Director of Grants Administration

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Director of Grants Administration

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New Posting- Posted 2/16/2021

The Goodman Community Center's mission is strengthen lives and secure futures.  We are recruiting for a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced grant administrator.  The Director of Grants Administrationis responsible for seamlessly collaborating with the program, development, operations and finance departments to develop grant proposals for funding.  The Director will work closely with program, finance and operations staff and senior leaders of the organization to ensure accurate reporting and procedural compliance on all grants, including state, federal, and private foundation grants. The Director managesa portfolio of grants to ensure organizational effectiveness and compliance. The Director will help set and implement relevant policies and provide technical assistance as required to program staff, project managers, and their supervisors. 

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.  GCC offers competitive benefits.  In addition, GCC employees enjoy free access to our onsite fitness center, discounted childcare, and discounts with the use of GCC’s rentable spaces.

Preference will be given to applications received by Wednesday, March 3, 2021.  Applications will be received until the position is filled. 

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and completed GCC employment application to be considered for the position.  Questions may be directed to


Job Description


Grant Development: 

  • Recommends and pursues public and private grant opportunities for the organization that support both short-term and long-term strategies and initiatives and organization sustainability.
  • Manages the public and private grant portfolio successfully, securing the organization’s single largest source of operating revenue.
  • Develops and updates the annual grant development plan based on the organization’s strategic priorities and most recent funding available.
  • Prepares proposals by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, and gathering and leveraging feedback from the intradepartmental Grants Team, which includes the Development and Program and Operations Departments.
  • Identifies and communicates risks associated with grant proposals.
  • Reviews and interprets funding solicitations and announcements from public and private funding sources and remains current on funding trends and themes.
  • Managesproposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.


  • Serves as the expert on grant compliance and interpretation.
  • Develops and implements operational policies on applicable compliance regulations.
  • Provides training as it relates to grant administration and compliance regulations.
  • Develops and implements policy regarding "due diligence" processes for any sub-grantee's ability to comply with grant requirements with a thorough review of all their financial and operational policies.
  • Administers a grant management system and provides policy training to staff; writes new policy and standard operating procedures as required.
  • Maintains grant data and communicates and resolves any issues, as necessary.

Grant Management: 

  • Manages and leads the Grant Team to develop, write, monitor and evaluate grants.
  • Manages the grant process by determining and communicating objectivesexpected outcomesand timetables, resources needed (staff and budget requirements).
  • Performs advance management and analysis work related to grants management, compliance, and evaluation.
  • Works with operations and program staff to establish grant performance and reporting measures.
  • Collaborates with the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Development Officer to send funders newsletters and other stewardship communication, and to promote on-site tours.


  • Master’s degree in a related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • Minimum of 3-years of experience in grant writing, prospect research, and grant administration, or a minimum of 5 years comparable and transferable skills acquired in a professional setting.
  • Knowledge of the needs of education, older adults, fitness, and other programs relevant to Goodman’s operations. 
  • Demonstrated success with writing for and being awarded grants that resulted in significant impacts on the organization being able to expand and/or develop mission driven programming.
  • Excellent communication skills- both oral and written.
  • Exceptional research skills- demonstrated success with proposing and being awarded grant opportunities.
  • Ability to understand the needs of GCC and align those needs with funding agencies.
  • Strong time management, organization and prioritization skills- the ability to manage competing deadlines and responsibilities.
  • Project management and process improvement experience.
  • Proficient with MS Office software, especially Word and Excel.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Commitment to Goodman’s mission and values.


  • Strong passion for the work that is accomplished within GCC.
  • Ability and interest in developing a working knowledge of GCC’s daily operations, management, and leadership.
  • Flexibility and ability to embrace and manage change.Ability to work cross functionally with other Goodman departments and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to flex work schedule to meet the demands of the grant writing cycle.


  • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time as necessary.
  • Ability to work in multiple environments (i.e. Working in schools to develop opportunities, work station at GCC, and remotely as needed).
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for an extended period of time. 
  • Ability to lift, push, pull up to 15 pounds occasionally.