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Grants Writer

Job Location

Thurston County, WA

Published By

Our Ark

Type of Job

Part Time Volunteer

Published Date

April 1, 2020 at 9:30:00 PM

About the job

    The Grants Writer is a member of the Development Team and is a liaison between the agency and foundation partners. The Grants Writer is responsible for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals/reports that support agency goals and meet foundation funding guidelines and criteria. This person serves as the primary grant writer, assists in managing funder relationships, engages in compliance reporting, and supports special project initiatives. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, project management skills, with an emphasis on clear writing and outcome measurement.

    Key Responsibilities:

     Leading grant proposal development and submission—preparing and organizing materials for proposals, and submitting and monitoring grant applications—including:
     Drafting proposals/LOIs, grant application narratives, and budgets and collaborate to
    finalize with development, program and, finance staff; and the Executive Director;
     Submitting grant applications;
     With the Director of Development, meeting with funders and Legal Council staff to
    explore funding opportunities and fulfill site visit requirements;
     Maintaining master calendar of grants and prospects and all associated files and
     Maintaining library of grant support documents including resumes, bios, IRS forms,
    Board/staff diversity lists, etc.;
     Executing thank you letters and facilitating grant contracts/agreements;
     Ensuring acknowledgment of funders/investors via website, e-newsletter, and social
     Working with Data Manager and Financial Team to maintain grant compliance and
    reporting, including outcome measurement and grant budgets including:
     Monitoring and maintaining funder reporting schedules and requirements;
     Assisting Development Team in drafting compelling progress reports and targeted
    program updates (e.g. blog posts, press releases, FB and twitter posts) to funders that
    fully capture programmatic success; and
     Assembling all necessary supporting materials and documents including budget
    reports, outcome measurements, success stories, etc.; submit reports to funders.


Grants Writer Requirements:

  • Methodical and strategic thinking.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Project management skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Budgeting and accounting experience.

  • Computer literacy.

  • Knowledge of auditing policies.

  • Knowledge of donor agencies.

  • Strong writing skills.

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous

  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction

  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail

  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction

  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity

  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment


  1. On-the-job training

  2. Brings fun and fulfillment to your life.

  3. Developing management skills

  4. Making our communities better to live and love 

  5. Learn how the best in the business do what they do

  6. Get an idea for their future career path

  7. Build self-confidence and develop a sense of responsibility

  8. Learn basic work skills such as collaboration,  interviewing and working with different colleagues 

About us

We are 100% volunteer led team of passionate people who are to support and help the youth on the streets to go from thriving to surviving through care, compassionate, committed adults in our communities. We adhere to our values of Compassion, Community (engaging individuals, building alliances), Commitment, Hope, Trust, Love, Respect, and Integrity. We love to have fun enjoying every moment we have with team members, youth, and our communities. We would love to have you a part of this team.


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