National Grants ManagerAmerica Votes Website
America Votes is the coordination hub of the progressive community, leading collaborative efforts among a diverse coalition of more than 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections and protect every American’s right to vote. America Votes works nationally and in more than 20 states to provide a range of services to partners, including strategic planning, advocacy and electoral campaign coordination, data tools and targeting services, and on-the-ground leadership in key states.
America Votes is committed to developing long-term roadmaps and setting critical goals for states. With an eye on redistricting and the consequences of extreme conservative gerrymanders and attacks upon voting rights, these efforts are essential to building progressive power in the states, session-by-session and election-by-election.
America Votes and its partner organizations are at the heart of the progressive movement’s effort to win elections and create change. In 2020, the America Votes coalition deployed their largest-ever voter engagement and mobilization effort to reach millions of voters in states. For more information about America Votes, visit www.americavotes.org.
Racial Equity Statement
As a leader of collaborative efforts to mobilize voters, protect voting rights, and win elections, America Votes is committed to advancing racial equity within our organization and across our coalition. We acknowledge the systematic racism that permeates all facets of our society, beginning with the foundational right to vote. America Votes is also engaging with an understanding of the ways gender, sexuality and other forms of oppression intersect with race and how those relationships impact inequities faced by our staff, our partners, and the communities that we engage in our work. America Votes strives to model our commitment to racial equity through our internal and external operations, programs, and partnerships. We acknowledge the inequitable structures that continue to exist and are moving forward with a sustained commitment in time, resources and people to challenge structural racism and work towards creating a reflective organization and democracy.
America Votes is seeking a National Grants Manager for the national office located in Washington, DC to help maintain the organization’s grant-making work at the national and state level. This position will be responsible for managing systems to execute, track, and evaluate America Votes grantmaking. This person will work closely with state and national staff and stakeholders to capture grant-related information and report on progress towards goals for a variety of internal and external audiences. This position reports directly to the National Director of Development.
This position is based in Washington, DC and will be expected to work from the DC office at least 2-3 days per week on average.
Support the execution of overall organizational grantmaking strategy and individual grantmaking decisions.
Build and maintain systems to ensure regular comprehensive tracking and reporting of grants status
Assist National Director of Development and relevant state staff in regular evaluation of progress toward grant-related goals, spanning qualitative and quantitative success measures.
Communicate regularly with state staff and grantees to ensure grant obligations are being met.
Prepare regular reports on grantee activity and granting program to internal and external audiences.
Coordinate with Development department to track and respond to reporting requests from funders
Coordinate with Political and Field departments to make sure necessary table agreements signed prior to grants being made
Compile information for regular funder updates and provide other support for the Development department
Other duties as assigned
Demonstrated grantmaking or grants management experience
Understanding of common direct voter contact, issue advocacy programs, and other progressive organizing capacities
Experience building strong and accountable relationships across an organization
Comfortable working within and across teams to drive projects forward
Ability to prioritize and handle variety of projects simultaneously
Extremely detail- and deadline-oriented
Ability to write and communicate clearly and appropriately for a variety of audiences
Demonstrated commitment to racial equity
Work well with people from diverse backgrounds
Excellent organization and time-management skills
Strong presentation and facilitation skills
Basic knowledge of c3/c4/PAC designations
Proficiency in Google suite
The salary for this position will be between $62,000 and $66,000 and depend upon the applicant’s experience. America Votes offers a competitive benefits package covering 100% of employee medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums, life insurance, long term disability coverage, monthly cell phone reimbursement, personal professional development funds, parental leave, and 401 (K) after six months of continuous service with the organization.
America Votes provides a generous paid time off policy with paid vacation, unlimited sick and safe leave, paid personal days, at least 10 Federal paid holidays including Juneteenth, as well as paid organizational time off from at least December 23 to January 1. The position is represented by the America Votes Workers Union.
Please submit a copy of your resume, a cover letter and three references to the application form.
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America Votes is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. America Votes does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under local, state or federal law. People of color, LGBTQ candidates, individuals with disabilities, and neurodivergent individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.