Development Grants Manager



Salary Range:   $ 60,000 – $86,500

Location: Washington, D.C.

Supervisor: Director of Development

Job Classification: Full-time, Exempt

The Development Grants Manager will work closely with the Development Team to support the successful execution of a multi-million-dollar fundraising plan. The Development Grants Manager is responsible for effectively outlining, drafting, and executing grant proposals and impact reports. This position will work collaboratively across the department as well as across units to synthesize necessary research, data points, and stories to the key submissions.

Role and Responsibilities

Grant Writing (55%)

  • Manage APIA Scholars’ overall grant proposal and report writing and submission.
  • Inform and support a streamlined grants management process that ensures thoughtful inclusion of staff with the overall fundraising strategy and external deadlines.
  • Craft compelling grant proposals, LOIs, and concept papers to maintain, grow, and acquire new funders in collaboration with the Director of Development, Associate Vice President of Development.

Data Collection and Reporting (35%)

  • Collaborate across departments to collect impact data and stories to develop timely and comprehensive grant reports.
  • Curate content for donor communications including presentations, impact reports, and partnership histories.
  • Assist with maintaining organizational database, ensuring accurate grant data.

Administrative Support (10%)

  • Support the Development Team with any and all of the administrative tasks to achieve the Development Team’s fiscal year’s goals.
  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities that are assigned.

Qualifications and Education

  • Minimum 3 years of related work experience.
  • BA/BS’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience as a Grant Writer or similar role.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with nonprofit fundraising strategies.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills to effectively prioritize concurrent short and long term tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Proactive and collaborative communicator to accomplish objectives and meet deadlines.
  • Deep commitment to APIA Scholars’ mission and strategy with a demonstrated understanding of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) cultures and the issues affecting these communities.
  • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to tailor messaging to a variety of diverse stakeholders/constituents.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Google Suite, Zoom and other virtual meeting platforms.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by June 9, 2023 at 11:59 pm to Kylie Stamm at with “<YOUR NAME> Development Grants Manager Application” in the Subject line for consideration. For the writing sample, please submit a 1-2 page piece with preference to samples that demonstrate grant writing or storytelling in the AANHPI community.

What we offer

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. APIA Scholars provides a comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, dental, 401k, life insurance, a 4-day work week, and generous paid leave including 15 vacation days, 10 sick leave days, federal holidays, and an additional one-week winter closure. APIA Scholars provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

About APIA Scholars

Based in Washington, D.C. and founded in 2003, APIA Scholars (Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization devoted to the academic, personal, and professional success of Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students. We celebrate our community of students whose unique stories, rich cultures, and diverse perspectives equip them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Through scholarships, higher education research and policy, and institutional partnerships, APIA Scholars carries out its mission to educate, elevate, and empower a diverse community of 25 million strong and growing.