Grants Network Manager
Job Type


McAllister & Quinn is a consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., that represents over 200 clients from a variety of sectors including higher education, nonprofits, healthcare, and advanced technology. McAllister & Quinn offers a unique blend of strategic government relations services and comprehensive federal agency and private foundation grant consulting to help our clients achieve their goals by increasing and diversifying their funding. We support clients to craft competitive applications, assist in developing or increasing funding streams through the congressional appropriations process, and facilitate public-private and international partnerships that further our client’s mission.

We are committed to securing funds for our clients that are transformational for the companies who are awarded them, the people who work at these companies every day, and the communities that surround them. The social impact of our work drives us daily to succeed in securing funding for our industry clients and is a major component of why we do what we do. We know that our success leads to better outcomes, changed lives, and a more equitable society for generations to come.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

The Grants Network Manager will support management of the firm’s growing network of roughly 250+ freelance grants consultants who make up the M&Q Grants Network. The Grants Network Manager will report to the Managing Director, Grants Network. 

Primary duties will include:

  • Provide ongoing administrative and customer service support to the Grants Network – such as communicating with consultants, approving invoices and managing accounting processes, monitoring bid alerts, enforcing network policies and procedures, and handling day-to-day administrative tasks
  • Implement the consultant network marketing and recruitment strategy
  • Manage firmwide forecasting process to predict future recruitment needs for upcoming grant competitions
  • Develop and update practice-specific marketing materials for consultants
  • Serve as the Consultant Network Business Partner for the Higher Education practice
  • Work with McAllister & Quinn staff to match consultants with client grant projects
  • Manage new consultant recruitment and onboarding, and support integration of new consultants into the network
  • Facilitate firm-wide coordination of resources on projects
  • Manage consultant feedback systems and evaluations
  • Assist M&Q team members with consultant network needs, questions, and conflicts on projects
  • Support delivery of professional development and training activities for the network, including administration of consultant learning portal
  • Work closely with IT team to manage the firm’s Salesforce database of information on McAllister & Quinn grant writers and projects and assist consultants and internal staff with any problems they may face with this platform
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 1-3 years of related work experience preferred 
  • Background or interest in human resources, management and leadership, or information technology 
  • Strong skills in database and information management; Salesforce experience preferred
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable and poised in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Excellent people skills 
  • Interest or experience in higher education, non-profits, healthcare, or advanced technology a plus

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Normal work hours are 8:30 am through 5:30 pm EST Monday through Friday
  • Location: Washington, DC; In-office on a hybrid schedule 
  • Competitive 401(k), healthcare, dental, employee-directed vision, basic life insurance, long-term disability, dependent care FSA, Healthcare HSA/FSA, and transit benefits
  • Salary consideration will be commensurate with experience: Base range is $58,000 – $65,000 plus bonus eligibility after first year of service
  • Flexible vacation and leave policy to include paid time off on most federal holidays

At McAllister & Quinn, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we 

connect different perspectives, we open ourselves to new possibilities, inspire innovation, and allow us to achieve the full 

potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience & engagement that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone in our team.