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Monroe Harding Inc

Grants Manager

Monroe Harding Inc


Job Summary

Monroe Harding’s mission is to change young people’s lives. Our cause is to ensure that foster care youth and other vulnerable young people build a solid foundation of strengths that position them for success in adulthood. Our cause and mission are accomplished through trauma and resiliency informed programs and services in foster care, supportive housing, clinical emotional and mental health support services, and education, career development, and life skills support services.

The Grants Manager will direct and grow the organization’s development efforts with public and private foundations and grant-making entities, corporate foundations, United Way, and government funding sources.  The Manager also will embrace our mission, vision, cause, and strategic direction and work with multiple internal teams to identify, research, apply for, and secure funding in support. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Identifying, researching, evaluating, and prioritizing prospects for public and private foundation, corporate foundation, United Way, and government grant opportunities.  
  • Managing the grant development and submission process with appropriate staff and consultants, including compiling support documents and budgets.
  • Developing and prioritizing all projects and proposals; organizing and facilitating a cross-functional team to oversee grants; coordinating with various staff to elicit project and program ideas that need support.
  • Overseeing all post-award activities.  Meeting with appropriate staff to plan grants before submission and to manage grants after awarded.  This includes facilitating outcome and financial data tracking with appropriate staff and any other activities necessary for grant compliance.  Complete reports according to funders’ requirements.
  • Developing and fostering relationships with funders; finding personal connections at each granting entity that will ensure attention of the funder and continuity of the funding.  Providing stewardship for existing funders.
  • Managing all aspects of grant tracking – writing reports by partnering with data coordinator, finance office and program directors to ensure compliance and reporting; maintain thorough historical records.  Track grant awards, requirements, and other funder information in the agency’s database.



  • Excellent communication skills, analytical skills, and organizational skills.
  • Grant writing education and or certification.
  • Proven track record raising money from foundation and government sources. 
  • Innovative problem-solving skills and data analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of contracts and agreements.
  • Excellent research skills



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Three years of successful grant writing and grant management experience



Written Communication

Analytical Skills

Organizational Skills

Action Oriented

Data Entry


Applicants must pass thorough background check and drug screen.  Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license. 

Additionally, The Diana Screen® is administered to all potential applicants to help ensure that ethical boundaries between children and adults are maintained. At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority.

Additional Information


Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Long Term Disability

Option to enroll in Short-term Disability, Accident, and Critical Illness Insurance


Generous Paid Time Off Package

Professional Development Opportunities 

How to Apply

Think you are interested in joining our team?  Please apply online at


  • Date Posted: December 6, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Children / Youth