Experienced Grant Writer – Remote Work

Basic Information

Date posted: 01/25/2021

Location: Seattle, Washington

Posted by: The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

Salary: $25-$28 per hour, DOE

Contact Information


2501 S. Plum St
Seattle, WA 98144



More Details


Primary responsibilities include researching, writing, submitting, and reporting on grants to support the Lighthouse in fundraising efforts. In partnership with the Senior Director of Philanthropy, the grant writer is responsible for identifying funding prospects and securing philanthropic revenue to meet departmental and organizational funding goals.

Job Description

Grant Writing

  • Write and submit grant proposals and reports on a timely basis, maintain an ongoing portfolio of current funders and prospects
  • Work proactively with other Lighthouse departments to gather materials needed for grant applications and reports
  • Manage proposals ensuring that all aspects of an application are complete and compelling.
  • Maintain clear and accurate written and electronic records of grant proposals and reports, including grant activity tracking on shared drives and databases, in collaboration with Development team members as needed.
  • At the direction of the Senior Director of Philanthropy, assess funding opportunities and determine which program(s) are the best fit to respond to the opportunity
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization (Finance, Development, and Program teams) to ensure financial and reporting requirements are met.
  • Research grant opportunities to meet present program needs.
  • Effectively collaborate with Senior Director of Philanthropy on grant proposals and projects.
  • Edit, proofread, and provide general grant writing support.
  • Manage special projects as assigned in support of organizational objectives.
  • Collaborate with administrative leads across the organization.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Relevant Skills/Knowledge

  • 3-5+ years’ experience grant writing
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficiency with Microsoft
  • Office, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Professional and friendly demeanor
  • Highly organized, high level of attention to detail
  • Familiarity with or interest in the nonprofit community and the Lighthouse’s mission
  • Driven, dependable, strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member
  • Education
    • BA in Communication or related field desired.
    • BA degree or related training in non-profit management desired
    • This position can be performed remotely.

Equal Opportunity Employer, Male / Female / Persons with Disabilities / VEVRAA


Must be willing to submit to a background check. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document forms upon hire.

To Apply: Apply online at https://lhblind.org/jobs/