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10101 - Grant Writing Consultant

New York, NY, USA Req #325
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Maternity Hospital Quality Improvement Network (MHQIN) Birth Justice Hubs Grant Writing Consultant (Temporary)



The Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health (BMIRH), Maternity Hospital Quality Improvement Network (MHQIN) within NYC DOHMH aims to improve the birthing experience and reduce the severe maternal morbidity (SMM) for Black and Latina people of reproductive age.  This is a clinical and community initiative seeking to change hospital culture to address issues of birth justice and engage and educate neighborhoods burdened by SMM about dignified and respectful maternity care and rights during pregnancy, childbirth, and the post-partum period, as well as the warning signs of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.  The three areas of focus for MHQIN include enhancing clinical awareness and practice change, promoting equity, and elevating community voices and experiences.  The MHQIN community engagement strategy aims to increase awareness, access, and utilization of quality services across the reproductive care continuum for community residents and providers, focused in neighborhoods and hospitals participating in MHQIN and TRIE and based on the Community Engagement and Racial Equity Framework.


In 2023, FPHNYC and DOHMH will select and award six community-based organizations in NYC as Birth Justice hubs and one organization will function as a Birth Justice hub Coordinator. These organizations are at the forefront of social and birth justice activism and advocacy to support communities to impact change needed to improve maternal health outcomes.  The project aims to promote the NYC Standards for Respectful Care at Birth, educate NYC residents about their rights to respectful maternity care, collaborate with the healthcare system to address the maternal health crisis and identify the maternal health needs in each borough.  DOHMH will provide contracted organizations with funding, technical assistance, and training to engage with the appropriate populations (people of reproductive age, pregnant or birthing).


The MHQIN Birth Justice Hub Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released in April or May 2023. In an effort to ensure a wide range of organizations can apply, including first-time applicants to a DOHMH grant and organizations with limited resources, MHQIN is seeking a Grant Writing Consultant to offer grant writing guidance and support to applicants. 



Under the direction of the MHQIN Program Manager, the Grant Writing Consultant will provide grant writing services to non-profit organizations interested in receiving grant writing support in preparation for applying to the RFP. This position will be during the six weeks between the RFP release date and the application deadline (six weeks after the release date). This position will be hired through a staffing agency.



  • During the first week, the Consultant will schedule and meet with DOHMH MHQIN staff to discuss the initiative and the RFP, pose questions as relevant, and develop a plan for grant writing services, identifying areas of potential support to applicants.
  • During the next five weeks, for each interested MHQIN Birth Justice RFP applicant, the Consultant will independently: 
  • Schedule and complete a 45-minute virtual consultation (via a platform of the Consultant’s choice, so long as applicants can utilize said platform) 
  • Offer, schedule, coordinate, and provide a follow-up service of the applicant’s choice (e.g., second follow-up consultation, review/critique of written grant proposal sections) for a maximum of four hours of consultation work per applicant.  
  • Consultant will email MHQIN Program Manager with any questions. 
  • To ensure fairness, DOHMH staff must be blinded to any specifics related to RFP applicants. As such, the Consultant should not cite any identifying information about applicants in any communication with DOHMH. All general questions posed by the Consultant to DOHMH, with associated answers, will be made public for all applicants. 



  • At least five years of experience with grant writing  
  • Demonstrated success in guiding and supporting non-profit organizations with government grant applications, with a track record of successful applications. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.  
  • Ability to both work independently and collaborate effectively.
  • Preferred
    • Certificate in grant writing 
    • Background in public health, maternal health, community engagement, sexual and reproductive justice framework  
    • Demonstrated understanding of structural racism and principles of health equity and commitment to advancing health equity  
    • Fluency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole/French to assist potential applicants who may be more comfortable speaking or writing in Spanish/Haitian Creole/French to translate into English as needed.



  • Hourly range is $35 to $50



15 to 20 hours per week



You must live in New York City Tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) in order to be considered for a position at FPHNYC.



To apply, upload Resume, including how your experience relates to this position. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.


The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • New York, NY, USA