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Grants Manager

Project Bread connects people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable sources of food while advocating for policies that make food more accessible—so that no one goes hungry. To assist us in meeting our mission, Project Bread is seeking a Grants Manager to join our growing team.

At Project Bread, we have a deep commitment to creating positive social change and recognize that hunger and racism are inextricably linked. We work in a fast-paced environment that values learning, innovation, and diverse perspectives. Knowing its centrality to our work, Project Bread is committed to equity and inclusion. We aspire to build a diverse team, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Supervisor: Director of Foundation Relations

Salary Range: $65,000-$67,000

The Role: The Grants Manager, a new position on the fundraising team, will help advance Project Bread’s mission to permanently solve hunger in Massachusetts. The successful candidate supports various components of foundation fundraising from researching, identifying, and pursuing grant prospects, to building relationships with foundation, government, corporate, and individual donors. The successful candidate for this role will be an excellent writer, with a strong attention to detail. They will need high-level organizational skills to help manage a robust pipeline of funding opportunities and an eye for systems-thinking to help the organization anticipate change.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Writing and editing proposals, reports, articles, and other correspondence for private and public funding opportunities at $5,000 and above.
  • Researching and prioritizing prospective funders based on an understanding of Project Bread’s programs and initiatives.
  • Maintaining the relationship management database for foundations, proposal submission and reporting deadlines.
  • Partner cross-functionally to stay current on program and policy initiatives.
  • Interacting with executive level and program staff, as well as with corporate, foundation and government funding representatives, to facilitate grant stewardship, maintain current institutional support, and create the confidence necessary to encourage increased grant levels and attract new donors.

Organizational Responsibilities and/or Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the annual Walk for Hunger, held the first Sunday in May. This commitment includes working as event staff the weekend of the Walk, attending pre-Walk events as assigned, and supporting Walk for Hunger fundraising efforts.
  • Participate in organization-wide events and meetings and perform other program duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. Project Bread recognizes this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate most of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

  • Excellent writing/communication/organizational and interpersonal skills are required, including the ability to craft clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Ability to synthesize a wide range of activities with a comprehensive approach to ending hunger into concise, understandable, and compelling content.
  • Ability to maintain a continuous cycle of deadlines.
  • 2+ years of related experience, with proven success in grant writing and/or non-profit work.
  • Raiser’s Edge or Blackbaud NXT experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with issues of food insecurity, health, nutrition, and social safety net programs a plus.

The Project Bread office is in East Boston. While there are various types of remote, hybrid and office-based positions, all staff are expected to occasionally be in the office. Exact levels of in-person and virtual work will be determined by your supervisor.

Benefits include Blue Cross Blue Shield health and dental, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, life and long-term disability, financial support for approved professional development, contributions to T passes and health club membership, and unlimited paid time off.

Please apply here by completing our application form and uploading your resume and cover letter in MS Word or Pdf format.  Please also attach a writing sample. This can be in any form or style – whatever you feel presents your ability in the best light. Multiple samples can be combined into a single document.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Project Bread is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Please contact us at jobs@projectbread.org if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.

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