Grant Manager

Urban Arts Partnership

Posted: 11/14/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Fundraising/Development

Primary domain: Foundation/Grantmaking

City: New York

Postal code: 11101

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$1M - $3M


Mission statement:

Urban Arts Partnership has a budget of $6.5M and is a cutting edge community of inspired, driven, creative professionals. The organization was founded in 1991 on the belief that the arts are essential to human development, education, and culture. Our mission is to advance the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved students through arts-integrated education programs to close achievement gaps. Through in-school and out-of-school original programming, we partner with teachers to inspire classrooms and empower students to become leaders in their schools and communities. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

The Grant Manager reports to the Director of Institutional Giving and is responsible for conducting prospect research and writing grant proposals and reports to Foundation, Corporate and Government institutions. The primary goal of the Grants Manager will be to collaborate with the CEO and Director of Institutional Giving to increase the $1.2M Foundation and Corporate giving portfolio by at least 50% within a year.


  • Is a driven self-starter who takes initiative and brings a sense of urgency to everything they do;

  • Is a talented writer capable of writing compelling stories in proposals and reports;

  • Is a thorough researcher capable of identifying and distilling information from multiple sources — i.e. online searches, IRS tax forms, databases, news clips, etc. — into actionable intelligence;

  • Has a proven track record of preparing successful proposals and thorough reports;

  • Is meticulous at maintaining a grants calendar and relevant grant records and documents; and

  • Has experience using Salesforce to track every step of the grant cycle.



  • Bachelor degree required plus three (3) years of development experience in a nonprofit or community-based organization required;

  • Excellent writing ability that is clear, concise and analytic in style.

  • Familiarity with Google Docs platform; 

  • Must be detail-oriented and able to multitask and meet multiple deadlines and demands.

  • Experience with Salesforce is highly desirable;

  • High level of discretion in maintaining confidentiality of sensitive materials and issues; and

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan + Company Match
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Sweat Equity Program
  • Commuter Benefit 
  • Paid Vacation Days (PTO) 
  • Sick Days
  • Floating Holidays
  • Paid Holidays
  • Summer Fridays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Family Medical Leave 
  • Short Term Disability
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Office Snacks & Bevs, Casual Dress and Alternative Work Spaces


$60k - 65k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirement, and resume to [email protected] with “Grant Manager” in the subject line.


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