Director of Grant Management

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Merrimack Valley YMCA Inc.


Lawrence, MA 01843

Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Grant Management Director at the Merrimack Valley YMCA stewards the Y’s cause, promoting and protecting the brand and reputation as a global, inclusive organization within the community. The Grant Management Director also prepares, submits and manages grant proposals in support of the Y’s philanthropic endeavors.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field or equivalent education/experience.
  • Three years of successful experience in grant management or equivalent experience.

  • Experience in a nonprofit environment is preferred.

  • Successful track record in applying proven practices related to developing successful grant proposals, working with institutional donors, and the management of all related grant compliance and reporting practices.

  • Knowledge/clear understanding of fundraising techniques and strategies.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, particularly the ability to read, analyze, write, and edit reports according to prescribed style/format and correspond with external businesses and community members.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, peers, volunteers, customers and the general public.

  • Ability to meet deadlines, as well as the ability to collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, reason and solve problems.

  • Ability to develop and use spreadsheets and standard business software systems.

Essential Functions

  1. Researches potential funders, (e.g., foundations, corporations) and builds strong, strategic relationships with current and prospective partners inside and outside the Y
  2. Effectively communicates community benefit and the Y’s impact for all stakeholders (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, community leaders) and develops grant proposals to help fund the Y’s programs.

  3. Maintains an efficient and effective tracking and reporting system that supports the financial development efforts of the Y.

  4. Establishes and manages a comprehensive process for timely and accurate grant evaluation, quality compliance, project and program fulfillment.

  5. Reports the sources, uses, and management of donated funds to constituents in order to preserve and enhance confidence in the organization.

  6. Manages and implements an organized system of communications internally and externally to provide stewardship to donors regarding grant awards and the management and monitoring of the funders’ requirements for recognition.

  7. Supports overall philanthropic efforts of the association as directed by the Chief Impact Officer.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

  • Collaboration
  • Engaging Community

  • Philanthropy



How to Apply

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Apply by Mail to:

Mary Jane Dinsmore
360 Merrimack Street
Lawrence 01843

Resumes Accepted Until

July 24, 2020

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