Grants Manager

Job Type

Part Time




Details: $20-$24/hr, DOE



Application Deadline:



2106 S. Cushman Ave.
United States


The Opportunity

Peace Community Center is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic part-time Grants Manager to join our organization during an exciting time of growth. Peace Community Center is nearing the end of its first major campaign, and is looking for an additional team member to help lead our work with private and public grant opportunities.

The Grants Manager is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to raise funds through private foundations, corporations/businesses, and government entities. Responsibilities include researching, planning, organizing, writing and submitting applications; ensure timely and quality reporting; and coordinating relationships between the funding institutions and the Development Director/Executive Director.


About Peace Community Center

Peace Community Center was founded in 2001 and serves students in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. What began as after-school tutoring for high school students has grown into an educational pipeline that begins with students in 2nd grade and follows them through the completion of a post-secondary degree. Today, we serve 365+ scholars each year, with the goal of helping every child reach their full potential.


Peace Community Center has an annual budget of $1.2 million with approximately 50% of funding secured through institutional sources (private foundations, public grants, and corporate/business entities).


Primary Responsibilities

Develop, manage, and execute the grant plan for the support of private, public, and corporate foundations and civic organizations including:

  • Partnering with the Development Director to develop strategies to engage, solicit, and steward these prospects
  • Researching prospects, developing cultivation and solicitation strategies for each prospect, and coordinating with the Development Director and/or Executive Director to implement the strategies
  • Preparing and submitting grant proposals
  • Ensuring that all funders’ requirements are met, including reporting
  • Coordinating grant-related site visits, including support to the Development Director, Executive Director, and Board of Directors for in-person meetings with current and potential funders
  • Maintaining a grant calendar that effectively tracks and monitors grant proposal and report status including submissions, responses, renewals, and reporting requirements
  • Preparing monthly reports on grant solicitation and funder reporting progress
  • Maintaining notes and interactions in database


Collaborate effectively with program, finance, and other development staff to communicate the qualitative and quantitative stories of Peace Community Center’s success, impact, and needs to funders including:

  • Keeping abreast of programs and programmatic changes
  • Understanding program data used to evaluate programming and its impact
  • Using and understanding budgets and other financial documents
  • Gathering stories that are useful in explaining programming impact


Attend meetings, forums, trainings as appropriate for strengthened relationships with existing or new funders.


The Grants Manager works closely with the development and program teams and reports to the Development Director.


Experience and Qualifications

  • Must be committed to the mission of Peace Community Center and have a passion and commitment to education equity
  • A minimum of two years of grant preparation experience, or related experience; 3+ years of grant experience is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write persuasively in clear and concise language
  • Must be detail oriented, solutions-oriented, organized, and effective at using time and resources
  • Experience taking initiative and excelling in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects
  • Ability to thrive both on a team and working independently
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite


This is a part-time position offering 20 hours/week with flexibility in scheduling work hours. The hourly rate is $20-$24/hour, depending on experience. Part-time employees have the opportunity to make pre-tax contributions to a 403(b) retirement plan.


Peace Community Center is located in Tacoma, Washington. The successful candidate will have the flexibility to work at the office and from home.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please apply online by submitting your cover letter, resume, and a grant writing sample in a single PDF document via email to Please use the subject line “Grants Manager Application.” In your cover letter, please describe your interest in Peace Community Center and your qualifications for the Grants Manager position. Early applications are encouraged. The application deadline is Sunday, April 22, 2018.


Finalist for this position must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.


Peace Community Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse staff.