Grants Manager

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Tacoma, WA | $44,000-49,000 yearlyStart Date: July 23, 2018

Job Description:

Tacoma Community House (TCH) is seeking a Grants Manager to develop, write, and submit funding proposals; identify prospective foundation and corporate grantors, maintain annual grants calendar, and complete final reports.

The Grants Manager is a member of the Development and Communications Department, which is responsible for raising $700,000 annually and has 8 FTEs.

The Grants Manger will work closely with the Development and Communications Director and Department Managers to write proposals for unrestricted operating revenue, program support and capital projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports on existing grant funded projects.

Specific Duties:

  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Education 
    • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience:
    • 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.
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.
    • Manual dexterity to include light lifting, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and reaching.
    • Position Requirements
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

Application Process

Email your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to

Position opened until filled. Start Date: July 23, 2018

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.

Additional Information

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 services and for the quality of our workplace.

Tacoma Community House offers:

Compensation: 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 with 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 12 days of paid sick leave per year.

Employee assistance: Employees may seek confidential professional help with personal or work-related problems through the Employee Assistance Program at no charge.