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Position Title

    Government Grant Writer

Description

    The Government Grant Writer is responsible for securing grant-based funding from
    public sources (city, county, state and federal). This position serves as the project
    lead for all public grant-writing projects to which they are assigned. As the project
    lead, the Government Grant Writer is responsible for working with appropriate
    program staff to oversee all research, writing, production, delivery, follow-up,
    evaluation and measurement functions associated with public grant-writing projects.

Responsibilities

    1. Assist in the development and review of the annual public grant-writing plan
    by researching potential grant sources from public agencies and reporting qualified
    prospects to the team for inclusion in the plan.
    2. Accept assignments to write grant solicitations to all public sectors of funding
    (city, county, state and national).
    3. Serve as the project lead on all assigned public grant-writing projects by
    performing the following:
        a. As early as possible, meet with assigned program staff to create a project
        timeline that identifies all tasks associated with the grant-writing project,
        defines milestones including deliverables and deadlines, so that the grant is
        completed in a responsive, accurate, and timely manner;
        b. Throughout the project, monitor the achievement of project milestones to
        ensure the timely completion of the grant-writing projects;
        c. Gather all information requested by the prospect into an appropriate,
        compelling, well-written, error-free application format;
        d. Submit the completed application to the prospect prior to the established
        deadline;
        e. Follow-up with prospects to determine the status of the request;
        f. If funded, work with appropriate staff to complete required status reports as
        necessary;
        g. If not funded, follow-up with prospect as appropriate to seek constructive
        feedback.
    4. Participate in professional associations, trainings, and other community meetings
    to build relationships and aid in the formulation of effective, compelling grant
    proposals.
    5. Track grant-writing activity and contact information within the Raiser’s Edge
    database, in conformance with the established norms and procedures.

Required Skills and Qualifications

    A. Education and Experience
        1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
        2. Proven grant writing and verbal skills.
        3. Valid Washington State driver's license, car insurance and reliable vehicle.
        4. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth vehicles
        on Friends of Youth business must have a safe driving record as defined by
        Friends of Youth. Employees and volunteers who operate their own vehicle(s) on
        Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance that complies with
        the requirements of Friends of Youth.

    B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
        1. Commitment to agency’s mission.
        2. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
        3. Experience with computers, word processing and donor tracking programs
        (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
        4. Valid Washington State driver’s license, car insurance, and reliable vehicle.
        5. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth vehicles
        on agency business must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of
        Youth. Employees and volunteers who operate their own vehicle(s) on Friends of
        Youth business must carry auto liability insurances that complies with the
        requirements of Friends of Youth.
        6. Demonstrate a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring
        and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity.

Hours

    Full Time

Salary

    $50,000 - 55,0000 DOE

Reports to

    President / CEO

Location

    Kirkland

Application Deadline

    Open until filled

Contact

    Send cover letter and resume to Marla Rennie at  marla@friendsofyouth.org

Job Posting Date

    5/3/18
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