Government Grants Manager

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

Joining Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers means that you will be part of a family, Sixteenth Street Family! You will work with individuals that care deeply about our mission and the people we serve. We are more than healthcare-we are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Milwaukee and surrounding communities, by providing quality, patient-centered, family-based healthcare, health education and social services, free from linguistic, cultural and economic barriers.

Position Details

Government Grants Manager
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Join our team who is committed to the delivery of the highest quality health care service. We are seeking a full-time Grants Manager that is self-motivated, energetic, and a take charge individual.

  • General Statement of Duties: Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement, the ideal candidate will be collaborative, detail-oriented, and a strong communicator and storyteller. 
  • The Grants Manager is responsible for cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with corporate and foundation donors, managing grants and the application process, writing proposals for both operating revenue and restricted projects and submitting timely and accurate reports for existing and new grants. 
  • Responsible to expand the organization’s foundation support, the Grants Manager will assist in identifying new prospects and cultivating and stewarding relationships with program officers at current and lapsed donors from among national, regional, local, family and corporate foundations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage full grant cycle which includes researching new prospects, identifying potential funding opportunities, writing and submitting letters of inquiry and grant proposals, preparing and submitting grant reports and tracking reporting requirements/deadlines.
  • Research, identify, and evaluate private and public funding opportunities that match program, operational, and capital needs. 
  • Work with program leaders to collect, analyze, and report data on the performance of programs and services that are funded by public and private grants. 
  • Analyze and evaluate program results, draw conclusions and present solutions as it relates to purpose and granting institutions. 
  • Create written strategies to cultivate relationships that will lead to solicitations and stewardship of grant opportunities. Schedule foundation meetings and accompany VP of Advancement/President & CEO as needed. 
  • Create and maintain grants management calendar that tracks on an ongoing basis information such as existing and new grant funders, funding missions and priorities, submission schedules and deadlines, requirements, and reporting dates to ensure compliance with all grant-related requirements. 
  • Input grant and funder data directly into SSCHC's donor management database, as directed. Generate reports as needed. 
  • Provide monthly updates on grant activities. Prepare narrative and statistical reports for grant funding sources as needed. 
  • Maintain knowledge of grant funding policies, regulations and procedures; disseminate and/or present changes to internal staff and Leadership Team; advise on the implementation of changes and impact of changes on funded operations. 
  • Acquire and maintain sound knowledge and understanding of the mission, vision, and goals of SSCHC, and use that knowledge and understanding to better comprehend all projects, programs and services for which grants will be sought.
  • Review, understand, and report on grant agreements, contracts, modifications and sub-awards prior to signatures that may be needed by the CEO. 
  • Work collaboratively with program staff to maintain ongoing knowledge of the activities and programs throughout the organization. 
  • Work with the Accounting Department and program leaders to ensure grant accounting and expenditures comply with funders’ requirements. 
  • Assist President & CEO and VP of Advancement in supervising and monitoring specific funded programs for quality control and balanced budget continuance. 
  • Assist with agency budget preparation as it relates to grants and gaps in program support. 
  • Assist with elements of annual United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha campaign including facilitation of employee/board of directors’ campaign, annual reporting, etc.
  • Identify potential funder/donor events that strengthen new and existing relationships and enhance financial support. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by VP of Advancement or President & CEO.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, Master’s preferred. 
  • 5 or more years’ experience working as a grant writer in a nonprofit fundraising department and a record of successfully funded foundation grants. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy and ability to work under pressure to meet grant deadlines. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, online grant submissions systems and donor database such as Donor Perfect, Razor’s Edge, or a similar database is required. 
  • Proven written communication skills demonstrating a command of technical and storytelling language; includes the ability to write persuasively, clearly and concisely and to blend information from multiple sources into a single, effective document. Excel at articulating agency goals, outcomes, objectives, and evaluation strategies for funders. 
  • A solid understanding of programmatic budgets as required for grants and proposals.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and maintaining systems for tracking, reporting and managing deadlines. 
  • Ability as a project manager to lead a team toward on-time deliverables. 
  • Ability to relate well to people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Ability to work well with businesses, foundations, Boards of Directors, and community organizations.

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