Grants Manager

Grants Manager

Public Welfare Foundation, a private, national grantmaking foundation with assets of over $600 million based in Washington, DC, is seeking a Grants Manager for its grantmaking processes. As Grants Manager, you will report to the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and the Vice President of Programs and will work closely with other program staff.

About Us:

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need.  These efforts honor the Foundation’s core values of racial equity, economic well-being and fundamental fairness for all. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change. In its 75-year history, the Foundation has distributed more than $620 million in grants to more than 4,800 organizations. With current assets of approximately $625 million, Public Welfare makes grants nationwide and focuses its grant-making on catalyzing a transformative approach to justice that is community-led, restorative, and racially just through investments in criminal justice and youth justice reforms.

About the Position:

As Grants Manager, you will lead all aspects of grant administration, including maintaining the grants management database.

Your primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Managing the entire grant administrative process from the initial application to the closing of the grant, ensuring compliance with legal requirements, accounting standards and Foundation requirements for all grants;
  • Implementing and maintaining the grants management database, Foundant;
  • Preparing monthly and year-end financial and grant approval reports for program and cash flow/budget planning purposes;

Additional skills and qualities we seek in an ideal candidate are:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Five years relevant experience in a not-for-profit environment which would include: hands-on experience with grantmaking; managing and maintaining a database and report generation; project management.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, and databases (grants management software desirable).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and attention to detail.
  • Solid managerial skills; creativity and innovation in solving problems.
  • Ability to work independently and adaptable to change.

Public Welfare Foundation is an equal opportunity employer with competitive salary and excellent benefits.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Human Resources, Public Welfare Foundation, 1200 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. Applications are to be submitted via email only:

Please include “2021 PWF Grants Manager” in the subject line.