Project Manager (GMN)

Grants Managers Network

Washington, DC (remote possible for right network)


The Project Manager oversees the planning, implementation, tracking, and evaluation of short- and long-term projects within the area of Effective Practices. The Project Manager will work with internal teams, external consultants, volunteer advisory groups, and partner organizations to achieve specific goals and deliverables. This position supports the Communications & Practices Director in developing and implementing new projects and works collaboratively across the organization with colleagues in all departments.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority

Key duties and responsibilities include:

Project Planning

  • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management
  • Create a detailed work plan that identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project
  • Determine the resources (time, money, people, equipment, etc.) required to complete the project
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities
  • Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion

Project Staffing

  • In consultation with the Communications & Practices Director, recruit, interview and select staff and/or volunteers with appropriate skills for the project activities
  • Contract qualified consultants to work on the project as appropriate
  • Manage project staff and/or consultants and volunteers according to the established policies and practices of the organization

Project Implementation

  • Execute the project according to the project plan
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities
  • Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standard
  • Write reports on the project for management and for funders
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures

Project Evaluation

  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget, and at the required level of quality
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Experience in and familiarity with philanthropy
  • Project management experience


A comprehensive salary and benefits package will be offered commensurate with salary requirements and experience.


GMN is located in Washington, DC near public transportation. This position is open for remote work depending on the candidate. 

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to move about the office as well as sit for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to use the phone and computer, sometimes for prolonged periods.
  • Must be able to travel.

Work Environment

This is an open space environment with moderate noise (e.g., colleagues’ conversations, computers, and printers) and light traffic. Telecommuting and non-standard (flex) working hours may be feasible for this position.

Equal opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles of the Grants Managers Network, where employment and promotional opportunities are based on individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected category as established under law.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Nikki Powell at [email protected]

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