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Grants Manager

Katz Amsterdam Foundation
Colorado, United States
$90,000.00 - $115,000.00
Closing date
Aug 22, 2021

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Position Type
Programs, Grant Making
Community Foundations, Health
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Katz Amsterdam Foundation (KAF) is pleased to invite nominations and applications for the position of Grants Manager. The Foundation has spent the first few years striving to be a catalyst for eliminating the stigma of mental illness, increasing access to behavioral and mental healthcare, and improving the quality of care for all. KAF believes that social and emotional well-being is essential for people and communities to thrive. The focus for this work thus far has been mountain resort communities, in some of the most iconic locations across North America.

As they continue to grow, KAF recognizes that people and communities of color in this country are greatly impacted by systemic injustices that hinder their ability to recognize their full potential. In response to this reality, the Foundation recently announced the launch of a new strategic initiative to address racial and social injustice at a national level.

Reporting to the Executive Director and partnering closely with the Program Leads, the Grants Manager will oversee grantmaking excellence across two bodies of work from the Katz Amsterdam Charitable Trust (KACT) – the existing portfolio of grants to catalyze access to behavioral and mental healthcare in mountain communities, and the emerging work related to racial and social justice, totaling approximately $6-8M each year.

In service of effective grantmaking, the new Grants Manager will build relationships with colleagues and grantees that enrich and support the work, taking a proactive, service-oriented stance toward grantee engagement and adopting systems and management practices that amplify KAF’s impact. An outside strategic grants management partner will support process, due diligence, and legal compliance throughout the grant cycle, and the Grants Manager will oversee this work and ensure effective coordination and management of grantee relationships and processes in alignment with KAF’s strategy and values.

The ideal candidate will bring a strong commitment to social justice and the mission of KAF/KACT as well as experience managing a grant portfolio of similar scale and complexity. They will be conversant in relevant grants management systems and best practices and bring a strong service posture, detail orientation, and a collaborative and adaptive style to the work.

The Katz Amsterdam Foundation is based in Colorado, but you don’t have to be. KAF will support this role to work remotely, but there will be some travel involved.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity to explore, then apply today and let’s learn together how we can help you become the person who excels in this role.


The grants manager will provide strategic oversight and support across the Charitable Trust’s grantmaking and can expect to engage the following opportunities:

Relationship Management

In concert with colleagues, the Grants Manager will support and oversee grantee relationships through all stages of the life cycle (proposal, review, approval, activation, payment, reporting, and close), building trust and open two-way communication throughout, and representing the Foundation as a key point of contact.

Grants Management Systems and Process Excellence

Maintain strong knowledge of grants management best practices and serve as a trusted partner and advisor to Foundation leadership on strategies and approaches. Continuously evaluate and maximize the capability of the Foundation’s current grants management system, providing regular updates to leadership and making recommendations where needed to ensure integrity, mission alignment, and positive grantee experience, in addition to process excellence.

Grant Administration

Supported by the Charitable Trust’s grants management consultant, oversee grant administration, including optimization of the grant management system, funding workflow and process, templates and dashboards, and information integrity. Ensure that the Foundation and Charitable Trust adhere to relevant granting guidelines and grant-related documentation complies with established standards. Develop grant-related correspondence with grantees, manage grant payments and financial reconciliations of grant information. Monitor grant workflows overall to ensure projects are moving and key partners have the information they need.

Data Integrity

Supported by the Charitable Trust’s grants management consultant, oversee and maintain accurate and current data in the grants management system, including but not limited to grant payment, contact records, and systems dashboards. Maintain relevant records in the Foundation’s files, conduct audits in collaboration with relevant team members to ensure quality and completeness of data, and ensure connection between database software and other systems.


While we value your educational and academic achievements, we want to focus on the great work experiences you’ve had in this field. We need our Grants Manager to be technically sound, supportive, and a team player, with demonstrated experience in grants management and other activities relevant to the challenges outlined above.


The salary range for the Grants Manager is approximately $90K to $115K, commensurate with experience, and a benefits package including health care benefits through QSEHRA (Qualified Small Employer HRA) plan that reimburses premiums and out-of-pocket expenses.

LOCATION: Flexible


More information about the Katz Amsterdam Foundation may be found at:

This search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet and Britni Russell Bianchi of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

The Katz Amsterdam Foundation believes that long-standing systemic inequities in our culture continue to harm already marginalized populations in our country, especially people of color. In order to begin to repair these injustices, we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. We strongly encourage applications from people of color.

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