Henry Street Settlement

Job Title

GRANT WRITER – Health and Wellness

Job Description

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Grant Writer will be responsible for a portfolio that includes proposals and reports related to Henry Street’s Health and Wellness cluster, which includes our Senior Services, Primary and Behavioral health programs, public benefits access programs, and Parent Center. This position is ideal for someone with a public health and fundraising background and a keen interest in the policies and trends that shape health and wellness today.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred (an MPH, MPP, or MPA is particularly desirable).
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Two (2) years of grant writing experience, including experience producing large, complex government proposals, as well as foundation and corporate proposals.
  • Knowledge of public health, aging, public benefits, and related social service funding trends, policy, and programs.
  • Passion for and an interest in Henry Street’s comprehensive service offerings, including but not limited to education and employment, shelter and transitional housing, visual and performing arts, and health and wellness.
  • Proven track record of securing grants.
  • Strong organization and editing skills.
  • Strong database and computer skills; familiarity with Raisers Edge a plus.
  • Strong ability to multi-task, and flexibility to take on new assignments as opportunities arise.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Understanding of and keen interest in policy trends, the funding climate, and other forces shaping the work.
  • Ability to work both independently and to collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including program staff, executive staff, funders, and external partners.
  • Ability to identify, understand, and articulate program needs and outcomes in collaboration with program staff.
  • A Personalized Cover Letter is Required for Consideration


  • Act as the lead grant writer for Henry Street Settlement’s Health and Wellness Programs, which includes our Senior Services, Primary and Behavioral health programs, public benefits access programs, and Parent Center.
  • Write grant proposals and reports for foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Edit a range of proposals and reports in the arts, education and employment, and transitional housing programs.
  • Stay informed of funding, policy, and programmatic trends in public health, aging, public benefits, and related social services.
  • Collaborate with program staff on project design and budgets.
  • Create funding plans and ensure progress towards goals.
  • Communicate accomplishments of existing programs to funders through reports.
  • Identify and solicit new funders.
  • Keep informed on development practices beyond proposal preparation.
  • Maintain excellent relationships with program staff and executive staff at all levels.
  • Use Raisers Edge to track all prospects, donors, proposals, reports, deadlines, capital campaign, and relationships.
  • Work effectively with program staff to research and design program elements, generate drafts for review, and lead meetings to create high quality proposals and reports.
  • Represent Henry Street Settlement (HSS) effectively to external stakeholders, including funders and partner agencies.
  • Support HSS with grants and reports in other program areas as needed – employment, shelter, health and wellness, seniors, and the arts; work with the team to edit proposals and reports in these areas.
  • Apply in-depth and broad knowledge of HSS programs, history and trajectory and its funders to various situations as appropriate.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Deputy Officer and Development Manager.

Salary Information

Department: Development & External Relations
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

To Apply

E-mail Personalized Cover Letter and resume to jobs@henrystreet.org. Please indicate “Grant Writer – Health and Wellness” in the subject line AND the website the position was found.

Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Henry Street Settlement is an equal opportunity employer/program.

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