Grants Manager

Under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Development & Communications, direct the organization’s various philanthropic strategies and initiatives.

Essential Duties

  • Research public, private, foundation and government funding sources and determine compatibility to organization’s programs, services, clients and priorities.
  • Collaborate with Senior Leadership and program staff to understand program/project concepts and objectives and ensure that the project is suitable for specific funding opportunities.
  • Plan and prepare grant proposals and grant applications for identified specific funding sources. Guide proposal development and draft institutional proposal materials including budgets, letters of support and other required documentation.
  • Review and analyze proposals for consistency in program description, objectives, evaluation plan, budget and fit with grantor guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain a calendar (for Development & Communications team use) and the Grid (Leadership Council use) for grant and proposal submittals and reporting of outcomes to funders per funder requirements. Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of grant responsibilities.
  • Assist in the stewardship of private foundations and include the President & CEO and Senior Vice President of Development & Communications and others, as appropriate.
  • Contribute to and execute the annual Development & Communications plan.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Requires education generally equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in fund development, communications or Health Science preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in grant development, including identifying funding opportunities and successfully developing proposals and demonstrated experience in obtaining funding for complex initiatives or funding requirements.
  • Experience interacting with diverse groups including corporate and philanthropic groups, volunteers and clients.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Requires strong project management skills.
  • Good understanding of the organization's overall business and its objectives and financial/budgeting issues
  • Must have advanced experience and working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and other programs.
  • Ability to maintain program specific databases.

Additional Information

Starting salary of $40,000-$41,500. Excellent benefits package includes health/dental, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous paid time off plan. Opportunity to join a caring and committed team of professionals.


Send a letter of interest current resume via mail or email to the address noted above. Agency information obtained at www.pathfindersmke.orgNo phone inquiries will be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Date Posted

February 5, 2018

Closing Date

When Filled



How to Apply