Job Summary

    The Grants Lead is a member of the Development Team and is a liaison between the agency and its investors. The Grants leader is responsible for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals/reports that support agency goals and meet funder guidelines and criteria. This person serves as the primary grant writer, manages funder relationships, engages in compliance reporting, and supports special project initiatives. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, project management skills, with an emphasis on outcome measurement.

    We are searching for a methodical and strategic grants manager to work with our organization in enhancing funding models, identifying new sources of funding, and developing sustainable and effective grants programs. Duties for the grants manager will include managing overall grant efforts, documenting payments and expenditure, optimizing the grant administration process, overseeing fund-raising, preparing progress reports, ensuring compliance with grant regulations, reviewing grant proposals, managing grant databases, engaging with donor agencies, educating staff on policies, and preparing financial reports.

    The ideal candidate for this role should have superior organizational skills, great leadership qualities, and exceptional budgeting and monitoring skills. The outstanding grants manager should re-enforce relationships with donors, ensure that grant programs operate efficiently, streamline grant administration, and keep our organization fiscally sound.

Position Requirements

    Specific Job Requirements:

    1. Bachelor’s degree (or 3-7 years of work experience with nonprofit administration, grant writing, or fundraising);
    2.  3+ years of experience in fundraising, grant writing or grants management;
    3.  Demonstrated analytical and persuasive writing skills experience as well as superior editing skills, including ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience;
    4.  Strong administrative skills and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in effective and efficient manner;
    5.  Intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint).


    • Ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines without sacrificing quality.


    Grants Lead Responsibilities:

    • Designing grant programs.
    • Determining funding needs.
    • Researching funding opportunities.
    • Reporting to the board of directors.
    • Coordinating and engaging with grant writers.
    • Identifying support agencies.
    • Optimizing the grant administration process.
    • Managing timelines and deliverables.
    • Preparing and monitoring budgets.
    • Tracking grant applications.
    • Degree in business administration or equivalent.
    • Methodical and strategic thinking.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Project management skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Budgeting and accounting experience.
    • Computer literacy.
    • Knowledge of auditing policies.
    • Knowledge of donor agencies.
    • Strong writing skills.

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