Grants Manager (NELP)

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) seeks a detail-oriented, highly organized, and dynamic Grants Manager to manage our portfolio of foundation grants. Our mission of fighting for workers and their families to achieve and sustain economic security, opportunity, and prosperity is more important in this moment than ever before. This is an exciting opportunity for a Grants Manager aligned with our strategic priorities of dismantling structural racism and building worker power to strengthen our organizational capacity.

About National Employment Law Project

NELP is a national nonprofit advocacy organization with offices in New York, Washington D.C., and Berkeley, with the core goals of building worker power, dismantling structural racism, and addressing economic inequality. We promote federal, state, and local policies to create good jobs, strengthen workers’ upward mobility, enforce worker rights, and improve benefits and services for unemployed workers. In collaboration with national and grassroots partners, NELP advances its work through research, advocacy, litigation support, and technical assistance designed to raise wages, end wage theft and workplace violations, strengthen unemployment insurance, ensure employer accountability for workers in contract employment, encourage fair chance employment practices, and promote a comprehensive policy framework to build a good jobs economy. For more information, see

What You Will Do

The Grants Manager will work in close collaboration with our development team, leadership, finance, and program staff to be responsible for administrative tasks and organizing the current portfolio of approximately 40 foundation grants. With support, you will manage the entire grant cycle: prospect research, preparation and submission of high-quality proposal packages, monitoring of deadlines and deliverables, reporting, and renewal. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • You will manage and maintain accurate grant documentation and a database of grant relationships.
  • You will maintain a schedule of grant applications and reporting deadlines, plus track status of grant deliverables, using existing tracking tools.
  • You will monitor data integrity and support compliance with development and finance processes and protocols.
  • You will assist staff with executing a communications strategy directed toward current and potential donors, raising our visibility, and keeping these key stakeholders informed.
  • You will work with the development team to cultivate staff engagement in fundraising initiatives, driving an inspiring and motivating culture of philanthropy.
  • You will actively contribute to NELP becoming an anti-racist organization that reflects and embodies our values.


Who You Are

  • You have at least three years’ relevant administrative, office management, or grants management experience; familiarity with managing foundation grants preferred, but not required.
  • You enjoy creating more efficient systems and processes; you are detail-oriented, highly organized, and have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects.
  • You are skilled at conducting high-quality and thorough research and analysis.
  • You are a skilled interpersonal communicator and produce high-quality written products, which are error-free, clear, and well-organized; you excel at copyediting.
  • You are committed to building your racial equity competencies and center your role in an analysis and understanding of how race and power shape systems in our society and culture; you are continuously learning, reflecting, and growing.
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office365 applications; and familiarity with Salesforce and Airtable are a plus, but not required.
  • You are committed to contributing to a positive workplace culture by extending grace to yourself and others, being self-aware, receiving and acting upon feedback, and working collaboratively and respectfully to resolve conflict.


Start Date, Location, Compensation and Benefits: 

In response to the pandemic, all staff are currently working remotely and are not traveling. Candidates must be able to work from one of our three offices (Berkeley, New York City, or Washington D.C.) at the point that we return to working in the office. The start date will be as soon as possible. This position is in NELP’s bargaining unit, represented by National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320. Classification and compensation for NELP bargaining unit positions are commensurate with relevant experience and education and based on NELP’s collectively bargained scales. Based on our union scale, the salary range for a Grants Manager with 3 years of relevant experience is $54,800-$74,300, depending upon education and/or degree. Compensation also includes an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including full-coverage of family health insurance, a medical reimbursement plan, generous vacation and sick leave, contribution from employer to a retirement plan, and student loan repayment assistance for qualifying participants.

To apply:

Through our online database, submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to, choosing the “Grants Manager” option under position. If you have questions regarding this announcement, please forward those to [email protected], noting “Grants Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls or other email inquiries please. We will consider applications on a rolling basis. Applications due by December 7, 2020.

NELP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an equal opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.

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  • Reed Young
    published this page in Job Board 2020-11-19 13:58:54 -0500