Whim W’Him seeks Part-Time Grants Manager to join our team

Deadline to apply is Monday, June 7, 2024 at 5 pm PST

Whim W’Him nurtures community with contemporary dance by cultivating space for artists to imagine and explore the human condition. Founded in 2009, Whim W’Him is an award-winning Seattle-based contemporary dance company that showcases innovative dance in collaboration with global artists.


Whim W’Him (WW) is currently searching for an experienced (2+ years of grant writing experience) and self-motivated individual to join our team as a part-time Grants Manager. The Grants Manager will work with the staff maintaining our grant proposal calendar/matrix, researching grant opportunities, applying to all grants available, and reporting on grants received.

Reports to: Executive Manager


Grant Writing & Management

  • Write and assemble each of the organization’s grant proposals, with key input from program directors, artists, and other staff;
  • Collaborate with staff and artists to create compelling grant proposals and funding requests, taking lead on our larger grant opportunities;
  • Review guidelines for all foundation proposals and reports to make sure all submissions are accurately formatted and include all required information, including budgets and materials
  • Manage the grant proposal calendar/matrix. Maintain current pipeline to reflect all grant activity;
  • Research new funding opportunities for Whim W’Him Dance Company and Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance Center


  • Create monthly reports for the Executive  Manager, outlining progress and upcoming deadlines, to give to the Board of Directors at monthly meetings.
  • Complete impact reports to our major foundation and corporate donors by working with the Artistic Director and Executive  Manager to collect data, youth impact stories as well as any financial reporting requirements.


  • 2+ years in a nonprofit environment with 2+ years in a development role, preferably in the nonprofit arts sector
  • Experience in developing proposals for $25k+ commitments from private, corporate, or public foundations
  • Knowledge of industry best practices for fundraising, grant writing, and stewarding institutional support
  • Proven record of developing and sustaining productive relationships with institutional officers, program managers, and key funding partners 
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency using fundraising databases, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Little Green Light and online research tools
  • Understanding of nonprofit financial practices and budgets
  • Self-motivated, ability to manage multiple priorities with excellent attention to detail and deadlines, and ability to perform successfully without close supervision
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary dance encouraged
  • Flexible team player able to work with staff and board of directors
  • Interest and commitment to WW’s mission, vision and values


This is a part-time FLSA-exempt position

  • Hourly range for this position is $30-40/hour based on experience
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday, 6 hours a week 
  • Location: Fully Remote
  • Benefits: Flexible weekday schedule. Employees have access to complimentary tickets to WW live programming, and available workspace at our Queen Anne location.


Whim W’Him works to create an environment with the following values as our guide: to put people first always; to actively seek out and embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents and experiences; to trust our artists to thrive and take ownership of their place within Whim W’Him; to share space with honesty and transparency; to be curious and embrace risk; to represent, uplift and invest in community and to nurture an organizational culture that embraces adaptability. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, walk and physically assist patrons when needed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                                                               


  1. Attach your resume in PDF format detailing all relevant professional experience to the role.
  2. A cover letter in PDF format stating why you’re interested in WW and your experience to be successful in the role.
  3. A writing sample in PDF format from a grant or proposal that is less than 5 pages.


WW provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws

To apply for this position, please email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Melody O’Neill, Executive Manager, at

Applications must be received by Friday, June 7, 2024 at 5 pm PST.

To apply for this position, please email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:
Melody O’Neill
Executive Manager