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Grants Manager

Caritas of Austin
Austin, TX 78701

Job Title:  Grants Manager

Department:  Development

Reports To:  Chief Development Officer

FLSA Status / Pay Type:  Exempt / Salary


Caritas of Austin Values


We believe in the inherent dignity of all people, and we celebrate every persons uniqueness and contributions to our work.


We are committed to fairness and impartiality in the way we provide services and opportunities for service.


We are resolute in our mission to build wellbeing and end homelessness for the people we serve.


We have high standards for every aspect of our work, continuously raising the bar to provide the best experience and outcomes for everyone we serve.


We are leaders in meeting the most pressing needs of the Austin community, continually learning and improving to affect positive change.


Position Summary

The Grants Manager is responsible for the oversight of the grants process, which includes writing grant/contract proposals, reporting and compliance, in order to raise revenue for Caritas of Austin from public funding, private foundations, corporations, organizations, and other appropriate funding sources.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works closely with Caritas of Austin management to identify service and program needs and develop an annual plan and grant goals with reasonable outputs and outcomes.

  • Manages the life cycle of all grants and contracts using knowledge of contract administration rules/regulations, technical expertise, relationship-building and analytical skills; including creation and submission of grant requests, letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations, exhibiting superior writing skills.

  • Tracks and maintains grant application and reporting requirements as part of the grant process and maintains an internal calendar of all deadlines across the agency.

  • Provides grant summary reports to appropriate staff after funding is awarded and management. Meets with Program Manager(s) to outline grant requirements to ensure compliance with conditions of grant agreements (i.e. what $$s can/cannot be spent, deadlines, reporting requirements, outputs and outcomes).

  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with funders and their staff, prior to, during the life-cycle of the grant, and through close-out/follow up.

  • Identifies, researches, and develops grant funding sources and communicates those opportunities to appropriate leadership in a timely manner to assure appropriate preparation of grant.

  • Manages Grants Coordinator position in his/her duties and tasks.



  • Requires two years of government and/or philanthropic grant writing and grants administration.

  • A proven track record of successfully awarded grants to include total dollar amounts raised.

  • Experience with social services, homelessness or refugee issues, government contracts and private funding sources is preferred.

  • Demonstrated superior written communication skills, with emphasis on grant proposals and clear, persuasive correspondence.

  • Highly developed attention to detail, the ability to prioritize appropriately, make independent decisions and work well under tight deadlines.

  • Must be able to work fast, be output oriented, and produce high quality work in a short amount of time. The scope of the position requires a strong proficiency in planning and executing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess trends and translate concepts into practical applications.

Communication Skills

  • Must have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

  • Calmness and efficiency needed to perform activities involving many details and frequent changes and strong communication skills.

  • Effectively and collaboratively work across departments with all Program Directors, the Chief Financial Officer, Director of Development and Executive Director.

  • The ability to write and speak effectively on the situation; actively listens to others, asks questions to verify understanding, and uses tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others. 

  • Must exhibit high level of competency in relationship building and customer service.

Computer Skills

  • Computer experience, familiarity with Internet-based research and desktop publishing skills, proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point & database software are essential.



Posted: 2019-03-05 Expires: 2019-04-04

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