Grants Manager

Grants Manager

Development Team

Development Department

About Outreach, Inc.

Outreach is a faith-based nonprofit organization in Indianapolis, IN that works with homeless

youth (ages 14-24) with the compassion of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to equip and empower homeless youth and young adults to achieve stability and life transformation.

What We Believe

We operate fundamentally through God’s grace. Our staff, volunteers and board members trust God for His direction and provision for the ministry. Applicant must possess a living and vital relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord, and Savior and model servant leadership.

Position Summary 

The Grants Manager is role is a bridge a between various funding agencies and Outreach. This role will be responsible to prospect potential funders, write grants and report on awarded grants in a direct reflection of Outreach’s development strategic plan.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel.

  • Prospect new funders
  • 2 proposals/month in the $10,000+ range
  • Create and utilize basic grant templates
  • Send out Letters of Inquiry
  • 10 mailers with follow-up cold calls per month
  • Input donor interactions & method for documenting donor interactions & connections via donor database CRM, Bloomerang
  • Write reports for awarded grants.
  • Manage new and existing funder agency relationship.
  • Craft, in concert with, Director of Development, stewardship plan (who we approach, why approach, local, state & national)
  • Engage volunteers to assist the grant managing process
  • Collaborate with Outreach Staff on grant proposal ideas across the organization

Organizational Core Competencies

Outreach’s team is evaluated on the following core competencies:

  1. Vulnerability
  2. Dependency on God
  3. Agility
  4. Humility
  5. Collaboration

Job Specific Competencies

  1. Writing
  2. Editing
  3. Extreme attention to detail
  4. Time Management
  5. Research
  6. Database management


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. Outreach also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives. The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, flexibility and adaptability. The individual must possess a strong work ethic and can work well both independently and with a team.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position supervises all grant funding agencies and no more than 3 volunteers.

Work Environment

This position operates in an office environment. The individual is expected to maintain personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time salaried position and requires the ability to be flexible in your day-to-day work.

  • Part time – 20 hours per week
  • Sick and vacation days provided

Required Education and Experience

  • College degree
  • 2 years of experience or post-secondary Grants education.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Must pass a criminal background check in accordance with Outreach’s operating protocol.

Position Leader

Director of Development


Exempt, Salaried

Salary & Benefits

$17,500 Salary, 7 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, paid sick days, and 2 paid Spiritual Formation Days per year.

Please email Mike Elliott, Director of Development with your resume by May 6th,2018


This position description does not constitute a contract of employment and Outreach may exercise our employment-at-will rights at any time.

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