New Program Development

Location: Redford, MI

Department: Adminsitration

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Methodist Children's Home Society is searching for a creative thinker who has drive, is results oriented, and thinks outside of the box. The ideal candidate has a wealth of non-profit experience, is well rounded in many areas of program administration, and demonstrates the ability to be a strong change agent.

MCHS offers a wealth of benefits for our employees including: generous paid holidays & time off, full benefits (100% of premiums covered by the employer; no cost to you), a wonderful 80 acre campus, tuition reimbursement, pension plan, and a dedication to growth & promotion from within. 


1. Assists development department in community relations efforts, related to elected officials, as well as overseeing activities during child abuse prevention month, foster care awareness month, and adoption awareness month

2. Develop and implement strategies that will maximize the synergies among program areas.

3. Develops and maintains specialized databases and systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related statistical information; creates and distributes standard and special reports, studies, summaries, and analyses, as required.

4. Maintains currency of knowledge of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures; disseminates and/or presents changes to departments and advises on the implementation of changes, and on the impact of changes on funded operations.

5. Prepares and compiles all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements.

6. Advises and/or assists as appropriate in the design, formatting and preparation of grant documentation, to include creation of computerized statistical summaries and/or graphics.

7. Performs other duties as assigned by the CEO.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, public administration, or a related field or a related field and at least two (2) years of experience in grant writing.
  • Must have knowledge of advocacy, government relations, and child welfare.
  • Must meet the State’s Moral Character standard.

The Knowledge of:

  • Strong computer and software applications (Windows, Internet applications, etc.) including advanced knowledge of all Microsoft Office products necessary to perform the duties of the position.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Non-profit administration.
  • Community health and health and human service programming in Michigan.

The Skills and Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Manage time and multiple priorities, meet deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
  • Exercise professional judgment in making decisions.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.

A current resume and cover letter must be included as part of your online application.

Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V

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