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Advancement-Grant Writer

SeaTac, WA, USA Req #590
Friday, September 11, 2020

POSITION SUMMARY:  Primary responsibilities include seeking and securing funding sources to support overall capacity, programs, general operating, and administrative functions. This includes supporting area offices in grant seeking and writing, and working alongside the Grants Manager to ensure a high quality product is delivered to prospective funders. Work is performed under general direction of the Grants Manager. 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS and MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Generate revenues for LCSNW programs and services through timely submission of well-researched, well written and well-documented grant/fund-raising proposals.

  • Work with Grants Manager to maintain database

  • Work with Grants Manager to research upcoming and new grant opportunities and assess their viability for application. 

  • Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities. 

  • Write and submit reports to government, corporate, foundations and other funders.

  • Participate in annual Development goal setting and tracking.

  • Special projects as needed.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  None.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Must have a Bachelor’s degree in relatable field. Must have at least one year of historical grant success. Applicants must have strong writing skills and a high-level command of grammar and spelling. Problem-solving skills, and independence, reliability, and flexibility in work structure are a must. Understanding of financial and general business transactions/interactions preferred. The requirements listed below are representative of the competencies, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, candidates will demonstrate these competencies: 


Analytical - Synthesize complex or diverse information; collect and research data; use intuition.

Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others. 

Written Communication - Writes clearly, concisely and informatively; presents numerical data.  

Quality Management - Improves and promotes quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. 

Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of LCSNW’s diversity philosophy and guidelines; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment. 

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others. 

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. 

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently. 

Professionalism - Approaches others tactfully; reacts well under pressure; accepts responsibility.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

Dependability - Responds to management direction; keeps commitments; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. 

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; 


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, and REGISTRATIONS:  College Degree, Valid driver’s license.  


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met/may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to utilize communication skills, such as talking, listening, writing, and typing. The employee is frequently engaged in low-activity tasks, such as sitting, standing, walking, and using hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Travel is required for local or regional meetings and the organizational work to accomplish such meetings. A personal vehicle, with current auto insurance, is required so that the employee can travel to meetings and engage in other necessary work-related travel. Must have the ability to work flexible hours.


To Apply:  Visit our Careers page on www.lcsnw.org.  Find this listing and click “Apply Now.”

LUTHERAN COMMUNITY SERVICES NORTHWEST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND COMMITTED TO CULTURAL COMPETENCY. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • SeaTac, WA, USA