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Hands On Nashville

Grants Manager

Hands On Nashville


Job Summary

The Grants Manager leads Hands On Nashville’s efforts to obtain grant funding and ensure successful grant performance. The manager maintains a portfolio of $1 – 1.5 million in grants from local businesses, foundations, and the state service commission.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional writer who can convey technical details while also inspiring support for volunteer engagement. They will be highly organized, capable of distilling data, and interested in improving programs through evaluation and outcomes management. Team members at Hands On Nashville should also be excited to participate in a variety of activities, including leading volunteer projects, maintaining disaster preparedness, and contributing to organizational planning.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Executes all aspects of the grant application process, including researching, writing, editing, compiling supporting documents, submitting, and tracking grant proposals
  • Collaborates with program leadership, finance, HR, and data personnel to define goals, objectives, outcomes, scope, feasibility, and program design
  • Identifies new corporate, foundation, and government sources of funding
  • In partnership with leadership and development teams, maintains and cultivates communication with prospects and funders
  • Develops annual calendar for cultivation, grant submissions, stewardship, and reporting
  • Works in collaboration with the Director of Finance and program managers to design and implement successful federal grants, including detailed compliance records
  • Partners with program teams to ensure that grant objectives are met, properly evaluated, and recorded
  • Develops and executes a process of gathering and submitting progress reports as required by funders
  • Maintains Salesforce database to track all funding opportunities, grants written, awards, and stewardship efforts.
  • Updates the agency’s GivingMatters profiles with current, complete information
  • Maintains compliance with state disaster funding reporting requirements

HON Team Functions (Marginal)

  • Provides volunteer leadership and support for disaster response activities, corporate projects and special events, as needed
  • Understands and prepares for your unique team role in times of disaster, and supports community preparedness efforts
  • Collaborates on the creation of promotional and social media content, and other story-telling needs
  • Participates in staff team-building and professional development activities


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three years experience in grant management
  • Federal or state grant management preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in analyzing, interpreting, and accurately responding to complex grant requests for proposals, funding notices, manuals, guidelines, and contracts
  • Ability to synthesize complex ideas quickly and in an accessible fashion, verbally and in writing, for a variety of audiences
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills with exceptional customer service sense
  • Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to synthesize both program and financial data
  • Strong project management skills
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented
  • Interest in volunteer engagement and national service programs
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Salesforce/CRM experience or aptitude for learning new technologies

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds
  • May require standing or sitting for long periods of time, as well as extended periods at a keyboard or workstation
  • Ability to verbally articulate HON’s value proposition and answer questions in a conversational setting
  • Ability to pass National Service Criminal History Check, including state, federal, and sex offender databases
  • Reliable transportation for both regular work hours, community activities, and special events. Staff members are reimbursed for work-related mileage
  • Flexibility to work occasional evening or weekends
  • Ability to work increased hours in times of disaster

HON believes that Nashville is powered by people of all ages, races, ethnicities, skin tones, sexes, genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic statuses engaging in service together and does not discriminate based on any factor that denies a candidate’s essential humanity.

Additional Information


  • Silver-level health insurance paid by employer
  • Annual organizational HSA contribution or co-pay health plan options
  • Low-Cost vision, Dental, and Aflac supplemental coverage available
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan, with 1% match vested at 3 years
  • 15 days paid time off + 10 days paid sick leave accrued annually
  • 40 hours annual paid volunteer time off
  • Flexibility in determining set schedule
  • Hybrid work flexibility for staff members with satisfactory performance
  • Fun and dynamic team environment

How to Apply

Email your resume and a note detailing your interest in the position to Jann Seymour, Vice President of Operations at jann@hon.org.

Prior to the interview stage, selected candidates will be asked to provide two samples of grant applications, grant reports, or organizational impact materials that they have created.


  • Date Posted: March 22, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Analytics / Evaluation
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 04/17/2023
  • Salary Range: 52,000 - 55000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M - F