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Impact & Grants Manager

Indianapolis, Indiana

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 25 Nov 2019

Expires on 25 Nov 2019

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Impact & Grants Manager


OBJECTIVE:  Indiana United Ways (IUW) is a statewide organization with a staff of 25 that helps local United Ways thrive during a time of unprecedented transformation. United Ways fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community, and this position directly supports effective community impact work with our members across Indiana. Under the guidance of the Chief Strategy Officer and with the expectation of working cross-functionally with other staff, this position is the primary manager of the IUW grants portal and subgrants available to local United Ways. Additionally, this position supports existing and future grants received by IUW, including a current AmeriCorps grant, and helps to develop and support impact work performed by local United Ways. Success in this position entails attention to detail, ability to create and follow systems and policies for compliance with grants, and to ideate and collaborate with others to find creative and appealing impact solutions that change lives. 


  • Supports local United Ways in implementing community impact work. Works with local United Ways to develop lasting impact strategies built from/that build upon grant activities and programs. Build relationships with local United Ways in order to gauge interest and capacity toward improving Community Impact performance. Leads and supports grant and proposal writing to bring additional resources to IUW and communities in Indiana. 
  • Manages the administration and member support of key grant opportunities offered to IUW members. Staffs a Committee of volunteers that reviews grant applications on an ongoing basis. Implements a grants management portal to facilitate grant applications, review, and reporting. Provides assistance to members in making successful grant applications. 
  • Collaborates with staff, volunteers, board members and partner organizations to further the mission and work of Indiana’s United Ways. Supports and expands upon IUW’s statewide community partnerships in support of the network’s community impact work, advocacy, and other special projects. 




  • Ability to organize and coordinate many tasks and projects at once. Ability to develop and follow systems to ensure effective management of key grants and other work. 
  • Regular use of judgment and discernment in communication. Ability to meet with local United Way staff and board members, IUW board members, and community partners without supervision.  
  • Comfort with managing 3-6 major grants, totaling $6 million and above. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the development of proposals, reports, and other organizational documents of length and substance.   



Education and/or Experience:   

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Public Administration, Social Work, or relevant field.  
  • Two or more years of grant writing and grant management experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team-based environment and build and maintain relationships across diverse staff, board, and members.  
  • Analytical. Systems-oriented. Learns and applies new knowledge quickly. Problem solver. Adept at “What if?” thinking. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication and experience.  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office computer applications to include Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel and able to execute at an intermediate or above level.   
  • Comfortable with technology and learning new technology to promote collaboration. 



Physical Demands/Work Environment:  

  • Moderate level of mental and/or visual fatigue and/or eyestrain may result from looking at a computer screen for extended periods of time and moderate office noise level.  
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.   
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.  
  • Moderate level of stress caused from tight deadlines.   
  • Work outside of normal business hours. 
  • Periodic travel (in-state and out-of-state), access to own transportation, and valid driver's license are required.  


The following workplacecompetencies have been identified byIUWas required by all:  

  • demonstrate integrity by being accountable for actions, keeping commitments, and speaking honestly and truthfully with others  
  • demonstrate a continuous improvement work ethic  
  • demonstrate a commitment to individual and team-based assignments  
  • demonstrate quality assurance by producing accurate and thorough work  
  • demonstrate interpersonal skills in dealing with others  
  • demonstrate valuing the diversity of others’ opinions and experiences  
  • demonstrate sound reasoning and good common sense  
  • demonstrate the ability to meet and exceed customer expectations  
  • demonstrate a willingness to develop self, fellow staff members, volunteers, and community  
  • demonstrate active participation in departmental, team, and full-staff meetings  

Please include a resume and cover letter.  Applications may be submitted at or email

Indiana United Ways is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.