Good Shepherd Services

Grants Manager

Location : Name Government Contracts & Philanthropy
Location : Location US-NY-New York
Job ID
USD $69,000.00/Yr.
USD $76,000.00/Yr.

About Us



Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success.  At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference! 


NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.





  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Generous paid time off (Including 5 Self-Care Days/Floating Holidays, 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, and 11 Holidays)
  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Care)
  • 403(b) Plan (GSS contributes 3% of your salary to your 403(b) plan after 3 years of service, with contributions increasing over time) 
  • Candidates hired in this role have the opportunity to work from home up to two days a week


Title:                           GRANTS MANAGER


Reports To:                Vice president of Grants


Location:                    305 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 10001         


Hours:                         35 Hours/Week; Exempt


Job Summary:  The Grants Manager is primarily responsible for managing and coordinating the agency’s government and foundation fundraising efforts for our education-focused portfolio of programs, which includes our afterschool programs, community schools, and Groundwork for Success.


Major Duties:

  • Manage all aspects of proposal development and writing for both private foundations and government agencies under the supervision of the Vice President of Grants and in partnership with other grants team members. In order to create depth of knowledge and expertise, some of the tasks of the Grants Manager is responsible for includes:
    • Managing a portfolio of about 15-20 private funders.
    • Researching and identifying potential public and foundation funding prospects.
    • Attending pre-proposal/bidders’ conferences and technical assistance workshops for RFPs under consideration.
    • Conduct research for proposals and gather GSS’ performance evaluation statistics from the agency’s Program Evaluation and Planning (PEP) department.
    • Coordinate the preparation of proposal budgets and prepare budget narratives in coordination with program staff and the Fiscal department.
    • Oversee proposal assembly and submission.
    • Gather feedback from funders if not selected.
  • Prepare and submit narrative reports to Foundations and Corporations, including programmatic outcomes through coordination with PEP.
  • Coordinate and manage the program site visit process with funders.
  • Prepare correspondence and follow-up reports to private funders, as necessary, and respond to any questions they may have; participate in site visits as appropriate.
  • Maintain an understanding of institutional history and an expertise in the afterschool program area.
  • Meet with agency staff to identify ways to build and enhance programming.
  • Work closely with all Grants team members to develop, implement and monitor departmental procedures and systems to facilitate efficiency and good communication within agency and with funders.
  • Ensure that all government and foundation proposal, contacts, actions, and all related information are entered and updated in Salesforce.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals; and ability to synthesize data and complex information into compelling narrative.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Comfortable working with individuals from all different backgrounds.
  • Able to maintain a sense of humor and utilize a strength based perspective when navigating multiple deadlines.
  • Possess the skills to multi-task and prioritize assignments based on the needs of the grants department and GSS as a whole.
  • Willingness to work the occasional evening and/or weekend when needed.



  • Bachelors degree required.
  • At least three years’ experience in public or private fundraising preferred, with a demonstrated track record of successfully securing city, state, and federal government funding and/or private grants.
  • Strong organizational and writing skills, with ability to develop written materials quickly
  • Self-motivated, and detail- and deadline-oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; capable of working comfortably with a variety of individuals at all levels inside and outside of the organization.
  • Familiarity and basic understanding of Salesforce a plus.
  • Knowledge of word processing software (MS Office—including Excel) required.


Additional Information

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.


Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.


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