The City of Yakima has an exciting opportunity for a Grant Writer to enhance our community's economic development by developing and acquiring grants and other funding sources.
Under limited supervision and exercising considerable independent judgment, performs a variety of complex, analytical and administrative functions of a consequential nature to support City projects and programs through grants and other similar funding sources. Position is responsible for researching, writing, developing, monitoring and assisting with the execution of federal, state, local and foundation grant proposals for the City of Yakima.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, urban planning, finance or a related field and three (3) years’ experience in grant writing, administration, management, and coordination. Experience in program development or analysis, budget analysis, or revenue and financial analysis, may substitute for up to two (2) years of required grant writing experience.
Must possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
The City of Yakima is a premier employer in the Yakima Valley with extensive opportunities for training and growth. The City offers a competitive benefit package including:
Salary schedule $4,671.33 - $5,707.87 Monthly
3% Bilingual/Biliterate English/Spanish special pay
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
FREE healthcare clinic!
WA State PERS pension plan
1% contribution to a 457 deferred compensation plan
Yakima is located in the south central region of Washington State, approximately 150 miles east of Seattle.
Sunshine is the norm with 270 to 300 blue sky days per year. The area enjoys four separate and distinct seasons, with pleasant springs, hot and dry summers, colorful falls, and cool winters with light snowfall.
Yakima's economy has traditionally revolved around agriculture and a wide variety of crops are grown in the Yakima Valley. The Yakima region is well known for producing about 75% of all the hops grown in the United States.
Tourism is the fastest growing segment of the Yakima economy. More than 70 wineries are located in the Valley and regularly draw visitors to sample and buy internationally-renowned varietals. Multiple craft breweries and distilleries utilize homegrown products in their unique offerings.
Yakima is host to many family-friendly facilities and events including the new YMCA/Yakima Rotary Aquatic Center, Capitol Theatre, SOZO Sports complex, the Central Washington State Fair, a wood bat summer league baseball team, and welcomes numerous regional youth and adult sports tournaments.
Outdoor recreation, including water and snow skiing, fishing..., hunting, boating, hiking, horseback riding, and white water rafting, also makes Yakima a favorite destination for people from throughout the Northwest and around the world.