Seattle Goodwill
  • 05-Jul-2017 to 04-Aug-2017 (PST)
  • Administration - Philanthropy
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Job Summary

The Grants Specialist provides strategic support to Goodwill's efforts to secure funding from corporate, foundation, and government funders for both unrestricted and restricted purposes in the range of $10,000 to over $1M. In this capacity, the Grants Specialist is responsible for assisting in the coordination and tracking relationships with institutional entities and persuasively communicating Seattle Goodwill's goals, mission, and programs to potential funders.


Essential Functions:

Research, write, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals, letters of inquiry, grant reports, and appropriate sponsor requests to corporate, foundation, and government funders.

Work closely with internal teams (including job training and education staff, Finance, and Goodwill Industries International) to ensure the accuracy of the materials incorporated into proposals, reports, budgets, and financial reports.

In coordination with the Philanthropy and Leadership Teams, research, identify, and prioritize potential funding opportunities.

In cooperation with the Philanthropy team, set annual goals for funds raised from corporate, foundation, and government funders, and determine how to meet those goals through contributions from existing and new partners.

Conduct outreach to potential funders and manage relationships in service to the annual fundraising goal.

Support and maintain the case for support and needs statement to effectively communicate Seattle Goodwill's strategic plan and annual goals, mission, and programs to potential funders in a clear and compelling manner that inspires support for the organization and its programs.

Ensure compliance with all funder guidelines in grant submission and reporting.

Coordinate timelines to ensure adherence to funder deadlines and to allow for adequate input, involvement and review from internal teams.

Collaborate with internal teams in support of philanthropy objectives.

Maintain current records in Donor Perfect database (or equivalent) and shared systems, including grant tracking and reporting.

Provide writing support for other development efforts, including acknowledgements, stewardship, cultivation and funding requests as needed.

Maintain the highest level of confidentiality related to partner information.

Demonstrate safe work practices through awareness and observation in support of a safety culture; reports any potential hazards or accidents.

Perform other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The essential functions listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and demonstrated success in fundraising.

Experience: Minimum 3 years in nonprofit development and 2 years grant writing experience required (federal grant writing experience preferred).

Specific Skills/Knowledge/Licenses: Knowledge of Association of Fundraising Professionals best practices, including the Donor Bill of Rights; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong proficiency in MS Office Suite and Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) systems (DonorPerfect preferred); excellent writing and research skills; strong interpersonal skills.


Essential Physical Abilities:

Lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds; to reach above head level, developed fine motor control (grasp, handle, manipulate objects with fingers); pushing; able to travel across a variety of surfaces (stairs, ramps, uneven terrain).

Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills

Exceptional ability to organize work, follow through on projects, anticipate project needs, function independently as well as part of a team, and work effectively with staff and volunteers

Meticulous attention to detail, including the ability to proofread

Interest in changing the lives of low-income populations through job training and education programs


Working Conditions:

Office environment'the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position is based in Seattle but requires occasional visits to other Goodwill locations and attendance of off-site meetings and events.

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