Pardee Memorial Hospital Foundation


Hendersonville, North Carolina

Date Posted

December 21, 2020

Job Category

Job Description | Senior Grant Writer for the Foundation 

The Senior Grant Writer is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive grant solicitation and grant management initiative. This person will research and discover grant opportunities among private foundations, charitable corporations, and government agencies, and will identify funding sources that align with Pardee UNC Health Care priorities and values.  In consultation with hospital stakeholders, grant proposals will be written that conform to grantor standards and schedules. Successful grant programs will be tracked to completion to ensure fidelity to original standards, timely report submission, and fulfilment of obligations of the grant.

This position is responsible for the development of long-term relationships with grantors and potential grantors on behalf of the Foundation and Pardee UNC Health Care. The successful candidate must be able to thrive in the fast-paced environment of the grant writing world while maintaining a full pipeline of prospects, potential projects, and proposals at various stages of development.  This unique role engages both funders and those whose stories impact the potential for gifts and relationships.  The senior grant writer must be diplomatic, compassionate, and committed to the Foundation’s vision. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Foundation.


Job Standards

  • Grant Research: conducts research on prospects and other opportunities for new funding, with emphasis on Hospital priorities, fund stakeholder interests, and trends in the donor and partnership landscape
  • Relationship Development: collaborates with colleagues to identify funding opportunities, recognizes new opportunities for partnership, and pursues other areas ripe for foundation and corporate support
  • Grant Development: drafts, edits, and finalizes concept notes, funding proposals, reports, and other written material specifically targeted for funders, partners, and hospital stakeholders
  • Grant Management: maintains all deadlines including grant milestones, funding deadlines, reporting schedules, program deadlines, and project completion targets
  • Team Support: manages one or more contract/temporary grant writers with complex projects, collaborates with grant writing team both as a group and individually


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in business or related field from an accredited college or university.  Formal training in fundraising/development in addition to education or experience is preferred. Master’s degree preferred.  Applicants must demonstrate successful track record in grant writing and management.  Experience with this work in healthcare is desirable.  Excellent writing skills and the organizational ability to manage multiple projects concurrently are required.

Application Process

To Apply: Pardee Memorial Hospital Foundation has retained Capital Development Services to assist with professional recruitment.  Expressions of interest, and applications can be submitted via email to

Candidates should include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references.  All material will be kept confidential.


The Opportunity | Pardee Memorial Hospital Foundation

The Pardee Memorial Hospital Foundation, located in Hendersonville, NC, is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to educate and inspire individuals, businesses, and organizations to support Pardee UNC Health Care services and programs while advancing the health and well-being of the community through prevention and treatment.  Following a recent change in executive leadership, the Foundation seeks to fill key senior staff positions to help advance the work of the Foundation and its impact.  Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt with an anticipated employment start date of February 2021.


The Community | Hendersonville, North Carolina

Hendersonville is surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and is home to DuPont Recreational Forest with its stunning waterfalls and varied terrain.  It is one of the smallest towns in the country to have a paid symphony and an aquarium. Thirty non-chain restaurants line its charming Main Street.  The area’s love for the arts is exemplified by the Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theater of North Carolina; the thoughtfully restored Carl Sandburg Home; and murals painted on brick buildings and bear statues scattered throughout the downtown.  Located about twenty miles from Asheville, NC and just 40 miles from Greenville, SC, Hendersonville is convenient to many activities and events throughout the region.

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Additional inquiries may be directed to Jen Tozier at Capital Development Services, 336-747-0133 x 208.