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Grants Manager (Part-Time)

 Job Summary:

The Richmond Symphony seeks a contract Grant Manager to be responsible for coordination of all private foundation and government grant writing, including completing grant requests to existing funders as well as identifying, recommending, and submitting proposals to new sources. Proposals will be for both operating needs and project-based needs.


  • Research and writing of grant applications for current and potential foundation and government funders
  • Manage the tracking of existing grants; help develop/maintain internal reporting/tracking system
  • Seeking out additional grant programs
  • Prepare renewal grants as applicable with local, state and federal government agencies
  • Edit draft applications for accuracy and completeness in accordance with grant requirements
  • Provide leadership and other staff with timely information on potential funding opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with Advancement and other departmental staff to implement funding strategies
  • Prepare reports as required by grant agencies
  • Other duties as assigned


Successful performance in this position requires an individual with excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and efficient time management, the ability to collaborate creatively and work effectively with internal and external partners, and the ability to execute tactical activities that accomplish departmental and organizational goals. Candidates must also possess a commitment to excellence and to personal and professional development as a prerequisite to meet the changing needs of the job, and undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required.

The ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment is crucial to successful performance of the position’s requirements.

Additional Skills include:

  • Knowledge of grant application process and procedures
  • Highly organized and proactive in the identification, cultivation and acquisition of new and existing grants
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Critical and creative thinking to develop multi-year grant strategies for foundation prospects
  • Strong project/time management skills
  • Knowledge of research techniques for prospect grant writing
  • Some experience writing grants for non-profit organizations including: public and private foundations, as well as federal, state and other government sources
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently
  • Bachelor’s degree required


  • Work is performed in a fast paced office environment.
  • The Richmond Symphony strives to create an environment that practices shared values inclusive of the following: Mutual Respect, Empathy, Integrity, Transparency, