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Grant Writer Volunteer Opportunity

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Northshore Senior Center

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Purpose/Objective:

The Northshore Senior Center (NSC) frequently prepares grant applications for foundations and grant-makers in order to secure financial support for the organization’s programs and initiatives. NSC is recruiting a Grant Writer to help research grant opportunities and prepare applications for submission. Working with the Director of Fund Development and the CEO, the Grant Writer will become familiar with NSC’s programs and will help prepare narratives that describe the impact of NSC in the community.

In this position, helpful experience would include marketing, communications, online research, philanthropy, and/or community development. Hours per week are negotiable and may vary somewhat depending on grant deadlines and submission schedules.

Location: Bothell, WA

Key Responsibilities:

  • Study and understand the history, structure, objectives, programs and financial needs of the organization.
  • Research grant opportunities from government and non-government agencies.
  • In collaboration with NSC staff, draft grant proposals and supporting documents based on the funding requirements of the organization
  • Submit proposals to Director of Development for approval.
  • Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals.
  • Maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • Must complete a volunteer application, sign a volunteer agreement and authorize a background check. All of these items will be completed prior to starting.
  • Ability to study and understand programs and funding requirements of the organization
  • Copy-writing or communications experience, especially in marketing, persuasion, or story-telling.
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources
  • Multitasking, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with utmost integrity
  • Working knowledge of computers.

Time Commitment: This position requires a minimum of one 4+ hour shift per week (8AM-12:30PM or 12:15-4:30PM). There will also be a training period associated with this position (see below).

Training/Support Provided: Individual, one-on-one training will be provided for a minimum of three 4+-hour sessions (or as needed and agreed to). This training will be provided by the Volunteer Leader or other experienced volunteer, as assigned.

Why Volunteer at NSC? Northshore Senior Center’s vision is a community where older adults and those who love them are empowered to choose and develop ever more joyful, healthful and meaningful lives. Volunteering at NSC offers the chance to gain a new perspective on life while involved in social interaction with older adults, strengthen your skills, and make a difference in other people’s lives with the variety of tasks you will experience. Your service can not only put a smile on a participant’s face, but also provide much needed support and encouragement.

Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination prior to start date. Proof of vaccination required. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.

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About Northshore Senior Center

Location:

10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell, WA 98011, US

Mission Statement

The Northshore Senior Center promotes healthy living & well-being in our community through programs, services, resources and civic engagement. We envision a community where everyone of all ages leads full, healthy and inspired lives.

Description

The Northshore Senior Center is a fun, vibrant community hub, buzzing with activity. Through our nutrition programs, humanities classes (arts, literature, cultural exploration), activities for physical and mental well-being, local field trips and a multitude of social services-including programs for adults of all ages with special needs and family caregivers - we take pride in having helped develop several national models that have demonstrated a positive impact on the well-being of older adults. We strive to ensure that people engaged in our myriad programs and services receive the holistic support they need in an enthusiastic and positive atmosphere. Founded in 1972, the Northshore Senior Center is a local, non-profit organization. Our service area is primarily Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville, Juanita, Mill Creek, Northeast King County and Southeast Snohomish County.

Seniors

WHEN

Mon Jan 03, 2022 - Sun Apr 03, 2022
08:00 AM - 12:30 PM

WHERE

10201 E Riverside DrBothell, WA 98011

(47.75605,-122.20262)
 

SKILLS

  • Technical Writing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Market Research
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Networking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Time Commitment: This position requires a minimum of one 4+ hour shift per week (8AM-12:30PM or 12:15-4:30PM). There will also be a training period associated with this position (see below).
  • Training/Support Provided: Individual, one-on-one training will be provided for a minimum of three 4+-hour sessions (or as needed and agreed to). This training will be provided by the Volunteer Leader or other experienced volunteer, as assigned.

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