Grants Manager

Grants Manager

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Church World Service
November 2, 2022
Durham, NC or Greensboro, NC
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Position Title:                         Grants Manager

Reports To:                             Development Manager, North Carolina

Division:                                  Immigration & Refugee Program+ (IRP+)

Department:                            Durham IRP

Job Location:                          Durham, NC or Greensboro, NC

Grade Level:                            7

Compensation:                          $62,000 - $68,400

Introduction: Church World Service (CWS) is a not-for-profit organization working to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability or veteran status in employment or in the provision of services.

The North Carolina Immigration and Refugee Program (IRP) Offices, currently located in Greensboro, Durham, Wilmington, and Charlotte, are leaders in the state for refugee resettlement and refugee and immigrant integration, leadership development, and community organizing initiatives. We are a highly-motivated, mission-driven team eager to create a welcoming North Carolina for all neighbors.

Primary Purpose: The Grants Manager will report to the Development Manager and will support development and fundraising efforts for CWS North Carolina IRP through management of grant initiatives and foundation and grant-maker relations as well as monitoring and evaluation processes. This position is key to ensuring that the NC IRP offices continue to expand and diversify private funding streams to sustain the mission of welcoming refugees and immigrants to local communities across the state.

Essential Duties:

  • Research public and private grant opportunities for the CWS North Carolina IRP offices (Durham, Greensboro, Wilmington, and Charlotte)
  • Maintain records of grantmaking history, including successful and failed proposals, and grant-maker contact information and focus areas
  • Keep grants calendar up-to-date, including assigning tasks and respective timelines to team members for timely grant preparation and submission
  • Work with program leadership to craft and submit strong grant proposals to meet fundraising goals
  • Monitor grant reporting deadlines; coordinates reporting in conjunction with relevant program, leadership and finance staff; completes and submits funder-required reports
  • Coordinate federal grant submission processes, working with Office Directors and program leadership to complete their respective pieces of the proposals, compiling and editing all necessary attachments, and submitting to CWS HQ and/or federal funders directly
  • Liaise with current and new foundation and grantmaking officers and staff to nurture those partnerships and keep them informed as appropriate
  • Work with program leadership to develop Theories of Change for their respective program areas
  • Create (where necessary), update, and maintain monitoring and evaluation systems for programs and their respective grant agreements
  • Assist with general fundraising support as required, such as thank-you notes to individual donors
  • Stay informed about refugee and immigrant issues and policy; advocate for refugee and immigrant friendly policies and practices
  • Represent CWS in meetings and events relevant to the position
  • Undertake other duties as assigned


Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree required


  • At least 3-years of experience in grant research, writing, reporting, and management
  • History of success securing grants from a variety of grantmaking institutions
  • Developing grant budgets and monitoring and evaluation tools


  • Grant-writing and research
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Strong skills in writing, editing, and proposal development
  • Ability to tailor proposals for various audiences
  • English-language fluency
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and willingness to support CWS’ Platform on Racial Justice as a CWS employee required

Preferred Experience:

  • Developing Theories of Change and evaluation methods

Special Requirements:

  • Work varied hours, including occasional nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must be willing and able to travel within NC, occasionally on short notice
  • Must be able to work in person out of either the Greensboro or Durham office (primary office location is flexible). Hybrid work arrangements are possible after completion of 60-day probationary period; incumbent will be expected to work in-office 2-3 days/week.
  • Must be able to pass a Background Check

CWS’ U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all new staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as soon as reasonable, no longer than 60 days of employment. Any employee who is pregnant, who is nursing, who has a disability, or who has a medical condition that prevents them from safe vaccination, or who rejects vaccination because of sincerely held religious beliefs, may contact the CWS Benefits Administrator to request reasonable accommodation as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

CWS offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  •  403 (b) Retirement Plan
  •  Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  •  Generous Paid Time Off
  •  Life Insurance and AD&D
  •  Long Term and Short Term Disability
  •  Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  •  Health Savings Account
  •  Flexible Spending Accounts
  •  Commuter Benefits


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