Proposal Manager, Development

Job ID 2023-51352
Area of Interest
Location Name
818 Stewart
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Major Gifts
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
Remote Work Percent
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Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development, support fundraising strategies and goals by writing content for principal and transformational gift proposals, developing and curating language for strategic fundraising priorities across the enterprise including hospital/clinical divisions and research centers and programs, and cultivating strong relationships with a diverse set of FGA and other partners. Responsible for writing compelling language for a range of fundraising materials – including proposals, funding menus, descriptions of strategic fundraising priorities and other tools – that support solicitations by portfolio holders and fundraising programs. Collaborate with relevant teams and partners including Donor Relations and gift officers to produce high-quality proposals in a timely manner. Partner with senior leaders and other colleagues to develop a clear proposal process and provide input into creation of templates and other tools. In partnership with the program manager for major giving, develop and maintain a content library. As a key individual contributor to Seattle Children's Development Team, help to optimize a shared purpose and outcomes.




Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Journalism, English, Communications, or comparable field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years formal writing experience in fundraising, marketing, communications or public relations.
  • Minimum three (3) year’s experience working with fundraising/development/advancement teams and developing major gift and/or grant proposals.
  • Experience in technical or scientific writing.


  • Experience in healthcare or research focused organization.
  • Experience managing multi-faceted projects with complex timelines.
  • Prior experience with Raisers Edge donor data base systems.

Min to Max Hourly Salary

$40.42 - $60.63 /hr

Min to Max Annual Salary

$84,075.00 - $126,112.00 /yr

Salary Information

This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.


The union pay ranges can be found on the Seattle Children’s website here: WSNA - UFCW


Seattle Children’s offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Disclaimer for Out of State Applicants

This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.

Benefits Information

Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


In 2022, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals – for the 30th year in a row. For more than a decade, Seattle Children’s has been nationally ranked in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. We are honored to be the top-ranked pediatric hospital in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.


As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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