Grants Administrator - Wilburforce Foundation

Opportunity Type: Job

Organization: Wilburforce Foundation

Position: Grants Administrator

Type: Full-time

Deadline: May 24, 2022

Location: Hybrid, in-office and remote (Seattle WA); employees are expected to reside in the Puget Sound region

Salary: $65,000 - $85,000

Description: This position supports the mission of Wilburforce Foundation by managing the administration of grant transactions through all steps in the grantmaking lifecycle including application, due diligence, approval, payments and reporting. We strive to create straightforward and inclusive processes that support grantees. This position works across all of the Foundation’s program areas to ensure our grantmaking data is reliable and consistent and our grantmaking practices comply with IRS regulations.

Responsibilities: The Grants Administrator works directly with the Director of Finance, Operations, and Grants Management to support the day-to-day grantmaking process, maintain and enhance grantmaking procedures, and provide high-quality service to staff, board and grantees. This role ensures that required laws, regulations, and established policies are followed as grants are reviewed, awarded, monitored, and closed. Responsibilities will also include serving as the Foundation’s main database administrator, working with both it and other software tools to implement and improve systems to meet current and future program and operational needs. This position is part of the Administrative Team and works collaboratively with Program staff, outside vendors, and grantee organizations.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume, combined into one document either in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Email your application to, and use “Grants Administrator” in the subject line. The application deadline is May 24, 2022. After this deadline, please contact us before submitting an application.

Anticipated Timeline:

  • Early June- First-round interviews by Zoom for selected applicants
  • Mid-June- Second-round interviews in person for those who advance
  • End of June- Reference checks and hiring decision
  • We hope to have a new employee start as soon as possible thereafter