Job Opening: Project Officer, Peace Winds America

job opening - 5Institution: Peace Winds America
Location: Seattle, WA
Education: BA required, MA/MS preferred
Start date: September 1, 2013

Job description

Peace Winds America is announcing an open position of Project Officer to be filled immediately. The Project Officer will work to design, plan, fundraise, and administer Peace Winds America’s disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs. The primary responsibility of this position will be on a new disaster preparedness program that focuses on school preparedness. The Project Officer will work closely with the PWA staff to administer this program, which targets the schools, boards of education and emergency operation staff of several cities. Additional duties will include conducting development and fundraising research, grant writing, reporting, and support for other ongoing programs.


  • Provide support to a disaster preparedness program focusing on city/national preparedness, particularly in the realm of schools and education
  • Explore and help prepare funding appeals (foundations and corporate) for future and currently ongoing projects
  • Research preparedness measures and coordination in humanitarian assistance/disaster response (HA/DR) in the Puget Sound and Asia-Pacific regions (case studies, agency policies, published reports, data and statistics, conference notes).
  • Write grant proposals, reports, ongoing correspondence, and training and outreach materials
    Assist in the design, layout and formatting of reports, proposals and program materials (MS Office, Publisher, Adobe Creative Suite & others)
  • Assist in the management and support for other programs including a civil-military preparedness program, a sister cities preparedness program, and ongoing recovery efforts in Tohoku, Japan
  • Assist in updating the PWA website – writing articles and managing content—and assisting with social media.

Qualifications: Very strong communication and writing skills are required. Previous experience with development, grantwriting, NGOs, humanitarian work as well as nonprofit fundraising, marketing, and social media strongly preferred. Ability to perform development and program research independently and communicate findings with PWA team. Applicants should be highly organized and able to track, coordinate and manage overlapping areas of a program including correspondence, budget, research and grantor requirements. Applicants should have a BA at the minimum; candidates with MA/MS degree are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be comfortable with periodic (one-three times yearly) travel domestically or overseas.

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