Grant Manager

Development Seattle, Washington


Do you want to be a part of a leading organization that promotes the growth, development, and independence of people with disabilities?

At Northwest Center, we do this by creating opportunities for education, rehabilitation, and employment. Northwest Center seeks to develop and support an inclusive community where all people can fully participate by learning and working together. We envision a day when all people have the same opportunities to grow, contribute to our society, and enjoy a fulfilling life.


Salary:  $80,000 - $87,000 + PER YEAR DOE

Our Development team is looking to add a Grant Manager who will possess an unwavering commitment to inclusion and the means of growing and developing Northwest Center’s grant program. In this position, you will take a solutions-based approach to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward foundations and corporations to give, renew, and increase support for Northwest Center programs and events. 


  • Competitive and affordable Medical (including hearing & hardware coverage!), Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life insurance  
  • Generous Paid Time Off benefits
  • Additional Floating Holidays, Parental Leave, Paid Compassion Leave, and Paid Holidays
  • Retirement 401(K) with a company match
  • Employment Assistance Program (EAP) including six free therapy sessions per year
  • Opportunity for career development with our NWC Mentorship Match program
  • Physical Wellness Reimbursement Program
  • Student Loan Contribution Program
Check out the entire list of benefits Northwest Center has to offer here:

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Identify grants and contribution opportunities, create and support solicitation letters and proposals to drive them through implementation
  • Develop and foster relationships with funding organizations to support our annual grant goals
  • Ensuring that grantors receive all relevant recognition and timely reports
  • Support the development and tracking of program metrics and outcomes
  • Create and maintain internal relationships necessary for collecting information, identifying funding needs, and cultivating impact metrics.
  • Collect anecdotal information and stories to support all fundraising activities
  • Manage existing grants by maintaining historical records, writing timely reports, and working with program staff to ensure projects or programs are meeting established requirements
  • Identify new sources of funding for operating support, capital projects, and special needs
  • Track and update grants, reports, gifts, and research in provided database and file management systems
  • Work with program staff to identify projects for support and provide progress updates
  • Manage and track grant submission deadlines as well as any guideline updates
  • Three plus years of successful foundation and corporate grant writing experience in a nonprofit setting. Knowledge of or passion for the disabled community a plus
  • Genuine interest in playing a critical role in a small and dynamic team
  • Demonstrated ability to produce successful fundraising outcomes and meet fast-paced timelines
  • A passion for writing and the ability to provide writing samples
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and reprioritize within a sometimes rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Good interpersonal skills raising funds as part of the Development Team
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics

Northwest Center is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at [email protected].   

At Northwest Center, we do not just accept diversity and inclusion — we celebrate it, support it, live it, and flourish in it to benefit our employees, the community, and our clientele. We believe that our strength lies within our diversity and the forward motion towards a day when people of all abilities can learn and work together.

We believe that curiosity and critical thinking are essential to the dialogue and improving decision-making, planning, resource allocation, and how we treat others. Our goal is to create and implement more equitable practices, policies, and culture. To be equitable means to value and respect individuals from all cultural backgrounds, genders, races, identities, and abilities. Northwest Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, including disability and veterans’ status.