Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA), the National Office of the nation’s largest youth empowering organization, is growing! We are looking for a dedicated individual to fill our Grants Manager role. Our office is located in beautiful Tampa, FL, this position is open to remote work anywhere in the United States.

In this role, the Grant Manager will lead post-grant award and project management of major corporate and foundation grants while maintaining positive relationships with funders. The Grant Manager will oversee a diverse and complex grant portfolio, and using independent judgement will respond to and solve complex issues, questions, or concerns from funders and BBBSA staff.

The Grant Manager will be able to provide highly analytical and sophisticated financial support in all aspects of post award grant and contract management, budget development, financial reporting, compliance, audit, terms and conditions review, and close out activities. The Grant Manager will have advanced written and verbal communication skills, strong problem solving and administrative abilities, and enjoy working in a diverse work group.

The Grant Manager will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years of related experience in project management, public funding, donor relations, or grant writing. Preferred experience includes research administration or related areas which include budget development and analysis, and significant customer contact.

Due to COVID-19 travel precautions, this position does not currently travel, but is anticipated to travel 10-15% as needed once safe travel can resume.

The Grant Manager essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Pre & Post Award Grant Management

  • Provides pre-award grant support by preparing endorsement forms, budget templates and other materials to support grant and research proposals; and reviews all materials for accuracy and completeness prior to proposal submission.
  • Researches, organizes, and writes compelling grant applications, grant proposals, and concept papers to Foundations and Corporations to solicit funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ programs, initiatives, and comprehensive research projects that enhance BBBS mentoring, align with strategic priorities, and measure the effectiveness of the BBBS model.
  • Creates and manages all Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) and Letters of Agreement (LOA) associated with pass-through grant funding to BBBS network.
  • Manages funder-supported grant projects and pilot initiatives, collaborating closely with all staff involved to ensure that the work is completed on-time, on-budget, and meets or exceeds funder expectations.
  • Works closely with and across BBBSA departments in developing the scope of work, budget details, monitoring and documenting progress toward grant project goals and deliverables, and other project performance-related matters.
  • Monitors and documents progress toward grant program goals and deliverables

Report and Document Management

  • Maintains a grant application and report calendar to ensure funder proposals, reports and processes are developed and delivered in a collaborative and timely manner.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation to monitor and support grant budgets and expenditures in conjunction with the Finance Department.
  • Assists Foundation Grants, Agency Support and other BBBSA departments in collecting data to assess effectiveness of grant pilot projects.
  • Provides support and consultation to all BBBS agency grantees relative to grant compliance, deliverables, measures of success/performance goals, and offers guidance to grantees in order to ensure high-level customer service and agency-focused problem-solving.
  • Tracks and reports on overall performance of grantees, identifying barriers to success and refers them to resources for support when needed.
  • Prepares timely and accurate reports for funders on the use and impact of their investments; and maintains accurate records for funders.


  • Demonstrates a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion that reflects BBBSA's commitment to JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion). 
  • Provides consistent follow-up regarding assigned projects and after meetings.  
  • Other duties as assigned. 

BBBSA Commitments

JEDI Commitment

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) is an integral part of our values and mission. We recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all of our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors, volunteers, and staff. We ensure the opportunity for all voices and perspectives to be heard and honored. In the workplace, we foster an environment where all people can be their best selves. We affirm that every person [regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, marital or veteran status] has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to realize the full potential that is within all of us by ensuring that all voices and perspectives are heard and honored. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

BBBSA provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, age, sex, familial or marital status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, or any other legally-protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances. 

Americans with Disabilities Act

Employee must be able to perform all essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodation. 

Job Responsibilities

The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position.  BBBSA may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.  

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is directly recruiting and hiring for this position. We are not engaging any staffing/recruitment firms or agencies for this position. If any candidate profile/resume/identifying information is sent to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and/or Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies we will not pay any referral or firm fees in relation to this information.