Grants Manager


Purpose: The Grants Manager will be responsible for coordinating the planning, execution, and delivery of projects for the grants and contracts. This role requires strong project management skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively manage relationships with internal stakeholders.

Position Status: Full Time/Non-Exempt Status

Position Location: Main office

Reports To: Senior Director, Operations

Classification: Program Manager I


  1. Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g. project management, business, non-profit management, etc.).
  2. 5+ years of grants management experience.
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft Project.
  4. Highly collaborative with an ability to work independently, and in a team environment with Senior Leadership.
  5. Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  6. Strong leadership and teamwork skills
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to speak confidently and effectively in group settings.
  8. Initiative-taking and results-driven.
  9. Advanced organization and follow-up skills.
  10. Adept at working within time constraints.
  11. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  12. Self-motivated and passionate
  13. Has the ability to celebrate change and embrace accountability.
  14. Ability to stand or sit for long periods.
  15. Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.




Position Responsibilities:

1. Develop and implement project plans, including timelines, for cross-departmental projects.

2. Coordinate project activities and resources.

3. Communicate project progress and updates to internal/ external stakeholders, including executive leadership.

4. Provide leadership, guidance, and support to key staff involved in the grantmaking cycle.

5. Develop tools, templates, and resources to support effective grant management processes for Association programs and staff.

6. Ensure that key staff involved in the grantmaking cycle are properly trained on grant processes, requirements, and resources related to their programs/roles.

7. Maintain a master calendar of grant requirements.

8. Maintain a library of grant support documents including reports, communications, resumes, bios, IRS forms, Board/staff diversity lists, etc.

9. Identify and mitigate potential risks and issues that may impact project delivery.

10. Conduct data analysis and create reports for internal/ external stakeholders.

11. Contribute to the development of new project and partnership proposals.

12. Lead the development and implementation of the organization's project management methodology.

Working Conditions:

1. Must be able to occasionally travel (2-3 times per year) and attend meetings on evenings and weekends, especially during the Association’s annual conference.

2. Ability to stand or sit for long periods.

3. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.