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Grant Manager - (Hybrid Work Model) Brooklyn, NY Full Time/Exempt

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 9, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Other Fundraising, Programs, Grant Administration
Education, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) exists to break the cycle of poverty and inequity through education, job training, and employment. OBT’s programs operate out of multiple locations and serve as a bridge to economic opportunity for youth, individuals, and families in underserved communities. OBT is funded through a mixture of government contracts, corporate and foundation grants and private contributions.  To learn more about our work, please visit


Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Grant Manager, acts as the lead for grants-related fund development, donor funding, and fundraising campaigns.


Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Working closely with the departmental team, and OBT staff, this role successfully executes all aspects of the organization’s fund-generation activities, including running its competitive grant-seeking program, writing/sourcing new grant opportunities, major donors, corporate and private foundations opportunities, and funding from government entities.
  • Identify and apply for various grants that meet the organization’s needs, overseeing the grant application process from beginning to end.
  • Develop and submit all grant applications (for designated projects/programs and general operating support) to existing funders on a timely basis to ensure grant is submitted on time and within application parameters.
  • Research various types of grants available and the criteria to qualify for each.
  • Compiles necessary information for the application process through collaboration with other employees, database research, and other factfinding actions and meetings.
  • Coordinates the monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects that are funded by grants.
  • Develops and maintains master files on grants and paperwork connected to programs funded by grants.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Keep accurate records of all grant applications submitted, pending grants, awarded grants, and non awarded grants; submit regular updates and summaries of grants to the Director of Development & Evaluation



  • Strong commitment to the organization’s mission, purpose, and values.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience that includes event management.
  • Experience in researching, writing and securing grant opportunities. Existing track record of grant success and win rate.
  • Example of awarded grant proposal required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of the New York City funding community, its leaders, and trends, strongly preferred; Knowledge of State and Federal funding environment and willingness to learn about new funding opportunities.
  • Strong capacity to develop relationships with community organizations, foundations, corporations and individuals.
  • Highly collaborative working style with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, donors, program participants, and other supporters.
  • Ground-level experience leading fundraising events of various sizes and scopes.
  • Ability to effectively use computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite and database (e.g., Salesforce).
  • Availability to work some evenings, as needed.


Why You Should Join Us:

  • Salary: $55k + full benefits
  • Passionate and motivated staff excited to propel NYC’s youth and adult communities.


To express interest in the role, please forward your cover letter and resume via this link: Enter position code 87R12 when prompted.



OBT values the diversity of the people it hires and serves. Diversity at our organization means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.


In accordance with NYC Mayoral Executive Orders and mandates, OBT requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or submission of weekly COVID PCR testing for employment. Please contact for information on reasonable accommodation requests, if applicable.

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