Grants Manager Full Time Regular Washington, DC, US Salary
Range:$75,000.00 To 85,000.00 Annually
DEPARTMENT: Development and Membership
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director, Foundation
Bread for the World is a Christian advocacy organization urging
U.S. decision makers to do all they can to pursue a world without
hunger. Our mission is to educate and equip people to advocate for
policies and programs that can help end hunger in the U.S. and
around the world.
Bread for the World is seeking a self-starter with strong
communications skills and the ability to multitask to join a
growing team with a successful fundraising record to assist with
the organization's foundation relations and denominational
This individual will pursue and capitalize on emerging
opportunities for foundation funding and will help produce written
communications for the development and membership team. Reporting
to the Deputy Director for Foundation Relations, the Grants Manager
will also work with Bread for the World's program staff and senior
leadership. They will support a robust foundation fundraising
program designed to increase the amount of support from
institutions over the next several years.
This position is ideal for someone with excellent writing skills
and attention to detail, who is deadline-driven, well-organized,
with an understanding of complex policy issues impacting hunger in
both domestic and international contexts.
The Foundation Relations team works with program staff at both
Bread for the World Institute, a 501(c)(3) organization, and Bread
for the World, a 501(c)(4) organization, to make the case for
support for various programs; conduct ongoing research to identify
foundation funding and denominational funding opportunities;
collaborate on strategies for approaching funding prospects; and
track grant activity and deadlines.
Responsible for a portfolio of annual and multi-year grants from
foundations, church-based funders, Christian denominations, and
other grant-making institutions. (Portfolio includes grants ranging
Analyze application requirements and guidance from funders and work
closely with appropriate project director and senior leadership to
develop project goals, objectives, performance measures, work plan,
and project budget.
Ensure high-quality stewardship of these collaborative grants by
facilitating intra-organizational planning and coordination to meet
Research the giving interests of funders and stay abreast of
philanthropic trends and recent giving.
Identify new opportunities for funding that align with Bread for
the World/Institute programs through prospect research, working
closely with the Deputy Director of Foundation
Plan meetings with foundation staff; research and draft briefings
in advance of funder meetings; and prepare non-development staff
for funder meetings and phone calls.
Partner with Bread for the World/Institute's program staff to
cultivate relationships with both current and prospective donors
and support institutional fundraising on behalf of
Prepare grant materials including but not
limited to proposals, letters of inquiry, reports, grant
agreements, presentations, and acknowledgment letters.
Ensure proposals follow Bread editorial standards, are responsive
to application requirements, and have all necessary support
documents to complete application packages.
Review and execute grant agreements.
Work with Finance to set up restricted accounts to track
grant-funded project expenditures and make sure that project team
members are allocating time and expenses accurately for each
Track grant requirements and deadlines, as well as contact between
Bread for the World/Institute and funders.
Liaise with program and finance staff to monitor grant
Report on grant expenditures and support team members’ ability to
manage the project work plan so that grant-funded activities and
related expenditures are on track with project timelines and
Manage organizational deadlines to ensure timely completion of
funder reports by relevant departments responsible for project
implementation and expenses.
Synthesize project data, activity, and results to correspond with
reporting on project goals, objectives, and measures.
Work with finance team to generate financial reports for
Manage the grants calendar of proposal and reporting deadlines and
Maintain foundation records: grant awards, actions, coding
expenditures, and keeping finance and project coordinators on track
Perform other duties as assigned or needed to move forward Bread
for the World's foundation relations and denominational
No direct supervisory responsibilities.
Position responsibilities requires excellent interpersonal skills
to ensure project directors’ compliance with grant requirements and
timely delivery of grant-related products and results.
Bachelor's degree required.
3-5 years of experience and a track record of success securing and
managing grants, preferably at a nonprofit advocacy or
Demonstrated success managing a portfolio of foundation donors and
managing relationships with both program officers and internal
colleagues to create the conditions for success.
Demonstrated success in soliciting and renewing grants by
articulating a compelling case for support through multiple
communication tools, such as concept notes, written grant
proposals, reports, and budget documents or verbal and visual
presentations, among others.
Understanding of, and experience with, nonprofit advocacy at the
federal, state and/or local levels preferred.
Deep knowledge of international and/or domestic hunger-related
issues is desirable.
Knowledge of various philanthropic sectors is desirable, including
those related to nutrition programs, faith-based organizations,
racial and gender equity, global development, climate change, food
systems, agriculture, organizing, young adult engagement, and
community power building.
Financial acumen to develop project budgets and financial
Highly organized, attentive to detail, goal-oriented, and able to
work in a deadline-driven environment.
Strong written and oral communication skills, including ability to
identify and engage target audiences and communicate complex ideas
or issues tailored to the audience, using appropriate formats and
Strong analytical and prospect research skills.
Strong interpersonal, mediation, and facilitation
Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced
Ability to work both independently and as a member of a
Knowledge of the Raiser's Edge database is desirable.
Familiarity with 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofit tax rules is a
Ability to work additional hours as needed to meet deadlines and
Support for Bread for the World's mission and commitment to working
with faith communities to end hunger.
WORK ENVIRONMENT ISSUES:
Bread is a hybrid organization.
Greater DC metropolitan area preferred. Willing to consider remote
options for outstanding candidates.
This position is located in our Washington, DC headquarters.
Bread's current policy requires this position to come into the
office a minimum of eight days per month or two days per week.
Occasional travel will be required as needed for foundation
Bread is committed to advancing racial equity externally and
internally, all staff members play a vital role. In the course of
our work, each staff person should work to apply a racial equity
lens to their work and practices; and participate in racial equity
on-going training. Bread is also committed to being an equal
We value our faith. Our faith in Christ is the
foundation for our hope, story, mission, and values, and compels us
to love our neighbors near and far.
We value human flourishing. We
believe that every human being, created in the image of God, has
inherent dignity that affords an opportunity to be in right
relationship with God, self, neighbor, and the environment, and to
freely access enough nutritious food for good health.
We value justice. We
seek to establish effective systems, structures, and policies that
affirm equality and advance equity among all human beings and
protect people who experience hunger and poverty from
We value courage and prophetic voice. In
a spirit of wisdom and love, we will be bold in articulating and
pursuing our vision of a world without hunger.
We value nonpartisanship. We believe that
effective and sustainable public policies are made when, in good
faith, we employ a civil and politically unbiased approach to
develop and implement laws and programs to achieve our
We value collaboration. We
believe in working alongside and building community with diverse
churches, institutions, and individuals, including people
experiencing hunger, to achieve our mission.
We value impact. We
strive for excellence in our work and hold ourselves and our
nation's leaders accountable in the pursuit of public policies that
render measurable results and meaningful change for those affected
Background and reference checks will be conducted on all final
candidates. The information in this job description indicates the
general nature and level of work expected of employees in this
classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be
interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties,
responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of
employees assigned to this job.