Director of Grants Position

Division: CVI

Department: Grants

Shift: 1st

Status: Exempt

Reports to: CEO


Job Purpose

Within CVI’s mission and vision, under the direction of the President/CEO; and in collaboration with administrators (managers/directors); responsible to develop, integrate, implement and monitor a holistic, inter-related, and interactive service delivery system; provide technical support in system operations; conduct research; review literature, and verify fund-source operational compliance regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Researches and reviews literature related to veteran services and funding opportunities (i.e. local, State, Federal, foundations, etc.)
  • Makes recommendations on feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and regulatory conformance of applications interconnected to ongoing programs or consideration of new services
  • Assumes the lead, working with administrators, to assess and determine the feasibility of funding opportunities, requirements, and service delivery integration
  • Reviews and evaluates materials provided with proposals to determine additional requirements
  • Works with administrators to identify/develop objectives and integration procedures
  • Analyzes and assists in connection and coordination of new regulations within the service delivery system
  • Coordinates with the Finance Department and administrators in the preparation and justification of budgets
  • Compiles data, prepare proposals, and disseminate for review and comments
  • Submits and tracks applications
  • Reviews program performance standards and outcomes and make recommendations for modification, as applicable
  • Organizes, assist and prepare reports
  • Initiates/updates agency’s federal application and reporting portals
  • Work with administrators to monitor performance
  • Attends meetings, seminars, and training sessions to assure knowledge of the veteran environment, and resources
  • Confers with administrators to discuss planning and to promote improved overall performance
  • Serves as a liaison to the Milwaukee CoC and assigned Committees, and participate in WI Balance of State (BOS) CoC quarterly meetings
  • Assists with special projects and substitutes for staff in periods of temporary absence
  • Provides technical support to veterans groups, low-income organizations, and individuals in the development, programs, and services
  • Initiates reports and shares information as determined
  • Performs related work as required or assigned by the CEO

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to: use logic and analysis to visualize services integration; write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; apply reasoning and sound judgment; present information; respond to questions from groups, managers, clients, customers, donors and the general public; and work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office Products to include Word and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills in both writing and speaking


  • A Bachelor’s degree and ten years of experience in grant writing or a combination of education and related experience is required
  • Three years’ experience in planning, organization, and budget development is required
  • Knowledge of the veterans’ environment; service integration; and logic is preferred

Working Conditions

General office environment.  The working environment is generally favorable.  Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions.  Work is performed in an office environment with standard office equipment available.  Travel will be less than 10% and is generally local.

Physical Requirements

Work is generally sedentary in nature and will require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. There will occasionally be bending, lifting, and carrying of up to 10-15 pounds.

Direct Reports

There are no direct reports.


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