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Grants Manager

Organization: Habtiat for Humanity of Greater Orlando
Date Posted: 9/6/2017
Date Needed: 9/6/2017
Location: Florida
Country: United States
Primary Category: Grant Writing
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details


The Grant Manager directly oversees all responsibilities for grant operations and assists with management of the Salesforce database which supports multiple departments.  The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of grant activities.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  •  Grant Writing and Administration:
  • Perform prospect research on foundations, corporations and government opportunities for funding
  • Write clear compelling proposals, tailored to specific grantor needs and interests
  • Write private, corporate and government applications for grant support
  • Identify funder’s philanthropic goals and priorities and match these to Habitat programs
  • Work with the Finance Department to gather information necessary to report to funders on current grant programs
  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundations including corporate and government agencies.
  • Establish budget goals in consultation with management and develop strategies to achieve them
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by grantors
  • Provide support to other departments regarding compliance of funding
  • Maintain current records in the donor database, including grant tracking and reporting
  • Provide reports on status and pipeline prospects for funding
  • Manage, cultivate and steward relationships with grant donors
  • Maintain clear understanding of organizational programs, goals and financial needs.
  • Annually ensure Habitat Greater Orlando’s profile is updated with Guidestar and the Community Foundation of Central Florida.
  • Database Assistance:
  • Assist with database responsibilities including gift entry, reporting and management when needed
  • Proof mailing lists, donor recognition lists, data files, prospective donor lists
  • Additional functions:
  • Use of Microsoft 365, Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus
  • Proofing as needed within the Development Division
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Passionate about the Habitat for Humanity mission and purpose
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office suite Analytical with the ability to use intuition and experience to complement data and research
  • Ability to generate creative solutions and translate concepts and information into proposals
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong editing and proof reading skills a must
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in database management/Salesforce is preferred
  • Knowledge of data entry, reports and queries
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and changing work environment
  • Well organized with attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and maintain the level of excellence required

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibility.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment or at various event sites. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires extended periods of sitting and standing. The employee must also occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time, salaried position. Some weekends may be required.


Travel is primarily local during the business hours and mileage is reimbursed.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree is a required preferably in Business Management, Non-profit Management, or a related field. Five or more years of experience in resource development

Preferred Education and Experience

Previous experience in grant writing and database management preferred. 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None required for this position.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Office Location:

4116 Silver Star Rd. Orlando, FL 32808

How to Apply / Contact

Please send resumes and cover letters to the attention of Jenay Byrd at or at: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, 4116 Silver Star Road, Orlando, FL 32808. All resumes will be reviewed upon receipt.

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