Grants and Foundations Manager

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The International Institute of New England, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit, New England-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking a Grants and Foundations Manager for its Boston office.

A dynamic, forward-looking, smart and rapidly growing non-profit organization, we seek well-qualified, solutions-focused candidates who are experts in their respective fields. Candidates need to approach issues creatively and thoughtfully. In addition, all candidates should possess the following set of qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently

Reports to: Chief Development Officer (reports to CEO until the CDO is hired)

Supervision: N/A

Salary Grade: 5

Status: Exempt



The Grants and Foundations Manager is responsible for researching and writing proposals to private, corporate, and government entities to support the International Institute of New England’s (IINE) programs, managing the internal process of gathering information, materials, budgets and reports from staff for grant submissions and reports, and submitting timely and accurate reports for grant funded programs.  S/he is a member of the Development staff and works closely with program staff to identify funding needs as well as prepare proposals and reports.  The Grants and Foundations Manager works as a project manager, responsible for ensuring the timely and effective execution of grant proposals and reports.



  • Bachelor's degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • At least 3 years of grant writing experience or equivalent experience; knowledge of government grant processes and systems a plus
  • Strong project management skills and proven track record for meeting deadlines: ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, plan and prioritize multiple projects, and coordinate teams to meet deadlines Excellent communications and writing skills: ability to persuasively articulate IINE's mission, program objectives, and funding needs to a range of potential donors
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills: ability to collaborate effectively with staff across departments and in culturally diverse settings
  • Budget management experiencea plus
  • Excellent attention to detail in written work
  • Prior or current interest in refugees and immigrants
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and process unexpected duties and deadlines
  • A professional with a growth mindset, a person with a high level of personal and professional accountability, and someone who will enjoy being part of a team that has a laser-like focus on achieving the Institute’s annual and multi-year revenue goals
  • Willingness to perform administrative functions as needed, such as filing, photocopying, routine donor correspondence, and database management
  • Excellent computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, desktop publishing, and database management are required
  • Knowledge of Salesforce preferred



Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct the full range of activities required to cultivate, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundations, corporate sources, and government agencies, working closely with the Chief Program Officer and Program Directors. Identify with Program Directors the lead author for each proposal, and provide support where needed. 
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate their potential to support IINE.
  • Attend bidders’ conferences and information sessions sponsored by current and potential public entities and private foundation.
  • Remain current on the details of all IINE programming in order to identify and accurately describe programs to potential and current funders.
  • Responsible for reviewing and packaging all final grant applications prior to submission.
  • Manage the grant reporting process by working closely with program staff to ensure all grant reports are submitted on time and comply with the requirements of corporate, private, and government funders. Draft reports where appropriate, working with staff to ensure accurate documentation of program outcomes. 
  • Work with the Finance Department to ensure that the Salesforce database award amount and classification matches SAGE accounting records. 
  • Work closely with the Data Manager to identify and understand programmatic trends and statistics that strengthen IINE grant proposals, incorporating new data as appropriate.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with foundations, coordinating visits by the President and other staff as appropriate and inviting foundation representatives to visit IINE.
  • Maintain and update records of grant activity in the IINE Salesforce database and hard copy files.
  • Serve as the owner of the yearly and multi-year revenue goals from grant funding by monitoring support from foundations, researching new opportunities, and replenishing the grant prospect list with new foundations and prospects.
  • Assist the development office with input on all written marketing materials as well as the IINE website, ensuring that all communications are accurate.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects in the development office as needed.
  • Identify and attend training sessions and professional development workshops as needed to improve grant writing and project management skills.
  • Perform all other duties assigned by supervisor.

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Human Resources ( with your name and position in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted; references will be required at the time of the interview.

No telephone calls please.

Position will remain open until filled.

The International Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Immigrants, women, people with disabilities, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.