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Grant Manager

  • New York City, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn
  • Location:
  • Good Shepherd Services 305 7th Avenue Floor 8 New York, NY, 10001 Google Maps

  • Region : New York City Manhattan Queens Staten Island Bronx Brooklyn
  • Job Type : Paid
  • Minimum age : 22
  • Status : Full Time
  • Length : Permanent
  • Number of Available Positions: 1
  • Minimum Hours/Week: 35Hours/Week
  • Specific Days Needed: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • Public Transportation: Bus Train -> 1
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Area of Focus: Community Service/Service Learning Office/Adminstrative Support
  • Job Description:

    Title:                           GRANTS MANAGER

    Reports To:                Vice President of Grants

    Location:                    305 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 10001         

    Hours:                         35 Hours/Week; Exempt

    Job Summary:  The Grants Manager is primarily responsible for managing and coordinating the agency’s government and foundation fundraising efforts for our education-focused portfolio of programs, which includes our afterschool programs, community schools, and Groundwork for Success.


    Major Duties:

    • Manage all aspects of proposal development and writing for both private foundations and government agencies under the supervision of the Vice President of Grants and in partnership with other grants team members. In order to create depth of knowledge and expertise, some of the tasks of the Grants Manager is responsible for includes:
      • Managing a portfolio of about 15-20 private funders.
      • Researching and identifying potential public and foundation funding prospects.
      • Attending pre-proposal/bidders’ conferences and technical assistance workshops for RFPs under consideration.
      • Conduct research for proposals and gather GSS’ performance evaluation statistics from the agency’s Program Evaluation and Planning (PEP) department.
      • Coordinate the preparation of proposal budgets and prepare budget narratives in coordination with program staff and the Fiscal department.
      • Oversee proposal assembly and submission.
      • Gather feedback from funders if not selected.
    • Prepare and submit narrative reports to Foundations and Corporations, including programmatic outcomes through coordination with PEP.
    • Coordinate and manage the program site visit process with funders.
    • Prepare correspondence and follow-up reports to private funders, as necessary, and respond to any questions they may have; participate in site visits as appropriate.
    • Maintain an understanding of institutional history and an expertise in the afterschool program area.
    • Meet with agency staff to identify ways to build and enhance programming.
    • Work closely with all Grants team members to develop, implement and monitor departmental procedures and systems to facilitate efficiency and good communication within agency and with funders.
    • Ensure that all government and foundation proposal, contacts, actions, and all related information are entered and updated in Salesforce.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals; and ability to synthesize data and complex information into compelling narrative.
    • Strong editing skills.
    • Attention to detail and ability to meet multiple deadlines.
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
    • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
    • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
    • Comfortable working with individuals from all different backgrounds.
    • Able to maintain a sense of humor and utilize a strength based perspective when navigating multiple deadlines.
    • Possess the skills to multi-task and prioritize assignments based on the needs of the grants department and GSS as a whole.
    • Willingness to work the occasional evening and/or weekend when needed.
  • Required Skills/Experience:


    • Bachelors degree required.
    • At least three years’ experience in public or private fundraising preferred, with a demonstrated track record of successfully securing city, state, and federal government funding and/or private grants.
    • Strong organizational and writing skills, with ability to develop written materials quickly
    • Self-motivated, and detail- and deadline-oriented.
    • Strong interpersonal skills; capable of working comfortably with a variety of individuals at all levels inside and outside of the organization.
    • Familiarity and basic understanding of Salesforce a plus.
    • Knowledge of word processing software (MS Office—including Excel) required.
  • How to Apply:

Please apply directly at michelle_liu@goodshepherds.org New York Google Maps

  • To the Attention of : Michelle Liu
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