Grants & Contracts Administrator

Date Posted: 
Wed, February 17, 2021
Job Type: 
Job Category: 
Seattle, WA
Company Name: 
Raikes Foundation
Job Description: 

The Raikes Foundation, a leader in catalyzing systems-level change and influencing issues related to young people and impact-driven philanthropy, is seeking nominations and applications for a Grants & Contracts Administrator who will support the administration of grant and contract investments made by the Foundation. With professional roots in business and the tech industry and family roots in community and civic engagement, Tricia and Jeff Raikes’ values and commitment to improving community run deep. As they embarked on their own personal philanthropic journey, they were inspired by their three children and the belief that real change for the future rests with young people.

Reporting to the Grants Manager, the new Grants & Contracts Administrator will ensure that the Foundation’s grant-making and related processes, documents, reporting, budget management, data management systems and procedures are executed and managed efficiently, accurately and in compliance with regulatory and other requirements. S/He/They will build relationships with colleagues, grantees and partners that enrich and support the portfolio’s work, taking a proactive, service-oriented stance toward grantee engagement and adopting management practices that are reflective of the Foundation’s mission and desired community impact.

The ideal candidate will have experience organizing and directing grant administration processes that enhance and support the Foundation’s efforts. The new Grants & Contracts Administrator will have the ability to anticipate challenges, work independently, and effectively resolve potential issues through creative problem solving as well as a demonstrated ability to advise and support the development and management of Foundation budgets, pipelines, and forecasts. The ideal candidate will have a strong customer service orientation and the capacity to adapt processes to maximize the impact of the grantmaking portfolio. S/He/They will possess a high tolerance for ambiguity, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and a record of success in working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds. Experience in philanthropic or nonprofit administration is preferred.

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How to apply: 

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Britni Russell Bianchi of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

The Raikes Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.