US Grants Associate / Manager (depending on candidate experience)

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $55,000
Maximum: $75,000
Details: Salary will be commensurate with candidate's experience level



Start Date


Application Deadline



New York
New York
United States


Summary Role Description:

The US Grants Associate plays a pivotal role in the Foundation’s grant making by overseeing grants management responsibilities (GM) for the foundation’s US grants (totalling approximately $6 million annually). The position works closely with the Foundation’s program and operational staff to review all US grant proposals; manage the lifecycle of each grant; oversee US grants data in the Foundation’s GM system (FLUXX); analyze and report on grant data as needed; support adherence to best GM practices; and support US grantees in their submission of proposals and reports. 

The role reports to:        

The US Program Director, based in California, and is also supervised and supported by the Manager, Grants Management & Compliance (MGMC) who is based in London.

Key responsibilities

•        To manage all aspects of the Foundation’s US grant making operations and processes, coordinating due diligence and the reporting of all US grants throughout each grant’s lifecycle, and in the process building strong relationships with grantee. (The majority of US grant making is made out of our US Program, with a small percentage coming out of the Executive Office and the Good Neighbor Program).

•        To engage in review of grant proposals and budgets and grantee reports, and to conduct financial analysis on a regular basis.

•        To ensure that funding practices and reporting comply with US laws and are consistent with best practices.

•        To manage all the US Grants data in, and reporting from, the grants management system (FLUXX), and to conduct data analysis to support our program decision-making and strategic priorities.

•        To work collaboratively with the Foundation’s US Program and Finance & Operations teams (both based in New York), and the MGMC in London, to enhance the efficiency of grants processes and systems, and continuously improve the experience of grantees; and similarly, to work with the wider Unbound team, to build understanding of GM practices and constraints.

•        To support the MGMC to develop the grants management annual operating budget for the US grant making programs and to monitor spend against the budget.

•        To contribute to strategic development of the US Program and of cross-program work with the UK.  

Qualifications Needed:

·       An undergraduate degree or demonstrated equivalent experience or qualifications.

·       A demonstrated interest in social justice, human rights and or/the field of migration.

·       Direct experience of grant making in a foundation content for a minimum of 3 years plus – with 5 years’ experience preferred. Experience must include having worked extensively with at least one grants management system.

·       Experience in working in the non-profit sector.

·       Strong proficiency in Microsoft systems i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Desired Competencies:

·     Excellent writing, verbal, analytical and organizational skills.

·     The ability to conduct financial analysis and develop and monitor budgets.

·     Strong project management skills and meticulous attention to detail.

·     Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to multi-task.

·     Capable of exercising diplomacy with colleagues and those external to the Foundation.

·     Able to work independently, yet also effectively as part of a close-knit, collaborative team.

·     Used to taking initiative, managing priorities and working well under pressure.

·     Sharing a commitment to our Foundation’s mission to secure justice and equal opportunities for migrants and refugees in the US, the UK and the wider world.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

To apply, both a cover letter and resume should be emailed to with “GAM” in the subject line for accurate routing, and:

  • The cover letter should explain your interest in this position and why it's a good fit - resumes submitted without this will not be considered. 
  • We will only be contacting those candidates that we feel reflect the experience needed for this role and we appreciate your interest!

 And please, no phone calls.