Grants Manager

Bay Area Foundation
January 9, 2018
San Rafael
Job Type


Scion Executive Search ( has been retained to conduct a search for a Grants Manager on behalf of our client, an incredible and impactful Bay Area Foundation. This onsite leadership opportunity is for immediate hire and is based full-time in the Foundation's home office in San Rafael, California.

Position Summary:
Reporting directly to the Vice President for Financial Services, the Grants Manager is responsible for efficient and effective administration of Foundation grants.

Principle Job Responsibilities:
•Review and process all Foundation grant recommendations in a concerted effort to ensure accuracy, implementation of the Foundation's Due Diligence Policy, and consistent documentation.
•Initiate communication with donors and grantees regarding grant/donor grant recommendations and fielding questions/addressing issues as challenges are identified.
•Partner with the Philanthropic Partnership and Community Engagement teams to resolve grant-related issues.
•Engage with consultants to ensure international grants comply with all federal regulations and internal policies.
•Prepare monthly docket reports and reconciliations for trust grants.
•Maintain and streamline all aspects of grant documentation; including (but not limited to) forms, protocols and workflows.
•Collaborate with IT team on system maintenance and enhancements to the grants application and grants evaluation systems (identification and documentation of problems, defining requirements for new protocols, and testing new procedures/functionality, etc.).
•Act as a resource person for the grants application and grants evaluation systems. Review/ensure accuracy and completeness of information; make recommendations for improvement of systems and the overall grants process.
•Monitor completed and expired grants to ensure proper close out.
•Collaborate annually with the Accounting and Marketing and Communications teams to develop, review, and reconcile grant commitments so that information may be shared in the annual report.
•Partner with external analysts and internal staff to allocate and process annual endowment grants.
•Provide monthly metric reporting and make team contributions related to the annual audit, tax reporting, etc.

•Bachelor's Degree in business, communications, or related field; MBA preferred.
•5+ years of recent and related grant-making experience in a high-volume granting organization.
•Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills with the ability to gather and organize information appropriately.
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), and the ability to effectively utilize proprietary software.
•Strong planning and implementation skills; research and synthesizing abilities.
•Excellent ability to prioritize, organize, and manage multiple competing assignments and responsibilities.
•Superior customer service and communication skills.
•A high degree of professionalism, confidence and flexibility that allows the incumbent to work collaboratively and effectively with clients and colleagues of diverse backgrounds.
•Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team environment. Ability to develop and maintain a good working relationship with the Foundation staff, members of the community, elected officials, the media, colleagues in other foundations, and members of the nonprofit sector.
•High-level of personal and professional integrity and ethics.
•Interest in philanthropy and the non-profit community.

Compensation and Benefits:
This impactful role offers the opportunity to work with devoted, mission driven professionals in a rewarding and positive working environment. In addition to a highly competitive salary, this role also includes health insurance, FSS, HSA, 403b with employer contributions, a generous vacation program, ten paid holidays, supplemental life insurance, fitness reimbursement, and ultimately- a job you will love!

How to Apply:

For immediate consideration please email your resume and a cover letter describing your professional background, qualifications, and affirmation of the salary requirements above to the attention of Elissa Dumiak, Executive Recruiter, at

About Our Firm:
Scion Executive Search, a division of Scion Staffing, Inc., is a retained executive search firm connecting executive nonprofit leadership to nonprofit organizations and foundations across the country. Cultivated in the nonprofit sector, we provide expert search strategies and leadership for leading organizations around the world. Our executive candidates are true agents for change, and we are experts at matching their talents, motivations, and passions to your organization's mission. Scion Executive Search has led thousands of successful executive searches. Information about our firm and successes can be found online at

Scion Staffing, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider committed to not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration please email your resume and a cover letter describing your professional background, qualifications, and affirmation of the salary requirements above to the attention of Elissa Dumiak, Executive Recruiter, at

Drop files here browse files ...
(Resume, Cover Letter, etc)

Comments are closed.

Are you sure you want to delete this file?