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Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services

Grant/Contract Manager

Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services


Job Summary

The Grant/Contract Manager produces and manages grant budgets, reports, billing and invoices; manages funder relationships; supports development project initiatives and supports grant writing for the organization. This is a full time exempt position reporting to the Executive Director.

Job Responsibilities

Grant/Contract Administration

• Manage programmatic contracts,  grant administration, contract compliance, and reporting for all public and private grants and contracts.

• Collect and track key data points related to TALS areas of strategic focus.

• Support revenue generation for TALS internal programs, services, and impact areas through participating in the creation of timely submission of well-researched, well-written, and well-documented proposals.

• Produce, manage, and forecast grant budgets.

• Ensure that deadlines, required data, and additional essential elements of the project are accurately followed, compiled, measured, and reported.

• Serve as a point of contact for funders, build strong relationships, and provide excellent customer service.

• Maintain working knowledge of federal and local regulations governing TALS contracts, provide basic training, and answer questions regarding contract/grant regulations for TALS staff.

• Prepare all materials for contract/grant reviews and meet with reviewers when requested by funders, in conjunction with the administrative staff.

Support for Grant Writing:

• Support staff in preparing and assembling grant proposals/contracts in compliance with State, Federal, Foundation, and private funder guidelines and deadlines. 

• Maintain grant files, award acknowledgement letters, draft proposals and grant application narratives, and collaborate to finalize applications with the Executive Director and others as appropriate. Secure all necessary endorsement letters and signatures.

General TALS:

• Participate on internal committees, work groups, and other efforts to promote and improve the operations of TALS.

• Establish and maintain professional working relationships with all staff.

• Comply with program policies.

• Comply with all applicable organizational, professional, and legal requirements for confidentiality.

• Perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum Three (3) years government or non-profit grant/contract management experience.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Project management skills
  • Intermediate to expert proficiency in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel, Word and Outlook.

Additional Information


TALS’s benefits package includes health, life, disability, dental and vision insurance, 403B with 3% employer match, accrued PTO and most federal holidays off, plus the TALS office is closed the week of December 24-31.

How to Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume to Jenny Darrell, by December 20, 2021.


  • Date Posted: December 9, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Salary Range: 52,000- $58,000, based on experience
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk