Career Opportunity

Position: Grants & Development Manager

Supporting both our 501(c)(3), the North Carolina Black Alliance (NCBA), and our 501(c)(4) Advance North Carolina (ANC), the Grants & Development Manager will serve as a primary co-creator of content for all NCBA and ANC grant awards and serve as an intercessory between the development and program teams to ensure greater alignment and utilization of fund allocation. This position is responsible for contributing to implementing organizational grant strategies in support of the overall strategic goals, including grant research, reporting, post-award management, proposal development, and stewardship of grantors. This coordinator will monitor grant performance and report grant outcomes, keeping track of deliverables and coordinating between other core functional teams such as Marketing and Finance for inclusivity using internal systems for easy tracking and visibility.

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate with the development and program teams to research, prepare, develop, submit, and manage strongly positioned proposals that can be marketed effectively to individuals, corporations, and foundations for program funding and meet funder guidelines and criteria.

  • Deliver high-quality, well-positioned grant proposals that optimize and recruit viable funding opportunities to assist each organization in reaching its financial goals.
  • Establish funding proposals and grant reports rich with detail and quality data.
  • Ensure Program Coordinators integrate grant deliverables into defined work that results in committed outcomes.
  • Work with Program Coordinators to identify potential funding resources and new opportunities.
  • Participates in pre-award processes with funders to gain a full understanding of the criteria and requirements necessary to apply for and manage granted awards.
  • Establish and maintain an internal nomenclature system to uniquely identify grant opportunities for NCBA and ANC based on program area and timeline.
  • Update and maintain all internal systems with grant, donor and fundraising information, including Basecamp, EveryAction, and appropriate trackers to assist with identifying gaps and funding opportunities
  • Monitor changes to grant submission portals and procedures to ensure ongoing compliance with supporter requirements.
  • Maintain a system for the team to track program activity and qualitative data for grant reporting, which includes community events, webinars, conferences, count table organizing, etc.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, writing, or a related field
  • North Carolina resident preferred; staff members are generally required to reside in North Carolina
  • Minimum of 1- 3 years of nonprofit (c3) and/or (c4) development, grant management, proposal development, or related experience
  • Demonstrated experience in writing persuasive, clear, concise, and visually attractive proposals/reports, preferably in a nonprofit or educational setting, such as appeal writing, grant writing, technical writing, proofreading, editing, copywriting, or other equivalent written communication format
  • Ability to connect with program teams, understanding work plans and designated program outcomes that are measurable
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to coordinate overlapping projects and deadlines and excellent attention to detail
  • Highly organized, reliable, able to work independently, and able to develop internal and external partnerships
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google applications.
  • Experience communicating with diverse stakeholders in a variety of formats (written, email, face-to-face)

Expectations & Compensation:

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Contractor
  • This position will work remotely. Therefore, the candidate should be comfortable working independently and internally motivated to meet critical deadlines in a virtual environment.
  • All work is to be completed with standard supervision, confidentiality, integrity, and good judgment in accordance with organization standards.
    Compensation: $55,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

Email résumé, writing sample,  and cover letter to Monique Colvin at

North Carolina Black Alliance is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

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