King County Grants Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $53,000.00
Maximum: $60,000.00



Application Deadline:



801 23rd Avenue South
Suite A
United States



School’s Out Washington (SOWA) is an independent 501c3 organization serving the field of afterschool and youth development throughout Washington State. School’s Out Washington is dedicated to building community systems to support quality afterschool, youth development and summer programs for Washington’s children and youth ages 5 to young adulthood.

Position Summary

The King County Grants Manager will provide management for the King County Best Starts for Kids (BSK) Out-of-School Time (OST) strategy, including: contract monitoring and compliance, partnership development, technical assistance for grantees, program evaluation support, and reporting. Working in coordination with the King County ELO System Director to meet the deliverables of the King County BSK OST contract, the King County Grants Manager will play an integral role in the implementation of the BSK OST strategy, supporting grantees to meet project outcomes.

Reports to: King County ELO System Director

Location: 801 23rd Avenue South, Seattle, Washington


Ensure Contract Compliance and Efficient Grants Management Systems

·       Develop and implement comprehensive and efficient systems to manage contract data and fiscal information;

  • Develop and monitor contracts and corresponding contract paperwork to ensure compliance and accountability;

·       Identify and resolve compliance issues to support grantees in meeting contracting requirements;

·       Create and track payment schedule;

·       Ensure contract deliverables have been met before issuing payments;

·       Conduct monitoring site visits to grantees;

Support Grantees to Be Successful

·       Serve as the point of contact for grantees

·       Develop and maintain strong partnerships with grantees;

·       Provide technical assistance and resources to grantees;

·       Support grantee capacity-building, as needed;

·       Coordinate and support grantee convenings, as needed;

Ensure Continuous Learning and Accountability through Well-Managed Project and Grantee Program Evaluation and Reporting

·       Serve as day-to-day contact for contracted program evaluator, providing logistical and administrative support as well as thought partnership to the evaluation team.

·       Work with grantees to collect data and monitor performance measures;

·       Compile data reports; Develop draft reports and invoices for Director review and submission;

·       Develop project content and materials for website and other communications;

·       Co-develop and co-facilitate presentations at local conferences to disseminate lessons learned.

Award Process Management:

  • As needed for future grant-making efforts, support any development of Request for Proposals (RFP) materials, evaluation process, grant review team, timeline and award process.

Other Responsibilities:

·       Address racism, sexism, heterosexism and other discriminatory practices;

·       Work toward racial equity through undoing institutional and structural racism;

·       Support ongoing organizational cultural competency;

·       Participate in related project meetings and weekly staff meetings;

·       Serve as an ambassador for the organization at all times both formally and informally;

·       Answer telephone, respond to requests for information and resources and make referrals to outside resources;

·       Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies:

·       Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred, in social service, public administration, education, child and youth development, recreation, or related field;

·       Three to five years of work experience in a related field, additional years may be substituted for higher education;

·       Knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of the effects of place, race- and policy & systems-based inequities on marginalized communities;

·       Experience structuring one’s work to meet grant requirements;

·       Ability to work independently and as part of a team;

·       Ability to work on multiple tasks at one time;

·       Ability to grasp new knowledge and approaches and to quickly become an expert in new skills;

·       Excellent communication skills and positive customer service abilities;

·       Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint;

·       Must be able to independently travel between work-related appointments;

·       Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend work;

·       Competencies: Adaptability, strong attention to detail, open communication, initiative, analytical thinking, decision making, collaboration/partnership, achieving measureable results, racial equity and social justice advocacy.

School’s Out Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. School’s Out Washington has a commitment to addressing racism, sexism, heterosexism and other discriminatory practices and a commitment to working toward racial equity through undoing institutional and structural racism. Women, People of Color, people living with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.


This is a full time exempt position.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Exempt

Salary: $53,000 – 60,000, Annually. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Eligible for full employment benefits: including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, 403-B plan, and Paid Time Off.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Best Consideration Date: April 20, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PDT

(Applications will continue to be accepted after the best consideration date. However, preferential consideration is given to those applications submitted by the best consideration date. The announcement will remain posted until the position is filled.)

Interested Candidates should apply through our employment portal at the following link: Apply for this Position