Grants Manager

The Stryker Johnston Foundation (SJF) is a private family foundation based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We partner with organizations and groups that work to strengthen and build thriving, equitable communities. We aim to foster a more just, equitable, and compassionate world where everyone can live a healthy and fulfilling life. Currently, we invest in and partner with organizations and groups working to end intergenerational poverty in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. We follow a trust-based philanthropy model. This model is driven by values. It is centered on relationships. It is aware of how power works. It prioritizes equity, trust, and ongoing partnership. We’re working with our partners to end the cycle of poverty in Kalamazoo County. We are using our power as a foundation to support, champion, and raise up the work of people who are making real change in our community. Please visit our website at to learn more about our funding priorities and grantmaking programs.


We are hiring a full-time Grants Manager to join our small, close-knit, nimble team. The Grants Manager is responsible for implementing the legal, technical, and operational parts of SJF’s grantmaking programs. They will work closely with the SJF team to manage grant workflows and to create, implement, and maintain effective grant administration practices that enhance SJF’s grantmaking and overall effectiveness. The Grants Manager will help to design systems for our grant application processes, manage the grant lifecycle, synthesize and analyze data, and share learnings and best practices. They will also organize and present data for annual tax filings (990-PF), audits, and other reporting needs. The Grant Manager will support continuous improvement and will work with the Operations Manager to ensure grantmaking systems are aligned with SJF’s mission, vision, values and grantmaking priorities. 




Click here for more information or to apply. How to Apply

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applicants with diverse identities, backgrounds, and life experiences to apply. Please email a resume and cover letter highlighting your experience and interest relevant to the position to 

[email protected] with the subject line “Grants Manager” Applications will be accepted until January 27, 2023.

Please let us know if you require accommodations to apply for this position. To request an accommodation, please call 269-488-8484 or email [email protected]


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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2023-01-17 11:12:53 -0500