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 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.
This is a full-time, exempt position with a start date of April 1, 2019. Work performed by all Ostara consultants may be performed on a very flexible schedule. 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 region.
Required Skills and Qualifications
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
The salary range for a full-time Consultant at Ostara is $55K to $70K. Ostara works intentionally to build and preserve a warm and supportive culture, and also offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance for employees working at least 28 hours per week, 22 days annual PTO, $500 annual professional development stipend. and transportation, technology, and meal reimbursements. Ostara also strongly values professional development and career advancement; we will work with this person to set growth goals and expand their expertise.
How to Apply
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Brittany Kirk, Director of Grant Services, at email@example.com. This position will be open until filled, and we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.