Government Grant Specialist

New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 10, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Grant Seeking, Other Fundraising, Programs, Grant Administration, Other Programs
Other Fields, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
The ASME Foundation supports an arc of programs dedicated to sparking a lifelong passion for engineering; starting with youngsters through to nurturing engineers’ brilliant innovative solutions that improve quality of life for people all over the world. At the heart of the Foundation’s mission is to help create an engineering workforce that is diverse, inclusive, accessible, and multi-disciplinary. 


We are seeking a Government Grant Specialist to join our growing ASME Foundation team, working remotely initially, and ultimately in a hybrid capacity from the New York City office.


The Grant Specialist will be responsible for researching, identifying, facilitating, and implementing grant opportunities, particularly pursuing federal grants.  This position is responsible for grants development, evaluation, cost/benefit analyses and compliance, including research, pre-award grant writing, coordination of grant applications, and adherence to specific grant criteria and guidelines. 


The Government Grant Specialist will report to the Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations and will assist with providing technical support inherent to carrying out the ASME Foundation’s multi-year Capital Campaign.


Responsibilities will include:


  • Leads the preparation and implementation of grantmaking and ensures adherence to workflow processes 
  • Leads efforts to foster partnership development with likeminded organizations in pursuit of joint funding and/or other collaborative programming related to grant opportunities 
  • Participates on Philanthropy and Programs strategy teams and supports staff in articulating project scope, developing grant strategies and applications, budgets, graphics, and contract requirements
  • Manages administration of the grant cycle from application to closing; ensuring that grant requirements are met, and payments are appropriate 
  • Works closely with Philanthropy and Programs staff to review applicant and grantee financial reports to perform grant due‐diligence procedures and identify potential concerns
  • Works with the Development Manager and Finance team to processes all grants and contribution payments as required
  • Assists and supports the Development Manager and the Finance Team in the annual audit
  • Ensures that the grants management information in Salesforce is accurate and meets legal and audit requirements
  • Understands IRS requirements for public charities and ensures compliance with those rules and regulations, including 990PF reporting
  • Maintains a confidential stance regarding foundation and grantee activities


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, or additional equivalent experience, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience related to grant development, grant opportunity searches, grant writing experience including federal, state, and private sources. Successful candidates will have the ability to work entrepreneurially and as part of a growing team. Must have experience with Microsoft SharePoint, Foundation Search, and/or other grant management software. Strong knowledge and understanding of financial statements with demonstrated proposal development and fiscal management skills are integral. Understanding of complex government funding opportunities and requirements, including sophisticated accounting, compliance, and reporting are also required. 




ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a nonprofit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. From college students and early-career engineers to project managers, corporate executives, researchers, and academic leaders, ASME's members are as diverse as the engineering community itself. 


ASME is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.   At ASME, we nurture an inclusive environment, and we encourage, support and celebrate diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, or protected veteran, military status, or any other basis protected by law. 


Our Equal Employment Opportunity policy pertains to every aspect of an individual’s relationship with the organization, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and development, promotion, programs, and all other terms and conditions of employment. 


In compliance with Federal and state mandates, ASME requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine or be approved for an exemption based on a legally required accommodation.


Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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