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Position Summary:
The Grants Manager is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and stewarding a pipeline of current and prospective institutional grant funders that support MPC’s revenue goals and meet funder guidelines and criteria. The Grants Manager serves as a grant writer, cultivates and stewards institutional funder relationships, engages in compliance reporting, and supports special project initiatives as needed. The Grants Manager will work closely with the Program and Operations teams to create grant proposals and reports, ensuring timely submission. The position is responsible for supporting efforts that meet or exceed the fundraising goals established by MPC.

Supervisor: Director of Development


  • Research, write, and manage grant proposals and reports that effectively communicate MPC’s goals, objectives, and strategies to current and prospective institutional funders, including private foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Develop and maintain a strict calendar, and ensure all grant proposals and reports are written, reviewed, approved, and submitted prior to all deadlines.
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with institutional funders and stakeholders through targeted and strategic outreach and engagement in collaboration with the Programs and Marketing and Communications teams.
  • Manage and inform departmental strategy to develop a strong, expanding pipeline of grant-based funders for MPC’s operations, programs, and initiatives.
  • Track and monitor annual institutional revenue goals to provide financial updates and recommendations for annual budget development.
  • Conduct prospect research and analyze grant funding trends to identify new funding sources, opportunities for increased funding, and areas in need of greater development.
  • Enter and maintain accurate records for grant submissions, awards, outcomes, compliance, and reporting in Raiser’s Edge NXT and Airtable.
  • Schedule and facilitate donor meetings and site visits with internal and external teams.
  • Collaborate with the Program and Operations teams to gather relevant information and data needed for grant proposals and reports.
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of MPC’s history and current projects and the ability to tell the organization’s story, outcomes, and impact to current and prospective funders.
  • Collaborate with the Development team on other departmental projects as needed.

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