The Sr. Manager, Institutional Grants (SM) will be the primary
driver of grant writing and reporting activities for Liberty Hill
Foundation (LHF). Reporting to the Vice President of Strategic
Partnerships (VP), this entrepreneurial “go getter” will manage
LHF’s extensive portfolio of institutional funders in close
collaboration with our Programs, Advancement, and Executive Teams.
The successful incumbent will possess a passion for social justice,
and an eagerness to be part of a dynamic and high performing team
preparing for this next phase of significant organizational
Responsibilities and Essential Functions
Identifies and cultivates funding prospects as well as solicits
institutional funding via grant applications. Provides stewardship
of funders, and performs reporting and recordkeeping functions, as
well as coordinates moves management activities with Foundation
staff and solicitors. Additionally, this role engages with a
broader team of internal stakeholders to apply for and track
government grants and contracts. Coordinates and manages contracted
grant writers when necessary.
- Conducts research on prospective institutional funders,
monitors overall funder trends and follows up on leads.
- Cultivates prospective institutional funders through letters of
inquiry and phone calls.
- Conducts application research to prepare targeted approaches
and estimate time allocation.
- Develops funding concepts by interacting with program staff,
publications, and experts in the field.
- Writes grant proposals, assembles attachments and then manages
the process of applying for funding.
- Assists in the development of program plans and proposal
budgets related to applications.
- Stewards institutional funders including writing/editing grant
reports, drafting thank you letters and supporting materials.
- Tracks cultivation progress, solicitations and stewardship
activities in Raiser’s Edge.
- Coordinates ongoing distribution of news articles and other
materials to funders.
- Meets with program officers and other foundation funder
representatives as needed along with CEO, VP, other executives,
and/or appropriate Liberty Hill program staff.
- Informs and coordinates with Liberty Hill staff about grant
work plans, commitments and timelines.
- Manages internal planning and budget development for Foundation
- Maintains hard copy and electronic grants management
- Maintains grant and report submission calendar with appropriate
- Produces reports for Foundation staff on grant-funded
- Provides institutional funder-related information in Raiser’s
and Financial Edge for integration with Accounting and Development
- Los Angeles County nonprofit, philanthropic and social justice
communities, including the notable large institutional
- Government grants, contracts, and public private
- Business writing principles incorporating proper spelling,
grammar, punctuation and sentence structure.
- Research practices and principles including conventional and
- Windows operating system and MS Office software including Word
and Excel. Ability to operate Internet applications and email as
well as external vendors’ and proprietary software programs.
- Compelling and persuasive written and verbal communication
- Detail oriented editing and proofreading
- Managing multiple complex deadlines, internal and external;
managing internal/external stakeholders at all levels
- Working with sensitive and at times confidential information
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English or Journalism from
an accredited college or university is preferred (or equivalent
combination of education, training and experience).
- Three to five years’ experience in grant writing and
- Has personal lived experience that directly relates to the role
and responsibility of the position
- Is familiar with the concept of systemic oppression in
- Is familiar with social and racial justice
Liberty Hill Foundation isn’t just an equal opportunity
employer, we’re actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive
team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to
support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across
the country. LHF does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity,
religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender
identity or gender expression, age, status as a veteran,
status as an individual with a disability, or any other
- Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer,
facsimile machine, photocopier, calculator and/or ten-key adding
- Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended
periods of time within an office environment.
- Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.