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Grant Program Manager

Mission de Vida Services, LLC
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Apr 5, 2023

The Grant Program Manager reports to the Managing Director of the Foundation’s Offices and will partner with the Director, staff, and other representatives to assure that the foundations are consistently viewed as purposeful philanthropists and active partners in funded communities and by stakeholders. The Grant Program Manager ensures that foundations’ programs and organizational activities are fully aligned with their missions, visions, and values. This is a full-time position, M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with day travel to South Texas, Austin, and the Corpus Christi areas (minimal)



● Ensures ongoing philanthropic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, communications and systems, timelines, budgets, and resources needed to achieve strategic goals.

● Works with the Director, staff, contract consultants and other representatives to develop long-term and short-term business plans for family of foundations. Ensures alignment of functional priorities with organizational priorities.

● Creates an executable roadmap for high-impact projects using a previously established vision. Drives focus and prioritization of key initiatives to ensure effective execution.

● Assists with the development and ongoing maintenance of an assessment process to measure and communicate impact of programs and activities supported by the foundations.

● Prepares management and board reports and Board presentations

● Presents strategies, options, and decisions for two quarters in advance.

● Prepares monthly reports on the performance of the foundations, and

● Oversees communications and outreach activities, including landscape scans, strategic planning, budget proposals, site visits and foundation Board governance.

Grant Making Support

● Sources potential grantees, evaluates grant requests through data analysis, site visits and other relevant information, including grantee due diligence.

● Makes funding recommendations, prepares grant proposal summaries, and recommends action for Board consideration. Monitors performance and progress of organizations receiving grants, including review of grantee use of fund reports.

● Maintains grant records and performance information for periodic reporting.

● Partners with the Director and other representatives to support foundation boards in their governance function. Works with board and staff to develop, maintain, and enhance systems that allow for efficiency and smooth functioning of operations, ensuring compliance with established policies and procedures.

● Provides an active presence at community and grantee events and other community engagements.

● Provides “beyond the check” appropriate and feasible support to grantees; builds/nurtures relationships and partnerships with community stakeholders.


● Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, process orientation, and execution skills.

● Strong communication skills, both written and oral; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.

● High degree of integrity and personal responsibility and ability to maintain confidential information.

● Understanding of non-profit stewardship and the unique dynamics of philanthropic organizations.

● Strong organizational and project management skills.

● People-person with a deep understanding of the humanness of our work, skilled at relationship-building with fellow funders, grantees, and community members.

● Network weaver who understands the importance of connections and recognizes that our foundations are uniquely positioned to convene and engage partners by collaboration, not imperatives. Ability to build collaborations with diverse parties.

● Curious and committed life-long learner.

● Ability to connect dots and see patterns across projects and the organization.

● Strong work ethic with a history of significant characteristics: passion, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

● An authentic and genuine individual with a positive outlook, an even temperament and good sense of humor.


• Bachelor's degree in business management, public administration, or nonprofit management; Graduate degree is preferred.

• 10+ years of senior management experience in a nonprofit environment.

• Experience working with Boards of Directors.

• Proficiency in Non-Profit Financial Management.

• Experience developing and executing creative strategies for private foundations or endowments.

• Proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Proficiency with SharePoint. Foundant application experience a plus. 

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. Nothing in this job description forms or is intended to form a contract of employment. Neither shall the content in this job description be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way, the “at will” employment status of the employees. Employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

AAP/EEO Statement: The Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, maternity, disability, veteran status, age, or other condition or status protected by law. The organization strives to provide fair and equal treatment to all employees regarding all employment decisions and opportunities, which include recruiting, hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, and similar personnel actions. The organization is committed to following and maintaining compliance with all municipal, state, federal rules, regulations, and laws.


Résumés, cover letters, and references accepted until March 31, at 5:00 p.m. CDT.  We fully respect the need for confidentiality and will not discuss candidates' backgrounds or interests with anyone without consent, nor will we reference contacts without notifying the candidate.

Please email your résumé and cover letter to the address below to apply for this position. Please indicate the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.

LinkedIn submissions will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Marion T. Lee

Lee+ Associates

P.O. Box 15018

San Antonio, Texas 78212


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