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16 Mar 2023

Full-Time Grants Coordinator VISTA

United Way of King County – Posted by BrandonMontiel Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description


**UWKC AmeriCorps members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first day of service.** Expand free legal aid services with increased capacity and efficiency to generate grant revenue. The VISTA will improve internal collaboration, establish effective processes for coordinated grant management, identify grant opportunities, and create content for grant proposals resulting in overall increased revenue and capacity to deliver services. Northwest Justice Project fights poverty by providing free legal advice and representation for low-income persons to assert legal protections for basic needs such as housing, income, and safety. We engage with impoverished communities to identify needs, set strategic priorities, and use every legal tool possible to help end the exploitation and abuse of low-income persons and break the cycle of poverty.


Work collaboratively with fundraising, finance, and program teams to lead the development and implementation of a shared vision and strategy for coordinated grant management at Northwest Justice Project.

Establish a grant management knowledge and resource network through active engagement with AFP-Advancement Northwest, Puget Sound Grantwriters Association, and MIE legal aid fundraiser communities.

Utilize an Appreciative Inquiry process with key staff to complete a SOAR Analysis of current grant management activities.

Establish program priorities and conduct internal and external research to identify potential grant needs and opportunities.

Build, document test, and optimize grant management tools and processes.

Identify new grant opportunities in collaboration with program, fundraising and finance team members.

Conduct research on new grant opportunities, assess and summarize alignment, and coordinate with key staff to prioritize and develop grant proposals.

Position Length: 12 months

Benefits & Compensation:

Bi-weekly stipend of $1027.88 (pre-tax)

$6,895 Education Award or $1,800 End of Service Stipend upon successful completion of

Loan deferment and payment of interest accrued during service year on qualified student loans (loans must be federally-backed; personal/private loans not eligible)

Noncompetitive eligibility for federal jobs for up to one year after completing service

Health benefits that meet the minimum standards of ACA compliance

Childcare assistance

10 days sick leave, 10 days personal leave plus 11 federal holidays

Enrollment in an assistance program with 24-hour access to phone counseling

Access to emergency assistance program to mitigate unforeseen financial emergencies that put your continued participation in AmeriCorps service at risk

Monthly team meetings, high-quality training, professional development, and networking opportunities

Lifelong friends and colleagues who are passionate about service!

Professional Development Benefits:

Robust professional development to support your personal, professional, and service goals and growth

Skills to be gained include but not limited to: Interpersonal and Intercultural communication, community outreach, adaptability, relationship building, conflict management, customer service, resource navigation, data entry, knowledge of WA public benefits, knowledge of inner workings of non-profits and community college systems

Career development trainings provided by UWKC AmeriCorps team

Previous trainings include: How to Network, Resume Workshops, Mock Interviews, How to make your LinkedIn Profile Shine

Networking opportunities within United Way and Community Partners

As a member of this cohort, you will be supported with a robust orientation, ongoing professional development opportunities, training, check-ins, and the tools and resources you need to succeed.

What We’re Looking For:

Hunger and poverty disproportionately affect people who identify with multiple intersections of marginality—including people that identify as Black, Native, POC, queer, trans, disabled, first generation, etc. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage those that identify with these communities to apply

Understanding of systemic racism and commitment to anti-racist work to ensure outputs are relevant and accessible to community members

Flexibility and quick problem-solving skills to balance the variety of service activities and any potential shift in program priorities

Experience working on multiple projects at once and ability to self-manage

Ability to communicate clearly with staff members, partners, and AmeriCorps members

Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with team, partners, and community members.

Strong written and verbal communication skills including public speaking skills

AmeriCorps Program Eligibility:

Must be over 18 years old on the first day of service

Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Unfortunately, F1 visas are not sufficient.

Must be available 40 hours per week. Exact hours may vary by site placement, but will primarily be Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Must undergo a Washington State Patrol background check, FBI background check and National Sex Offender Registry Check, plus state of residence background check if not currently living in Washington

High school diploma/GED

Per United Way of King County Policy, AmeriCorps members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of service. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. If you are a selected candidate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Please reach out to if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.

Please note that United Way of King County has moved to remote and limited in-person operations. As such, be prepared to participate in interviews remotely and to complete service responsibilities in a hybrid environment (in-person and remote) should we move forward with your candidacy. If technology presents a barrier to applying, interviewing, or accepting the position, please reach out to for accommodations.

Additionally, per United Way and public health guidance, all AmeriCorps members must be able to transition from working hybrid to commuting to their site to serve 40 hrs.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 75 days.

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