Grants Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $55,000
Maximum: $60,000



Start Date



New Haven
United States


LOVE146 VISION: The abolition of child trafficking and exploitation. Nothing less.

LOVE146 MISSION: ABOLITION & RESTORATION! We combat child trafficking & exploitation with the unexpected and restore survivors with excellence.

LOVE146’s COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: Love146 seeks to enhance the innovation and creativity, greater productivity and employee satisfaction that derive from a well-managed, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We acknowledge that this is an important area for growth as an organization.

OVERVIEW:  Love146 is seeking a dynamic Grants Manager who will contribute to the mission of the abolition of child trafficking and exploitation. Reporting to the Director of Development & Mobilization, the Grants Manager will identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities, as well as coordinate the development, writing and submission of grant proposals. This role will also manage existing grants activities. A successful candidate will be experienced, resourceful, and independent with compelling and persuasive writing skills. The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of the program activities that are funded by public and privates sources.

REPORTS TO: Director of Development & Mobilization

SALARY: $55,000-$60,000



TRAVEL: 3-4 Domestic Trips Annually



Grant Writing (50%):

  • Generates revenue for Love146 through timely submission of well-researched, well-written, and well-documented grant/funding proposals according to the funder’s requirements. As the primary grant writer for proposals to state and federal government, foundations, and corporations - craft high quality, compelling and successful letters of inquiry, proposals, grant applications.
  • Develops and maintains thorough familiarity of Love146’s mission, vision, values and daily operations to effectively develop, integrate and align current and prospective grant-writing strategy.
  • Meets or exceeds annual goals for revenue and number of applications submitted.
  • Develop standard proposal language for general operating support and programmatic areas. 

Grant Management (35%):

  • Develop and maintain a grant application calendar, including submission and reporting deadlines, to be used for applying for and reporting on grants. 
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process.
  • Provide regular and ad hoc reports to leadership and program staff, as well as responding to emerging inquiries, including monthly tracking and forecasting grant payouts.
  • Oversee if the grants are being implemented according to the operational and financial needs of the organization.
  • Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with the finance department on invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process.
  • Collaborate with the finance department on budget plans and allocation in accordance with each requirement.
  • Collaborate with IT and programs departments to provide detailed reports to the funders and management with respect to the organization's progress.
  • Regular review of records of all payments, receivables, and monthly records for all grant related activities.
  • Provide training to appropriate staff on grants management and reporting requirements.

Knowledge Management (15%):

  • Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluate the results.
  • Research effective and authentic funding opportunities having a lawful registration and proven track record.
  • Coordinate research, identification, application, tracking, and reporting processes for grants that align with Love146 priorities and strategic goals.
  • In collaboration with other staff, proactively identify new program, capacity building, and mission impact initiatives for potential grant support. 
  • Maintain foundation prospect list to expand and grow funding diversification
  • Develop an annual plan each fiscal year, in alignment with the grants strategy.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, Government Public Policy, or equivalent. Master’s preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience managing grants and reporting.
  • Grant writing experience a plus.
  • Working knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of public sector accounting and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS).


  • Proficient collaborative, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to complete projects accurately and within deadlines.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, expert with Excel (including pivot tables and custom reporting) and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient with relational databases, Salesforce preferred or other grants management systems.



  • Curiosity and willingness to take on projects that will support learning across the team.
  • Ability to convey necessary information accurately, listen effectively, and ask questions when clarification is needed.
  • Can effectively cope with change and work independently.


The incumbent must spend long hours sitting, using office equipment and performing computer operations, which requires intense mental and visual concentration and eye hand coordination. The incumbent is located in a busy, open office area with regular interruptions which may cause stress. The incumbent is required to deal with a wide variety of people on various issues.

Love146 is proud to be an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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