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Grants Manager

Mary's Meals

Posted: October 2020
Status: Open


Mary's Meals USA

Bloomfield, NJ

Employment Type:

Position Reports to: Director of Development
Schedule: Full-time


Position Summary:


Mary’s Meals USA raises awareness and funds to support school feeding programs in some of the world’s poorest countries, where hunger and poverty prevent children from getting an education. Mary’s Meals USA’s headquarters is located in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The Grants Manger position is authorized to be a remote position. 


This is a key role in the development and implementation of Mary’s Meals USA’s fundraising and awareness raising activities. The Grants Manager will be responsible for the strategy and execution of growing the portfolio of Foundation and Trust partnerships that support the work of Mary’s Meals. This will involve creating and stewarding opportunities with major foundations, charitable trusts and family foundations, resulting in tangible results that sustain and grow our school feeding programs. The Grants Manager is a part of the Mary’s Meals USA Development team and report to the Director of Development.



Principle Duties:

Creating New Partnerships:

  • Identify new opportunities with foundations and grantmakers that align with the mission of Mary’s Meals, and proactively inquire and build exceptional relationships.
  • Create and author engaging proposals and execute the application process to solicit foundation gifts.
  • Develop proposals and presentations to attract new multi-year fundraising income.
  • Plan and organize a calendar of relevant and timely approaches to major trusts and foundations.

Cultivation/Stewardship of Current Partners:

  • Lead on delivering effective grant management for current donors, ensuring that grantors receive all relevant recognition and timely reports.
  • Develop and foster personalized relationships with existing trusts and foundations to help nurture and deepen their support.

Operational Support:

  • Support the development and tracking of program metrics and outcomes to fulfill grant requirements
  • Create and maintain internal relationships necessary for collecting information, identifying funding needs, and cultivating impact metrics.
  • Work with Mary’s Meals International’s Funding and Partnerships team to deliver effective grant management for current donors and engaging proposals and applications for potential donors.
  • Support the work of the Development team as needed with special projects.
  • Possess advanced communications skills, both written and oral. Experience and comfort with public speaking and formal presentations.

  • Possess a warm and engaging personality, with good networking and interpersonal skills.

  • Able to work independently, be a self-motivator and proactive.

  • Ability to generate new business and opportunities, and manage a sales cycle.

  • Excellent project manager, capable of liaising with many stakeholders.

  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills. Ability to manage deadlines and produce quality results with attention to detail.

  • Able to work effectively on multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to translate programmatic information and data into concise, compelling, asset-based, and mission-centered narratives.

  • Ability to travel within the USA, with potential for international travel.

  • Able to work evening and weekends as required.

  • IT and administrative skills required



  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of successful experience related to grant writing and foundation management.
  • Track record of identifying, cultivating, and soliciting new grants and foundations, resulting in five and six-figure grants.
  • Proven ability to generate and close new philanthropic gifts.
  • Direct experience working with Salesforce, Raisers Edge or other fundraising software.
  • Proven experience devising, leading and delivering on key projects.


How to Apply:

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]


For more information: https://www.marysmealsusa.org/en/useful-links/work-for-us/grant-manager


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