Grant Manager – [Charlotte, NC]

Position Purpose

The Grant Manager will focus on researching and identifying corporate, foundation, and government grant opportunities; cultivating and stewarding relationships with granting organizations; working with staff to prepare compelling grant applications for the organization’s strategic priorities; monitoring and reporting outcomes regularly to funders.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Work with the VP of Development, CEO, and key staff to identify the strategic and tactical needs that may be appropriate for grant support
  • Develop and implement a written plan for identifying, qualifying, cultivating and soliciting corporate, foundation and government donors
  • Meet deadlines for new/renewal grant proposals and grant compliance/performance outcome reports
  • Develop and implement a written plan for stewarding a portfolio of supporters
    • Develop and implement written strategies based on capacity and readiness to give
    • Assist in coordinating annual visits to each supporter
    • Document appropriate notes/contacts in the donor database
  • Work cooperatively with the CEO, VP of Development, and Program Directors to ensure grant requirements are communicated/understood and appropriate staff are held accountable for commitments/program effectiveness
  • Meet agreed upon dollar goals for new, renewed and upgraded grant awards

Skills and Knowledge

  • A proven track record as a grant manager or a proven track record as a leadership annual fund manager or proven track record in appropriate transferable responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills, emphasizing the ability to listen and hear others
  • Demonstrated integrity
  • An articulated belief in the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • The motivation and techniques necessary to organize the workload and schedule/meet deadlines in a timely manner
  • Success in writing and securing grants
  • A demonstrated ability to write a compelling case for support accurately, persuasively, concisely, and technically
  • Ability to set priorities and manage grant development strategies from conception through coordination and cultivation to completion
  • Strong contributor in team environments
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and professionalism in their desire to excel in a non-profit environment.


Bachelor’s Degree

Work Experience

Three years related work experience

To Apply

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