Job Posting – 12/20/2021

Job Title
Grants Specialist – Community Health
Organization Name
Neighborcare Health
Organization Website
Organization Email
Organization Type
Social Services – Community Health
How to Apply? Website or Email
Date Posted
Closing Date

Job Description

The Grants Specialist researches, organizes, writes and manages a portfolio of foundation, corporate, and/or government grants in coordination with other development staff. The Grants Specialist partners with program staff, accounting, and other departments as necessary to ensure quality grant proposals and contractual compliance with funded grants. The Grants Specialist works independently and in partnership with the Grants Manager, the Director of Development, other team members, and other Neighborcare staff and departments to achieve Neighborcare Health’s Mission, Guiding Principles and goals. 

Neighborcare Health offers a robust benefit package including Health, Wellness & Retirement benefits:  Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, 18+ days of Paid Time Off, 9-Paid Holidays, Retirement with Matching, Life & AD&D, Pet Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, & More!

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Research, organize, write and manage a portfolio of grant funders, focusing on private funding ranging from small family foundations to larger, more complex funders. Opportunity to work on government grants, if desired.
  • Partner with program staff to develop funding requests and reports, accurately communicating program descriptions, goals, and outcomes as pertains to each grant opportunity.
  • Draft budgets and grant outcomes in line with organizational and department goals.
  • Research additional opportunities, evaluate prospects and make recommendations.
  • Manage timelines and deadlines. Negotiate and execute contracts as designated by management.
  • Maintain grant files. Communicate regularly with accounting regarding grant payments.  Represent Neighborcare Health to funders.
  • Maintain proposal, reporting, and communication standards that reflect positively on the organization. Work with Development and staff from other departments to accomplish position objectives.  Perform other duties as may be required from time to time and in emergencies.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in the humanities, business or public administration, planning or a related field. OR an equivalent combination of educations and highly relevant experience
  • 1+ years’ experience in grants, or analogous field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of NW philanthropic community related to foundations
  • Knowledge of community health centers
  • 3+ years’ experience in grants, or analogous field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of best practices in grant writing, grant research, and grant management.  Knowledge of program, evaluation, and budget planning.  Knowledge of and proficiency in MS Office (Word and Excel).
  • Significant skill in oral, written and interpersonal communication.  Skill in time management and problem solving.  Ability to understand, create, work with, and report on budgets.  Ability to understand and make a commitment to the mission and values of Neighborcare.
  • Ability to understand the fund development process and to work with other staff members to further Neighborcare’s goals within this process.   Ability to work with other staff members to update the fund development process as appropriate.  Ability to handle privileged information in a discreet and confidential manner.
  • Ability to manage timelines, plan accordingly, and meet critical deadlines.  Ability to work resourcefully in the absence of detailed instruction.  Ability to meet and comply with HIPPA/Confidentiality policies and procedures and ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to set priorities and use good judgment.  Interest in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work and how it relates to grants and fundraising practices.

Our Mission

The mission of Neighborcare Health is to provide comprehensive health care to families and individuals who have difficulty accessing care; respond with sensitivity to the needs of our culturally diverse patients; and advocate and work with others to improve the overall health status of the communities we serve.

About us

For 50 years, Neighborcare Health has been caring for our neighbors with essential medical and dental care, counseling, outreach, health education and more in Seattle, Vashon, and our newest dental clinic in Olympia!  Our purpose is to improve health by engaging, educating, and empowering people in the communities we serve.  We are looking to hire the best talent to support our culturally diverse workplace and community. 

Union:  No

Full job description will be provided during the interview process.

Salary Range
Midpoint: $79,800/year

How to Apply

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