Proposal Manager, Grants and Major Gifts

External Description

Who we are: The Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Foundation supports Seattle Children's mission to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. The Foundation is in the public phase of a comprehensive campaign called It Starts with Yes, The Campaign for Seattle Children's, with a $1 billion goal.


The Foundation's team is 60+ dedicated professionals who collaboratively work to build enduring philanthropic relationships for Seattle Children's through a nationally recognized, robust fundraising program. The comprehensive program includes major and annual gifts, corporate donations, private grants, legacy gifts, and the nation's largest Guild Association, made up of passionate volunteers who support our mission through fundraising projects and events.


We have a vision to be the charity of choice in the Pacific Northwest and a global leader in pediatric healthcare philanthropy. Thanks to our donors, in the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2017, the Foundation raised $115 million in private support for child health. Annually the Foundation receives in excess of 100,000 gifts, including nearly 30 leadership gifts of $1 million+.


What you will do: Under the direction of the Director of Development, Grants and Major Gifts, advance the institutional fundraising and financial goals by providing strategic project management and coordination for complex gift proposals, managing the gift proposal development process and related systems, drafting and editing gift and grant proposals, and cultivating strong relationships with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders. Responsible for writing compelling language for fundraising materials - primarily major gift and grant proposals, customized case statements and grant reports - that reflects and enhances the quality and integrity of Seattle Children's. Manage procedures related to the proposal development process including creation of templates and other tools. Develop and maintain a content library. Manage internal grants program (Fund for Excellence).


Required Education/Experience:


- Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Journalism, English,   Communications, or comparable field.

- Minimum five (5) years formal writing experience in fundraising, marketing, communications or public relations

- Minimum three (3) year’s experience working with fundraising/development/advancement teams and developing major gift and/or grant proposals


Required Credentials:

- Current Washington State Driver’s License



- Experience in technical or scientific writing

- Experience in healthcare or higher education setting

- Experience managing multi-faceted projects with complex timelines.

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