Grants Manager

Job Type

Full Time




80 M Street Southeast
District of Columbia
United States


DCBF seeks a Grants Manager to play the critical role of ensuring effective operations and alignment with grants management best practices, while supporting implementation of the Foundation’s strategic plan. This individual will be responsible for contract management and operational management of DCBF’s programs. In addition, the Grants Manager will collaborate with Programs Officers to execute the full lifecycle of DCBF’s grantmaking.

The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as system owner for the grants management database (Blackbaud Grantmaking)
  • Manage all components of the grantmaking processes
  • Manage Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
  • Maintain grant application forms, reporting forms, templates, and reporting dashboards
  • Provide technical assistance to current and prospective grantees for application and report submissions into the grants management system
  • Update grants database and perform ongoing quality control to ensure data integrity
  • Manage team accountability related to workflows, deadlines, and grant lifecycles
  • Work with Programs Officers to structure, standardize, and implement the grantmaking processes, while revising documentation in the grants management manual
  • Stay abreast of philanthropic trends
  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Programs

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3+ years’ experience managing grants and reporting
  • Strong knowledge of administrative policies and practices
  • Working knowledge of the content arena and databases
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Expert with Excel (including pivot tables and custom reporting) and PowerPoint

 The ideal candidate will also possess the following qualities:

  • Exceptional attention to detail and desire to ensure accuracy when performing routine tasks
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Customer-service orientation, and eagerness to support the Foundation’s vision and mission
  • Ability to think both strategically and analytically
  • Ability to manage workflows and processes for different programs at the same time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey information accurately and listen effectively
  • Ability to work efficiently with a team and independently
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity, and willingness to take on projects that will support learning across the team
  • Comfortable in a fast-moving, ever-changing environment


Compensation Package

  • Salary commensurate with market and experience
  • Generous health coverage including paid medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching contribution
  • 12 paid holidays per year, plus annual office closing between Christmas and New Year’s
  • 15 days of paid vacation
  • Accrued sick leave
  • Transportation subsidy

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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