Posting: Grants Strategist

November 12, 2019

Supervisor: Director of Community Engagement

Status: Non-exempt, Hourly, Full-time

Through tax assistance, advocacy, small business technical assistance and partnerships, Accounting Aid Society is focused on creating an economy that works for everyone. Accounting Aid seeks a self-starter who is as invested in economic mobility and poverty alleviation as we are. We’re using taxes to build relationships, and relationships to build futures- including yours.

The Grants Strategist plays a vital role in discovering and growing relationships, as well as in developing business and revenue for Accounting Aid. A proactive and strategic player on the engagement team, the grants strategist is responsible for researching, writing and submitting corporate, foundation and government grant reports and proposals as well as advising on strategy and long term planning. Under the leadership of the Director, Community Engagement, the strategist works closely with members of the executive, finance, program and engagement teams to research, relationship manage and solicit grant funders and supporters, as well as to project manage the grants infrastructure across the organization.  

Accounting Aid Society, a Crain’s Best-Managed Nonprofit, fosters an always-learning and innovative environment; offers best in class benefits and values fun and collaboration.

Grants Management & Strategy:

Develops and maintains annual grants plan, calendar and infrastructure

Responsible for tracking and communicating grant metrics, reporting and submission timelines and requirements across a variety of programs and departments

Acts as agency representative at funder workshops and events as needed

Researches and proposes new grant funders and strategies

Acts as grant funder relationship & stewardship manager

Helps evaluate and align program goals

Manages simultaneous projects and shifting priorities

Grant Reporting & Database Management:

Prepares and submits all grant reports

Works across departments to communicate grant deadlines and requirements and to collect and compile required supporting data and documents

Maintains Quick Base grants management data systems

Grant & Sponsorship Submissions:

With input from executive, program and finance teams, drafts and submits all grant proposals

Tracks funder requirements, maintains electronic and hard copy files

Provides post award follow up, acknowledgement and stewardship

Drafts and submits all online sponsorship requests


Bachelor’s degree, or demonstrated experience

2-3+ years’ experience in grants research/writing

Demonstrated success in project management and the ability to set and achieve strategic goals

Knowledge of the corporate, foundation and government grant funder landscape in our markets

Superior written communication skills

Strong organizational and time management skills with close attention to detail


Ability to construct, articulate, and submit proposals for innovative ideas

The ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects

A flexible and nimble thinker who can see the benefit of our work from multiple angles

A positive and proactive colleague with a solutions mindset

Strong computer skills, including a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office


Life insurance

Short-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

403(b) Retirement Plan

Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care Account & Dependent Account)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume with their application in order to be considered.

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