Working at LifeWire: 

At LifeWire, we are building a staff community of collaboration and creativity.  We welcome all interested candidates to send a resume and cover letter to hiring@lifewire.org. LifeWire hires both full and part-time staff and offers opportunities for contract roles.

LifeWire values the growth and expansion of our linguistic and cultural competencies as a staff team.  Working fluency in the five most commonly spoken languages in Bellevue—Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, and Vietnamese—is highly desired. LifeWire offers a paid premium for direct services staff and managers who are multilingual.  

Lived experience with domestic violence is honored at LifeWire, and we encourage survivors to apply.   

LifeWire is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, political ideology or creed, age, religion, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, disability, use of a service or companion animal, or any criminal history not precluded by our public funding or applicable law. 

LifeWire Benefits: 

Most positions at LifeWire offer a hybrid work schedule, allowing staff to work from home and from our offices in Bellevue.  We provide flexibility for staff while prioritizing support and services to survivors. 

LifeWire pays all insurance premiums for staff working .75 FTE (30 hours/week) or more.  Benefits include Medical, Dental, and Vision, a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program for all household members, AD&D and Life insurance, a Flexible Healthcare Spending Account, and an ORCA pass for regional transit.   

Employees who have worked at least 1000 hours in their first year of employment become eligible to participate in LifeWire’s 401k plan with employer matching up to 2%.   

For the first five years of employment, 1.0 FTE (40 hours/week) staff accrue 30 days of paid time off per year, 2 floating holidays, and 13 paid holidays. 

Open Positions

Grant Writer

Position: Grant Writer
Reports to: Grants and Compliance Manager
Hours: 40 hours/week
Salary Range: $32.00/hour and up DOE, pay premium is available for multilingual fluency
Classification: Regular, Hourly/Non-Exempt

LifeWire is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. We value diversity and equity in our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and Black Brown Indigenous People of Color are encouraged to apply.

ABOUT LIFEWIRE:


Everyone deserves to live free from fear and violence. From a safe home, each of us can work, learn, play, and fully contribute to our community. At LifeWire, we help adults, children, and youth who have been impacted by domestic violence build safer and healthier lives by offering support, resources, and professional services. And we work with youth and young adults to develop healthy foundations early in life, preventing future violence.

LIFEWIRE’S VISION/MISSION:


LifeWire supports survivors of domestic violence on their path toward safety, stability, and healing. We work to end domestic violence by changing community beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.
Domestic violence is a human rights issue. LifeWire envisions a community in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive.

OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT:

The Development Department supports LifeWire’s mission through engaging, stewarding, soliciting, and retaining community relationships and private and corporate donors. The Development Department works closely with the Co-Executive Directors, Board of Directors, Services and Housing Directors, Grants and Compliance Manager, Resource Development Specialist, and Communications and Events staff, and volunteers to achieve its goals.

OVERVIEW OF POSITION:

