Grant Writer - Specialist

Seattle, WA
USPGMS/ US Ministries – US Grants Management /
Regular, Full-time /
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that is fighting for change that lasts, right here in the U.S. and across the globe. We bring sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. The organization is approximately 75 years old and has worked in over 100 countries around the world since its founding.
In the United States, we come alongside local churches, community organizations and hundreds of individual volunteers to support newly arriving refugee and other immigrant families. Today, we are proud to partner with over 6,000 local churches, and 95,000 volunteers globally to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.

Are you a person of compassion? An advocate for justice? Someone who stands up for the rights of the vulnerable and speaks out for the marginalized, the exploited and the forgotten?  Do you believe in our calling as Christians to welcome the least of these and love our neighbor?

If you answered ‘yes’, to any of the above, World Relief, and millions of people around the world need you.

World Relief Western Washington, a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to supporting refugees, asylees, and immigrants in Western WA, is seeking a Grant Writer to contribute to the realization of our vision: welcoming every refugee and immigrant into community, rooting them in community, and empowering them for community. The Grant Writer will play a pivotal role in pursuing and securing private and government funding aligned with World Relief Western Washington’s goals and strategic plan.

Compensation: $27.75-$28.6 per hour

Role & Responsibilities

    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Research and Identify Grant Opportunities:
    • Conduct thorough research to identify grant funding opportunities for local programming.
    • Proposal Development:
    • Collaborate with program managers and directors to prepare Letters of Intent (LOIs), proposals, and budgets for funding requests.
    • Relationship Management:
    • Maintain strong relationships with current funders, providing regular & timely reports and updates on funded programs.
    • Collaborate with the Finance Director to prepare budgets.
    • Collaboration and Networking:
    • Collaborate with World Relief Home Office staff on identifying and pursuing grant opportunities within the network.
    • Program Knowledge and Updates:
    • Stay updated on current program details, outcomes, departmental needs, and organizational direction.
    • Funder Engagement:
    • Plan, prepare, and facilitate site visits for funders to showcase the impact of funded programs.
    • Grant Reporting:
    • Edit and submit comprehensive grant reports to funders in collaboration with program managers.
    • Database Management (Grant Hub):
    • Maintain detailed notes on foundations and grant opportunities.
    • Organize and update proposals in the World Relief database.
    • New Relationship Development:
    • Actively research opportunities to develop new relationships with foundations and potential funding sources.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Outstanding listening, oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to relate to and communicate with diverse communities
    • Project management, from facilitating big-picture strategic conversations about positioning and prospects to completion and on-time submission of full proposal and report packages (narratives, budgets and attachments)
    • Ability to manage and prioritize competing tasks to meet multiple, simultaneous deadlines 
    • Extremely self-motivated with a proactive approach to work
    • Maintain equal level of professional decorum, confidentially, and respect with people in interacting with participants, staff, high net worth individuals and foundation executives
    • Candidates from refugee, asylee or immigrant backgrounds are encouraged to apply


    • Mature and personal Christian faith
    • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
    • Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
    • Able to affirm and/or acknowledge World Reliefs Core Beliefs, Statement of Faith, Christian Identity and National Evangelicals For the Health of The Nation document
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
    • At least three years of experience researching and writing private and government grants and successful managing grant reporting timelines
    • Excellent Writing Skills:
    • Strong command of the English language.
    • Ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely.
    • Capacity to adapt writing style for different audiences (grantors, stakeholders, etc.).
    • Research Skills:
    • Proficient in conducting thorough research to identify funding opportunities.
    • Ability to gather relevant data, statistics, and information to support grant proposals.
    • Understanding of Grant Processes:
    • Familiarity with the grant application process, including guidelines, timelines, and submission requirements.
    • Project Management:
    • Organizational skills to manage multiple grant applications simultaneously.
    • Ability to meet deadlines and handle time-sensitive projects effectively.
    • Collaboration and Communication:
    • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate with program managers, directors, and finance team.
    • Effective communication to convey the organization's mission, goals, and impact.
    • High level of attention to details
    • Thorough proofreading and editing skills to ensure error-free proposals.
    • Attention to detail in adhering to grant guidelines and requirements.
    • Budgeting and Financial Literacy: Ability to work with budgets and financial data.
    • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently.
    • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25 hours + per week):
- Medical, Dental, Vision
- Offer 16 company Paid Holidays + 4 additional Personal days per year!
- Paid Sick and Vacation Time
- Paid Parental Leave (12 weeks for qualified employees)
- FSAs: Medical & Dependent Care, & Commuter Funding
- Supplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)
- Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, and Accident insurance policies
- Legal Shield Insurance
World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:
- Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)
- Long Term & Short-term Disability
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
- Long Distance Travel Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
World Relief - Retirement:
- 401K & Roth
- WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%
- Eligibility: Full Time (40 hours per week) is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part time is eligible after 1000 hours in a year. 
World Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible):
- Verizon
- Pet Insurance through Nationwide
- Home and Auto insurance through Liberty Mutual
- Working Advantage Discount Program
- Active & Fit Gym Membership
World Relief is honored to be recognized with the Silver-level Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation for exceeding the core components of our well-being program including leadership and culture, program foundations and execution, and whole person health.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
·         The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.
·         Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.
·         The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
·         General office setting. World Relief also offers hybrid and remote schedules for limited positions.
·         Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in virtual meetings may be required.
·         Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.
·         Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
·         Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.
·         All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Legal Background in the United States
World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. World Relief strictly prohibits and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against employees on the basis of person’s race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law, which does not conflict with the protections afforded World Relief as a faith-based employer.  
In addition, physical or mental limitations will not be a factor in the application of World Relief's employment policies or employee practices, except for those situations in which occupational requirement make consideration of such factors necessary.
Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.