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Senior Foundation and Grants Manager

Job Description

Senior Foundation and Grants Manager

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Job Details

Job Location

Administration - Seattle, WA

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

4 Year Degree

Job Shift


Job Category

Nonprofit - Social Services

Are you looking for a way to use your gift to help others? Do you have a heart to come alongside others who are trying to improve their lives? Do you want to work for a company that's made it on the Best Christian Workplaces 2 years in a row? If so, we want to talk with you.

As a Senior Foundation and Grants Manager you will be responsibility of this position is to lead Seattle's Union Gospel Missions foundations and granting program. This highly qualified individual will identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned programs and projects for the Mission, primarily through development, writing and submission of grant proposals to foundation funders.


  • Manage from start to finish all aspects of the Missions grants program.
    • This includes pipeline management, discovery, writing of concise, clear and compelling grant proposals, and the long-term report expectations.
  • Project manage from start to finish effectively with program staff, finance staff, board leaders and other non-profits and government agencies to answer grantors questions. Teamwork is paramount. Ensure all
    • Stakeholders are aware of grant submission and reporting requirements from the initiation of grant creation.
    • Maintain and implement detailed calendar of pending requests, future proposals and report deadlines; Ensure necessary data is available for requests and reports to funders.
  • Utilize contract grant writers to support grant submissions and reporting. Manage the contracts and relationships.
  • Regularly conduct ongoing research and identification of new funding resources at $100,000 level.
  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers.
  • Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving forward in timely fashion, meet deadlines, and manage supplemental materials required for proposals and communications.
  • Conduct effective stewardship of Mission foundation and corporate grantors, keeping them informed through follow-up reports, invitations, acknowledgment, communication and personal one on one contact.
  • Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and training, as required.
  • Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor. These duties are not exclusive, and within consideration of the job requirements and the employee’s skills, the job description can be added to or taken away from at the discretion of the employee’s immediate supervisor.

Qualifications & Experience

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent years of experience required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in grant writing and nonprofit development or applicable experience.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods in a temperature-controlled environment. Occasionally stand, balance, twist, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms. Occasionally lifts up to 20 pounds and walks uses stairways to climb to multiple floors within the company. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and must be able to pass a 5-panel drug screen including THC.

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