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Grant Writer 

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Love animals? Want to make a positive impact on the planet? Come join Woodland Park Zoo as a Grant Writer.

Founded in 1899, the zoo has been an integral part of the Seattle community and a leader in animal care, exhibit design, and conservation work for over 120 years.

Working at Woodland Park Zoo is more than just a job – together, we save wildlife and inspire everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your appreciation of animals and the natural world, contribute to global conservation, welcome people of all backgrounds and abilities to join you in the cause, and work with a fantastic group of co-workers.

This Grant Writer position is an integral part of our Institutional Giving team by conducting basic research on potential funding sources, developing, reviewing, and editing institutional grant proposals; maintaining databases; and supporting staff and administration in developing proposals.

PRIORITY GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY AUG. 30.

 What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Institutional Giving to set annual targets and goals for the grants program, including developing quarterly and annual metrics.
  • Develop and oversee grants pipeline.
  • Identify and research potential funding sources;
  • Outline engagement strategies and plans for building relationships with institutional giving representatives;
  • Identify potential funding sources that match the zoo’s program goals and priorities through databases, publications, and government websites.
  • Cultivate, manage, and steward relationships with potential and current foundation program officers and equivalents.
  • Manage the grant development process for corporate, foundation, and government grant applications from start to finish.
  • Work with internal zoo staff and external organization partners to ensure all projects accurately reflect all updated and relevant information.
  • Support all financial aspects of grants management - budget modifications, monitoring spending, and meeting with program administrators, reconciliations, and financial reporting.
  • Update general informational materials in coordination with the zoo’s Communications department.
  • Maintain grant database to track grant deadlines, submissions, etc.
  • Facilitate grant management for a select number of awarded grants.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You’re organized, a great planner, and are known for doing what you say you will.
  • You’re detail-oriented and like to think through processes and systems to make everyone’s work more efficient.
  • You enjoy working on a team, learning from colleagues, and sharing your experiences and ideas with others.
  • You like to share stories about the causes you care about, both in writing and in conversation with institutional funders.
  • You love when things run smoothly yet also enjoy thinking on the go to address an unexpected situation.
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience writing grants, whether to private foundations, government funders or both. An equivalent combination of education and experience works too!
  • You’re familiar with local, state, and federal grant guidelines.

Why you should work with us:

  • Unique opportunities to learn about and connect with wildlife, the natural world, and your community.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health and life insurance, commuter benefits, and a 403 (b) retirement savings plan.
  • Complimentary and discount passes on zoo admission for friends and family.
  • Employee discounts at the Zoo and with local merchants.

Want to know more? Read the full job description and list of qualifications here.

Pay: $70,000 per year, plus benefits.

Application Directions: Applications are accepted online through our Jobs Page at zoo.org/jobs; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume are required. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

PRIORITY GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY AUG. 30.

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.

Woodland Park Zoo is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in all of its services. If you need accommodation in the application or interview process, please contact our recruiting team at careers@zoo.org.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number DEV-20-00001  
EOE Statement Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.
 

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