Grants Manager

Washington, DC
Full Time
Donor Communications
Mid Level

Title:                         Grants Manager

Reports to:            Director, donor communications

Job Summary:       As a key member of the Donor Communications team, the Grants Manager will own the end-to-end lifecycle of grants from top foundations, from proposal development, to delivery, to post-award reporting. The Grants Manager will have the opportunity to inspire transformational gifts from large foundations based on Heritage’s impact.


Job Duties:

  • Ensures effective end-to-end lifecycle of grants from top foundations, from proposal development, to delivery, to post-award reporting
  • Clearly articulates Heritage’s current and future impact
  • Writes grant proposals and reports; completes foundation worksheets and online applications
  • Owns relationships with foundation program officers
  • Works collaboratively with Heritage’s gift officers to develop relationships with foundation officers and executives and to develop written materials such as proposals and reports
  • Manages pre-award functions, including budget development, coordinating receipt of necessary documents with both internal and external collaborators, and submission of the final proposal
  • Manages post-award functions, including tracking due dates and preparing progress reports
  • Ensures application complies with award terms and conditions and applicable federal and state regulations
  • Develops detailed line-item budgets, ensuring budget expenses are allowable, allocable, and reasonable for specific project and proposal



Education:             Bachelor’s degree

Experience:           Minimum of five years grant management experience, either at a nonprofit or within a foundation

Communication:   Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Technology:          Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)


Other Requirements:

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the team’s goals and objectives.
  • Experience with technical writing
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines

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