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The Iraqi/Arab Health Board is committed to positive long-term health outcomes for Arabic-speaking immigrants and refugees and other underserved communities in Washington. We advocate for our community by changing inequitable health policies, promote culturally and linguistically relevant health education, and advance racial equity by offering public health programs and services to immigrants and refugees in Washington.
The Grant Writer is responsible for researching, developing, and preparing grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and public funding opportunities. This position helps IAHB to meet its annual fundraising goal. The Grant Writer reports to the president of IAHB and works in partnership with staff to successfully apply for funding opportunities for programmatic initiatives, report on program outcomes, and share IAHB story from a strengths-based perspective.
IAHB believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhance our ability to fulfill our mission. We strive for equality and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by working to address racism, unequal treatment, and other barriers to inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including BIPOC, the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities) to apply and join us in our work.
The Grant Writer reports to the president of IAHB. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Research and identify prospective funding partners in alignment with IAHB mission.
Learn IAHB programs, goals, and financial needs in order to develop compelling proposals, seek new funding opportunities and report back to funders on their impact.
Build relationships and work closely with IAHB staff members to synthesize program activities, data, and financials for proposals and reports.
Write and prepare grant proposals, reports, LOIs to prospective funding partners by persuasively communicating IAHB goals, mission, and programs.
Ensure compliance with all funder guidelines in grant submission and reporting.
In partnership with the president, develop annual grants plan; including funder strategy and anticipated timelines.
Maintain funder information, strategy, and moves in the donor database.
Actively participate in IAHB efforts to advance racial equity, unlearn biases, and engage in the organization’s broader work in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ensure all written grant materials use strengths-based language and represent immigrants and refugees and other underserved communities in Washington with value and dignity.
The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, a strong writer, and enjoys story-telling to the community through grant requests. Candidates should thrive working independently, but enjoy relationship building within the organization and with funders. Prior grant writing or non-profit communications experience is preferred, however, we are seeking people with demonstrated experience writing and/or story-telling, experience with the immigrants and refugees welfare system is committed to advancing racial equity, and are passionate about IAHB mission.
We list our preferred qualifications and are open to candidates who can demonstrate their experience and/or education that supports their alignment with the skills we are seeking.
Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, equity, and anti-racism:
Experience working in racially and ethnically diverse environments;
Demonstrated commitment to understanding and dismantling structural racial inequity;
Desire to further personal understanding of racial and social justice work.
3 years in nonprofit fundraising or communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to write and edit persuasively.
Comfortable building relationships with public and private funders.
Strong prioritization and time management skills; ability to meet competing deadlines.
Ability to translate programmatic information and data into concise, compelling, asset-based, and mission-centered narratives.
Understanding of budgets and ability to understand organization’s finances and financial systems.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively.
Goal-oriented, resourceful, flexible, positive, and good-humored.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and donor databases.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample. In your submission, please indicate how you learned of this posting. No phone calls, please.
Applications will begin to be reviewed on 3/1/2021 with anticipation to start the week of 3/15/2021.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Iraqi/Arab Health Board
3802 NE, 155TH ST, LAKE FOREST PARK, WA 98155, US
To eliminate system barriers that affect the access of Iraqi and Arab immigrants and refugees and other underserved communities to health services in Washington
Due to the urgent need for culturally sensitive public health services for Arabic speaking communities in Washington, the Iraqi/Arab Health Board (IAHB) was founded in 2017 by a group of Iraqi physicians, volunteers, and health professionals who work with refugees and immigrants within multiple organizations in Washington. We are a public, non-profit 501(c)3 grassroots organization.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
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