Phoenix House Grant Writer in Dallas, Texas

At Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the whole person—and come from all fields.

We operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As ‘One Phoenix House’ we believe in having fun along the way – embracing ‘progress not perfection’ as our journey continues.

(Part-Time) Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Development, the Grant Writer researches and writes proposals and manages related aspects of grant submissions to institutional donors for Phoenix Houses of Texas.


• Writes private, family and corporate foundation grant proposals, applications, letters of interest and related correspondence for Texas programs and operations.

• Works with clinical staff to produce annual reports, progress reports and other reporting as required by institutional donors.

• Identifies researches, evaluates, and tracks private, family and corporate foundations likely to fund Phoenix House projects and programs, including capital and general operating support.

• Manages and maintains foundation prospect/proposal tracking system, including deadline, reporting, and proposal status and payment schedules.

• Works with Senior Vice President of Development to develop strategies to approach institutional donors.

• Assists Development staff and board in cultivating and maintaining relationships with foundation staffs.

• Works with Senior Vice President, Development to assist Board members to participate actively in foundation-related fundraising activities.

• Maintains institutional donor records and files, including funder briefs and current donation histories on foundation and corporation prospects and donors.

• Plans and arranges site visits and facility tours for foundation prospects and donors.

• Writes relevant board and donor correspondence as appropriate.


• Variable



• Graduation from accredited college or university; supplemental certification in grant-writing


• Two to five years non-profit grant-writing experience; experience with public sector grant-writing a plus.

• General commitment to social and health services, with at least a working knowledge of substance abuse and related issues.


• Understanding of fundraising principles and strategies.

• Ability to understand financial statements, including operating and program budgets.

• Experience with fundraising data bases, including Raisers Edge.

• Excellent written communication skills, with great attention to detail.

• Calmness and efficiency needed to perform activities involving many details and frequent changes.

• Promote teamwork and cooperation of staff within the program and Agency.

• Ability to prioritize appropriately makes independent decisions, and work well under tight deadlines.

• Aptitude for exercising confidentiality, good judgment, diplomacy, and tact.

• Must maintain a valid TX Drivers’ License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy.

Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background checks, fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing, verification of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled