Grants Manager

Grants Manager
Full time
Organization Name: 
Moore Impact
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Job Description: 


About Moore Impact

Moore Impact, a 501(c)(3) exempt entity under Moore Philanthropy, is a Black-founded and Black-led institution. We provide fiscal sponsorship to community leaders and donors, helping them bring to life their vision for a more just world. Moore Impact also serves as a sponsoring organization for Donor Advised Funds (DAF), which allows individuals, families and institutions to create a structured and flexible giving fund from which they can manage all of their grantmaking, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Despite the altruistic nature of philanthropy, the field has consistently overlooked funding leaders of color who have the most lived experience in the very problems the sector is trying to solve. In an industry that purports its commitment to serving the underserved, the lack of diverse leadership and low levels of funding towards nonprofit leaders of color are clear indicators of the sector’s shortcomings. We established Moore Impact because we are committed to changing this norm. Unless more leaders who are intimately involved in navigating the challenges of systemic and structural racism are in positions of power, philanthropy will continue to perpetuate these inequities.

About the Opportunity

Moore Impact seeks an experienced Grants Manager, who is a self-starter adept at scaling and implementing systems to administer grants. Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Grants Manager develops and reviews grant materials for legal and regulatory compliance, ensures the integrity of each grant awarded and serves as the point of contact with grantees to award and monitor grants. This is a remote, two-year, grant-funded position.

The Grants Manager responsibilities include:

Key Areas of Responsibilities

  • Lead Moore Impact’s ongoing efforts to improve and streamline its grantmaking processes, and contribute to the development of and enhancements to the grants management system
  • Assist in setting policies and procedures related to grant making, records management and data integrity
  • Conducts appropriate due diligence, including reviewing proposals and budgets to ensure compliance with Foundation policies and IRS regulations
  • Conducts review of prospective grantees’ financial health and conducting risk analysis; determining risk rating and appropriate level of diligence for organizations to be funded
  • Identifying issues and flagging complex grantmaking scenarios for review
  • Manages operational end of the grantmaking process, and monitoring the progress of grants through the pre-award, award, and post-award stages
  • Works with legal and operations staff to draft grant agreements in collaboration
  • Manages grant portfolio, assisting Director of Programs in preparing relevant documentation for submission, approval and monitoring
  • Works with program staff to manage the annual pipeline of grants
  • Works with operations and finance staff to ensure payout targets are met, ensuring timely and accurate disbursement of grant funds, and accurate reporting of grant expenditures, including Expenditure Responsibility reporting, where required, for annual IRS reporting.
  • Review grantee reports and deliverables for compliance, working with program staff to ensure that grants are effectively monitored
  • Maintain accurate archiving of grant records and data
  • Work on special projects and in collaboration with other program and operations teams as needed
  • Participates in field discussions, conferences, and trainings
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Characteristics, Qualities and Experience

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in grants management
  • Experience in international grantmaking
  • Ability to learn new applications quickly
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self-starter, flexible, solutions-oriented
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • A Bachelor's degree (or the equivalent)

Moore Impact anticipates an annual base salary of $90,000 for the Grants Manager. The Foundation is committed to supporting the staff with a benefits package which presently includes full medical, vacation, sick, and retirement. All benefits are subject to modification at any time.

To Apply

Please submit all applications to Moore Impact via the email address: with the subject line: Grants Manager on or before August 1, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interviews will commence prior to the application deadline. Your application packet must include: 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) one brief writing sample of no more than three pages.

Moore Impact’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity

We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We employ qualified people without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; ancestry; disability; sexual orientation; pregnancy or breastfeeding; veteran or military status; marital status; civil union or domestic partnership status; arrest record; citizenship; genetic information; gender identity or expression; status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking; or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.