annually in new grant funds. AltaMed has made health equity a strategic priority and is establishing the Institute to provide guidance to improve targeted interventions and modifications to health care systems to achieve this goal.
The Senior Grant Writer is a senior level position reporting to the Vice President at the Institute. The position will interact with all levels of AltaMed, and in particular the evaluation, research and medical education teams at the Institute. The Senior Grant Writer is responsible for developing program and service proposals in response to federal funding opportunities. The role is required to coordinate and manage interdepartmental teams to develop multi-year, multi-department applications, often with external collaborative partners such as academic institutions, hospitals, and community based organizations. The Senior Grant Writer may also develop concept papers that expand and enhance AltaMed services where need has been identified. The position requires proficiency in the development of programs, proposal budgets, excellent writing skills, an understanding of effective, sustainable health care services, and expertise and familiarity with social needs. The selected candidate will join a team of three other Senior Grant Writers, and one junior Grant Writer.
B.A. or BSc. required, preferably in healthcare or related field coupled with a minimum of 5 to 7 years of grant writing experience. Master’s Degree and/or PhD degree highly preferred.
Develop project/ program proposals, grant applications, and concept papers that expand and enhance AltaMed health care services.
Lead all aspects of proposal preparation, including program and budget development to ensure complete, accurate, timely, high-quality submission that conforms with requirements of the funding opportunity.
When appropriate, lead, develop and direct program planning, including advising and guiding senior level leaders.
Advise and be available to the program and grant management teams on initial implementation of newly-awarded grants and enterprise-wide initiatives.
Create appropriate program budgets, scopes of work, implementation timelines and deliverables, evaluation plans, and quantifiable goals and objectives independently.
Independently establish and define an editorial and application strategy that will present the most compelling case for funding.
Critically analyze current program and project activities to identify opportunities to integrate evidence-based, industry-accepted models of intervention and services.
Represent AltaMed and supervise collaborative proposal and grant application activities with community partners.
Independently link funding opportunities as leveraging opportunities for AltaMed’s current and future needs.
Autonomously acquire, maintain, and expand knowledge of health industry-related topics, current events, policy updates, local/ regional/ national budget issues and political discussions that impact AltaMed’s work.
Provide technical assistance, coaching and professional development support of Grants Development Associate and new team members.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
AltaMed offers a comprehensive benefits program that recognizes the needs of our diverse employees by supporting their health, security and professional growth.
Voluntary Short-term Disability Plan
Long-term Disability Plan
Paid Time Off
Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts (FSA)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
403 (b) Retirement Plan
Life Insurance (Basic & Voluntary)
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (Basic & Voluntary)
Proficiency in the development of programs, proposal budgets, excellent writing skills, an understanding of effective, sustainable health care services, and expertise and familiarity with social needs.
Internal Number: 2019-8811
About AltaMed Health Services
Bold decisions and innovative thinking have helped AltaMed, a federally qualified health center, headquartered in Commerce, California, become the nation’s largest network of community-based primary care clinics and senior care programs. Some 2,000 professionals in medicine, nursing, social work, mental health rehabilitation, dentistry and health administration assure that we not only provide quality care, but that we do so without exception or regard to ability to pay. We are JCHAO-accredited, and strongly focused on wellness, preventative care and eliminating health care disparities.