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
● Presents strategies, options, and decisions for two quarters
● Prepares monthly reports on the performance of the
● 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
● 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
● 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
● 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
● 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
• 10+ years of senior management experience in a nonprofit
• 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
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.
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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.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION
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
LinkedIn submissions will be considered incomplete and will not
Marion T. Lee
P.O. Box 15018
San Antonio, Texas 78212