Grants Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time




2921 11th Street South
United States


Arlington Free Clinic is a nonprofit organization that provides free, high-quality healthcare to low-income, uninsured adults in Arlington, Virginia through the generosity of volunteers and donors.

We are seeking a Grants Development Manager to support the mission and ongoing sustainability of Arlington Free Clinic. This individual is responsible for all elements of the grant-seeking process: researching and cultivating funding prospects and opportunities, preparing LOIs and proposals, and accurately tracking and reporting on grant-supported activities to funders. The Grants Development Manager works collaboratively with the other members of the development team as well as program staff in furthering the financial resources of the organization in order to maximize the potential for growth and impact of Arlington Free Clinic.

 Major Areas of Responsibility

Developing and managing a comprehensive grants program to meet annually determined funding goals

  • Create an annual grants plan with measurable program goals; maintain calendar/dashboard to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals and reports
  • Identify, develop and write highly competitive foundation and corporate grant proposals and concept papers and produce customized letters of inquiry and reports
  • Work effectively with program staff to monitor progress of grant-funded projects to ensure successful implementation in accordance with grant contract terms
  • Contribute to the development of data management, collection, reporting and program evaluation capacities within the organization
  • Conduct research on funding opportunities with an emphasis on new sources of revenue for both general operating support and priority projects
  • Lead staff teams to develop concepts for new and ongoing funding opportunities
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of grants income;work with financial staff to provide reports and information for accounting and planning purposes and to develop and monitor both annual and grant-specific budgets

Building strong relationships with organization’s portfolio of current and potential foundation supporters

  • Develop and maintain individualized strategies of solicitation, cultivation and stewardship for each foundation and grant-funding corporation
  • Accurately, realistically and persuasively communicate AFC’s mission and programs to potential funders
  • Engage in regular communication with foundation staff to stay on top of potential grant related issues and to share organization’s achievements

Serving as a member of the development team to advance the mission and strategic priorities of Arlington Free Clinic

  • Meet regularly with executive director and leadership team to evaluate effectiveness of programs, engage in strategic decision making, and help AFC achieve its goals
  • Demonstrate leadership through participation in Clinic activities including staff meetings, annual planning process, strategic planning and focus groups
  • Work collaboratively with development staff to meet fundraising goals for the organization
  • Advise Board and staff of trends in grant making and potential impact for short- and long-term grant funding

Required Skills

  • Committed to the mission of Arlington Free Clinic
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively with the development team and with program staff
  • Excellent written, verbal, listening and organizational skills
  • Experience and demonstrated skill with data management and integration
  • Ability to understand and execute complex instructions
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Ability to write and submit clear, structured, persuasive grant proposals that are competitive at the regional, state and national level
  • Ability to initiate, build and sustain relationships with prospective corporate and foundation donors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for researching funding opportunities
  • Ability to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and manage stress in a positive manner

Preferred Background

  • Successful foundation fundraising experience
  • Knowledge and/or experience in healthcare, health policy, or public health
  • Knowledge and/or experience in basic data management and program evaluation

To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please include cover letter, resume and writing sample if available.