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Grants Manager

Organization Mission

Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching. It’s our name and our mission. For 30 years, we've been working to elevate the teaching profession through professional development and coaching anchored in inquiry, reflexivity, and responsiveness. Teaching and learning is a balancing act, and we don't work with one-size-fits-all solutions. We design for unique challenges and individual educator needs. Originally conceived by industry to drive science literacy and science education reform - first in the Pittsburgh region and then throughout Pennsylvania and the nation - ASSET advances teaching and learning to engage, inspire, and empower all learners. ASSET’s key audience is educators along a professional continuum - from preservice and early career to in service and career mastery. To be responsive to these varying needs, our key partners include higher education, school districts and district leadership, and out-of-school time networks, as well as industry to support community, workforce, and long-term economic mobility. ASSET is recognized as an innovator and change-agent by the U.S. Department of Education and other like-minded stakeholders to elevate the teaching profession.



Position Overview

ASSET Inc. is seeking a strategic Grants Manager to oversee a sustainable, effective, and efficient grants operation. Through planned research, identification, development, cultivation, stewardship, communications, compliance, and reporting activities, the Manager will submit proposals and manage awards in support of the ASSET’s mission and operating goals. ASSET is rooted in inquiry and promotes a team environment where active reflection and responsiveness define our work. The Grants Manager will utilize this mindset to successfully cultivate relationships, foster collaboration, and support a culture of trust with colleagues, partners, and funders.


Primary Responsibilities & Job Functions

  • Develop and manage a diverse pipeline of current and prospective grant funders that align with the ASSET’s priorities

  • Manage a portfolio of 40-50 funders annually, with grants ranging $5k-$1M; experience managing state and federal grants preferred

  • Conduct research to identify funding opportunities with foundations, governmental agencies, corporate, and community-based funding organizations

  • Create detailed plans for each prospect that includes action dates for meetings and other communications, LOI’s and proposals, and grant reports

  • Build relationships with existing and new funders and partners and implement a stewardship process to ensure ongoing engagement

  • Manage all grant writing, submission, and compliance in coordination with the program team to ensure that all grant deliverables are completed in a timely manner

  • Partner with accounting team on budget creation, budget projections and analysis of expenses as needed

  • Analyze and monitor projects’ fund and cash balances and, keeping the project team informed of status and issues requiring attention

  • Maintain the grant management system (Salesforce for Nonprofits)

  • Produce electronic calendars, dashboards, and reports for internal strategic planning

  • Analyze grant funding trends to identify growing programs, opportunities for increased funding, and areas in need of greater development

  • Engage with the Executive Director and strategic consultants to develop an impactful organizational narrative based on program data and information

  • Regularly update cohesive messaging and collateral to enhance storytelling through press releases, email campaigns, testimonials, photos, stakeholder outreach, etc.

  • Manage all social media posting across ASSET’s social media channels to effectively share ASSET mission and grant program information

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor



  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • 2+ years grant writing experience

  • 2+ years communications/marketing experience

  • Methodical and strategic thinker, who is results driven

  • Project management skills

  • Budgeting and accounting experience and awareness of auditing protocols

  • Experience with grants management software or CRM; experience with Salesforce a plus

  • Understanding of donor processes and requirements

  • Strong relationship management skills with the ability to work with a variety of constituents

  • Excellent organization, presentation and written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in both in-person and virtual settings

  • Ability to multi-task and adapt in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment


Essential Competencies and Characteristics

  • Passion for the mission, vision and values of ASSET

  • Desire for continuous learning and improvement

  • Values personal relationships with colleagues

  • Embraces uncertainty with patient persistence

  • Proactive thinker and collaborator who is self-driven, reflective and resilient

  • Challenges ideas - not people – with respect

  • High integrity, ethics and values with a strong sense of ownership and accountability

  • Confident, thoughtful, and articulate communicator



Job Type: Full-time (30-37.5 hours); Part-time will be considered


Salary: $46,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year for full-time


Benefits: (for full time)

  • 401(k)

  • Health, Dental, Vision insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Generous paid time off



  • Monday to Friday


Work location: Remote


Reports to: Executive Director



Application Process and Timeline 



After candidates submit application, it is reviewed by the hiring team. Candidate will either be invited to a phone screen with the hiring team or sent a rejection email.  


Phone Screen 

Candidates will be invited to schedule a time with the hiring team. During the phone screen, we will discuss the requirements of the position and get to know a little about the candidates work history. Candidates will be sent an email requesting their availability for a virtual interview or sent a rejection email.  



Candidates will be invited to a virtual interview with the hiring managers for the position. The interview will last about an hour.  In rare cases, candidates may be asked to have an additional phone call with their potential supervisor.



Candidates will be given a timeline of the decision process.  



ASSET Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive company culture. ASSET does not discriminate against candidates and employees because of their disability, sex, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, or any other protected status under the law.


This remote position requires working on a computer for extended periods of time, as well as participation in daily virtual meetings. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

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