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Grant Writer

Department: Development 
Reports To: Senior Grant Writer
Status: Regular, 20 hours per week, 12 months per year
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Hiring Range: 26 ($26.07 to $28.96 per hour)
Location: Weller
Closing Date: 
March 8th, 2018 or when filled

The Grant Writer oversees corporate and foundation grant writing for Neighborhood House's programs and services. This position assists staff in applying for funding to support existing and future projects. The Grant Writer is a direct report to the Senior Grant Writer. Neighborhood House abides by the International Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Principles and Standards as well as the Donor Bill of Rights.

  • Research, evaluate and track funding opportunities for Neighborhood House’s various program areas.
  • Compile, write and edit grant applications in concert with other agency staff and leadership, as well as with external partners when appropriate.
  • Secure funding to help support existing programs and supplement public funding.
  • Play a leading role in growing and diversifying Neighborhood House’s corporate and foundation sources through increasing level of giving from existing sources and identifying, securing and cultivating new funding sources. This includes maintaining relationships with many of Neighborhood House’s corporate and foundation contacts.
  • Work in partnership with Neighborhood House’s data analysts and program staff to gather data for the scope of work, goals & outcomes, and evaluation.
  • Support the Development team in securing corporate sponsorships for special events.
  • Prepare Neighborhood House staff and board for successful funder site visits; attend site visits when needed.
  • Participate in the development of annual corporate and foundation fundraising targets, track and report on progress towards these targets.
  • Maintain tracking spreadsheet and database on funder contacts, activity and status.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors' degree in related field required, Master preferred.
  • Two years' experience in research, grant development and proposal writing, preferably in a non- profit agency.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and project management of large, complex projects.
  • Demonstrated experience writing grants for new funding opportunities related to early learning, youth development, health, adult education, employment, homeless services, and aging & disability services.
  • Ability to create, manage, and work on multiple projects under tight deadlines while maintaining strong attention to detail.
  • Experience working with and being sensitive to diverse cultural, ethnic and racial populations.
  • Knowledge of social justice issues and related social policy matters preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, including ability to communicate clearly and concisely and adapt to varying communication styles both internal and external to the agency.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills.
  • Experience working with budgeting, data management, research protocol and compliance requirements.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products and web based research tools.
  • Willingness to comply with the established agency performance standards which may include: productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service-orientation, embracing a team player orientation, entrepreneurialism, and maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including some weekends and evenings.
  • First Aid Certification (within 30 days of hire).
  • CPR Certification (within 30 days of hire).
  • Child Abuse and Neglect training (within 2 weeks of hire).
  • Must pass Neighborhood House Background Check Requirement.
  • Position requires Washington State bi-annual criminal background re-check.
Click here for more details about our benefits program.
Employment Practice
Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality) and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.
Application Procedure
Submit agency application PDF along with resume and cover letter. For your convenience, we offer several ways for you to submit your completed application: 

  • Email:

  • Fax:
     (206) 923-6776

In Person or Mail to:
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday

Neighborhood House
1225 S. Weller Street, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98144
Attn: Human Resources

For more information
Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to