Grant writer - Independent Contractor - Open Arms Perinatal Services

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Deadline: 21 Mar 2022


Open Arms is looking for an experienced grantwriter who can write and edit grants on an as-needed basis for funding renewals and new funding proposals. The grantwriter should be available for occasional virtual meetings that would be scheduled during Mondays – Fridays, 9am – 5pm, with advance notice. Hours will vary by grant opportunity. Work can be done remotely and flexible hours are available.

Required Qualifications

• Experience and success as a grantwriter for nonprofits. Experience in writing for early childhood, parenting, birthwork, or related organizations is preferred.
• Excellent writing and editing skills in English
• Understanding of community-based programs and ability to write about services that focus on the BIPOC, immigrant, and refugee communities with an anti-racist and equity lens.
• Able to work independently and meet deadlines
• Highly organized with strong attention to detail, follow up, and task management
• Ability to develop positive relationships with clients, doulas, providers, organizations, and staff and demonstrated success in working collaboratively with others.
• Comfortable with technology including proficiency with email and Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Outlook and Word
• Ability to maintain confidentiality around sensitive information
• Passion for and commitment to the mission of Open Arms and community-based work.
• Experience in working with a diverse staff and with communities of color. The applicant should have a strong racial, disability, gender and economic justice framework.
• Commitment to anti-oppression and de-colonization work with a focus on racial equity and reproductive justice, specific to birth justice.
• Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for in-person work
• Background check and reference checks required
• Proof of eligibility to work as an independent contractor

Mental and Physical Requirements
The physical/mental demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements:
This position continuously requires interpersonal skills, teamwork, customer service, use of discretion, performing basic math, independent judgment and/or independent action, and reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English. Frequently requires independent decision-making and problem analysis to make recommendations for improvement and/or be involved in discussions around changes. The position requires creative thinking for resourcefulness and process improvements. Attention to detail also required.

Physical Requirements:
This position continuously requires sitting, hearing (using assistive devices if needed), and repetitive motion of the hands/wrists. This position can work remotely with minimal in-office, in-person work. Open Arms is housed in a wheelchair accessible, scented building, with wheelchair accessible bathrooms. Access to reliable transportation will be required for work-related travel.

Application Process

Send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to with “Independent Contractor - Grantwriter” in the subject line by March 21, 2022. No phone calls or paper submissions please.

Currently interviews are being conducted virtually. If someone from our hiring team reaches out to schedule an interview, please let us know about any accommodations or technology needs you might have in order to participate in the interview.

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