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Grants Manager

Grants Manager

locationFort Collins, CO, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 2 weeks ago
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
$59,000 - $62,000 per year

Salary Range:$59,000.00 To 62,000.00 Annually

Job Title: Grants Manager 

Posting Timeframe: May 29, 2024 – open until filled 

Position Type: Exempt – full time (40 hours per week)

Salary Range: ($59,000 - $62,000) annually, depending on experience and education.  Visit the Careers section of our website, www.uwaylc.org, for full benefits.


What it’s like to work at United Way

Are you a person who thrives on change and a fast-paced environment? Is passionate about making a difference in our community? Are you someone who believes we should work to intentionally include everyone in society? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. You’ll be part of a nimble team that adapts to meet the needs of our community and makes impactful change where all people feel valued, safe, and have the opportunity to thrive.

We believe equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities no longer predict socioeconomic, education, and health outcomes.

United Way is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the ethics of diversity and belonging. We strongly encourage applicants from historically excluded groups to apply. If you feel your skills, and more importantly your passions align with our mission, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet 100% of the posted qualifications.

Scope of Position 

The Grants Manager is accountable for leading and managing the entire portfolio of United Way of Larimer County’s grant funds, comprising approximately 30% of its annual budget. This includes comprehensive research, proposal development, monitoring, budgetary oversight, thorough reporting, and efficient project management. This pivotal role ensures the financial sustainability and expansion of United Way’s mission and initiatives by effectively acquiring and managing grant funds. The ideal candidate will showcase exceptional proficiency in writing, extensive research capabilities, comprehension of grant application procedures, diverse funding sources, and strong project management skills. Key Responsibilities

1. Grant Research & Strategy: Identify and research potential grant opportunities from government agencies, foundations, corporations, and other relevant sources. Stay up-to-date with funding trends, guidelines, and eligibility criteria for various grants. Contribute to the development of the organization's grant-seeking strategy.

2. Proposal Development: Write compelling grant proposals that align with the organization's mission and objectives. Develop budgets and financial justifications that accurately reflect program needs and costs.

3. Submission and Reporting: Submit grant applications within deadlines and maintain accurate records of submitted proposals, responses, and outcomes. Responsible for interim and final grant reporting, providing updates on project progress, outcomes, and budget utilization.

4. Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather data, stories, and impact metrics that strengthen grant proposals. Communicate effectively with funders, mission-aligned nonprofit partners to seek funds and respond to inquiries.

5. Relationship Building: Cultivate positive relationships with grant-making organizations, attend networking events and workshops when appropriate, and engage in stewardship activities to express gratitude and maintain connections with existing funders. Engage with partner organizations to facilitate collaborative grant seeking opportunities.

6. Compliance and Ethics: Ensure adherence to ethical standards and guidelines in grant writing and submission. Stay informed about relevant laws and regulations governing non-profit organizations applicable to grant application requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Commitment to Mission: Genuine passion for the non-profit sector and alignment with the organization's mission and values and committed to equity.

 2. Education: Academic or experiential background in communications, English Language Arts, nonprofit management, or a related field. Equivalent experience may be substituted for education.

 3. Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years of proven experience in grant writing for non-profit organizations, with a track record of successful grants secured.

 4. Subject Matter Expertise: Strong writing proficiency, editing, and proofreading skills, with the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and compelling manner.

 5. Project Management: Demonstrated experience in project management, overseeing multiple grants simultaneously, and meeting strict deadlines.

 6. Research Acumen: Excellent research and analytical skills, with the ability to synthesize information from diverse sources. High level of organization, attention to detail, and ability to adapt to changing priorities.

 7. Financial Acumen: Proficiency in financial management, including budgeting and financial analysis related to grant proposals.

 8. Relationship Building: Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

 9. Team Collaboration: Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment, collaborating with colleagues and partners to achieve shared goals.

10. Technology Proficiency: Proficient with grant management software, fundraising databases, and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel. Experience with data analysis tools is a plus for optimizing grant strategies.


We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. UWLC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID unless they have received an exemption due to a medical condition.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jobs@uwaylc.org.  In your cover letter, please briefly share details about a grant application you've written that resulted in successful funding.



Fields of study

  • Media / Communication
  • Studies of languages
  • Business administration / Management

Years of experience

  • 1 - 2 years of experience

Salary range

  • $59,000 - $62,000 per year