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StolenYouth: Program and Grants Manager

Reporting to: President, StolenYouth 

To apply for this position: Submit cover letter and resume to Position open until filled. 

About StolenYouth: Every day children as young as 11 years old are bought and sold for sex in Seattle and around Washington state. StolenYouth was founded by a group of Seattle area women who realized that it would take a community, working together, to stop the sexual exploitation of children and youth. The core of StolenYouth’s approach is an innovative coalition model comprised of highly effective, local organizations. With our grants, these organizations are saving lives by providing critical services, training hoteliers, businesses and law enforcement on victim-centered intervention, and educating key stakeholders on prevention. 

Position Description: StolenYouth is seeking a Program and Grants Manager to steward and further develop the organization’s innovative coalition model, and to manage programs in support of the organization’s mission and strategic direction, including the development of budgets and operating plans as needed. 

In addition, this position will be responsible for researching and writing funding proposals in support of StolenYouth’s new business development work, including grant writing and management. 

The ideal candidate will be a subject matter expert, who has experience with vulnerable youth and children, trafficking, foster care and/or homeless youth. 

Key responsibilities include: 

Coalition and Grantee Management, Grant Writing and Stewardship: 

  • Manage engagement with and support for StolenYouth grantees, and the Grantee Committee of StolenYouth’s Board of Directors. 
  • Manage coalition projects and programs. Identify stakeholders, convene meetings, and conduct follow-up. 
  • Research grant opportunities, maintain grant calendar, draft applications, manage review and approval process, communicate with donors and grantors, manage and write grant reports, and support coalition members in grant seeking and writing activities. 
  • Research, design and implement appropriate evaluation method(s) to assess grantee and program strengths and impact, and identify areas for improvement. 
  • Prepare and conduct site visits with funders and grantees. 

StolenYouth Board of Director Support: 

  • Provide support to board members, including background research, talking points, media engagement, event support, donor research and correspondence, etc., especially as pertains to partners, programming and outcomes. 

Communications and Events Support: 

  • Research and write weekly updates for the board, and StolenYouth’s quarterly newsletter to stakeholders. Develop speaking materials for President and board members, draft correspondence, develop marketing collateral (as needed, backup), and support and/or lead on other communication and messaging requirements, including web content development and support. 
  • Support the development and implementation of weekly social media plan and help to expand StolenYouth’s social media presence and promote awareness of the issues. Evaluate and improve social media reach using data analysis tools. 
  • Support President and board members to plan and implement annual Town Hall meeting, manage, attend, and speak on behalf of StolenYouth (as needed) at external events, develop and organize collateral materials for donor and other events, provide back up support StolenYouth’s annual luncheon and donor events. 

Key Competencies: 

In order to be successful in this role, candidates will need to have prior experience in both program management and team management. In addition, the candidate should have the following skills and expertise: 

  • A Bachelor's degree is required, a Master’s degree is preferred; 
  • Subject matter expertise strongly desired (trafficking, child welfare, foster care, homeless youth and/or related experience); 
  • A passion for helping StolenYouth achieve its mission; 
  • Strong writing, communication and organization skills; 
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and timeliness, including expert proofreading and editing; 
  • Ability to maintain respect for the confidentiality of our activities and stakeholders when required; 
  • Ability to implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved; 
  • Capacity to produce accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout a program’s life cycle; 
  • Ability to analyzing program risks, mitigate risks, and problem solve;
  • Proven experience in program management; and 
  • Proven stakeholder and team management skills. Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as capability to provide database management. 

StolenYouth is a growing organization. A successful candidate will be responsive to the changing needs of the organization, both on a day-to-day and long-term basis. Flexibility and a positive attitude are paramount.