Senior Grants Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $80,000.00
Maximum: $80,000.00




165 8th Street
San Francisco
United States



The Sr. Grants Manager oversees the planning and cultivation of support from government, foundation, and corporate sources through researching and responding to opportunities that are aligned with ECS’s values and goals. They will gather information across internal departments and manage a collaborative writing process toward a consistent approach and synchronized voice. This individual will be responsible for the preparation and submission of public funding proposals and responses to RFQs and RFPs and, in collaboration with data specialists, will track progress, generate, and submit reports on public contracts and grants. They will supervise one Grants Manager who has primary responsibility for a portfolio of private and corporate foundation donors and prospects.


1. Write accurate, thorough, and impactful government and foundation proposals that adhere to requirements established by funders.

2. Manage the grant development process from solicitation to submission; working collaboratively with the Executive Director, Development Director, and program team in preparing, reporting and negotiating the scope of work, budget details and other project performance related matters. .

3. Provide strategic direction, coaching, and supervision to one, full-time Grants Manager position.

4. Coordinate budget preparation with finance and program staff to assure accuracy of budget projections.

5. Research and identify new strategic funding opportunities, and increase revenue from existing or lapsed funders.

6. Maintain an internal digital data tracking system for grant submissions, grant awards, renewals, and potential partnerships.

7. Develop internal systems as needed, or refine existing ones to ensure an efficient and effective Contracts and Grants process.

8. Work closely with the data specialists to ensure that contract deliverables are created in our data systems to support the accurate tracking of progress and performance.

9. Work in close collaboration with program directors and managers to prepare and ensure the timely submissions of required progress reports (quarterly, semi-annual, annual).

10. Interact with directors, managers, staff, and funding agencies to resolve contract or grant issues that may cross departmental lines.

11. Participate and contribute to the ECS Fund Development team, including staff meetings, work planning, business development, and marketing.

12. Attend meetings with funding organizations and collaborative partnerships as required.

13. Attend conferences or learning opportunities as identified.

14. Other duties as assigned.


 Demonstrated success in writing public funding grant/contract proposals; writing samples are required to be considered for this position.

 Bachelor’s degree

 Minimum five years of full-time experience writing government grants or comparable experience.

 Minimum of two years of full-time experience supervising senior level staff.

 Excellent organizational, communication, and planning skills.

 Previous project management experience with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills, and the ability to manage project teams, project budgets, and deadlines.

 Demonstrated attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in cross-cultural situations.

 Ability to work well independently and within a multi-disciplinary, collaborative, team environment; manage multiple projects and priorities; exercise solid judgment on a range of issues; and the ability to work cooperatively to meet internal and external requests.

 Ability to thrive in a flexible, fast-paced, and growth-oriented environment, while maintaining a sense of humor and a positive, solution-oriented approach.

 Strong analytical, interpersonal, presentation, and written and verbal communications skills coupled with a strong creative sensibility, and ability to think strategically.

 Ability to take initiative and pursue goals with minimal supervision.

 Knowledge of, or experience in non-profit human services.

 Expert proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, OneNote, and Outlook.

 Passion and enthusiasm for the mission of ECS


Must secure finger image screening and annual TB screening. Must be able to meet physical requirements of the position which may include long periods at a desk and/or computer workstation.

ECS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records as consistent with San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.



Competitive salary and generous benefits offered.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to:

Justin Hurd, Human Resources

675 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


Or you may fax your cover letter and resume to fax number (844) 849-5323.

Please include the Position Number of the position for which you are applying.