Grants Administrator

As an education leadership accelerator, the Surge Institute has a simple but important mission: develop and elevate leaders of color who create transformative change for children, families, and communities. Since 2015, we have designed leadership development and community-building programming for leaders of color. Through our signature programming, the Surge Fellowship and Surge Academy we have developed, elevated, and connected nearly 300 BIPOC education leaders across the nation, serving young people and families in Chicago, Oakland, Washington DC, and several more cities. As we look ahead, our multi-year strategy has our work touching 5,000 leaders of color by 2030 and developing new programs that will transform the systems in which our youth and communities learn and live.



The Grants Administrator is responsible for supporting Surge’s fundraising goals by carrying out grants processes including, but not limited to, researching and identifying prospective funders, writing grant proposals and reports, and cultivating positive relationships with new and existing funders. The Manager will ensure that all grant deadlines are met and will work on creating and maintaining a donor database. They will prepare, edit/finalize, and submit grant proposals and progress reports as well as ensure that all communication, documentation, and marketing materials are available for submission to foundations.

The Grants Administrator reports to the Chief Advancement Officer to ensure that the organization has the resources it needs to accomplish its strategic goals. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual with strong attention to detail, a passion for persuasive writing, and an interest in advancing the work and mission of Surge. This is a full-time, remote position with some travel on occasion. This role has no direct reports.



$75,000 - $83,000



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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-05-16 14:55:27 -0400