The Ostara Group

Grants Consultant

The Ostara Group is a full-service fundraising and strategic consulting firm based in
Seattle. Founded in 2009, our goal is to help nonprofit organizations navigate complex
fundraising and sustainability issues, address day-to-day challenges and bring their
work and impact to new heights. We are fundraisers, coaches and leaders with decades
on the front lines of organizations in every nonprofit sector. As a team, we value hard
work, an entrepreneurial spirit, integrity and authenticity. We also value connection to
our team and our community. We work, play, volunteer and celebrate together.

Our expertise includes development program analysis, strategic and tactical
development planning, interim development leadership and management, grants
strategy and execution, capital campaign strategy and support, board development,
events strategy and execution and strategic planning. In the past eight years, Ostara has
built custom solutions for more than 180 organizations in the Pacific Northwest,
spanning every type of mission, vision and organizational business model.

Position Logistics
To be considered for this position, applicants must be able to start as a part-time
employee on August 1, 2018, and to transition to a full-time employee (40 hours per
week) by the end of 2018. We will increase to full-time either gradually or at once. We
will communicate a timeline for the transition to full-time as soon as possible, and may have
additional details by the time we are ready to extend an offer of employment.

Work performed by all Ostara consultants, whether part- or full-time, may be
performed on a very flexible schedule. Part- and full-time consultants may work
remotely most of the time, but must be available for periodic meetings in the Ostara
Group office in the lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, and at clients’ offices
throughout the metropolitan area.

Position Responsibilities
Ostara seeks a Consultant to focus on grant research, writing, management, and
strategy. Our dynamic team-based approach is designed to support a fast-paced work
environment that requires attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to problem-solve on
the go. The Consultant will work with multiple clients and team members, in project
lead and supporting roles, at any given time.

Applicant must be a highly independent, self-motivated grant-writer with substantial
experience in project management and research. Superior writing, grammar, and
editing skills are mandatory, as well as the ability to maintain confidentiality while
handling sensitive and private information. Ostara's customized approach is tailored to
each client so responsibilities will vary, usually including some combination of grant
prospect research, grant strategy development, budget development, grant writing, and
grant reporting. Applicant will be expected to follow Ostara style guidelines, and
participate in the ongoing evolution of our best practices. Applicant must also
demonstrate a willingness to work in multiple locations, often at the offices of multiple
clients and remotely, as well as impeccable scheduling and time management skills.

In addition to client-facing work described above, the Consultant will participate
actively and regularly in The Ostara Group’s internal meetings, events, workgroups
and task forces. They will be asked to contribute from their perspective to the
evaluation of project success and our ongoing operations as a company.

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