Grant Writer

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Position: Grant Writer
Employment Status: Regular, Full-Time
Reports to: Development Director
Collaborates regularly with: Executive Director, Grants Manager, Representatives of Development, Science and Country Teams

Location: The Snow Leopard Trust is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
This could be a remote position if the selected candidate is flexible to
work across time-zones and during non-conventional work hours,
given that SLT is an international organization and our staff are
distributed across time-zones worldwide.

The Snow Leopard Trust ( is the oldest and largest organization focused on the
conservation of snow leopards and their high mountain ecosystems. Out of our headquarters in
Seattle, we currently partner with and support field teams in five countries and collaborate with
governments of all twelve snow leopard range countries via the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem
Protection Program (GSLEP) (
The Snow Leopard Trust operates under a $2+ million-dollar annual budget, of which roughly 30% of
funding comes from grants, both private and public. At any time, the Snow Leopard Trust can receive
funds directly or in partnership from entities including (but not limited to) private foundations, zoos,
government departments such as USAID and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and multilateral
agencies such as various arms of the United Nations.

Key Responsibilities
The Grant Writer’s key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
● Researching and identifying new grant opportunities, both public and private;
● Preparing relevant grant proposals and applications;
● Communicating with funding agencies; and
● Manage reporting schedule while developing and submitting reports in a timely manner.
Overview of Position:
Proposal Research and Writing (50%)
● Research and analyze funding agencies to identify possible funding sources for specific aspects
of work. Establish and maintain contact with funding agencies/ donors as appropriate.
● Through discussion with the Development Director, Grants Manager, Finance team and other
relevant staff develop budgets for grant proposals.
● Work with Grants Manager to gather information necessary to report expenditure to funding
● Be responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted
projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.
Reporting and Administration (30%)
● Maintain grant tracking sheet via Smartsheets of funding agencies/new opportunities and
related timelines.
● Maintain calendar for application and report deadlines, sending periodic reminders to
relevant staff for specific inputs required to complete proposals and reports.
● Compile, write, and edit strong and compelling grant applications and reports.

Communications (15%)
● Gather information on current programs through discussions with relevant team members,
review annual plans and reports to identify new opportunities for developing grant proposals.
● Work with executive leadership to maintain and update as needed prospecting guidelines and
gift policy.
● Work with relevant staff to provide input for all written institutional materials (including
annual reports, newsletters, and other resources.
Special Projects (5%)
● Assist with fundraising projects as requested.
● Three years relevant experience with proven track record of grant writing and reporting.
Samples of past work will be requested.
● High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and G Suite (Gmail and Google Docs).
● Familiarity with Smartsheet a plus.
● Excellent writing skills.
● Established skills in project management and administration.
● Commitment to the Snow Leopard Trust mission and goals.
● Experience with non-profit or mission-based organization preferred; passion for
conservation preferred.
● Must be willing to complete a criminal background check.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
● High attention to detail.
● Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and
persuasive proposals.
● Strong editing skills.
● Ability to meet deadlines.
● Familiarity with techniques for fundraising prospect research.
● Strong work ethic, personal integrity.
● Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
● Ability to work effectively and sensitively with diverse people from different countries and
● Ability to analyze and solve problems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure
with minimal supervision; work flexible hours as required.
● Ability to work effectively both independently, and collaboratively contributing positively
to the team
● Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing program priorities.
● Ability to prioritize work assignments appropriately and manage pressure of conflicting
● Ability and willingness to work at odd hours as needed to meet remotely with
internationally-based staff distributed across time zones.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position is primarily a stationary
position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate
and exchange information. This position will require participation in online meetings beyond regular
office hours.

Please note staff are currently working remotely and will continue to do so through June 2021 and
likely beyond, due to COVID-19.
Remuneration: Competitive compensation to be determined by skill level and experience. Flexible
work schedule, positive and inclusive work environment and benefits available.
Job offer is contingent upon verification of credentials and other information required by the
employment process and may include an oral interview(s), skills test and the successful completion of
a background check.

Please submit both a resume/cv and cover letter to as a PDF document by the
deadline to be considered. The deadline for submitting your application is Sunday, February 28th,
2021. Please do not call regarding this position.
Snow Leopard Trust values and celebrates diversity in the workplace and is committed to advancing
equity through our work. Cultivating a diverse and inclusive staff is a priority. People of color and
others with underrepresented identities (including, but not limited to gender identity, class,
socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, age, ability and background) are strongly and sincerely
encouraged to apply. Snow Leopard Trust is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We
do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation,
age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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