Grants and Contracts Manager


The grants and contracts manager oversees government grants, manages relationships with private and public foundations, and works with the Executive Director and board members to create a development strategy. The grants and contracts manager also collaborates with program management on data oversight and related outcomes. As a key spokesperson, communicating the mission and needs of the organization is required. Participation in all agency events is also required.


Management of Grants and Foundations (approximately 80% of the time)

  •  Oversee government grants, and submit accurate and timely reports as assigned.
  • Serve as a liaison with national and local governing bodies (HUD, DFSS, etc.).
  • Create and implement an annual development plan for private and public foundations.
  • Manage relationships with foundations. This includes initiating contact, overseeing communication, writing proposals and related reports and maintaining the donor database.
  • Maintain a schedule that ensures accurate and timely submission of proposals, reports, and letters of interest.
  • Identify and facilitate collaborations with current funders, such as volunteer days, Winter Walk teams, and corporate sponsorships.
  • Identify, research, and solicit potential sources of funding.

Program Evaluation (approximately 20% of the time)

  • Collaborate with staff, including the data manager, to ensure efficient and effective processes for data collection.
  • Assist program management with effective communication of data with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with program director to monitor outcomes and incorporate this information into program planning.


  • Dependability: able to work independently, submit accurate documentation, and seek guidance when needed
  • Teamwork: establish collaborative relationships with staff and volunteers, provide leadership when appropriate
  • Receptive: accept feedback, take ownership of responsibilities, and identify areas of growth
  • Interpersonal Skills: communicate clearly, seek solutions, and demonstrate flexibility
  • Integrity: keep sensitive information confidential and adhere to personnel policies
  • Initiative: bring questions to supervisor and seek opportunities for further development
  • Maintain current knowledge base by participating in educational or training opportunities, reading relevant publications, and maintaining professional networks



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, Master’s degree in social service or related field desired, not mandatory.

Job Experience

  • At least 4 years of experience working within development, including grant writing and related government contracts management. Master’s degree may substitute for 2 years’ experience.

Special Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of statistical relationships, and ability to articulate metrics verbally, in writing, and with charts and graphs.
  • Knowledge of the use of dashboards and balanced scorecards as a means of tracking annual outcomes to goals, as well as longer term strategic initiatives.
  • Knowledge of systemic, societal issues relating to women and homelessness, and the ability to articulate these issues and Sarah’s Circle programming.

Health and Safety Requirements

  • Ability to lift approximately 20lbs
  • Follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) through administrative updates compliant with federal law

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] . Please no phone calls.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and employee may perform other duties as appropriate.

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