Director of Grants Management

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) supports the disability rights movement around the world by resourcing organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) to advocate for equal rights and full participation in society. The Disability Rights Advocacy Fund (DRAF) is DRF’s sister organization, supporting advocacy for legislative change. DRF/DRAF currently work across Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Caribbean. The Funds are grounded in a participatory and gender transformative approach and follow grantmaking, technical assistance, and advocacy strategies to support OPDs to advance the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), including in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global Disability Summit commitments, and other key international frameworks. 

At DRF/DRAF, we believe our people are what make us great. Reflecting our values and participatory approach, persons with disabilities are leaders and decision makers at all levels of our organization - including our staff, Board, and Grantmaking Committee. We value teamwork and a supportive work environment. Our goal is to find individuals who are good at what they do and passionate about our mission. 


DRF is seeking a Director of Grants Management to lead its grants management function, including overseeing the administration of more than $5M in domestic and international grants each year and the collection, storage and analysis of all grants data and information. As the administrator and principal lead of the online grants management system and related processes, the Director ensures data integrity, timely and compliant execution of grant awards, and workflow efficiency for DRF staff, applicants and grantees.

The incoming Director will be an experienced grants management leader with expertise in effective grants life-cycle administration and compliance for international grants to grassroots organizations. The candidate will have experience with user-friendly and accessible systems and grant portals, and a commitment to centering the needs and perspectives of DRF program staff and grantee representatives. Given DRF’s recent transition to WizeHive Zengine, the ideal candidate will also bring prior experience with the implementation and/or utilization of this technology platform.




Click here for more information or to apply. Please email a one-page cover letter describing how your skills and experience in grants management would support DRF’s work and a one- or two-page resume/CV summarizing your relevant, recent experience to Alice Phinizy, Finance Director, at [email protected] with subject line “Director of Grants Management Application”. Due to the volume of applications typically received, we can only reply to shortlisted candidates. 

The Disability Rights Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to build a diverse team and create a safe and inclusive work environment. Individuals from historically marginalized identities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, class, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any other status.

The application deadline is October 14, 2022. Early submission is encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-09-27 09:24:20 -0400