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Grants Manager


Grants Manager

The National Health Law Program is seeking an experienced Grants Manager to manage private, state, and federal grants to support its long term financial stability and growth.

The National Health Law Program

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) protects and advances the health rights of low income and underserved individuals. Our offices (in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Carrboro, North Carolina) engage in national, state, and local advocacy efforts, ranging from analyses of federal and state laws, policy advocacy, litigation, to individual technical support. We work with lawyers and advocates, community-based entities, federal and state policy makers, health care providers, and clients. 

NHeLP is committed to cultivating an environment that empowers an exceptional and diverse staff and to advancing health equity in our work. We welcome applicants who represent that diversity and who will contribute to our equity journey, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals. We also encourage individuals whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities to apply.  For more information about our values and our equity journey, see our Equity Stance.

The Position

We are seeking a full time, experienced Grants Manager located in our Los Angeles, CA, or Washington, D.C. office. The Grants Manager is responsible for writing, and managing private, state, and federal grants, including preparing reports, on behalf of the organization and is central to fulfilling NHeLP’s mission. This position reports to the Director of Development, Foundation Partnerships. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manage the Foundation grants portfolio and grants calendars across multiple program and geographical areas
  • Ensure that NHeLP’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is reflected in all foundation partnership efforts
  • Lead the coordination and implementation, in collaboration with the Director of Development, Foundation Partnerships, of all grants activity by preparing well-written grant proposals, letters of intent/request, and cover letters, complying with grantor standards and requirements, and persuasively communicating NHeLP’s mission and programs for potential funders.
  • Work with the Director of Development, Foundation Partnerships to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward new and existing prospects for grant proposals
  • Coordinate with staff and project directors to collect information and prepare and submit reports required by funders; remain compliant with grant assurances, and contractual agreements
  • Develop and manage tracking systems for all grant-related actions, including prospect research, letters of inquiry, applications/proposals, and response data, entering information into development database
  • Collaborate with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the preparation of budgets and financial reporting 
  • Coordinate internal project management process (MOCHA) for scheduling and completing all submissions by due date 
  • Coordinate logistics and prepare information for Executive Director and Director of Development, Foundation Partnerships meetings and provide support for visits with funders 
  • Maintain and organize records of all correspondence with, and relating to, funders
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development, Foundation Partnerships and COO, as needed


Salary: Competitive with other public interest organizations and commensurate with experience. Salary range is $77,385 to $80,000. Generous benefits are available, including employer-paid medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as pre-tax savings plans, transportation benefits, a retirement savings opportunity, and the ability to telecommute.  NHeLP also offers generous paid time off including holidays, sick time, personal time, parental leave, 150 hours (20 days) of vacation per year, and more.



Additional Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will have 5+ years of grant writing and management experience at non-profit organizations.
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in English, Political Science, or other liberal arts major or related field required, with a demonstrated interest in protecting and advancing rights of low income and underserved individuals.
  • Attention to detail, ability to systematically follow procedures, and critical analysis skills are a must.
  • Strong sense of self-motivation; able to work independently and maintain deadlines, without hesitating to ask questions or to seek guidance when necessary.
  • High fluency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), ability to perform pivot tables, data filters, internet research, and familiarity with web-based/virtual technologies (e.g. Skype, WebEx, BOX) are required.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Flexibility with regard to schedule and work assignments.

Commitment: full time, immediately available.

To Apply: 

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, résumé, a writing sample (preferred length between 3-10 pages), and a list of three professional references, with the subject “Grants Manager” to: No phone calls please.  Cover letter, résumé, writing sample and list of references should be in PDF format. Please add your name to each attachment that you send. For example: JaneSanchezCoverLetter.pdf, JohnSanchezResume.pdf. For more information, please visit:

NHeLP is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, please send an email with subject line “Reasonable Accommodation Request” to


Submission Deadline: 
July 7, 2020
Organization Information: 
National Health Law Program
1444 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States
Phone: 202-289-7661