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Grants Manager

Reports to: VP Development & Marketing, YWCA Boulder, Brittny Wilson

Status: Exempt/Part-Time Flexible Schedule (30 hours/week)

Opportunity: The Grants Manager provides oversight to the overall organization grant program.  A member of the YWCA development team, the Grants Manager, is an integral partner in executing the annual Development Plan led by the VP of Development & Marketing which includes prospecting and applying for new grant opportunities while submitting current applications and required reporting.

Primary Relationships: The Grants Manager reports to the VP of Development & Marketing and serves as a member of the Development team.


 Grant Program Management

  • Responsible for new funder prospecting and research, tracking application and report deadlines.
  • Maintain annual calendar for grant proposals and reports, as well as detailed records of funder contacts in database.
  • Work with VP to create annual grants budget, goals. Track performance and funding streams toward goals.
  • Attend grant interviews and receptions as needed.
  • Attend professional development trainings.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with grant funders.

 Grant Writing

  • Write and submit all foundation and government grants.
  • Maintain contact with funders to ensure the most up-to-date information is available.
  • Work with senior management team and program staff to identify grant needs/opportunities and compile grant attachments.
  • Gather statistics, client stories, accomplishments, challenges and other data from program and administrative staff members to include in grant proposals.
  • Stay up to date on national/local trends and research related to the YWCA Boulder County’s mission and programming.

Process grant and funder acknowledgements.

Grant Reporting & Invoices

  • Review and refine logic model annually. Compile outcomes and outputs in collaboration with program staff and submit all grant reports.
  • Ensure compliance with funding requirements.
  • Manage submission of grant invoices as required, including deciding what invoices will cover and communication of grant budgetary information to Bookkeeper/Business Director for tracking purposes.

 Federal Funding Management

  • Maintain current registrations necessary to apply for funding.
  • Stay up to date on application releases and maintain relationship with national consultants.
  • Ensure compliance with federal grant requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree plus 3 to 4 years of grant writing experience
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, but also good judgement in seeking guidance and direction, and strong interest and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to perform extremely accurate data entry and produce high quality, professional work.
  • A competitive drive and desire to win grant awards and beat budgets.
  • Analytical thinker who has an ability to troubleshoot.
  • Strong communication skills including writing and interpersonal.
  • Passion for the mission to Eliminate Racism and Empower Women and desire to grow a grants program that will help accomplish that.

Email resume and cover letter to lvanderveer@ywcaboulder.org.