Grants Manager

Job Type

Full Time




Silver Spring
United States


Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) is seeking a GRANTS MANAGER to prepare grant applications in support of development for the organization. 

Who we are: Montgomery Housing Partnership, Inc. (MHP) is an active and growing nonprofit organization, founded in 1989, that develops, acquires, rehabilitates, and builds quality apartment homes to meet Montgomery County’s growing need for affordable housing. MHP’s community-based projects and programs includes providing affordable rents, developing educational programs for residents to develop skills that expand their opportunities and balance their lives, and implementing neighborhood revitalization efforts in troubled communities impacted by foreclosures and economic downturn. 


Summary Job Description: The Grants Manager works with the Director of Advancement to research, prioritize, draft, and apply for grants from a wide range of governmental agencies, foundations, corporations, and other institutions. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Researches governmental, foundation, corporate, and other institutional giving for program funding areas and grant opportunities aligned with MHP’s mission and work.
  • Provides timely advice and information to MHP management team on new and ongoing funding opportunities. Collaborates with the team in defining and implementing project funding strategies.
  • Prepares all components of grant applications. As needed for large submissions, coordinates the efforts of a multi-departmental team to develop the grant applications.
  • Works closely with MHP finance director to develop grant project budgets and grant disbursements (when required).
  • Ensures that all grant agreements are reviewed by appropriate staff and signed by MHP leadership. Coordinates with project lead(s) and finance director to make sure that processes are in place to implement the grant.
  • Tracks submissions and grant awards; manages a grants database which includes a reporting reminder system.
  • Works with project leads to prepare reports as required by granting agencies.
  • Liaisons as needed between local and regional funding agencies and groups; participates in meetings and discussions regarding awards and donations.
  • Works with appropriate MHP staff to summarize data demonstrating need for a program and impact of the program, to include in grant proposals.
  • Works with Communications & Volunteer Manager on required funder recognition (as outlined in grant agreements), messaging and donor engagement opportunities, as appropriate.


Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in English or related field. Minimum of 3 years of related experience, with at least 1 year of grant writing experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the skills, knowledge, and abilities to perform assigned tasks. Familiarity with fundraising software, preferably eTapestry. Experience working with non-profits is preferred. Excellent writing, research, analytical, and organizational skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.  Proficient with MS Office software, and internet proficiency to research grant and major donor opportunities. Ability to multi-task on numerous projects, large and small, in both collaborative and independent situations, and work under pressure to meet deadlines for grant opportunities. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels and positions.

Compensation: Salary will be based on applicable experience. 

MHP offers a competitive benefits package including healthcare benefits, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement matches, and generous paid time off.


MHP offers a competitive benefits package including healthcare benefits, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement matches, and generous paid time off.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume, with salary requirements, to: Please include the job title “Grants Manager” in the subject line of your email.