The Grants Manager is responsible for administration of all grants in accordance with the policies established by the Founder, President, Board of Directors, Program Managers, and Executive Director. This role works closely with the Executive Director, Program Managers, Grants Coordinator, internal service support teams (i.e., legal, accounting, marketing) and external grantees in processing and reviewing documentation of approved grants.
Assigned Responsibilities & Duties
Notifies grant applicants of approved/declined status.
Prepares documents including but not limited to grant agreements and reporting templates in compliance with legal requirements and company standards.
Communicates with grantees regarding required documentation for new grant agreements and tracks subsequent reports required to generate disbursements.
Works with Grants Coordinator to update Akoya grants database and coordinate disbursement of grant payments in a timely manner. Assures accuracy of data in Akoya.
Manages all existing grants to assure compliance with grant terms.
Tracks payment amounts and due dates, providing quarterly reports to Foundation staff.
Provides reports for monthly grant review meetings, nonprofit flash meetings, and board meetings.
Adheres to all Foundation procedures and policies regarding grant applications, documentation and disbursements.
Works with Marketing staff to maintain updated grant information on Foundation websites.
Contributes to a positive, equitable work environment for Foundation staff.
Participates in professional development as needed.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Essential Position Qualifications
Bachelors or higher degree in public/nonprofit administration, communications, or business required.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a nonprofit setting, including work with grants administration.
Proven success in building relationships with key organizations and key individuals to create mutually supportive exchanges.
Strong computer literacy, including ability to gather, interpret, organize and present data using MS Office Suite. Experience with grant database systems preferred.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Effective communication skills and “team player” attitude.