Full-Time Grants Manager
Job Title: Grants Manager
Hiring Range: $43,000 – $49,000
Location: Hybrid – Downtown Durham and Remote
Reports to: Director of Advancement
Application Deadline: March 1, 2022
The Grants Manager (GM) will centralize the management of all grant activities. Because TLC staff are excellent grant writers and will continue to do some of the writing, it is a highly collaborative position which works closely with Philanthropy, Finance, Land Protection and Stewardship departments on government, corporate, and foundation grants. The GM will do grant research and analysis, coordinate application writing and reporting, as well as provide ongoing oversight to ensure compliance with grant specific requirements and serve as a resource for staff of grant funded programs for fiscal and programmatic matters. The GM will ensure that funder standards are met or exceeded, and that the implementation of the project aligns with TLC’s standards and grant requirements where applicable.
About Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC)
TLC is an accredited and well-respected land trust, having protected 22,000 acres in the rapidly growing Triangle region of North Carolina. Since 1983, TLC has conserved land to safeguard drinking water, support family farms and the local food economy, protect important natural habitat, and connect people with nature. TLC is currently headquartered in vibrant downtown Durham, although most staff are working remotely. This is an exciting time to work at TLC as we are seeing a dramatic increase in use of our public nature preserves and growth in community support for our mission. TLC is doubling the pace of conservation in the Triangle and will conserve 25,000 acres by 2025 as outlined in our Strategic Action Plan.
TLC seeks to attract the candidates who support our mission and values as well as who respect and promote excellence through diversity. To this end, TLC recruits, hires, trains, and promotes individuals without regard to color, race, religious belief, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, or age. To learn more about TLC, please visit our website www.triangleland.org.
We strongly encourage applications from people who have a passion for the work outlined below, even if their professional experience does not align perfectly with the expectations listed. TLC has a generous support system that includes a mix of paid professional development opportunities as well as training and support from fellow staff members.
GRANT RESEARCH AND APPLICATION
- Research grant opportunities from governmental, foundation, and corporate funders.
- Create and maintain a grant database.
- Make connections between departments and funding sources.
- Work closely with appropriate departments to draft and edit grant applications and provide relevant support documentation.
- Coordinate grant application process and write and edit applications as needed.
- Manage and maintain general grant documents to support all grant applications
- Conduct appropriate due diligence for grants including reviewing proposals and budgets, monitoring the progress of grant applications to ensure timelines are met, complete pre-award, award and post-award reporting requirements.
- Track and coordinate all grant applications.
- Ensure that conditions, compliance and reporting requirements of grants align with TLC’s ability to meet those conditions, compliance, and requirements.
- Develop standard reporting templates and tools that will support improved narrative and reporting.
- Maintain an orderly and up-to-date filing system for key documents including but not limited to grant proposals, awards, agreements, contracts, support documents, budgets, binding documents and other relevant documents.
- Leads and/or participates in special projects as needed, including the annual report.
GRANTS MONITORING & COMPLIANCE
- Develop and modify policies/procedures/systems in accordance with grant requirements and organization needs and objectives.
- Assist in preparation for annual independent audit and any other funder visit, review or evaluation as appropriate.
- Provide support to staff to prepare, review and/or analyze grant agreements and reports.
- Track progress on grant initiatives and facilitate monthly grant status meetings.
- Ensure appropriate staff provide reports as needed.
- Track and appropriately codify payments for easy identification and deposit.
- Support development staff in tracking grants, payments, and contracts in donor tracking software
- Maintain conditional, federal and state grant schedules.
- Support project staff in requested changes and or extensions to grant agreements
- Conduct routine compliance reviews of grant programs.
- Provides links between Land Protection, Finance and Advancement teams so that all activities related to grant data collection and reporting are smoothly implemented.
Essential Experience, Technical Skills, and Competencies
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Three+ years related experience managing and writing grant applications
- Excellent research and project management skills
- Familiarity with environmental sustainability the Triangle region of North Carolina, and land trusts in general
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills; experience writing grant reports
- Proficient using Microsoft Office applications and Adobe products
- Working knowledge of nonprofit business operations and federal and state grant and contract funding mechanisms
- Broad base of relevant knowledge and skills related to fund accounting, financial reporting
- Experience leading and/or working in cross-functional teams
- Detail and deadline-oriented
- Go getter
- Flexible and capable
- Strong communicator
- Team player
- Dedicated to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Benefits: This is a full-time permanent and exempt position with excellent benefits; including employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability with generous paid time off and holiday observances.