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Grants Manager

Open Space Institute
New York, United States
$85,000.00 - $95,000.00
Closing date
Jun 23, 2023

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Development and working closely with the Director of Institutional Giving, the Grants Manager anchors a core piece of OSI fund development strategy by overseeing the lifecycle for a large, diverse, portfolio of grants.  Supporting identification, cultivation, submission, and post-award activities including compliance practices for private foundations, family foundations, government grants, and other institutional philanthropic partners, the Grants Manager supports a thirty-million-dollar grants portfolio. The position also works to ensure organization-wide data integrity and tracking of programmatic metrics for reporting. These efforts will help advance a thriving institutional giving program and help further expand the Open Space Institute’s conservation impact across the Eastern United States.  


Donor Support

  • Work collaboratively with program departments to secure information required for grant proposals, letters of inquiry, applications, and reporting
  • Compile and draft reports
  • Draft and support the submission of letters of intent, concept papers, and grant proposals
  • Develop programmatic spotlights and other collateral material
  • Prepare presentations and other funder communications
  • Conduct prospect research and qualification; draft research reports and meeting briefings


Grants Administration

  • Actively monitor portfolio of grants and contracts to ensure compliance with award terms, regulatory requirements, donor policies, and other applicable requirements
  • Assure the timely development and submission of proposals and reports by managing the grant pipeline, deadline calendar, reporting structure, and metrics 
  • Help establish and track metrics to monitor and communicate the effectiveness and results of programs


Financial Coordination

  • Assist with the preparation of project budgets, monitor expenditures and track grant-related financial reporting
  • Request reimbursements and drawdowns in a timely manner
  • Reconcile grant receipts with Finance records
  • Support Finance Department in annual financial audit for grants reporting and other related information

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