Grants Manager

Job title: Grants Manager
Organization: Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

Together the development team raises more than $4.0 million annually to ensure that Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region (PPSWO) can provide quality reproductive health care to those who need it most. We need your enthusiasm, energy, skills and passion to expand our excellent team.

The Grants Manager establishes and executes the grants strategy to secure and expand financial support for Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region (PPSWO). Primary responsibilities include prospect and subject matter research, proposal/application preparation and development, overall project management of the grants process, and developing and maintaining relationships with public/government, corporate and private funders. Work is performed under broad direction of the Vice President of Development with the majority of work performed independently. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be proficient in research, interpreting, and analyzing diverse data and possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve stated goals.


  • Meets financial goals in partnership with the VP and Senior Director of Development.
  • Researches and identifies new public/government, corporate and private funding prospects.
  • Identifies funding opportunities and new program areas to match institutional priorities, using research tools through proactive research.
  • Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations, engaging with program officers at organizations to solicit invitations to submit proposals.
  • Generates revenue for programs and services through timely submission of well-researched, well-written and well-documented fundraising proposals.
  • Generates LOIs, proposals, budgets and supporting documents to submit to opportunities, solicitations or RFPs.
  • Gathers data and writes and submits reports to funders on a timely basis.
  • Writes additional fundraising materials such as proposals for the development team and marketing copy for fundraising brochures.
  • Writes clear and persuasive copy for emails, newsletters, press releases, proposals, print collateral/brochures and other fundraising materials.
  • Develops talking points and drafts speech content for senior leadership and board chair presentations for donor events.
  • Develops copy to positively impact and support the culture of philanthropy within the organization.
  • Proofreads and edits materials to ensure error-free content, accuracy and adherence to PPSWO voice and Planned Parenthood Federation of America branding guidelines.
  • Works across departments and teams to ensure all timelines and deliverables are met.
  • Identifies and develops strategies to optimize the grants administration process.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the work and organization.
  • Completes special projects as needed.


  • The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints.
  • Previous experience will demonstrate a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities, comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.
  • Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing, computer (Microsoft Office Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel), and database management skills.
  • Knowledge of DonorPerfect preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline with a minimum of three years related experience and a proven track record in grant writing and program development preferred.

Works closely with all departments. Attends appropriate staff meetings and at times may be requested to attend Board meetings. The Grants Manager values teamwork and cooperation without hierarchy to ensure that all job duties are achieved satisfactorily.

Salary Range: $50,000-$55,000

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