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Grants Manager

The grants manager supports the Foundation’s Community Investment Department. This role is responsible for managing databases and grantmaking information. The grants manager oversees the applicant portal, administrative details behind each process, and subsequent data sets from proposals and awarded grants. The grants manager will report to the program director for responsive grantmaking. The grants manager is a non-exempt position.
Job description:
We are a nonprofit community foundation, comprised of over 1,500 funds, that assists people and organizations with their charitable giving, provides financial aid to college students, and makes Community Grants to nonprofit organizations in Forsyth County. We are the oldest foundation in North Carolina, and we are one of the oldest community foundations in the country.  Since 2018, the Foundation has been on a journey to deepen its understanding of and commitment to racial equity as both a priority in our work in the community and as a hallmark of our organizational culture.
Our vision:
A generous and trusting community where everyone is thriving.
Our mission:
We inspire giving and link resources to action, strengthening Forsyth County—now and forever.
Our values:
  • Inclusion – we practice and champion inclusion, honoring the strengths and experiences of all in our community.
  • Accountability – we honor the intentions of our donors and partners and hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics, service and stewardship.
  • Continuous Learning – we are committed to learning and evolving with our community and our partners.
 All staff work together to live out the Foundation's mission, values, and equity commitment. Each person actively participates in education sessions, work groups, and other formal and informal opportunities to learn about and operationalize our shared commitment to equity.
  • Coordinate the grantmaking process, including preparing and tracking correspondence, proposals, grant documents, contracts, and payments 
  • Coordinate the monitoring processes for active grants, including generating reminder letters, monitoring receipt of grant reports, and following up with late reports
  • Maintain current, comprehensive information on proposals, grants, and contracts in the grants database
  • Create and maintain regular data reports on grantmaking trends to inform strategic direction
  • Monitor and maintain grantmaking budget expenditures
  • Assist the Student Aid department during award season, as needed
  • Collaborate with other departments to review database practices to ensure data integrity
  • Collaborate with communications staff to ensure timely and accurate public information on grants
  • Create, maintain, and update correspondence templates, reports, and queries for the organization
  • Compile and organize materials for Community Investment and Mission-Aligned Investing Subcommittee meetings in electronic format
  • Update and monitor databases to meet current and changing needs of the Foundation
  • Update and monitor the Foundation’s online grant application portal
  • Partner with other staff members on tasks that concern the broad agenda of the Foundation’s work to ensure that decisions are made with diverse input to benefit the common good
  • Take minutes at various Foundation meetings
  • Participate in regular staff and other internal meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Commitment to the Foundation’s values
  • Commitment to and understanding of racial equity
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and cultures
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • High-level of comfort with technology, ability to learn and adopt new computer programs quickly, and ability to effectively integrate that technology into daily work
  • Database management experience and strong database management skills; experience with Financial Edge, Raiser’s Edge, or GrantEdge will be an added advantage
  • High-level proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Experience in report writing such as SQL or MS PowerBI an added advantage
  • Exceptional organization skills and accurate attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize work effectively and manage multiple, time-sensitive demands
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated
  • Problem solving skills, inquisitive nature
  • Two or more years paid work experience

The Foundation offers a hybrid schedule where staff work in person for part of the week and have the option to work remotely on other days. Our offices are in downtown Winston-Salem.

Starting salary range is $47,000 to $50,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include generous paid time off (PTO) and holidays. Health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and parental leave begin the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Eligibility for the defined benefit retirement plan begins after one year of service. Other optional benefits include a flexible benefit plan, supplemental insurance with AFLAC, employee supplemental retirement plan, charitable match program and tuition and fee reimbursement.
The Winston-Salem Foundation is committed to building a staff that reflects the community served by the Foundation’s mission and strategic priorities and we invite applicants that represent our diverse community. To apply, please visit
$47,000- $50,000

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