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Grants Manager


JOB TITLE: Grants Manager

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc.

DEPARTMENT: Operations



SALARY: $60,000-65,000


SUMMARY:  Creates and coordinates grant proposals to support the organization’s annual operations and program development; seeks to increase external support for the organization and its programs.


  • Researches and identifies new funding opportunities from private foundations, corporations, and local and federal agencies.
  • Develops, creates, writes, prepares, and completes grant proposals.
  • Develops and updates proposal calendar; tracks and communicates results of proposal submissions.
  • Maintains the quality-control activities required to ensure the accuracy and adequacy of each document or publication, including but not limited to in-process and final reviews, researching of appropriate data and information, and editing for compliance with all applicable specifications and standards.
  • Gains and maintains familiarity with past and current funded proposals and with all organization funding opportunities.
  • Gains and maintains an understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and the organization.
  • Organizes and oversees the maintenance and updating of a gift opportunities database to include all proposals and other departmental funding status.
  • Coordinates all aspects of government grant writing including but not limited to complete comprehension of grant requirements and financial and program reporting.
  • Works with staff to collect the most accurate and up-to-date information on organization’s programs and program needs and conduct timely and accurate reporting for each grant.
  • Works with other potential funding opportunities to design and execute collaborative grant initiatives.
  • Supports writing of annual report and other writing assignments, including op-eds, award submissions, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.


  • This position does not directly supervise employees.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.)
  • Two to four years related writing experience
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely as well as edit copy for clarity and

     grammatical accuracy

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing

     priorities with enthusiasm

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance
  • Excellent grammatical and spelling skills
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of web-based platforms.



  • Networks
  • Fundraises
  • Promotes products and services
  • Inspires & motivates

Leadership (self & others)

  • Team player and builder
  • Develops talent (self and others)
  • Articulates vision, understands and commits to big picture
  • Stable and calming influence
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leads by example
  • Open to feedback
  • Effective interpersonal communicator
  • Asset focused (as opposed to charity focused)


  • Self-aware
  • Empathy
  • Active listener
  • Step out of comfort zone

Management (self and others)

  • Learning agility, comfortable with uncertainty, adaptable to sudden change
  • Goal oriented, prioritization and time management
  • Analytical / critical thinker, problem solver and resourceful
  • Continuous improver-persistent
  • Move projects forward simultaneously
  • Tolerate and effectively manage stress
  • Effective delegation



  • Ability to work in a shared-workspace environment
  • Stretch and bend to organize and distribute materials for Catalyst Miami activities
  • Able to sit at desk for long periods of time and utilize computer for extended periods
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate organization needs, including evening and weekends. Out of town travel may be required.

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above describes the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.