Grants Manager

Job Description

Department: Resource Development

Reports to:  Director of Resource Development

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT, Part-Time (20 hours per week)

Salary Range $33-$38/hours with No Benefits


Position Summary:

The Grants Manager is responsible for preparing and producing, in draft and final form, grant proposals and solicitations for funding. The Grants Manager position researches and recommends funding opportunities; develops solicitations and proposals for general operating and programmatic needs as well as capital projects; prepares interim and final reports; establishes and cultivates relationships with funders and keeps up to date records in our donor database, Blackbaud: Raiser’s Edge. Communicates organization’s vision and mission with a wide variety of audiences.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare grant proposals for foundations and corporations in draft and final form that make a compelling case for financial support.
  • Work with leadership and staff in identifying and gathering information on fundable projects.
  • Builds and strengthens relationships with funders.
  • Enter and track all grant activity in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Work with Donor Relations Manager to create appropriate reports for Director of Resource Development, COO and CEO. Communicate regularly the status of pending proposals.
  • Make projections on how much income grants will bring each fiscal year.
  • Prepare interim and final project reports to funding sources on a regular and scheduled basis working with the Financial Department and other departments to ensure timely and accurate reporting.
  • Research and recommend funding opportunities from a broad range of sources, linking their compatibility with organizational needs.
  • Provide research for grant proposals and reports.
  • Monitor program outputs and outcomes and present the data for internal program evaluation and subsequent improvement as led by directors of both programs.
  • Research and stay up-to-date on affordable housing and workforce development statistics both locally and nationally. This includes academic research or third-party reports, reading relevant books, etc.
  • Attend workshops and participate in webinars to increase knowledge and proficiency.
  • Attend weekly Staff Meeting/Devotion, Friday staff lunches, monthly Grant update meetings and All-Staff meetings.
  • Maintain awareness of Homes of Hope housing developments and Men’s Workforce Development Program data.
  • Periodic travel to locations throughout the state for funder meetings, trainings, etc.
  • Assume other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • A passion for the vision and mission of Homes of Hope.
  • A passion for fundraising.
  • Excellent writing skills.
    • Must demonstrate writing ability for a public audience and for formal proposals/reports.
    • Must demonstrate excellence in problem solving and analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Superior relationship-building and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and project management skills with self-initiative to prioritize multiple projects in order to meet department deadlines.
  • At least two years professional grant writing experience.
  • Successful track record of grant solicitations at local, state, federal and foundation level.
  • Ability to think ahead and plan over a 1–2-year time span.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Must be able to work effectively with coworkers as well as be able to work independently.
  • IT literate: Proficient with using Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Outlook.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 3+ years of related experience.


Working Conditions:

20 hours per week with 40% in office environments, 20% offsite for work-related appointments and 40% ability to work remotely.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.



Homes of Hope is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.


Please email resume to Ava Smith if interested in applying at