Grants Officer


Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit

organization founded in 1979 that has grown into a leading multi-service agency with over 120 staff members serving New York City with a focus on upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure and prosperous futures. Integration is the cornerstone of NMIC’s programs, and our staff can identify and address a broad array of immediate needs through comprehensive crisis intervention services. With their crises resolved, clients move seamlessly to capacity building services through our holistic programs designed to transition individuals and families to self-sufficiency.

  • Our Legal Services, Social Services, and Weatherization programs meet community

members’ basic needs including housing, income, and health.

  • Our Community Organizing program empowers groups of residents to collectively secure

longer term and larger scale improvements to their own basic needs.

  • Our Education & Career Services program imparts individual community members with the additional practical tools necessary to build secure and prosperous futures.


NMIC is seeking a Grants Officer to work as part of our dynamic team that manages government and foundation support for the agency. The ideal candidate will have superior writing and communications skills, with an emphasis on writing proposals. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Grants Officer is the point person for government and some foundation grant proposals. The Grants Officer also works on other related areas, including writing quarterly and semi-annual reports, project managing, and co-writing materials for other external audiences. They will work in close partnership with program directors, senior management, finance staff, and other members of the Development team to advance agency priorities. This position is hybrid.


Grants Development (40%)

  • Serve as the primary author and work with members of the programmatic team to outline, draft, and edit pitches, concept notes, and proposals for funding.
  • Project manage proposals, coordinating components to meet urgent deadlines.
  • Research priorities and approaches of potential and current funders to help the Director of
  • Development, Deputy Executive Director & COO, and Executive Director build relationships to expand our funder base.
  • Build and maintain relationships with staff members working on grants, proposals, and grant making.

Grants Management (50%)

  • Review incoming grant agreements for terms that require special consideration by the Executive Director prior to agreement signing.
  • Provide ongoing training and support to staff on grant requirements and restrictions.
  • Ensure program managers implement programs that adhere to the scope of work, including funder restrictions and specific award terms.
  • Request and prepare award modifications, as necessary.

Communications (10%)

  • Draft materials for external audiences.
  • Copy edit materials developed by others.

Additional related responsibilities may be assigned.


  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills for copy editing, proposal submission, and grants management.
  • Ability to elicit and incorporate meaningful input from a diverse range of stakeholders into proposals.
  • Familiarity with grants management, federal and state regulations, and best practices desired.
  • Knowledge of the proposal process for both government and foundation funders.
  • Great relationship management and collaboration skills, including communication skills preferred.
  • Analytical reading and critical thinking skills.
  • Moderate skill in Excel


NMIC offers a competitive salary based on experience and education as well as a comprehensive

benefits package including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; paid time off including 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, and 12 agency holidays; a 401k with agency contribution; and other benefits.

Additional Covid-19 Information:

Per New York City guidelines for contractors, the Covid-19 vaccine is mandatory for NMIC staff whose positions require them to work in person. Medical and religious accommodations may be requested and if granted will require weekly Covid-19 testing. Vaccination status will only be requested at the time of hiring by Human Resources. NMIC staff are required to follow all stated safety protocols including mask and social distancing guidelines.


NMIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply for employment. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements in terms of qualifications. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered unless specifically stated otherwise.


Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit

organization founded in 1979 that has grown into a leading multi-service agency with over 120 staff members serving New York…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 9, 2022
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Experience Level
USD $55,000 - USD $65,000
/ year

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish a plus

Spanish a plus


45 Wadsworth Ave, New York, NY 10033, USA

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