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Grant Specialist, Seattle, WA

Neighborcare Health


Seattle, WA

July 25, 2019

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.


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 and accounting to ensure quality grant proposals and contractual compliance with funded grants. The Grants Specialist works independently and in partnership with the Director of Grants & Compliance, the Chief Development Officer and other team members to achieve Neighborcare Health’s Mission, Guiding Principles and goals.

Essential Job Functions

  • Research, organize, write and manage a portfolio of grants, ranging from small family foundations to complex international funders, quasi-governmental agencies, and government agencies.
  • Partner with program staff to develop program, grant content and reports
  • 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, both electronic and paper
  • Reconcile grant revenues with accounting
  • Uphold Neighborcare Health service commitments: (a warm welcome; respect; caring; working together and trusting relationship) with internal and external customers

Other Job Functions

  • At times represent Neighborcare Health to funders
  • Work with Annual Fund, Major Gifts, and Communications staff as part of development team
  • Maintain professional standards that reflect positively on the organization
  • Perform other duties as may be required from time to time and in emergencies

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of NW philanthropic community related to foundations and government funding sources
  • Knowledge of best practices in grant writing and grant management
  • Knowledge of program planning
  • Knowledge 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 and work with budgets
  • Ability to understand and make a commitment to the mission and values of Neighborcare
  • Ability to understand fund development process and to work with other staff members to further Neighborcare’s goals within this process
  • 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
  • Ability to work occasional weekend and evenings

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in the humanities, business or public administration, planning or a related field
  • 3 or more years’ experience in grants, or analogous field, required
  • Knowledge of community health centers preferred

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