Supports LifeWire in developing and managing grants for financial support through direct mail programs, donor event participation, and collaboration with LifeWire’s Grants Team. Maintains an effective, organized workflow to gather the necessary information and data needed for proposals. The Grant Writer maintains a grants calendar, determines submission priorities in collaboration with the Grants Team, researches new funding leads, writes proposals, helps to prepare reports for existing grants, and engages in site visits with donors and prospective community partners. The successful applicant will be a proficient writer. They will have experience in social justice work, funder research and prospecting, funding proposal development, grant portfolio management, and overall fundraising practices for nonprofits.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write and submit grant proposals, including narratives, budgets, and other supporting documents in a timely and accurate manner in close collaboration with the LifeWire Grants Team.
  • Perform prospect research for support of specific LifeWire services, general operating funds, and capital needs.
  • Write letters of inquiry, applications, reports, acknowledgment letters, and other correspondence.
  • Prepare and coordinate direct mail communications, donor invitations, recognitions, and solicitations to non-major donors.
  • Coordinate resources needed to support LifeWire’s annual and capital campaign giving efforts as set out by established goals and strategies.
  • In collaboration with the Development Director, Grants and Compliance Manager, Resource Development Specialist, and Co-Executive Directors, track donor contacts to build a record of relationships and key information as the basis for future cultivation and stewardship.
  • As a key point of contact between LifeWire’s development efforts and the community, manage information flow, coordinate scheduling of meetings and events with multiple participants, and communicate with meeting participants regarding logistics and content. Prepare meeting materials. Be present for site visits to assist with presentations to pitch the LifeWire’s proposals..
  • Coordinate development-related communications, including taking calls, responding to emails, and interfacing with donors and prospects.
  • Coordinate sponsor and table host involvement in LifeWire fundraising events.
  • Maintain an internal system for a high-performing grant program including maintaining a grant calendar with submission dates, a grant management system; identifying major foundation/corporate donors, and creating compelling grant proposals for LifeWire programs.
  • Create and maintain a series of grant templates for LifeWire, being sure to update template language to reflect changes in services.
  • Maintain effective communication within LifeWire and externally in the community to meet LifeWire needs.
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with other departments and programs within the agency; maintain effective communication across LifeWire staff to meet program and administrative needs. Work collaboratively and cooperatively with LifeWire staff, board, and volunteers.
  • Coordinate resources (including outside vendors, staff, and volunteers) to support development activities and solicitations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; two or more years of related work experience preferred. Work experience will substitute for education.
  • Direct and concise communication skills with an emphasis on good customer service.
  • Experience with using donor databases is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill building and sustaining positive relationships with various stakeholders, including donors, with a friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills and follow-through. Consistent attention to detail in all aspects of work.
  • Strong listening, written, and oral communication skills, including phone presence.
  • Must demonstrate commitment to the mission, policies, goals, and philosophy of LifeWire.
  • Demonstrated achievement of high-performance goals and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong ability to influence others and build a collaborative team environment.
  • Experience, skill, and willingness to work with a culturally and linguistically diverse team.
  • Access to reliable transportation and a valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office products and specialized databases.
  • Work independently and as part of a team to achieve organizational goals.
  • Attends work regularly, including scheduled work time outside of typical office hours.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your experiences and qualifications to hiring@lifewire.org. If submitting by mail or fax, send to LifeWire Human Resources, P.O. Box 6398 Bellevue, WA 98008-0398 FAX: (425) 649-0752.

Survivor Services Advocate

Position:             Survivor Services Advocate
Reports to:         Survivor Advocacy Services Manager
Hours:                40 hours per week
Pay Rate:            Starts at $26.78 and up DOE (LifeWire offers additional pay for multilingual fluency)
Classification:    Regular, Non-exempt/hourly
Reviewed:          September 2023

LifeWire is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value diversity in our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and Black Brown Indigenous People of Color are encouraged to apply.

LIFEWIRE MISSION/VISION:

LifeWire supports survivors of domestic violence on their path toward safety, stability, and healing. We work to end domestic violence by changing community beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. Domestic violence is a human rights issue. LifeWire envisions a community in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive.

ABOUT LIFEWIRE:

Everyone deserves to live free from fear and violence. From a safe home, each of us can work, learn, play, and fully contribute to our community. At LifeWire, we help adults, children, and youth who have been impacted by domestic violence build safer and healthier lives by offering support, resources, and professional services.

OVERVIEW OF POSITION:

LifeWire’s Survivor Services Advocates support primarily adult survivors of domestic violence in East/North King County. The Survivor Services Advocate maintains a caseload of adult survivors and provides virtual, mobile, on-the-phone, and in-person advocacy. They assist survivors with crisis intervention and safety planning, offer community education about domestic violence, (intimate partner violence), assist them in navigating the civil and criminal legal systems, connect them to other service providers, and share community resources.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide survivor-driven and trauma-informed advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence. Requires a particular focus on supporting adult survivors and providing family advocacy as needed.
  • Remain knowledgeable of service and agency guidelines and procedures to make informed and independent decisions in emergencies and daily activities.
  • Work closely and cooperatively in a team setting with all staff, interns, donors, and volunteers.
  • Maintain organized shared spaces and personal work environment.
  • Participate in system data collection in an accurate, complete, and timely manner.
  • Conduct outcome measurement and use applicable evaluation tools.
  • Complete necessary paperwork and statistical information.
  • Appropriately spend program funds and consistently track the expenditures as required.
  • Participate in continuing education, community meetings, and internal meetings.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned in support of LifeWire’s mission.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Work experience will substitute for education.
  • Two or more years of experience in crisis intervention and domestic violence advocacy is preferred.
  • Multilingual/cultural is preferred. Fluency to provide services in one of the following languages: Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Vietnamese, Korean, or Farsi. 
  • Knowledge of domestic violence, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and the effects on children and teens.
  • Experience, skill, and willingness to work with a culturally diverse team and participants.
  • Meet LifeWire background check requirements.
  • Access to reliable transportation and a valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Updated – or willingness to update – CPR and First Aid Certification and AIDS/HIV Certification.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office and customized services databases.
  • Work independently and as part of a team to deliver services.
  • Attend work regularly, including scheduled work time outside of typical office hours.

If interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your experiences and qualifications to hiring@lifewire.org. If submitting by mail or fax, send to LifeWire Human Resources P.O. Box 6398 Bellevue, WA 98008-0398 FAX: (425) 649-0752

Housing Stability Services Advocate

Position:             Housing Stability Services Advocate
Reports to:         Housing Stability Services Manager
Hours:                40 hours per week
Pay Rate:            Starts at $26.78 DOE (additional premium pay is available for multilingual skills) 
Classification:    Regular, Non-exempt
Reviewed:          September 2023

LifeWire is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value diversity in our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

About LifeWire:

Everyone deserves to live free from fear and violence. From a safe home, each of us can work, learn, play, and fully contribute to our community. At LifeWire, we help adults, children, and youth who have been impacted by domestic violence build safer and healthier lives by offering support, resources, and professional services. And we work with youth and young adults to develop healthy foundations early in life, preventing future violence.

OVERVIEW OF SERVICES: 

LifeWire’s Housing Stability Services support domestic violence survivors, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, as they obtain and maintain safe, stable permanent housing. We do this through a progressive engagement model, focusing on long-term housing and economic stability.

OVERVIEW OF POSITION:

LifeWire’s Housing Stability Services Advocates support primarily adult survivors of domestic violence in King County. The Housing Stability Advocate works closely with all housing stability team members providing culturally and linguistically appropriate advocacy and flexible financial assistance to stabilize survivors’ housing quickly. Advocates focus on identifying and eliminating barriers to stability, helping survivors secure and maintain affordable housing through various LifeWire funding and case management supports. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide survivor-driven and trauma-informed advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence. Requires a particular focus on understanding rental assistance supports (including King County Housing Authority programs for tenant-based rental assistance vouchers).
  • Provide survivors with culturally and linguistically appropriate resources, flexible financial assistance, referrals and support for economic stability and housing-related assistance (i.e. education, employment, furniture procurement, utility assistance, and personal finance budgeting).
  • Provide mobile housing advocacy, building longer-term relationships with survivors receiving rental assistance.
  • Build and maintain relationships with apartment managers and owners to support the tenancy of program participants (i.e. negotiate move-in costs and leases, recruit properties and housing providers to work with our housing programs, etc.).
  • Develop and nurture ongoing relationships with partner and referral service providers, particularly related to rental assistance.
  • Remain knowledgeable of service and agency guidelines and procedures to make informed and independent decisions in emergencies and daily activities.
  • Assist survivors in accessing all LifeWire services (including Survivor Advocacy, Housing Stability, Mental Health, and Homelessness Services) by contributing to activities including support groups, prevention outreach, and the like.  
  • Work closely and cooperatively in a team setting with all staff, interns, donors, and volunteers.
  • Maintain organized shared spaces and personal work environment.
  • Participate in system data collection in an accurate, complete, and timely manner.
  • Complete necessary paperwork as required by the program and statistical information including data input.
  • Appropriately spend program funds and consistently track the expenditures as required.
  • Participate in continuing education, community meetings, and internal meetings.
  • Available to work irregular hours, as needed, including weekends to provide survivor-driven advocacy.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned in support of LifeWire’s mission.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Multilingual fluency is desired but not required for this position.  LifeWire aims to expand our direct service capacity for the Eastside’s most widely spoken languages: Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, and Vietnamese.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. Work experience will substitute for education.
  • Two or more years of experience in crisis intervention and domestic violence advocacy is preferred.
  • Demonstrates intersectional understanding of race, identity, marginalization, and domestic violence.
  • Practices cultural humility and open-mindedness around conversations about race, identity, and equity.
  • Experience working with individuals experiencing economic abuse preferred and/or a strong interest in economic justice issues and systems.
  • Experience, skill, and willingness to work with a culturally diverse team and participants.
  • Meets LifeWire background check requirements.
  • Access to reliable transportation and a valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Updated – or willingness to update – CPR and First Aid Certification and AIDS/HIV Certification.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe, and customized databases.
  • Works independently and as part of a team to deliver services.
  • Attends work regularly, including scheduled work time outside of typical office hours.