Grants Manager

Job title: Grants Manager
Organization: People Working Cooperatively
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

Position Overview
Responsible for all aspects of grant research, development, writing, submission, and reporting. Development of grant/contract proposals from concept to submission. Identifying new funding sources, completions of renewal grants/contracts, research and processing of new program applications, and capital development grants. Provide progress and final reports as required. Coordinate collaboration between PWC and other organizations if necessary.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide written proposals in grants/contracts with budget analysis and completion.
  • Develop foundation (past, present, potential) donors through grant/contract seeking; phone calls, letter/correspondence, follow-up, thank you and reports.
  • Coordinate with the Finance Department regarding all budget activities related to funding requests and reports.
  • Acknowledge all grant awards and initiate grant cover sheets.
  • Research new/potential donors (foundations, organizations) and develop organizational contact and relationship to meet present and expanding income goals.
  • Create original written material based on the latest statistic, research information for grants and correspondence to donors. Incorporate information into proposals, newsletters, brochures, and special event collateral pieces.
  • Maintain all foundation grant/contract files.
  • Lead the Grant Activity Workgroup overseeing successful implementation of grant-funded projects.
  • Remain current on all funder initiatives/changes.
  • Record grant-related information into Donor Perfect database system.
  • Manage the agency presence on, Guidestar, Charity Navigator, and Similar.
  • Acknowledge all grant awards and initiate grant cover sheets.


  • Experience in fiscal and budgetary projects; experience with City, State and Federal Proposals.
  • Experience in developing relationships with both private and public entities; ability to professionally represent and make funding case for the agency.
  • Experience with working with both For Profit and Not-for-Profit Resources.
  • Experience in successful grant writing; demonstrated grant writing, verbal presentation and analytical skills.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and manage deadlines.
  • Proven experience in creatively and successfully researching information regarding new foundation/donor prospects.
  • Demonstrated understanding and interest of PWC’s program related research and development efforts.
  • Experience in political agendas and committees.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in English or related field desired.
  • Proven track record in developing, writing, and securing grants.
  • Knowledge and experience with private foundations, governmental, and corporate programs preferred.
  • Experience with federal grants preferred.

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Experience in conducting research and information gathering to support proposals.
  • Understanding of and commitment to agency mission.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge and experience with word-processing/database software, required.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time.
  • Close and distant vision is required.
  • Frequent standing, stooping, walking, bending, crawling, lifting of light to medium objects.

Work Environment

  • Office/Remote work

Salary Range: $50,315-$62,000 may be adjusted based on experience

Interested candidates please email