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Grants Manager

The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis

The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (TCI) provides independent research and
analysis of state fiscal and economic policy issues in Virginia, with a focus on how these issues
affect low- to moderate-income people in the Commonwealth. TCI’s mission is to use policy
research and analysis to advance the well-being of Virginia communities, and improve the
economic security and social opportunities of all Virginians.

TCI is seeking an experienced Grants Manager to manage a large (over $2 million annually)
and growing grants portfolio at our organization. The grants portfolio is made up largely of
foundation and non-profit organizational grants and awards.

TCI respects, values and celebrates the attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make
each person unique. Bringing diverse individuals together allows TCI and allies to collectively
and more effectively address the issues that face Virginia communities. TCI further recognizes
that we live and work in a society that is structured by racism and white privilege, both of which
adversely impact communities of color. It is one of TCI’s core values that its organizational
culture, staff, partners, strategies, and investments advance racial justice within and beyond the

Manage grant related activities of TCI:
● Coordinate and contribute to the writing and completion of grant proposals and
● Track all grants opportunities from existing funders and ensure applications and
reports are submitted on time
● Use grant software and other leads to identify and present new grant opportunities
for TCI or partners to apply to
● Maintain clear systems for tracking of donors, foundations, organizations and
financial information
● Advance our stewardship of foundations and donors
● Administer grant funds including a system for grant deliverable tracking, cost
allocation, and reporting
● Promptly respond to inquiries from funders, partners, and other interested parties
● Assist in maintaining budget tracking database and other in-house research tools
It is desired that the successful candidate also:
● Possess a problem solving approach to organizational challenges and help maintain an
environment supportive of the same
● Serve as an open and available resource to colleagues across the organization
● Align with TCI’s culture of proactive management
● Have an understanding of how state policy can be used to advance both racial and
economic justice in Virginia

REPORTS TO: Senior Vice President, Program Management and Operations
TRAVEL: Occasional travel within and out of state may be requested.

The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are an equal
employment opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women and
people of color are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national
origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, any other class protected under the law, and any other
consideration that serves to exclude qualified applicants.

Required Qualifications:
● Excellent grant management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects ● Possess excellent organizational skills ● Strong command over written and verbal communication ● Possess good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues ● Ability to work within a team ● Ability to perform in cross-functional team approach and job responsibilities ● Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting ● A multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure ● Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail ● Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and internet Candidates should also be comfortable working in an open office environment, which fosters critical collaboration among colleagues. TCI embraces an “all hands on deck” work environment where everyone is vital to its success and there is a sense of both individual ownership and shared purpose. TCI’s focus is on outcomes, so its work style allows for flexibility and a solid work-life balance.
$54,000 to $60,000
SALARY and BENEFITS: We are open to this position being structured as either full-time or part-time. A full-time position would offer a salary range of $54,000 to $60,000 annually and a part-time position would be offered a competitive hourly rate. TCI also provides generous benefits including comprehensive health care, dental, and vision coverage; generous vacation leave; and a retirement plan with organizational matching contributions.
How to apply:
TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to Leigh Anne Collier at leighanne+hiring@thecommonwealthinstitute.org with the subject line: Grants Manager Posting. No phone calls or other email inquiries please.
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Posting Organization:
The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis