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Grant and Outreach Manager
Humanities Washington in Seattle, Washington
Date Posted 05/04/2021
Nonprofit-Program Management
Salary 50,000 - 55,000  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Grant and Outreach Manager

Position type: Full-Time (40 hours/week; non-exempt)

Reports to: Program Director

Term: 12 months

Compensation: $50,000 – $55,000 DOE

Benefits: Holiday, vacation, and sick time, medical/dental/vision insurance, life & LTD insurance, retirement plan

Location: Remote in Washington State

Start Date: May 1 (flexible start date)

Humanities Washington opens minds and bridges divides by creating spaces to explore different perspectives. We hold events and programs led by cultural experts, scholars, and storytellers who discuss everything from Washington State history to philosophy, providing context for current social issues. We also support and partner with a wide network of communities, organizations, and individuals across the state.

We’re looking for a Grant and Outreach Manager to join our team! We want to work with a collaborative, motivated, and creative individual who is eager to manage a Humanities COVID-19 Recovery Grant program. The individual who takes on this position will play a lead role in ensuring grant funds are distributed equitably, efficiently, and conveniently for grantees facing financial hardship in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. If your first response to challenges is “yes, we can,” then we want to talk to you!

We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose professional and personal experiences will help us work toward our vision of a Washington that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities.

Essential Responsibilities

Needs Assessment and Outreach

  • Identify critical needs of the humanities sector related to pandemic recovery and develop a grantmaking program to meet those needs.
  • Center the needs of organizations most affected by the pandemic, including those located in rural communities and those led by and serving BIPOC populations.
  • Organize grant workshops and present about grant opportunities in informational sessions.
  • Conduct robust outreach to prospective applicants and build relationships throughout the state.

Program Planning and Administration

  • Participate in the development, implementation and optimization of grants administration systems.
  • Work with applicants and grantees through the entirety of the grants cycle, including application support, progress monitoring, and reporting.
  • Manage grant review process, ensuring timely, consistent, and equitable evaluation and decision-making.
  • Communicate actively and effectively with applicants and grantees throughout the grant cycle.
  • Prepare reports about grantee performance for staff, board members, members of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Work closely with grantees and Humanities Washington’s finance team to ensure timely grant payments
  • Participate in grant eligibility review with Program Director and other program staff.
  • Manage applications, contracts, and records in Foundant and Salesforce.
  • Occasionally assist with other program tasks, as assigned by Program Director.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge of the Washington State cultural sector
  • Demonstrated commitment to and passion for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Three years working in grant administration or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience in grant management.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce (or similar CMS tool), and Foundant grants management system
  • Firm understanding of and enthusiasm for the humanities and the important role it plays in the cultural sector and communities in general.
  • Outgoing, self-motivated, and detail-oriented, with the ability to work effectively within a team and in self-directed situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines and program goals, while maintaining a calm, professional work style.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively manage relationships in a broad range of situations.
  • Solid verbal, writing, and problem-solving skills.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to info@humanities.org. Due to capacity constraints, we will not be able to respond to every application. Due to COVID-19 precautions, all interviews will be conducted virtually.

Work Structure

This is a full-time, 12-month, non-exempt position, working 40 hours per week. In keeping with King County Department of Health recommendations, this position will be remote. We will accept applications from outside the Seattle area.

Humanities Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. Assistance and/or reasonable accommodations during the application process are available to individuals upon request. To request assistance or accommodation, please contact info@humanities.org

Background Check

A criminal background will not automatically eliminate you from consideration. A criminal history background check will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment.

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