As Tacoma Community House’s Grants Manager, you will be part of an organization that has been serving the South Sound for 108 years and have the opportunity to make a true difference in the lives of immigrants, refugees and low-income community members.

You will work every day to further inclusivity, equity, and diversity. If social justice is important to you, this is a wonderful way to combine your heart and your work. You will write to support Tacoma Community House’s Immigration program, Advocacy program supporting victims of crime, the agency’s Read2Me youth literacy program, English Language Acquisition and Adult Basic Education programs, workforce development initiatives, and other empowering programming.

In addition, TCH has just broken ground on its new 27,000 sq. ft. facility, which will open in late 2019 and serve twice as many individuals by 2025. Many local and regional foundations stepped forward to make this a reality. You will be part of the excitement and continued stewardship of this support!

Grants Manager Job Description

  • Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hrs/week)
  • Salary Range: $44,000-$52,000 yearly
  • Priority Application Deadline: November 16, 2018
  • Start Date: January 2019
  • Organization: Tacoma Community House
  • Location: Tacoma, Washington
  • Reports To: Director of Development and Communications

Tacoma Community House (TCH) is seeking a Grants Manager to identify potential support from government agencies, foundations, and corporations, in addition to writing and submitting funding proposals while tracking/developing/maintaining reports showing compliance of grant guidelines.

The Grants Manager is a member of the Development and Communications Department, which is responsible for raising $700,000 annually for general operating and our four core programs, as well as continuing to raise funds for our Embracing the American Promise Uniting Communities (Capital) Campaign.

The Grants Manger will work closely with the our Leadership Team, Director of Development and Communications, Department Managers, and a Development and Communications team of eight full-time employees.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage the annual Grants Plan for achieving the agency’s grant-related revenue goals
  • Handle all activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources for TCH programs and capital campaigns, including working with program managers and developing comprehensive case statements/budgets
  • Coordinate and participate in funder site visits
  • Serve as editor for Development and Marketing collateral materials (annual appeal letters, acknowledgement letters, brochures, marketing materials, and grant applications)
  • Conduct prospect research on foundations and corporate funders for both unrestricted operating revenue and program support, including fundraising special events
  • Work with the Finance Department to ensure compliance with all grant reporting as required by foundation and corporate donors
  • Participate in monthly agency budget meetings
  • Cultivate understanding of institutional history and programs
  • Maintain current records in Raiser’s Edge database and in paper files, including grant tracking, reporting, and managing the agency-wide grants calendar
  • Maintain statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (client demographics, program attendance, etc)
  • Other duties as assigned

Successful candidates must demonstrate the following qualities:


  • Bachelor’s degree required


  • A proven track record in the field of grant writing and development
  • Background in responding to the funding needs of program staff

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to promote a vision, communicate a strategy, and inspire both funders and colleagues
  • Ability to forge solid relationships with public and private funders
  • Ability to clearly and convincingly articulate Tacoma Community House’s vision to current and potential supporters
  • Ability to envision, strategize, plan, and execute in a complex institutional environment
  • Knowledge of and creativity in the use of fundraising systems for research and tracking purposes
  • Knowledge of PC operations and standard software packages as well as database experience, with Raiser’s Edge experience desirable

Additional Requirements


  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
  • Manual dexterity to include light lifting, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and reaching


  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

Salary and Benefits

  • Compensation: $44,000 – $52,000 annually depending on qualifications. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package.  Employees also have access to an outstanding employee benefits package worth about 25% of your salary.
  • Insurance: A comprehensive health care benefits package including medical, dental and basic life insurance.
  • Retirement: We offer participation in a pension plan with generous support by the Agency.
  • Vacation and Leave: Leave benefits include 12 days of vacation per year in the first year, 10 paid holidays, and 8 hours of sick leave accrued per month.

Application Process

Email your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three (3) professional references to

Priority consideration given to those who apply by November 16, 2018.

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Tacoma Community House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Tacoma Community House is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and program participants and to strengthening sensitivity throughout the Agency. Tacoma Community House is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, creed, disability, national origin, political or union affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, Vietnam era veteran status, or other non bona-fide job requirements. Applicants in need of accommodations are encouraged to call (253) 383-3951.

About Tacoma Community House: Tacoma Community House is a 108-year-old Human Services agency, begun as a Settlement House to serve immigrants. Today, we serve immigrants, refugees and low-income youth and adults, helping them to become self-sufficient.

Mission: Tacoma Community House creates opportunities for immigrants and other community members in the Puget Sound region through comprehensive services focused on self-sufficiency, inclusion and advocacy.

Vision: We are a pathway to change, leading to generations of self-sufficient people and a region welcoming of immigrants and refugees.

Why work at Tacoma Community House? We are an agency with a long history of quality services which attracts staff with expertise and commitment to our mission. We have won many awards over the years for our client services and for the quality of our workplace.