Grants Manager

Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is a social justice philanthropic intermediary founded in 2005 as the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation to invest in the immediate recovery of Louisiana’s communities after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. While FFL was established in the wake of these disasters, our founders recognized the need to address the longstanding inequities that contributed to their disparate impacts and have shaped life outcomes for the most marginalized of Louisianans for centuries. Our programs grew in response to these needs, and today FFL focuses on racial justice, climate justice, criminal justice reform, economic justice, gender justice, and support for Louisiana's vibrant arts and culture.

All Foundation for Louisiana employees are currently working remotely.  While the Grants Manager can be based anywhere in the state, the Grants Manager may have to go to the Baton Rouge and New Orleans offices when conditions allow.  Office space is available in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans; however, pandemic conditions are monitored closely, and FFL observes all municipal, parish, and state guidelines as well as Center for Disease Control recommendations to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, partners, and the communities we serve.


You may have experience as a fund development professional, or you may have served as a staff accountant at a nonprofit.  Regardless of where you are coming from you have a deep passion for and wealth of content knowledge regarding various issues and areas of practice within the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.  You are comfortable working in complex, frequently shifting contexts and approach your work in a deeply values-centered way.  You are able to take and give meaningful feedback, to challenge and be challenged in ways that are generative and productive, and approach your work with a deep commitment to learning and reflective practice.  Ideally, you are very Louisiana and the most pressing issues facing this state.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate program, finance, and development staff to create compelling grant proposals and funding requests and grant reports, taking lead on our larger grant opportunities;
  • Assemble most or all sections of each grant proposal, with key input from program, development, and finance staff
  • Coordinate with relevant staff in order to solicit timely and appropriate input/review of grant proposals prior to submission deadlines;
  • Review guidelines for all foundation proposals and reports to make sure all submissions are accurately formatted and include all required information, including budgets and materials;
  • Manage the grant proposal calendar, proposed grants pipeline and grants submission calendar to reflect all grant activity;
  • Work with the Director of Strategic Initiatives to manage institutional donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategy for grants. Track current grant cycles and renewal processes and ensure stewardship to guarantee continued funding;
  • Coordinate scheduling, logistics, materials, set-up, and follow-up for internal and external meetings (including note taking)


  • Support budget creation, budget projections and analysis of expenses as needed.
  • Assist with ad-hoc internal finance, grants, and development reporting


  • Manage the development database (Salesforce CRM) and work with the Development and Program teams to ensure that data is up-to-date and accurate;
  • Work with the Development, Finance and Programs teams to maintain records of all corporate/foundation interactions e.g. grant agreements, report requirements or documentation of calls and meetings;


  • Centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of your work 
  • Time management 
  • Multi-tasking 
  • Prioritizing work
  • Project Management
  • Problem solving
  • Being organized
  • Communicating (verbally and in writing)
  • Working with diverse groups
  • Paying attention to detail


  • Have developed and implemented systems for and implementation of systems for planning, project management, and execution of the grant writing or reporting functions 
  • Assisted in determining organizational risks associated with starting new publicly or privately funded programs
  • Have facilitated the resolution of disallowed costs.


Salary is offered at $55,000 - $65,000 and will be based on experience


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2022-07-12 10:51:16 -0400