Grants Manager – [Islandia, NY]

Job Summary

The Grants Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies that result in the successful solicitation of philanthropic contributions from foundations, corporations, and government entities. This individual will be expected to meet and/or exceed stated funding goals yearly and work directly with other development/marketing positions within the organization.


The Grants Manager will report to the Chief Financial Officer.


  • Research and identify potential private, corporate, city, state and federal funding sources.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with funders through visits, letters of inquiry, etc.
  • Work closely with the CEO, CFO and Director of Programs to identify and submit appropriate number of grants to ensure budgeted return.
  • Submit proposals based on grant guidelines and submission deadlines.
  • Manage and track all steps of grants process including research, inquiry, application, stewardship and reporting.
  • Acknowledge grant awards in a timely manner.
  • Create and maintain clear and accurate hard copy and electronic grant files (electronic files will be kept by utilizing Donor Perfect software).
  • Maintain outcomes data as well as research data related to the field of mentoring and the populations served by BBBSLI.
  • Maintain and oversee existing grant funded programs.
  • Attend agency fundraising events and offer support as requested.
  • Stay current with developments and trends in philanthropic giving, particularly in the Long Island region.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years of successful grant preparation/writing experience (including federal grants) which includes a history of funded grants.
  • Prior experience researching and writing grants
  • Grant budget development
  • Grant writing techniques and organizational systems
  • Must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator preferred
  • Prior experience working within Youth Development a plus.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Application Instructions

Please forward resume and brief cover letter, including salary requirements, to or via fax 631.232.7955.