Catholic Charities seeks a full-time Manager of Grants and Foundation Relations to join its team of dedicated professionals.


The Manager of Grants and Foundation Relations is responsible for agency-wide program development through grants and contracts management. The Manager is responsible for the supervision of the Grants Department employees and for overseeing and directing the daily functions of the department. The Manager  maintains collaborative relationships across the agency, and participates in the development of agency-wide long range goals and objectives for the department as it secures external support for ongoing programs including grants, reports, data analysis, research and contracts. 



The essential functions of the Manager of Grants and Foundations Relations include;

  • Develop and/or assist in the development and processing of grant proposals for agency community service sites from federal, state and local governmental levels as well as from private and corporate foundations.  Initiate compliance of effective policies and procedures and feedback from community service and division employees. .
  • Assist in the development within the department of a clearing center for funding opportunities with an emphasis on planning for new programs or developing alternative funding sources for existing programs.
  • Support and participate in research efforts of department staff, including literature reviews, statistical information, program intervention validation, topical research and other types of research.
  • Lead and participate in the implementation of special projects including United Way applications, CCUSA Annual Report, and other reports as assigned to the department.
  • Provide technical assistance to program staff through trainings and workshops in grant writing and prospect research.
  • Consistently maintain the Grants and Contract database.
  • Represent Catholic Charities to state agencies and community-based organizations and with employees of community service sites and divisions through participating in meetings and in events as required.
  • Lead and direct the department employees.  Assign work, ensure deadlines are met and review work prior to all submissions to ensure accuracy.
  • Mentor new department employees and provide ongoing performance feedback.
  • Periodic travel to programs and offices to meet with colleagues as necessary.
  • Work is performed in an office environment with the use of office equipment. Local travel required and additional works hours, including evening and weekend availability as needed to reach goals and deadlines.
  • Other responsibilities as required.


o   Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in English, Social Work, Sociology, or related field.

o   Minimum of five years of related work experience and 3 years of prior related supervisory experience.

o   Excellent verbal and written and communication skills. An interest in human services, particularly in relation to anti-poverty issues.

o   Ability to function independently and as part of a team.  A self-starter that is able to work under pressure and meet many priorities and deadlines.

o   Ability to write effectively, communicate with tact and diplomacy. Good organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet time sensitive deadlines. 

o   Good typing skills, self-editing and attention to detail.

o   Proficient computer and Internet research skills.  Knowledge of Raisers Edge and proven skill with Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.

o   A valid Massachusetts driver’s license or access to a reliable vehicle for local travel to events and internal and external trainings and meetings.


We offer a congenial and team approach work environment with opportunity to learn and grow professionally. 

Our office is located near the T and bus lines. 

Our benefits are competitive offering 13 holidays per year, personal time and up to 3 weeks of vacation after a year of service among many other generous benefits.

Interested candidates should please send your letter of interest and resume to:

Please reference Job # 8073 in the subject line.

We are an equal opportunity employer. 

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:30pm