Grant Writer
Job Details
Whistalks Way - Spokane, WA
Full Time
2 Year Degree
$22.73 - $25.57 Hourly
Nonprofit - Social Services

Are you ready for the chance to be a part of a thriving, dynamic local organization that helps nearly 50,000 people gain the tools to exit poverty each year? 


SNAP has served Spokane for over 50 years, acting as a resource for 1-in-10 Spokane County neighbors. Working for SNAP gives you the opportunity to serve your community while working for a stable company with excellent benefits. 

  • Turnover rate is exceptionally low at only 4%. Several SNAP staff have worked here until retirement – over 30 years for some!
  • Employees are happy at SNAP – 93% of employees report that SNAP is a good place to work
  • Have pride in your job – 93% of employees are proud to work at SNAP
  • Better Business Bureau-certified charity


Join SNAP’s inviting workplace culture as you grow your career. 

  • Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, life, LTD, and a 403(b) retirement program
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • 1 paid personal day per quarter
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • 10 days of paid sick leave per year
  • Compassionate culture where your success is cultivated and encouraged
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Training opportunities



SNAP is seeking a qualified individual for a Grant Writer position.

Starting salary for this position is $22.73-$25.57 per hour DOE

Full salary range is $22.73- $36.39 per hour

Benefits include medical, dental, life, LTD, PTO and 403(b)

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Work with program and communication and fundraising staff to research and write non-governmental grants and funder reports.
  2. Maintain agency grant tracking system, centralized grant materials and work with staff to ensure they are aware of private grant opportunities.
  3. Work closely with CFT and Executive Team members to coordinate, maintain and support on-going relationships with funders. Work with Program Managers/Grants writers to assist in meeting deadlines for applications and reports.
  4. Provide administration for the grants process throughout all stages including but not limited to: receiving, assessing, tracking, payment/check requests, documenting inquiries and/or proposals; assuring that submitted documentation meets all Foundation and legal requirements; and maintaining accurate and timely records of Foundation grant-making and other programmatic activities.
  5. Develop training and tools for Agency-wide Grant Writers and schedule related professional training sessions with Program Managers and Grant Writers at least annually. Train all new grant writers in the SNAP methods of grant writing upon their hire.
  6. Work with Community Action Operations Officer (COO) and Reports & Outcomes Management Coordinator to create SNAPs Community Needs Assessment.
  7. Serve as a Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) Implementer and provide representation on SNAP Outcomes Committee.
  8. Provide research and analysis on limited scope projects for COO and members of the Executive Leadership Team.
  9. Act as data analysis and policy map champion to share and inform program staff on regional data relating to program and agency work.
  10. Work with coworkers and volunteers to promote a positive, respectful and productive working environment, while protecting client confidentiality and dignity.
  11. Within the context of the stated principal job duties, serve as an ambassador of SNAPs mission and values.
  12. Completes assigned projects and performs related duties as needed or situation dictates.
  13. Provides excellent customer service at all times as well as helps to grow the customer service culture within the agency.



Education and Experience


Required: AA degree plus 3 years grant writing experience and 2 years of project/administrative support OR some combination of education and/or experience totaling 5 years including 3 years of grant writing experience and 2 years of project/administrative support.


Preferred: BA degree plus 5 years of grant writing and three years of project/administrative support OR some combination of education and/or experience totaling 9 years including 5 years of grant writing experience and 3 years of project/administrative support. Knowledge of SNAP programs a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to successfully research and write private grants
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritize tasks
  • Skilled at working with wide range of multidisciplinary teams
  • Skilled verbal and written communicator
  • Knowledge of grant budgeting
  • Knowledge of SNAP programs
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with emphasis on effectively working in a team environment with input/direction from multiple interests.
  • Capability to maintain records in an organized easily accessible manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to remain organized focused and resolved to lessen tensions among shifting and potentially conflicting priorities.
  • Self-starter and ability to follow through on tasks begun.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
  • Maintain a sense of humor, compassion and patience.
  • Proficient in computer operations with an in-depth understanding of the entire MS Office suite, including database; with an aptitude and ability to learn related technical skills.
  • Aptitude to empathize with and advocate for individuals with diverse backgrounds and needs, including those from low-income households

Training and Certifications

  • Valid drivers license, satisfactory driving record, personal vehicle and insurance for Agency business (mileage reimbursed)
  • Ability to obtain a ROMA Implementer Certification within one-year of hire

Work Environment/Physical Activities:

Work is conducted in an office environment, in a central office location which can be highly stressful at times. Some lifting of office materials and deliveries may be required. The position may require dealing with difficult people, sometimes in crisis situations. Local travel during periods of inclement weather may be necessary.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

SNAP's Impact
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