Website United Way Monterey County


Position:       Grants Manager

Type:             Part-time, Regular, Non-Exempt Position

Report to:     Vice President Resource Development

Department: Resource Development


Position Summary

The Grants Manager will be responsible for managing an active grants calendar and writing, reporting, and researching grants from foundations, corporations, and government funders. Additionally, the Grants Manager will assist in preparing a number of supporting documents for grant proposals, such as cover letter, budget, budget narrative, project plans, program evaluation, etc. This position will require close collaboration with the Community Impact team and will ensure resources for United Way priorities are met or exceeded.


Responsibilities and Duties:

·         Write funding proposals and prepare supporting materials for submission.

·         Research federal and state grant opportunities, private foundation requests for proposals, and foundation interests.

·         Research federal and state opportunities for public budget line items.

·         Manage staff process to identify projects and build relationships with national and community partners who are aligned and/or funding United Way priorities.

·         Manage reporting and new application process for all foundation, corporate and federal grants in database.

·         Maintain and grow Development team relationships with funders in portfolio and record activities and opportunities in donor database.

·         Collaborate with Community Impact team program staff to compile outcome data for necessary proposals and reports.

·         Collaborate with Finance team to gather financial information/documentation for proposals and reports.


Core Competencies:

·         Mission oriented – Performance and professional motivations are driven by a commitment to creating real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.

·         Relationship oriented – Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.

·         Collaborator – Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.

·         Results driven – Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.

·         Brand Steward – Steward of the United Way brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the organization and greater network.


Functional Competencies:

·         Drives Revenue –results driven, with a focus on gaining the resources to support United Way’s mission and community impact-focused strategic objectives.

·         Strategic Relationship Building – develops and maintains strategic relationships that generate the resources necessary to support United Way’s mission.

·         Effective and Engaging Communicator – effective and passionate communicator, articulating the United Way message in a way that inspires others to act in service to the organization and the community.

·         Embracing Change – champions and facilitates change to ensure long-term community sustainability.  Adapts to changing needs while maintaining positive relationships with all constituents, internal and external.

·         Entrepreneurial and Innovative – creatively seeks new opportunities to generate revenue and other resources that add greater value to the organization and the community.


Skills Desired:

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·         Strong program management, organizational, and strategic planning skills.

·         Knowledge of the human services system in general and community services in Monterey County preferred.

·         Excellent time/project management skills. Able to monitor and meet goals.

·         Experience managing deadlines and collaborating with multiple stakeholders.

·         Positive and collaborative attitude.

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, proficiency with Salesforce desired.

·         Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.

·         Strong editing skills, attention to detail.

·         Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.

·         Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.




·         Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. Minimum of four years of direct experience in fund development and grants management is preferred.

·         Minimum 3-5 years of experience working in social services, preferably in grant management,

·         Experience with grant proposal and report writing

·         Strong proficiency in oral and written communication.


Compensation: $25.00 – $30.00 per hour, salary commensurate with experience


To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:


Tina Engquist

Director of Operations

United Way Monterey County



United Way Monterey County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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