Working at The Ostara Group

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 your day-to-day challenges, and bring your work and impact to new heights. We are fundraisers, coaches and leaders with decades of leadership and experience 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 our connection to our team and our community. We work, play, volunteer, and celebrate together. 

The Ostara Group does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. The Ostara Group is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Washington State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. 

Open Positions

Consultant, Grants

Ostara seeks a full-time 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.

Applicant must be a highly independent, self-motivated writer with 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.

Experience with grants and nonprofits is strongly preferred but not required. Understanding of Seattle’s philanthropic culture would be welcome. All consultants are required to participate actively and regularly in Ostara's internal meetings, events, and workgroups.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to write in a compelling and precise manner, often for multiple clients/sectors at a time
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to be punctual, consistently set and meet deadlines, and coach clients in building their time-management skills
  • Comfort with taking the initiative to work independently while employing strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to maintain a calm, positive attitude in complicated, challenging situations
  • Sophisticated project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities with ease, forethought, and accuracy
  • Willingness to solicit and utilize constructive criticism and guidance from both Ostara colleagues and clients regarding writing style, technique, and voice
  • Strong familiarity with Word, Excel, Adobe, Google Docs, Dropbox and CRM databases
  • Critical thinker with strong patience, curiosity, and problem solving skills


This position will be a full time, salaried position. Salary range is $45-55K DOE. Ostara also offers a competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Casey Caylor, Manager of Grant Programs at before August 31, 2017.

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