City of Yakima   Yakima, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on August 30, 2021
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$4,671.33 - $5,707.87 Monthly

 The City of Yakima has an exciting opportunity for a Grant Writer to enhance our community's economic development by developing and acquiring grants and other funding sources.

Top qualified candidates will have a BA in business or public admin., urban planning, finance or related & 3 years’ exp. in writing, developing, monitoring and executing federal, state, local and/or foundation grants. Experience in program and/or budged/finance development/

analysis may sub for up to 2 years of exp. 

 Closes 9/15/2021



Performs a variety of complex and sophisticated professional level activities related to grant proposals and funding, program development and project administration. Researches and identifies funding prospects through private and public foundations, corporations, and government entities to generate revenue for City of Yakima programs and projects.

Monitors major economic trends on both the local and national level. Identifies funding opportunities and new program areas to match priorities, using well developed research practices, tools and resources. Researches, analyzes, and evaluates complex economic, social, demographic, and/or legal data from a variety of sources. Compiles research-based information, and prepares a variety of materials for City Manager, Assistant City Manager, management staff and/or other stakeholders related to project management, development and other department/division activities.  Makes proposals for development solutions and innovations to promote the growth and success of the City’s projects and initiatives. 

Communicates and collaborates with City staff and community partners to conceptualize new projects and assist with funding of existing programs. Produces high quality letters of inquiry, grant proposals, grant applications, award nominations, and briefing papers within designated time constraints. Prepares reports, tables, letters, email correspondence or other written documentation as required. 

Performs other administrative tasks including but not limited to: organizes and maintains grant related documentation/records of a complex and confidential nature; conducts detailed research based on general guidance and direction; assembles and validates supportive data to aid decision making; and independently performs follow-up action to assignments. Responds to public records requests as required. 

Develops budget and financial report documents in collaboration with program and fiscal staff. Monitors and maintains government grant and contract documents. Provides technical assistance to city staff and outside contractors to ensure compliance with reporting requirements for existing grants. Monitors records and funds and makes recommendation for corrective action to the appropriate department when required. Coordinates with Finance Department to account for all grant funds.

Makes presentations and facilitates meetings with stakeholders and other interested parties. Attends City Council and other meetings as required including grant site visits and meetings with potential grant providers/funders.

Position contributes to the effective administration of City government by fostering an attitude that encourages cooperation and coordination of efforts and efficient use of resources. Provides continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.

Requires regular and reliable attendance.

Performs other related duties as assigned.