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Grants Manager

Position: Grants Manager

Location: Hiring in greater Los Angeles and Sacramento Areas

Work Setting: In-person and Remote Required


The California Native Vote Project’s (CNVP) mission is to achieve justice and self-determination for Native American communities through multigenerational power building, organizing, and civic engagement. CNVP is the first-of-its-kind statewide effort to engage Native American communities across dozens of counties to build political power through an integrated voter engagement strategy, which centers community organizing, and braids on top of that other strategies to achieve people-powered movements — including political education, leadership development; voter education, registration and protections; policy advocacy; research; and Native candidate preparation. 



The Grants Manager reports to the Director of Programs and Operations, and is an important team member in the organization’s fiscal health and sustainability.  . The Grants Manager is responsible for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant applications/reports that support organizational goals and meet funder guidelines and criteria. This person serves as the primary grant writer, supports funder relationships, engages in compliance reporting, and supports special project initiatives. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, project management skills, with an emphasis on outcome measurement.


Grant Manager Responsibilities:

Lead grant application development and submission—preparing and organizing materials for proposals, and submitting and monitoring grant applications, including:  

  • Researching new funding and business development opportunities on a local, state, and level.
  • Maintaining and build relationships with funders and other strategic partners on a local, state, and national level.  
  • Drafting grant application narratives, and budgets and collaborating to finalize with program staff, finance, and the Executive Director.  
  • Submitting grant applications via paper or online portals, and maintain a list of passwords.
  • Meeting with funders and CNVP staff to explore funding opportunities and fulfill site visit requirements.  
  • Maintaining master calendar of grants and prospects and all associated files and correspondence  
  • Maintaining library of grant support documents including resumes, bios, IRS forms, Board/staff diversity lists, etc.; 2  
  • Executing thank you letters and facilitate grant contracts/agreements  
  • Ensuring acknowledgment of funders/investors via website, e-newsletter, and social media; and
  • Maintain grant compliance and reporting, including outcome measurement and grant budgets—taking responsibility for meeting high standards of effectiveness, timeliness, and completeness, including:  Monitoring and maintaining funder reporting schedules and requirements.  
  • Tracking progress toward organizational and programmatic outcomes and goals.  
  • Requesting reimbursements and submitting documents to Community Partners for invoicing.
  • Drafting compelling progress reports and targeted program updates (e.g. blog posts, press releases, FB and twitter posts) to funders that fully capture programmatic success.  
  • Assembling all necessary supporting materials and documents including budget reports, outcome measurements, success stories, etc.; submit reports to funders and Board of Directors when requested. 
  • Researching statistics, trends and data for grant applications and community advocacy, including:  Performing research and data-gathering—both from external sources and CNVP data collection.
  • Assisting in development of presentations for various stakeholders.
  • Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis.
  • Develop comprehensive work plans, in consultation with relevant stakeholders.  
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document frameworks, processes and needs. 


People Management:

  • This position has no supervisory responsibility.


Organizational Development:

  • Support short term and long-term strategic and organizational planning, collaborating with leadership and staff to set clearly defined program goals and prioritize resources to achieve them.
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills.
  • Attend conferences and training as required to maintain proficiency.



  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Experience working with Native American communities and Tribal organizations, and a demonstrated commitment to and passion for the mission, vision, and values of CNVP.
  • Strong commitment to sovereignty, social justice, racial justice, and youth empowerment.
  • Strong understanding of power building, community organizing, nonprofit sector and philanthropy.
  • Results-oriented leader who motivates and inspires confidence, sets clear expectations and provides constructive feedback
  • Proven success in a senior management role with a demonstrated ability to maintain multiple funding sources for nonprofit organizations.
  • Proven working experience in project management.
  • Excellent external and internal communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience.


Desired skills and proficiencies:

  • Project Management
  • Developing and tracking budgets
  • Accounting
  • Process Improvement Planning
  • Strategy Management
  • Proficient in IOS Mac operating systems
  • Proficient working knowledge of Google suite


In order to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, all California Native Vote Project employees are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination.


Work Environment

Hybrid in-person and virtual, with some evenings and weekends required. Some travel is also required.

Physical Demands

  • Able to work on a computer, including sitting at a desk, for extended periods of time. Able to read a computer screen. Manual dexterity to operate a keyboard.
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Able to occasionally lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds.


Compensation commensurate with experience.