Grant Manager

Posted on November 30, 2012
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Grant Manager

Job Type: Part Time / Job Share

Job Flexibility: Medium Flexibility

Location Requirement: USA – The Midwest

General Area Of Expertise: Business Development & Planning, Clerical / Administration / Support

Rate Wage: $4000/year

Hours: varies

Job Description:

Organization Summary:
The mission of the Trans Youth Support Network (TYSN) is to promote racial, social, and economic justice for transgender youth, with freedom to self-define gender identity and expression.

Activity Area: Other
Closing Date: Dec 12, 2012

Primary Duties:
The Grant Manager is responsible for working with the Executive Director to write grant proposals, reports, and letters of inquiry on behalf of the TYSN, maintain a grants calendar, and research potential grant opportunities. The Grant Manager must be passionately committed to the mission of TYSN. Experience in social service youth work and youth community organizing is preferred.

Manage grant calendar: Maintain TYSN’s grant calendar in collaboration with the ED. Keep track of upcoming deadlines and pace grantwriting and reporting accordingly. Work closely with the ED to jointly plan a timeline for completing drafts, assembling attachments, and submitting grants and reports on time. Meet monthly with ED to review the grant calendar and plan next steps.

Grantseeking: Follow up on leads for potential funders: research foundations and funding guidelines. Add potential new funders to the grant calendar and discuss next steps with the ED. Occasionally, grantseeking may include broad searches of foundation databases or other general funder lists; however, most of TYSN’s funders are found through word of mouth.

Grantwriting: Complete grant proposals, drawing on language from former proposals and writing new material to ensure that each proposal submitted is up to date and tailored to the potential funder in question.

Grant reporting: Keep track of reporting guidelines for each funder and write reports as necessary.
Attend monthly Board meetings and provide updates to the TYSN Advisory Board on grant proposals submitted, grants received or denied, and any issues that have arisen in the grantseeking process.


•Extensive, documented experience in social justice and activist work
•Extensive, documented experience in social work and youth services
•Extensive knowledge of and experience with transgender individuals, needs, and community resources in Minnesota, especially the Twin Cities
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Experience writing grant proposals, reports, and letters of interest
•Self-directed, able to work independently and collaboratively with a flexible schedule
•Ability to create and follow work-plans for completing
•Precision, accuracy, and attention to detail in writing and reviewing grant materials
•No minimum formal education requirement

Additional Info:
Hours and Compensation
• Hours vary depending on grant calendar. TYSN is currently funded by five foundations and applies to approximately 10 foundations per year. Grant manager works an average of 10 hours a month. In slow months, this may drop to 5 hours; a few months of the year this increases to 30-40 hours.
• Contracted at $4,000/Year

How To Apply:
TYSN is an equal opportunity employer. Transgender people and people of color are encouraged to apply. Interested? Submit a resume and cover letter to by Wednesday, December 12th at 5pm.

- Business Details -

Business Name: Trans Youth Support Network – TYSN



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