Grants Manager

January 5th, 2021
Grants Manager

Grants Manager

  • Full Time
  • Entry Level
Job Category: Development
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Other

The Century Foundation (TCF)—a think tank promoting progressive ideas and innovative practical solutions that advance opportunity, equality, and security—seeks a proven, successful, hands-on Grants Manager who will assist the development team with our institutional giving efforts during this period of exciting growth. TCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization funded by revenue from our endowment, grants, and contributions from foundations, individuals, and other partners. TCF celebrated its centennial in 2019 with initiatives and events that has positioned us for our next 100 years.

Job Overview

Located in our New York City office, the Grants Manager is responsible for working with TCF’s development team on our overall institutional giving for TCF. Primarily reporting to TCF’s Director of Development, the Grants Manager will be responsible for the smooth running of the organization’s grants management/reporting activities and will work closely with the Director of Development, finance team, administrative team, editorial, and TCF Fellows to implement key aspects of grant application and management, grant reporting data and files, and research on funders, along with coordination of the participatory grant seeking process. Specifically, the Grants Manager will work under the Director of Development to facilitate efficient grant management processes, maintain accurate funder–partner files. They will bring energy, vision, and creativity to further TCF’s record of innovation and achievement.


      Assist the Director of Development with all grant management activities, including, reviewing and writing proposals, keeping all grant documents organized and filed in both TCF’s project management system (Asana), DonorPerfect, and development folders

      Manage a comprehensive calendar of past, current, and upcoming proposals and reports

      Assist with grant proposal submissions; conduct prospect research to identify new funding opportunities for the organization

      Keep a track of all active grants on the grants calendar and development calendar and maintain a portfolio of over eighty prospects with the Director of Development

      Implement grant-seeking work plans to ensure policy teams are on track to meet deadlines

      Complete due diligence review of grant applications, identifying compliance issues for the team

      Work with the finance team to reconcile all funds received on a monthly basis, or as a grant is received, with the paperwork scanned and filed

      Implement a grant expense authorization process, in coordination with the finance team  to ensure timely grant expenditures

      Provide Director of Development with regular progress reports and updates on grants, including prospective grants

      Organizing all grant agreements in project management system (Asana) and our shared files and in the donor base

      Working with Director of Development on the financial and budget related questions, as per grant agreements

      Research, prepare, and maintain a prospecting portfolio, with eligibility requirements and priority level 

      Coordinate with development team and finance team on the preparation and review of financial reports, and revisions of approved grant budgets as necessary

      Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for grant fundraising targets and current status for submissions to Director of Development

      Assist with organizing meetings and distributing agendas and related materials

      Other duties, as required


      BA or equivalent required; 1-2 years of work experience in grant writing and management

      Strong analytical, verbal, written, organizational and communication skills

      Keen attention to detail, and a quick learner

      Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite is a must; experience with a project management system is a plus

      Ability to think and work quickly and efficiently, and communicate effectively with teams

      Solid ethics and an ability to use discretion with sensitive material

      Willingness to be flexible and open-minded, and be a highly engaged team player

      A sense of humor, balanced with a sincere interest in the mission


Please submit a cover letter, résumé and three writing samples to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No inquiries by third-party vendors and no phone calls please.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

The Century Foundation

  • One Whitehall Street, 15th Floor
  • New York, NY 10004
  • United States
  • Phone:

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