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Foundation Grant Writer
About the Position: The Foundation Grant Writer is responsible for private and corporate grant research, identification of appropriate applications, coordination among internal partners, proposal development and grant writing in pursuit of non-governmental, non-research funding sources on behalf of Western Washington University.

This is a two-year position.

About the College/Department: Western Foundation
Position Responsibilities:
  • Writes grant proposals and letters of inquiry
  • Gathers information through research, interviews, and other means that will identify mission centric funding opportunities; maintains a master list of funding sources including a calendar for deadlines
  • Maintains a roster of projects and programs for funding based upon identified academic priorities and works with campus partners to develop timelines for project funding
  • Attends meetings as directed
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Two years of professional experience writing complex proposals and other technical documents with a demonstrated track record of success in securing grants from private foundations
  • Knowledge of grant proposal processes and requirements
  • Knowledge and ability to use office software and administrative systems, including Microsoft Office, web applications, databases, and advanced internet research
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills (both oral and writing)
  • Strong expository writing skills and a high-level command of grammar and spelling
  • Ability to travel on a limited basis within the State of Washington
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Prior professional experience in higher education
  • Knowledge of and ability to use donor management software and online tools
  • Advanced training in grant proposal writing
Academic Emphasis: N/A
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: Not applicable
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Applications must be submitted online via the University’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE) at www.wwu.edu/jobs.  You will need to be using Internet Explorer to fully utilize the online application system.
Please include (1) a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, (2) a resume, and (3) contact information for three professional references.
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Job Posted: 4/4/2014
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins April 18, 2014; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 140297
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); EOO.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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