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Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee

Grants & Impact Manager

Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (BGCMT) is: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Four key characteristics define the essence of a Boys & Girls Club. Each is critical in exerting a positive impact on the life of a child: DEDICATED YOUTH FACILITIES – Boys & Girls Clubs are places–actual neighborhood-based buildings–designed solely for youth programs and activities.

OPEN WHEN KIDS NEED US MOST – The Clubs are open weekdays after school and during the summer when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets. TRAINED, PROFESSIONAL STAFF – Every Club is directed by trained youth development professionals who act as role models and mentors to members. Volunteers provide key supplementary support. AVAILABLE & AFFORDABLE TO ALL YOUTH – For a $25/year annual membership, any child between the ages of 5 and 18 can become a Club member. We do not discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or income.


Position Summary:

This position develops and manages Grants and Impact priorities, two key focus areas for BGCMT. The Grants & Impact Manager delivers on our ability to serve youth throughout Middle Tennessee and communicates our impact to the generous grantors and foundations who support our life-changing mission. This individual serves as the “storyteller” for the organization and utilizes various tools and technologies to communicate mission moments, strategic plans, programmatic updates, and more to stakeholders as well as our overall community. This person is devoted to amplifying BGCMT’s value as a leader in serving youth in Davidson and Williamson Counties, demonstrating our commitment to community impact and trust-building.

Job Responsibilities

The right candidate:

You are a skilled writer of grants, reports, press releases, newsletter/blogs, and emails. You know how to communicate a need that inspires others to action and secures funds. You are a dependable, approachable, flexible, detail-oriented person who excels at project and calendar management, and who works well both collaboratively and independently. You are energized by your work, understand your significance within the strategic priorities of BGCMT, and are driven by a passion to uplift youth to their fullest potential.


Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Managing the full range of activities required to successfully acquire grants, including: preparing, submitting, tracking, and reporting to foundation, government, and corporate sources as well as prospecting and pursuing new grant opportunities.
  • Researching, writing, proofreading and editing proposals and related materials, and reviewing for accuracy before final submission.
  • Collaborating with grant funders and managing standards and deadlines for proposals, reviewing proposals for completeness, and ensuring compliance with grant requirements to build strong relationship with stakeholders.
  • Maintaining clear, accessible records of funding sources and grant applicants, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Managing all grant requirements post-award, including implementation, monitoring across the organization and beyond, as needed, to complete grant obligations, program, and events development, public recognition for funders and the timely acknowledgement of and reporting on grants.
  • Tracking and compiling data to report to funders, donor, board of directors, and members and other sources as required.
  • Working with BGCMT staff, leadership, and board to develop meaningful project goals, objectives, activities, outcomes and budgetary requirements for grant-funded initiatives.
  • Cohesively organizing staff, leadership, and others as needed around grant needs to ensure timely submission, reporting, and objectives are met.
  • Working with staff, leadership, and board to establish goals, performance metrics, and evaluation processes; baselining existing program activity, and setting goals for future cycles.
  • Assisting in program evaluation of grants and activities to ensure outputs and outcomes are captured and analyzed for success.
  • Working with Finance to make sure necessary data information is being tracked and collected to ensure compliance with grant terms, budget, and promised goals.
  • In collaboration, organization-wide, working to elicit, capture, and format impact stories that illustrate the accomplishments and impact of individual grants and the organization and solidify our visibility, influence, and reputation in the community.
  • Curiosity for local, state, and national outcomes, issues, and policies impacting youth-development, maintaining perspective and benchmarking.
  • Preparing a public-facing Impact Report on the outcomes of the DUB100BY2026 Strategic Plan.
  • Prepare press releases, blogs, etc. that celebrate and communicate partnerships, impact, mission moments, and more.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven experience and success in grant writing, budgeting, grant management, program evaluation or related experience
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills
  • Strong organizational skills, with high attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through
  • Able to work both autonomously and collaboratively in a dynamic work environment
  • Experience with a CRM and ability to learn and implement new systems
  • Proven ability to work across organizational boundaries in sometime ambiguous situations
  • Ability to collaborate on researching, developing, and launching initiatives in partnership and coordination with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to articulate BGCMT’s vision for Great Futures and promote this to funders, government, and stakeholders, including creating materials and developing analyses to persuade and educate
  • Possess a commitment to accessibility in communications and ability to connect with people across a wide range of abilities and from diverse backgrounds



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related subject or combination of education and experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in grants management or grants management as part of a previous or current position, or applicable, relevant experience
  • Ability to work remotely as well as in an office environment
  • Ability to assist with other Resource Development efforts such as newsletters, press releases, social media, events, government advocacy, etc.
  • Ability to work an average of 45 hours per week


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three-years+ experience in grants management including data/impact analysis and reporting
  • Familiarity with local, state, and/or government funders and foundations
  • Experience in youth-development organization
  • Experience using various programs and apps, such as Office 365, Slack, Monday, Salesforce, Fluxx, and Canva
  • Creative outcomes-based approach to problem solving
  • Emotional intelligence and interest in building trusting relationships inside and outside the organization
  • Conflict management skills for navigating differences of opinion and perspective

Additional Information

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to


  • Date Posted: July 13, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Children / Youth