**If interested, please fill out an application on our website: http://www.ekarifoundation.org/volunteer-seattle/
Volunteer Grant Writer
Reporting to and in partnership with EKARI’s Executive Director the Grant Writer will spearhead all grant writing opportunities including the identification, cultivation, preparation, submission, follow up and monitoring of corporate and foundation grants including management of the foundation grant calendar focusing on detail and timelines; also maintain foundation correspondence as applicable to the grant process. This role will work closely with different EKARI Foundation committees, Executive Director, Board President, Board of Directors and community partners.
Gain a complete understanding of EKARI’s programs, mission, development and strategic plans Perform in-depth research into grant-making organizations
Write grant applications
Analyze the feasibility of the project's budget
Research each grant-making association's guidelines
Strictly adhere to these guidelines
After submitting a grant proposal, keep in contact with each grant-making organization to check on the progress
If requested, submit progress reports to any grant-making organization that has funded a program
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
Strong computer skills
Well organized, detail-oriented and resourceful
Enjoys engaging a diverse community
Skilled at planning and organizing
Excellent management, leadership, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; good multi-tasker; pays close attention to detail while keeping eye on the big picture
Committed to EKARI’s mission
Persuasive: must be able to make proposal sounds attractive for the granting foundation and thus will be happy to fulfill the grant proposal
Analytical: Ability to use both analytical and creative skills, analyze the data, determine potential funding needs, and determine which organizations would be most likely to fund EKARI’s programming efforts in Malawi.
Creativity: choosing the most creative solution for presenting the grant proposal or letter of introduction.
Problem Solving: innovative problem solving because only the most convincing proposal will win the grant.
Oral and Interpersonal Skills: face to face or telephone conversation with the grant-making organizations is often necessary and requires, charisma, appeal and energetic personality.
Cost Consciousness: must be frugal and have the ability to work within the proposed budget and programming constraints
This position requires a commitment of 3 - 5 hours per week for a minimum of one year. We offer a lot of flexibility in when and how you complete those hours and many of the tasks and responsibilities can be done remotely, working online, at a time that is convenient for you. Every committee member is invited to attend a monthly board of directors meeting.
This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer run, excluding staff in Malawi and our Executive Director.
- Grant Writing / Research
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- 3 - 5 hours per week for a minimum of one year