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.
Ostara seeks a half time Operations Coordinator to support our fast-paced, collaborative work environment. The position requires excellent attention to detail, thorough and timely execution, and sophisticated planning skills. The position works with team members at every level of the company, and interfaces externally with our clients.
Applicant must be practiced at complex time, task, and project management, and must demonstrate significant strength and comfort in reliability, regularity, and routine. The Operations Coordinator will frequently handle sensitive and private information, so discretion is a must.
In addition to internal operations work described above, the Operations Coordinator will be asked to contribute their unique perspective on our systems and tools to continuously heighten Ostara’s impact in the community.
Desired Skills and Qualifications
Ostara works hard to build and preserve a warm and supportive culture. This position is a half time, hourly position, with rates ranging between $20-25/hr DOE. This position is not eligible for health insurance or PTO, but does come with an annual $250 professional development stipend. Over time, we expect this position to grow into ¾ or full time, at which point the position would be eligible for health insurance and PTO.
How to Apply
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Ali Marcus, Managing Director, at email@example.com. Please include a work sample that you feel best demonstrates why you are a good fit for the role.
This position will be open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, May 4, 2018. We expect the start date for this position will be Monday, June 18th.
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. 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.
Skills and Qualifications
This position will be a full time, salaried position. The full salary range for a Consultant at Ostara is $50K to $70K. Ostara works hard to build and preserve a warm and supportive culture, and also offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, 22 days annual PTO, $500 annual professional development stipend, and transportation and meal reimbursements.
How to Apply
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Brittany Kirk, Senior Consultant and Grants Team Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This position will be open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by April 20, 2018. The start date for this position is no later than Monday, June 25th.