Grants Manager

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation | Brooklyn, New York


With community residents leading the way, the mission of Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills/East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing, and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community.  

Job Summary

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation has an opening for a full-time Grant Manager to prepare and manage grant and RFP submissions for the organization’s innovative and impactful college success, workforce development, community organizing, education and youth development, housing and community development programs and initiatives.  CHLDC is a not-for-profit community development organization and settlement house.  This is a growth position within our nonprofit organization that reports directly to the Director of Fund Development & Strategic Initiatives. The agency’s current budget is $15 million and we serve 10,000 residents a year from 17 service locations.  The Grants Manager responsibilities will include pre and post award management with emphasis on grant submissions. Knowledge of grants management best practices is required. The individual must possess strong multi-tasking skills and be able to organize and prioritize independently based on competing timelines.

Reports To

Reports directly to Director of Fund Development and Strategic Initiatives


  • Coordinate and facilitate proposals to foundations and corporations and grant applications/RFPs to government agencies and ensure compliance with administrative requirements for funded awards from corporations and private foundations,
  • Lead teams of program, management, and fund development staff in drafting, reviewing and submitting major government grant applications.   Establish process improvements and new approaches to managing grants for the organization,
  • Utilize strong and strategic methods to monitor and track applications through the development process,
  • Coordinate pre- and post- award activities, application amendments on behalf of a highly active development team,
  • Prepare timely submission of grant applications and reports,
  • Develop and adjust grant budgets in coordination with the senior management and fiscal teams,
  • Obtain and maintain updated administrative documents, ensuring no lapse in compliance,
  • Distribute Notice of Awards and executed funding agreement to relevant stakeholders, including Division Director, program staff and fiscal team,
  • Manage and maintain access to City, State and Federal grantee systems, and
  • Maintain orderly files of critical grants-related documents.

Prospect Research and Development Support:

  • Research and Identify new foundation funding streams including regularly reviewing key private foundation sites and funding resources for relevant RFPs, and sharing to relevant staff and ensure timely decision making,
  • Maintain a grants submission and reporting calendar for the organization,
  • Update database and tracking systems for grant submissions, reports and deadlines,
  • Maintain all necessary back up and supplemental materials for grant submissions, and
  • Developing timelines for grant submission and reviewing grant submission deadlines and guidelines.

Other Duties:

  • Collaborate with other team members on major fundraising events and other special projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree from and accredited college or university.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five years of experience with grants and contracts in government, human services, or other non-profit setting.
  • Excellent writing skills.  This includes ability to write for different audiences and versatility across multiple platforms (i.e. newsletters or proposals)
  • Knowledge of online systems:, NYC HHS Accelerator, NYC PASSPort, Grants Gateway
  • Proficient in the use of business computing software including: intermediate to advance experience with Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
  • Detail oriented; possess analytical skills, and be highly organized and a team player.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and exercise sound judgment.
  • Excellent attention to detail, strong project management skills, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex tasks while maintaining composure under demanding deadlines.
  • Flexibility in approach and willingness to adapt when necessary.
  • Ability to work assertively but collaboratively and coordinate a diverse team of contributors.


Commensurate with experience – send salary requirements in cover letter.

How to Apply

Send Resume, cover letter and two brief professional writing samples (1-3 pages total) to Tania Rivera, Director of Fund Development and Strategic Initiatives at:

[email protected]

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations