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