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Grants Manager

Charity Navigator
New Jersey, United States
$60,000.00 - $80,000.00
Closing date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Grant Seeking, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Reports to: Chief Relationship Officer

Type: Full-time

Location: Remote 


What we’re looking for:


Charity Navigator is seeking a mission-driven professional with development experience to help us manage our fundraising activities with foundations, corporations, government agencies and other philanthropic institutions. As the lead writer on proposals and reports to major donors, the Grants Manager will play an essential role in the organization’s ability to generate $1+ million in general operating and program support, and to serve as a positive ambassador with funders and other community partners.


In this role, you will be responsible for: 

    Grant Writing
      Collaborate with program and development staff to create compelling grant proposals and funding requests, taking lead on our larger grant opportunities; Write and assemble most or all sections of each grant proposal, with key input from program directors and other staff; Coordinate with relevant staff in order to solicit timely and appropriate input/review of grant proposals prior to submission deadlines; Review guidelines for all foundation proposals and reports to make sure all submissions are accurately formatted and include all required information, including budgets and materials;
    Grants Management
      Manage the grant proposal calendar. Maintain current pipeline to reflect all grant activity; Track donor reporting needs, deadlines, and action items via project management system (Jira). Complete impact reports to our major foundation and corporate donors by working with the Programs team to track grant deliverables and Finance for financial reporting requirements. Work with the Chief Relationship Officer to manage donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategy for grants. Track current grant cycles and renewal processes and ensure stewardship to guarantee continued funding;
    Prospect Research
      Conduct targeted research to identify new institutional funders and help grow the existing portfolio of funders to ensure that Charity Navigator maintains a diverse portfolio of funders;
    Data Integrity
      Manage the development database and work with the Development Assistant to ensure that data is up-to-date and accurate; Maintain records of all corporate/foundation interactions e.g. grant agreements, report requirements or documentation of calls and meetings; Design and manage ongoing development of the system to meet the needs of the development department;
      Support general fundraising activities, as needed; Perform other duties as assigned.


What you’ll need to succeed in this role: 

    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; 2+ years of grant writing and development experience; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Experience with budgeting and budget development. Basic financial management skills; Team player with exceptional interpersonal skills; Self-starter, motivated, and able to take initiative in all situations; ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and inclusive environment; Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines; Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills; Advanced computer skills; database experience a plus; Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team; work well with diverse styles and personalities; Strong commitment to making impactful giving easier for all.


About us

Charity Navigator is the world’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. The organization guides informed giving by evaluating the financial health, accountability, transparency and impact of charities and by providing data about 1.7 million nonprofits, accessed more than 10 million times annually. Charity Navigator does not charge the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501(c)(3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations, and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers.



Base Salary Range: $60,000 - $80,000


This is an exempt position. Salary is paid on a bi-weekly basis in accordance with Charity Navigator’s standard payroll practices for employees. 


We have remained remote during COVID-19 pandemic. This position is currently remote, however, there may be occasional in-person team meetings.   


Charity Navigator provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, disability, genetics or anyother characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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