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Grant Program Manager

Grant Program Manager

General Description

The Program Manager of the Grant Program is primarily responsible for planning and implementing grant programs from application to approval and utilization. He/she must have the ability to perform all the activities in the full grant cycle including prospect research, grant writing, and grant reporting.



  • Understanding of NARAP history and programs

  • Develop campaign to conduct prospect research to identify available/ potential grants to meet the financial and operational needs of the organization

  • Communicate specifications and requirements of prospective grants and get approval for grants from management

  • Directly involve in grant writing by coordinating with grant writers

  • Develop and maintain a proposal calendar

  • Monitor grant deadlines, requirements and deliverable, ensuring timely submission of work

  • Monitor paperwork and other administrative functions connected with grant-funded programs

  • Follow-up with funding agencies for regular update

  • Provide stewardship to current donors to provide regular written updates (newsletters etc.) to corporate and foundation donors.

  • Work with Management Team to make appointments with foundation officers and other prospects

  • Arrange for onsite RA Program tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees)

  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting

  • Track statistics relevant to development and assist in the creation of written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc.)

  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested


Skills and Experience

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.

  • Strong editing skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to meet deadlines.

  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.

  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.

  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies

  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research

  • Strong contributor in team environments

  • Strong understanding of non-profit grant budgets



  • Minimum of two years’ experience with grant writing

  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising

  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments

  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines

  • Able to monitor and meet income goals        


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