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Grant Manager

Grant Manager

Job Description

Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc. (LSS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed to serving people in need, including children, seniors, the financially challenged, and disaster response in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
LSS is the largest provider of children’s residential care in Texas and currently serves more than 26,000 individuals annually. LSS oversees more than 337 foster homes through our Foster In Texas (FIT) program and operates Lutheran Adoption Services of Texas (LAST), three children’s residential facilities in Texas, and charter schools on three campuses. LSS also provides services for seniors in five senior retirement communities as well as critical assistance and emergency response to those impacted by financial hardship and natural disasters


General Description:     
The Grant Manager is a professional position providing assistance in researching, applying for, and securing government grant funds for the agency. The Grant Manager plays an important role by managing the government grants process from research to proposal submission and reporting. This position works collaboratively with senior management, administrative staff, board members, and governmental liaisons.
Essential Functions:
  • Maintain reporting and renewals for all existing contracts held by LSS.
  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to research, prepare, submit, and manage all existing and future government grants and contracts.
  • Create and manage a comprehensive grant/contract/report calendar for departmental use.
  • Work closely with senior management to provide input in the development of the strategic plan for LSS.
  • Work in close collaboration with leadership team to gather information and build consensus for all proposals and reports, with clear communication around goals and timelines.
  • Present proposals and report drafts to Grants Director for feedback and review prior to submission.
  • Work with QA and other departments as necessary to ensure collection of data for all required outcome reporting.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of institutional history, program, and goals.
  • Provide monthly reports of all grant activity.
  • Set a personal example of the highest level of leadership, teamwork and cooperation dedicated to providing superior quality services within the approved budget and Agency policy guidelines.
  • Some travel/driving required.
Additional Functions:
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of five (5) years grant research and grant writing experience.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills in order to relate to various groups and/or individuals.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage and effectively prioritize projects to meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Possess sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socio-economic characteristics.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and have an excellent driving record.
  • The ability to work effectively within a Church related agency and specifically, the Lutheran Church constituency.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2014-1116
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Grant Manager

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