Grants Manager

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


About the Role

Classroom, Inc. is seeking a Grants Manager to play a critical role in securing increased funding from foundation and corporate donors to fuel a growing organization. The Grants Manager will work closely with the Director of Development to manage the organization’s foundation and corporate grants, identify and pursue new sources of institutional support, and support development communications. 


Classroom, Inc. has been a pioneer in educational technology for more than 25 years. Read to Lead, our groundbreaking suite of next generation literacy learning games, helps students build critical literacy, life, and career skills. By becoming the boss in a professional workplace, they learn to read closely, write clearly, solve problems, and collaborate with their peers while making big decisions on the job. We work closely with educators in under-resourced communities and give them the tools they need to empower their students.


About You

You are passionate about educational equity and have experience writing and managing grants. You can translate data and information into compelling narratives tailored to specific audiences, can think creatively to find solutions, and pro-actively identify new opportunities. You are able to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, and can collaborate effectively across departments.



·      Lead the management of Classroom, Inc.’s institutional giving efforts to meet our organizational growth goals

·      Write all grant proposals, reports, and letters of inquiry

·      Identify, research, and develop cultivation strategies for prospective foundation and corporate funders

·      Explore government funding opportunities at the local, state, and federal levels

·      Collaborate with staff from across all departments—leadership, partnerships, finance, product, and research—to gather information, create strategy, and ensure all requirements and deadlines are met

·      Manage internal processes for tracking grant deliverables, including leading cross-departmental meetings, updating Salesforce with deadlines and project management status, and ensuring proposal and report creation process is inclusive and collaborative; serve as the organizational expert on institutional donors and grants

·      Provide support on donor communications, such as presentations, correspondence, annual appeals, acknowledgement letters, and website and annual report copy

·      Consistently and pro-actively seek out ways to improve the quality of development communications

·      Stay up-to-date on trends in philanthropy, education reform, and edtech

·      Support general departmental needs, such as preparing for special events or donor meetings, as needed



·      Passion for Classroom, Inc.’s mission

·      Bachelor’s degree

·      Excellent writing skills, with two to five years of grant writing and management experience

·      Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines

·      Tech-savvy, organized, and incredibly detail-oriented

·      Entrepreneurial, with flexibility to learn and adapt quickly

·      Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive

·      Experience conducting online research

·      Familiarity with database functionality


Bonus Skills

·      Experience at an education or youth development-related organization

·      Experience with Salesforce

·      Experience with Tableau

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

A resume, cover letter, and writing sample demonstrating relevant grant writing experience should be sent to the following address with “Grants Manager” as the subject: