Senior Grant Officer

Medical Teams International
  • Location
    Tigard, OR or Seattle, Washington
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 18

Position description

The Senior Grant Officer contributes to the calling of the organization through providing stable and diversified funding to advance the organization’s strategic plan. This position will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward large corporate and private foundations, to collaborate strategically with internal stakeholders to provide best-in-class grant management and donor stewardship.

Medical Teams Calling:

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness to a hurting world.



  • Lead and identify new private and corporate foundations with a focus and alignment with global funding priorities.
  • Manage global funding opportunities to reach a goal of $250,000 in new income revenue stream.
  • Responsible for creation of global program financial and pipeline reports for Foundation Relations and Grants Team.
  • Responsible for creation and updating of global program narrative templates for proposals and reports.
  • Manage Foundation Team grant writers in absence of Foundation Relations & Grants Manager.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop a cultivation strategy and timeline for each new foundation prospect.
  • Manage and maintain a portfolio of assigned private foundations.
  • Establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the foundation sector, as well as other key communities that will result in funding for the short and long-term goals of the organization.
  • Collaborate with development colleagues to ensure proper handling of grant proposals and reports.
  • Collaborate with foundations team colleagues to manage the proposal and writing queue to ensure good workload balance and best use of skills across the team.
  • Work with finance, compliance, and global/U.S. Program colleagues to secure appropriate approvals on proposal and report budgets.
  • Collaborate with International and U.S. Programs colleagues to develop fundraising strategies for letters of intent and grant proposals.
  • Monitor proposal deadlines, manage proposal submissions, and ensure both activities and documents are captured in Dynamics 365 while maintaining confidentiality of donor information.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of International and U.S. Programs, and participate in program meetings related to your grant focus area. Ensure safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.

Other duties:

  • Attend local and regional meetings for the purpose of personal professional growth, team collaboration, and relational one-to-one engagement/cultivation of donors.
  • When appropriate, incorporate the use of volunteers in daily job functions.
  • Stay informed of organizational announcements, activities, and changes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Marketing, Nonprofit Management, English/Literature, or related field.
  • Valid Driver License.


  • Bachelor’s degree in field related to nonprofit administration or international development.
  • Certification with grant professional organization



  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience in grant writing, foundations, and the nonprofit sector of fundraising.
  • Technical and creative writing & editing experience.


  • 7 years’ relevant experience in grant writing, foundations, and the nonprofit sector of fundraising.



  • Commitment to Medical Teams International Calling Statement and Core Values.
  • Understand Medical Teams’ organizational strategies and our role in the global health and humanitarian response sector.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Disciplined and self-motivated to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to adapt easily to frequent change, varied work conditions, and requirements, and to diverse individuals and groups. Flexibility is extremely important due to our work with disaster responses.
  • Persistent: Maintain a “can-do” attitude and explore alternative solutions to meet client needs when challenges arise.
  • Ability to understand the potential of short- or long-term benefits resulting from change.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills; attention to detail to produce quality products.
  • Understanding of grant writing principles and methods for developing foundation relationships, locally and nationally.
  • Ability to qualify foundations as to their giving potential for supporting Medical Teams.
  • Ability to proactively contact corporate and private foundations, despite the risk of possible rejection.
  • Ability to view situations from different perspectives and challenge fundamental assumptions about accepted ways of doing things.
  • Ability to engage others and build rapport, trust, and positive relationships by understanding others’ business and personal needs. Comfortably interacts with donors in social and recreational situations.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize, and produce high quality results in a timely manner, working with a high degree of independence.
  • Ability to balance the needs and interests of various stakeholders and makes decisions involving competing goals, objectives, and alternatives. Prioritizes tasks and redirects work effort in response to changes in priorities.
  • Must have the ability to consistently communicate professionally and effectively with all constituents, at all levels.
  • Ability to network with internal and external stakeholders for the purposes of obtaining private and corporate funding.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient with Microsoft 365 Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with Dynamics 365 or similar donor database.
  • Moderately skilled with Teams and Outlook email and calendaring.
  • Ability to travel quarterly to Tigard, OR and occasional International travel.



  • Requires frequent use of computer, including word processing, database programs; calculator, telephone, copier, and fax machine.


  • 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk on smooth and uneven surfaces; climb stairs; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands, and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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