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Posted: Fri Aug 18 2023

Grants Manager

Direct Hire

We are currently assisting our client, a foundation focused on improving the opportunities for young people, with a search for a Grants Manager.

About the Position:

The Grants Manager supports the Foundation in processing grant agreements, payments, and reports as well as conducts research and analysis of internal grants data to assess and strengthen the Foundation’s grantmaking program.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Under the guidance of the Senior Grants Manager, fulfill grants administration duties:
    • Support program officers and program staff in finalizing grant agreements, amendments, gifts and sponsorships, to include clear grant deliverables and payment and reporting schedules aligned to the Foundation’s payment calendar.
    • Communicate with the Foundation’s fund recipients to complete detailed documentation and procedures as required to confirm grant, gift, or sponsorship payments.
    • Coordinate with the Foundation’s operations and legal teams to address complex agreement issues.
    • Support maintenance of systems to track grant reporting.
  • Serve as an administrator of the grants management system in Salesforce.
    • Ensure accuracy and completeness of all grant, gift, and sponsorship records and current contacts.
    • Setup, run, and maintain reports to support all Foundation grantmaking teams.
    • Provide troubleshooting for staff and potential grant partners navigating the online portal.
  • Support the grants team in using data to measure performance and inform operational and programmatic decisions.
    • Define and extract Salesforce data to support reporting and analysis of grantmaking investments and performance, including assessing subgroups of the Foundation’s grants for results and impact.
    • Use data collected from partners and grants to draw insights and make recommendations that can help the Foundation shape priorities and strengthen decision-making.
    • Ensure data quality by advising on data structure for new grants management processes as they are built.
    • Produce and present written, verbal, and visual summaries of grant records to internal stakeholders. Assist in the design and development of data visualizations.
  • Handle internal grants communications projects.
    • Assist with responding to general grants inquiries to the Foundation and inputting contact data in Salesforce.
    • Send quarterly updates to the communications team to ensure the Foundation’s public-facing grantee list is up-to-date and new partners can be promoted on the Foundation’s social channels.
  • Conduct research projects to support team understanding of landscape, partners, priorities aligned with grantmaking portfolios, and other areas of interest to the Foundation.
  • Other contributions as needed to support a dynamic team.

Required Experience and Education:
  • 3-5 years’ professional experience that includes data entry, manipulation and analysis, and work with grants, contracts, or other legal documents.
  • Degree or comparable experience that includes the ability to read, analyze and synthesize complex material such as research and environmental scans; ground a point of view with evidence; and prepare written summaries.
  • Highly skilled with Microsoft Office tools and a customer relationship management platform (Salesforce a plus).
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Robust analytical skills and comfort with both qualitative and quantitative data (e.g., impact measurement, financial and statistical analysis).
  • Ability to work with internal and external partners and guide them through technical data and grantmaking processes.
  • Ability to effectively present research findings to multiple audiences in written and verbal formats.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to develop a work plan, prioritize in a constantly changing environment, and effectively track and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Working understanding of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities, particularly regarding research and data.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and a willingness to jump in where needed.
  • Comfort with ambiguity.

  • Passionate commitment to the Foundation’s mission.
  • A strong work ethic with the ability to deliver results.
  • A positive and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Commitment to accuracy in high volume detail work and competing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.
  • Innovative, resourceful, and conscientious of organization’s brand and assets.
  • Ability to take initiative to support changing needs of the team.
Location: Seattle, Hybrid work schedule, three days in office expected.
FLSA Classification: Exempt (salary)
Employment Type: Full-time
Compensation: The starting salary for this position is between $70,000 and $80,000. Factors that may be used to determine the actual salary may include a wide array of things including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location, or other relevant factors.
Benefits: The employer provides well-being programs including medical, dental and vision benefits, life insurance, disability insurance, a 529 Plan contribution and paid time-off.
Eligibility: US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. Work sponsorship is not available at this time.

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