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Grants Manager

Job Description
Community Resource Center
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Job Location: 
Denver Metro
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Job Category: 
Development | Programs/Services
Job Description: 

Community Resource Center: 


Established in 1981, Community Resource Center (CRC) creates opportunities, tools, and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado. We believe in the power of the nonprofit sector to affect change and support thriving communities. We envision a strong and sustainable nonprofit sector leading our state towards a more just future.  


Salary Range:   $45,000 - $55,000 




The Grant Manager will be responsible for identifying grant opportunities, managing the grant development and proposal process, and advancing the Colorado Grants Guide at CRC.  Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer the successful candidate will be able to conduct accurate funder research, craft clear and compelling funding proposals, and provide grant reports to funders.  The Grants Manager will also be responsible for advancing the Colorado Grants Guide platform by providing nonprofits and community groups with invaluable information on local, state, and national funding opportunities.  In addition, the Grant Manager will support the larger fund development strategy and help to create a culture of philanthropy at CRC.  


Areas of Responsibility

Key Responsibilities 


Grants Management & Proposal Writing (45% of Time) 

To advance the organizations fund development and partnership goals, the Grants Manager will: 

  • Prepare strong, thorough proposals to foundations, associations, corporations, government, and individuals to support CRC programs and meet fundraising goals. 
  • Prepare templates and content on CRC programs that can be used in proposals, white papers, case statements, and other communications. 
  • Work in collaboration with program staff and CEO to advance grant applications and to manage the preparation of grant attachments, budgets, and proposals, as well as processing grant agreements and contracts. 
  • Lead the final submission for all grant applications and report submissions 
  • Work in collaboration with staff to manage the grant schedule and calendar to aid in writing proposals, reports, and other communications to foundations. 
  • Comply with grant report and proposal requirements, utilizing templates, and providing mandatory information in a persuasive, thoughtful, and sophisticated writing style. 
  • Contribute to and maintain a knowledge sharing system and CRC’s CRM (Salesforce) capable of maximizing the organization’s collective fund development initiatives. 




Management of the Colorado Grants Guide (R)  (CGG) (50% of Time) 

The Colorado Grants Guide is Colorado’s leading online tool for grant funding research. This comprehensive resource guide contains over 650+ profiles of local foundations and trusts, corporations, national funders, and government agencies that support Colorado nonprofit organizations.  The Grants Manager will:  

  • Oversee, inform, and audit the development of funder profiles on the CGG that provides detailed and updated information on local, state and, national funding opportunities for nonprofits and community groups  
  • Provide timely and knowledgeable customer service to current, former, and prospective CGG subscribers answering database and grant inquiries, providing platform demonstrations that will maintain and grow the number of subscribers on the platform 
  • Provide regular communication to CGG subscribers to help inform subscribers about upcoming opportunities, to provide invaluable information on grant writing and to retain subscribers on the CGG platform  
  • Write compelling articles and information on grants and grant writing to support CGG content marketing strategies and communication materials 
  • Provide oversight for the CGG volunteers updating the funder profiles on the CGG   
  • Conduct systematic communication with funders on their CGG profiles  
  • Provide monthly reports on the sales, volunteer hours, and updated profiles provided for the CGG platform 
  • Make recommendations on the advancement of the CGG platform 


Administrative & Organizational Duties (5% of Time) 

To support a variety of administrative and organizational duties that include: 

  • Support CRC’s fund development committee to further the organization’s goals and activities related to fundraising and donor engagement 
  • Partner with the leadership team to inform the organization’s fund development strategy particularly as it relates to foundations, donor-advised funds, and government grants 
  • Participate in regular staff and team meetings 
  • Performs other duties as assigned 
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential
  • Ability to conduct content and copy edits on text
  • Demonstrated experience in obtaining grants for nonprofits from foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized
  • Ability to navigate an online database
  • Agreement with and commitment to CRC’s mission and values
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Adaptable, organized and demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects
  • Proficient with Google Suite, Zoom, Google Voice, MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
  • Must have the ability to work remotely, including having access to reliable internet service, and space in your home to reasonably work
  • A minimum of five years of grant writing, grant management and fund development experience

This is a full-time permanent position based in CRC’s Denver office but will be considered remote during the pandemic. Salary range is $45-$55k and is commensurate with depth of experience and overall qualifications. Benefits include health and dental insurance, long-term disability, and paid time off. 

How To Apply

To apply, please send one PDF document of your resume and cover letter explaining 1) why you are particularly interested in this position and 2) how your experience aligns with the job announcement and 3) where you found the job post. Resumes will be reviewed as received.  

Please send application materials to Please reference “Grants Manager” in the subject line of your email.  No phone calls please. You can find out more about CRC programs at  


CRC is an equal opportunity employer. CRC is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, AmeriCorps VISTAs, volunteers, and program participants. CRC welcomes applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ people to apply. 

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