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Development Manager, Grants (Remote)

Position:                     Development Manager, Grants

Location:                    The company is based in California but this position is fully remote

Category:                   Full time Exempt 

Reports to:                 Vice President of Development  

Direct Reports:          None 

Salary Range:            $85,000-95,000


About Benetech  

Benetech believes that equitable access to education is a human right. Our technology and services break down systemic barriers and empower all learners regardless of ability. Around the world, we partner with local communities to expand inclusive and equitable education opportunities. To date we have delivered more than 20 million accessible books helping over 1.5 million students, jobseekers, and adults to read, learn, and pursue their dreams. People at Benetech believe strongly in the mission, and we work hard to embody our Truths each day.

Attracting candidates from all backgrounds  

Our Benetech team reflects the diversity of the people we impact. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, including members of historically marginalized or oppressed communities because it makes our organization stronger. 

Research shows that individuals only apply to jobs if they meet all of the qualifications. We know there are great candidates who might not check all of the boxes and possess important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, apply and tell us about yourself. 

The Opportunity  

The Development Manager, Grants reports directly to the Vice President of Development and serves as an experienced communication, data, and fundraising expert to help expand the base of support for Benetech’s mission. The Development Manager, Grants is a member of the Development Team and is responsible for researching, engaging with grant prospects and donors, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals/reports that support Benetech’s goals and meet funder guidelines and criteria. This person is the primary grant writer, manages funder relationships, engages in compliance reporting, and supports development activities. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, and project management skills.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Serve as a fundraiser identifying, developing, and building long-term grant donor relationships, stewarding donors, and successfully closing 5-8 figure grant awards.
  • Lead grant proposal research, development, submission, and stewardship—preparing and organizing materials for proposals and submitting and monitoring grant applications while stewarding current grant funders.

Qualifications and Core Competencies 


  • Bachelor's degree required. Master’s degree and CFRE certification welcomed.
  • Appreciation and passion for Benetech’s mission.
  • 5+ years of professional fundraising experience in grant writing or grants management.
  • Strong administrative skills and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Familiarity and experience working with national and governmental funders.
  • Must be highly organized with superb project management skills and enjoy a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to present complex information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing with excellent editing skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Products and preferably Salesforce.

Travel Obligations: 10%


Physical Demands and Working Environment: 

The bullet points below are representative of the physical demands and working environment that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  

  • Standard / Remote office setting; proximity to office equipment that includes electronic devices
  • Must remain at a workstation for at least 50% of the time; will need to use equipment that includes electronic devices
  • Perceive and interact with text, media, and people
  • Communicate and accurately exchange information with text, media, and people



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