Section 1:  Summary – Overview and Purpose of Position  

Grants Manager is part of the fundraising team managing the grant process to  work effectively and efficiently.  They will perform grant research, grant writing, grant program design and implementation, compliance and grant reporting. JVS Grants Manager will provide clear communication of rules and regulations for approving grants, its specifications, requirements and objectives across all departments of the organization and the management.

Section 2:  Qualifications – Education and Experience

B.A. or equivalent experience and at least 3-5 years working in the field of nonprofit management required. Experience with grants and strong writing skills required. Experience with federal funding preferred.

Section 3:  Responsibilities/Duties

  • Manage and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process:
    • Manage existing grants by tracking proposal and reporting deadlines, maintaining grant files, prepare/share grant correspondence
    • Coordinate submission of proposals and reports in collaboration with program staff, including narrative, budgets and any supporting documentation
    • Coordinate and establish Grant Donor Profiles and establish next step proposals for relationship 
  • Take lead role in writing proposals and reports, managing and coordinating program staff, including managers, directors,  and assistant executive director
  • Identify new grant opportunities, develop/foster relationships with foundations/other funders, track submission deadlines
  • Manage and coordinate budget plans in cooperation with program staff and finance manager
  • Coordinate with the finance manager and assistant as needed to track grant expenses, manage change requests and prepare grant reports 
  • Presents monthly budget to actuals for grants/contracts to management, works with program managers to ensure compliance with the budget
  • Management of donor database regarding grant communications
  • Provide training to staff as needed on grants management and reporting requirements

Section 4:  Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Requires long periods of sitting and computer use. Moderate lifting of up to 25 pounds.