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Grant Writer

Job Description

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) is seeking a Grantwriter to join the External Relations team. The team consists of seven team members including individual and major gifts, corporate relations, grants manager, marketing, and database professionals. The Grantwriter is responsible for effectively conveying the agency’s story to funders, and successfully securing new and renewing private foundation funding in the $5,000-$10,000 range. The Grantwriter should be able to accurately set and meet deadlines have an ability to collaborate with program staff, leadership staff, board members, and other key volunteers. We value individual initiative, as well as the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. This position is currently remote but will be in office as our office re-opens on site.

Hours: 40 hours per week.

Status: Non-Exempt Salary: $58,000 / year 

Reports to: Grants Manager


• Private foundations: Work with the Grants Manager to identify and cultivate foundations aligned with KCSARC’s programs and projects and develop proposal strategies; conduct ongoing foundation research; direct key volunteers in cultivating and soliciting foundation representatives; write proposals; manage the stewardship once grants are secured; and manage the reporting activities and ensure all internal tracking is current. 

• Work closely with the Grants Manager to maintain a master calendar for all grant activity, to include submitted proposals and grant and reporting requests; create and maintain current records for all grants and reports in database and in department’s collaborative workspace. 

• Develop a deep understanding of how all the existing and potential funding and programmatic opportunities align in order to track when grants are expiring and plan for replacement funds. 

• Develop annual budget projections, track revenue received, and regularly provide analysis of financial results. 

• Serve as primary point of contact and liaison for funder relationships as appropriate. 

• Proactively steward and cultivate relationships with Program Officer directly or in coordination with the Grants Manager and the Director of External Relations. 

KCSARC seeks to create a work environment that reflects the diverse community that we serve. People of color, LGBTQ, and multi-lingual individuals are encouraged to apply. We also encourage you to include your personal pronouns in your resume. 


• Acquire and actively employ sound knowledge and understanding of the organization, its work, and its competitive and collaborative environment. 

• Actively participate in the external relations team's planning and collaboration tools and processes. • Ability to link your work with the overall strategy and goals of the team and agency mission and values. 


• Proficiency in MS Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook.

• Familiarity with common web-based platforms (e.g., Salesforce, Podio) or ability to learn quickly. 


• Keen attention to detail with a penchant for excellent judgment, discretion, accuracy, and accountability.

• Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills. • Demonstrated ability to be both creative and meticulous in the use of language and data while developing concise, engaging text.

• Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple demands, manage shifting priorities, and meet deadlines.

• A high degree of initiative. • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and as part of a cross-disciplinary team.

• Ability to effectively develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships; ability to hear and incorporate others’ perspectives and build productive working relationships across groups and teams. 


•  2 years private foundation grant writing experience 



•  Grant writing certification

•  Knowledge of interpersonal violence: sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking