Director, Development, Grants & Outreach

Exempt, Full Time Position


Date Re-Posted: September 2021

Department: Grants and Outreach

Since 1970, Community Health Services has existed to provide comprehensive health care services to the residents of Hartford and Windsor. We were made for the community, by the community, to offer a full spectrum of services to include medical, behavioral health care, dental care, a full-service pharmacy and more. Our goal is to offer our patients a medical home; a place where they can come for all of their needs; a place where the clinical staff know them by their first name. Our dedicated staff demonstrate the good we can do on a daily basis when we provide quality care with dignity to each and every individual. We want to help our patients get all of the health care they need -- when they need it -- so they may too live a healthier and happier life.

Community Health Services, Inc. is seeking a Director, Development, Grants & Outreach to:

  • Research, apply for, and monitor implementation of public and private grants.

  • Prepare and submit reports to funders.

  • Act as organizational resource for grant requirements.

  • Oversee community outreach programming designed to create new relationships with potential patients, care partners, and community groups and to elevate the organization’s status in the community.

  • Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, coordinate fundraising activities.

​The Director, Development, Grants & Outreach will:

  • Support the funding for critical programs and new initiatives by researching and seeking out new potential sources of grant funding consistent with organizational objectives

  • Collect and evaluate information regarding current programs, clinical outcomes, budgets, community needs assessments, demographic data, and feedback from organization stakeholders to fashion comprehensive grant applications and responses to requests for proposals

  • In collaboration with department leaders and other stakeholders, develop project plans, budgets, and projected outcomes for services and programs; develop clear, concise, and compelling grant narratives that are responsive to funder inquiries and requirements

The successful candidate will:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, social services, health care administration, or related field OR Seven (7) years of experience in governmental affairs or grants management including periodic reports to funders

  • Three (3) years of experience working in a healthcare setting

  • Deep knowledge of federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and funding guidelines under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act

  • Have proven success handling confidential information

  • Be able to use Microsoft Office products, including Excel

  • Demonstrate alignment with the organizational mission

Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:
  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan and up to 4% Employer Match

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Competitive Pay

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability

  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Various Leave Programs - Bereavement, Military, Maternity, and more

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

CHS requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

  • If you are vaccinated, you are required to have received all COVID-19 shots necessary depending on the type of vaccination (1 dose for Janssen, 2 doses for Moderna or Pfizer) prior to your first day of employment. In addition, you are required to provide proof of your vaccination status prior to your first day of employment. 

  • If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a medical condition or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation and such accommodation must be reviewed prior to your first day of employment. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is approved, you will be required to submit to weekly PCR testing at least once every 7 days and provide a copy of your negative test result no later than the beginning of your shift each week. 

Community Health Services is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.