Development Specialist

Established in 1968, Integrity House, also known as Integrity, Inc., is one of New Jersey’s longest running, licensed not-for-profit providers of comprehensive behavioral healthcare. The agency operates over 20 programs for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorder in the counties of Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Ocean. In serving over 3,000 individuals every year, Integrity demonstrates its mission to help individuals and families through comprehensive, integrated addictions treatment and recovery support in a manner that brings about positive, long-term lifestyle change. Integrity’s treatment programs have been licensed by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for over 30 years and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services, at its highest level for more than 20 years

Integrity House is seeking a Development Specialist/Grant Writer who will partner with the Director of Development to help the agency achieve its strategic goals and beyond. This individual will primarily be responsible for developing high-quality grant and contract proposals, managing the agency’s current contracts, funder/stakeholder reporting, and supporting donor acquisition, stewardship, and cultivation activities. This position requires someone who has strong writing and research skills, can work independently as well as part of a team, is highly detail-oriented, has the capacity to quickly learn and articulate complex concepts, and can consistently meet established deadlines.

You have the ability to write in a compelling, powerful, and accessible way about services and projects that address social determinants of health such as healthcare, safe and stable housing, and education, and substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health. You understand that SUD, particularly opioid use disorder (OUD), is a public health epidemic in New Jersey and across the country, and you are interested in working to address it.

This is a full-time position, and typical work hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Grants/Contracts Development & Administration
● Research local, state, federal, and private grant and contract opportunities that align with Integrity’s mission, vision, service needs, and strategic goals.
Prepare and submit letters of inquiry and proposals.
● Create timelines, meeting deadlines, and identify deliverables, including supporting documents.
● Prepare and submit funder and stakeholder reports.
● Cultivate and maintain relationships with program officers and contract liaisons.
● Develop and sustain an understanding of Integrity’s programs and the behavioral services industry.

Donor Management
● Process gifts and help build partnerships with donors through timely acknowledgement of contributions and ongoing donor communications.
● Manage donor database, displaying a commitment to accuracy in entering and retrieving data, including identifying and merging duplicate files.
● Assist with donor identification, cultivation and stewardship activities.

Other Support
● Conduct research at the request of the senior leadership team.
● Attend relevant community meetings.
● Support corporate engagement activities.
● Help plan fundraising and cultivation events and activities.

Job qualifications:

● Minimum bachelor’s degree required. Graduate coursework is a plus.
● 1+ years of experience in grant and proposal writing, preferably in the behavioral health field. Experience gained through internships is acceptable.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills. In particular, the ability to think creatively and produce compelling, appealing content for fundraising materials.
● Understanding of human services/behavioral health organizations, substance use disorder treatment, mental health, and/or non-profit organizations.
● Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines.
● Advanced computer skills and ability to learn technologies needed to complete work.
● Knowledge of grants and health/human services contracts landscape in Northern New Jersey and New Jersey a bonus.
● Knowledge of charitable giving regulations and best practices a bonus.

Full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal days; medical, dental and vision benefits; short and long-term disability, life insurance; 403b retirement and profit sharing plan with a dollar-for-dollar match up to 3% maximum compensation.


Interested candidates may send two (2) writing samples, a written cover letter expressing interest in the position and a resume to