Grants Associate

Committee for Children - Seattle, Washington or Remote - Full time

Note: This position is located in the Seattle area or eligible to sit remotely in any of the following states: AZ, CA, CO, DC, GA, IL, NJ, OR, TX, VA

At Committee for Children (CFC), we have the privilege of working each day to help young people become the architects of a better tomorrow. Since 1979, we’ve grown from our grassroots beginnings into a global nonprofit. We serve diverse communities by advocating for policies to enhance, gathering research to support, and developing educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL). We’re best known for our innovative Second Step® family of SEL programs, which blend research and rigor with intuitive design to help young people build strengths that will help them realize their goals throughout life.

To achieve our vision of safe children thriving in a just and peaceful world, we’re committed to helping build an anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive society that supports the positive development of every child. We’ve set a North Star Goal to positively and equitably transform the social-emotional well-being of 100 million children annually by 2030, and in pursuit of that goal, we’re looking for an experienced Grants Associate to join our team.

As the Grants Associate, you’ll report to the Grants Manager and support the implementation of CFC’s fund development strategy. This position will assist in the tracking, writing, and reporting of grants for CFC’s various programs. The successful candidate will work effectively within a culture that is inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations, and will appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with the Grants Manager to identify, cultivate, and solicit foundation, corporate, and federal grant opportunities 
  • Write grant proposals and reporting documents using a racial equity and social justice framework
  • In coordination with the Grants Manager, contribute to the development and implementation of strategic grant-seeking plans for current and new projects and initiatives 
  • Compile supporting information related to specific grant applications from internal sources
  • Work with the Grants Manager to steward existing funding partners and solicit new funding opportunities
  • Assist with stakeholder meetings 
  • Field and upload new prospects and grant opportunities to internal grant database
  • Monitor grant-related outcomes and data for reporting purposes
  • Research and monitor a prospect matrix
  • Collaborate across different functional teams


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience 
  • 1–2 years of experience managing and writing grants 
  • Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals  
  • Track record of effectively communicating an organization's vision, mission, and programs using storytelling, data, and financial narratives 
  • Ability to work independently under pressure and manage time effectively to meet deadlines and manage multiple proposals and reports simultaneously 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, and Word
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong problem-solving skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to handle confidential information and materials with discretion
  • Demonstrated track record of managing multiple concurrent projects to completion in a dynamic, ambiguous environment
  • Knowledge of SEL and education curriculum programs preferred

Organization-Wide Commitments

The ideal candidate must be committed to embodying our mission, vision, and values of excellence, integrity, equity, innovation, transformative impact, and authentic relationships. They must also demonstrate a commitment to supporting a culture of belonging by actively participating in organization-wide learning and development focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and by rooting their work in equity and inclusion.

What We Offer

This role will offer some amazing opportunities to add value, contribute, and make a difference while enjoying new challenges, a collaborative and diverse team, and professional development opportunities. Committee for Children offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement with generous employer match. We also offer commuting, wellness, and staff-development benefits. Our office is in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood and offers a modern workspace with views of Puget Sound and the Space Needle. All employees are currently working 100 percent remote until further notice. Subject to change.

About Committee for Children

For more than 40 years, Committee for Children has been helping children learn, grow, and thrive by teaching them how to understand emotions, build meaningful relationships, and resolve conflicts. We believe that if you make a positive impact on enough children through social-emotional learning, then the ripples will help a family, a school, a community, and ultimately, the world. We believe that successfully ensuring the safety and well-being of all children will require the involvement of our greatest thinkers. That’s why we bring together diverse opinions and viewpoints—from educators, philanthropists, community activists, scientists and researchers, private-sector executives, and behavioral specialists. Come join the effort. And let’s grow kinder together.

Committee for Children is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regard to race, color, age, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, genetics, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Committee for Children

CFC is a global nonprofit whose work is at the forefront of an irrepressible movement. A leader in the field, we champion the safety and well-being of kids through social-emotional learning (SEL) to fulfill our vision of safe children thriving in a just and peaceful world.
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