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Grants Manager


The Grants Manager (GM) organizes and implements administrative systems to ensure effective foundation fundraising and strong IATP/funder relationships under the direction of the Executive Director, including assisting the Executive Director in foundation prospecting and relationship building. The GM designs and updates fundraising tracking systems for proposal development and grant reporting; ensures smooth work flow of program staff-generated proposal development; and is responsible for ensuring proposal and reporting submissions are consistent with foundation requirements. The GM tracks and coordinates donor communications and assists with foundation research. The GM assists the Executive Director in ensuring excellence in proposal and reporting content and presentation. This is a full-time position which reports directly to the Executive Director.



Funder Prospecting and Development Support

  • Supports the Executive Director and program staff in identifying key paths of influence with respect to the programmatic strategies of foundation grantmakers
  • Works with the Executive Director and program staff to identify and develop descriptions of programs and projects for possible funding
  • Consistently refreshes familiarity with foundation landscape, including funder associations
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, identifies and communicates potential funding opportunities to program staff and coordinates the proposal planning process, from conceptualization through submission and reporting
  • Supports other development initiatives including special events, maintaining funder and donor databases and other tasks as assigned

Grants Administration

  • Manages the grant calendar, which includes submission dates for LOIs, proposals, financial reports and program narratives
  • Coordinates the process work flow with program staff and Executive Director to develop and execute the submission of LOIs, proposals and reports within set deadlines and in accordance with funder criteria
  • With finance department, develops grant budgets and financial reporting methods that meet high standards in cost accounting, report content and timelines
  • Meets with program staff regularly to discuss the status of ongoing work and proposals, prospective funder communications and strategic direction of the program
  • Reviews grant contracts and communicates expectations to staff to ensure compliance
  • Stewards relationships and consistent communication with funders throughout the grant cycle, including acknowledgements of the receipt of grant funds with funder requirements and reporting of deliverables
  • Monitors and tracks all funder communication in the organization’s database and files
  • Works with the communications team to tailor the message of IATP strategy and program resources and communications products directed at foundation audiences at all stages of the relationship, including: Introduction, cultivation, proposal development and ongoing grantee/funder partnerships

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission of IATP and work of program staff
  • 3 years’ experience in grant writing, grant administration or development required
  • Proven experience in technical grant writing highly desirable
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent knowledge of grant processes and practices
  • Proficient in MS Office, Adobe, and high level of comfort with other digital tools and databases
  • Profound sense of professionalism and stellar interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce quality work while balancing competing priorities
  • Ability to define and drive new processes
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented

Benefits and Compensation:

Compensation for this position is based upon qualifications and experience, with a starting range of $50,000-$55,000. IATP offers excellent health insurance, Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, 403B retirement plan with employer match, employer paid life, AD&D and LTD insurance. Enjoy a lively, collegial, flexible and dog-friendly work environment.


How to Apply:

Please combine your resume, cover letter and writing sample of no more than 3 pages into a single PDF and submit to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to applications received prior to Monday, May 20. No phone calls please.


IATP is committed to the principle of equity. We actively encourage women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals to apply for this position and all positions at IATP.


IATP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military status or any other characteristic as established by law.


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