Associate Manager of Grant Programs

Are you excited about working with social change entities at the intersection of risk, trust, and community impact? Do you thrive on improving workflows? Do you believe in enabling other people through advising and coaching? GlobalGiving is looking for an empathetic grants manager with a passion for workflow improvement to join our Grants team.

The Associate Manager of Vetting Programs will oversee grants management activities within current program frameworks and grant processes, while also thinking ahead about how to evolve GlobalGiving’s grants management services in support of organizational growth.

The successful candidate will be service-minded and demonstrate people management skills or potential. While we envision this role starting out in a self-directed support role, we do expect opportunities for a successful hire to take on supervisory responsibilities over time.

We have a casual work atmosphere where everyone’s input and ideas are valued. We’re committed to work-life balance and offer everyone opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow. Since creative, enthusiastic employees are our most valued resource and the basis for our success, we take great care in how we attract, hire, and support our employees for a successful career. If you care about collaboration, curiosity, communication excellence, and continuous improvement, this position is right for you.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement grantee communication strategies: Support to hundreds of community changemakers and learn about their work. You will improve, maintain, and work with relevant teams to both ensure a consistent voice in grantee communications and increase grantee engagement resulting from our communication strategy.
  • Grants Management: Oversee an ever-evolving portfolio of 250+ donor-directed grants across multiple regions and programmatic themes, sometimes with support from junior staff. You will be responsible for grantee compliance in every stage of the award process, including proposal and report review.
  • Program Implementation: You understand the multiple constituents in GlobalGiving’s grant programs and consider all when managing programmatic change. You will work with Business Partnership Managers to design grant programs and align funding decisions with GlobalGiving’s North Star. And you will work with Managers of Global Grant Programs to establish, approve, and update policies for delivering grants services to external stakeholders.
  • Scale Systems: Evaluate, develop, and implement grants management workflows and processes to improve efficiency and accuracy of program execution.
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify and implement ways to foster operational excellence in the people, processes, and systems that make up GlobalGiving’s grantmaking activities. You will participate in sector-wide working groups, such as PEAK and GEO, while leading internal working groups, to share learnings from various grantee portfolios.

Required Qualifications

For our team to be a great fit for you, the following qualifications should resonate with you:

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience working at a grantmaking institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of United States IRS guidelines for public charity or private foundation charitable giving
  • Program management expertise, as seen in
    • A History of delivering successful programs; or
    • Responsibility for a large portfolio of grant awards; or
    • Success with tools to define programmatic objectives and milestones; or
    • Professional project management experience.
  • Experience working with an online grants management database
  • Experience managing and coaching junior employees, including interns and contracted staff
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively, to listen to others' ideas, and to collaborate to arrive at great solutions.
  • A passionate belief in the mission of GlobalGiving and a commitment to our core values.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition, the ideal candidate would also have some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Relationship management experience, with donors or clients or vendors
  • Familiar with charity registration requirements in the U.S. and internationally
  • Familiar with country-level requirements to receive foreign funds, including but not limited to anti-terror and anti-money laundering regulations
  • Foreign language skills

Salary + Benefits

Salary range: $55k to $65k.

Benefits include flexible work hours, remote work options, 5 weeks of paid time off per year, professional development opportunities, and a meaningful job where you can go home at night and say, "Today, my work helped more than 700 kids get their essential health and educational needs met." (One of many true stories.) And of course, we've also got you covered with benefits like health care, dental/vision, paid family leave, paid sabbaticals, commuter benefits, and 401K.


This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Vetting and Grants Management and will be filled remotely for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Once in-office operations can safely resume, this role can either be based in GlobalGiving’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. or continue to operate remotely. If you intend to apply as a remote-worker, be prepared to speak about your experience with remote employment in the recruitment process.

Applicants must reside in the United States. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have legal authorization to work in the United States for the duration of the position. GlobalGiving does not sponsor employment visas.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

“GlobalGiving is my second family I love waking up every morning to come into work because I know I will be met with smiles and genuine interest in what I did over the weekend or how I am doing. Half the time it doesn’t even feel like work. I just sit in an open office with all my friends trying to change the world.”
— Anonymous Employee Review
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