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Director of Grants

Spartanburg, SC

Relocation expenses:

Full time

Published on 20 Apr 2023

Expires on 8 Apr 2023

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Director of Grants

Job Title:        Director of Grants   

FLSA Status:   Exempt

Department:    Resource Development       

Core Hours:    Mon – Fri; 8am-5pm

Reports to:      VP, Resource Development                            

Salary Range: $47,000-$50,000 plus benefits, based on experience


United Way of the Piedmont serves Spartanburg, Cherokee, & Union Counties in Upstate South Carolina. This position is located at the main office in Spartanburg, SC with opportunity to work remotely. Our mission is to connect, engage, and inspire people to transform our community. 


Reporting into and working directly with the VP for Resource Development, the Director of Grants will identify and complete applications and reporting for grants that align with the organization’s mission and impact agenda.


  • Grant writing and Research: 
    • Develop and submit funding proposals and grant applications to funders. 
    • Research potential funders and review opportunities to identify potential funding sources. 
    • Compile necessary information for the application process through collaboration with other employees, research, and other fact-finding actions and meetings. 
    • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals, community groups, service providers, funders, and agencies within and without our three-county footprint of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. 
  • Budget Management: 
    • Work with finance and program staff to develop program budgets, data, and scopes of work for grant/contract applications and proposals. 
    • Work with program and finance staff in tracking monthly expenditures related to grants/contracts, ensuring that expenditures are allowable and within grant/contract guidelines. 
  • Grant Execution: 
    • Review grant agreements/contracts, recommend changes, and review modifications prior to grant/contract execution to ensure adherence to regulations. 
    • Develop a comprehensive compliance plan for all grants and contracts. 
    • Provide guidance to staff regarding awarded terms, conditions, and regulations. 
    • Compile, prepare, and submit reports to funders with all required documentation. 
    • Ensure receipt of reimbursements from funders and coordinate payment processing with Finance Department. 
    • Work with Finance Department to support necessary audit records. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required in a related field;
  • Five or more years of experience in grants management, grant administration, and/or grant writing;
  • Regular and sustained attendance required.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and access to transportation throughout the workday.
  • Demonstrate:
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format.    
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work independently or with others as a team.
  • Ability to develop strong professional working relationships and collaborate with both internal and external partners.
  • Ability to persuade or influence others in favor of a service, point of view, or course of action.
  • Strong ethical standards, reliability, accountability, professional excellence, positive attitude, and confidentiality. 
  • Maintain a high level of integrity for self and others.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and sense of urgency, ability to prioritize with an emphasis on quality and accuracy of work.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and deal with interruptions while meeting timely deadlines.
  • Ability to change course of action due to shifts in work demands.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks.
  • Ability to understand concepts, practices, and procedures with ability to use in varied situations.
  • Ability to present information to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to contribute to important strategy, operational and business decisions that affect department.
  • Ability to develop solutions using creativity, resourcefulness, innovation, negotiation and diplomacy.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as federal and state laws, legal documents, safety rules, operating and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to build relationships, negotiate, motivate, and persuade others.
  • Ability to analyze situations, develop solutions using creativity, resourcefulness, innovation, negotiation, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to be adapt and persevere.
  • Ability to exhibit extreme integrity and confidentiality.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone.  The employee is frequently required to reach, stoop, or kneel.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance, and color vision due to computer work. May be required to lift, push, or pull up to 25 pounds occasionally.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  There is moderate noise associated with a business office including telephones, computer keyboards, printers, office traffic and visitors.  The work environment requires the individual to have the ability to work in a confined space and sit at a computer terminal or in conference rooms. 

The United Way of the Piedmont has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent an expressed or implied contract of employment, nor does it alter your at-will employment, and the United Way of the Piedmont reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the United Way of the Piedmont may deem appropriate.

To apply for this position, you must submit a cover letter which includes salary expectations, resume, 3 professional references and a writing sample that illustrates your grantwriting experience. No incomplete applications will be considered. Please submit your application packet to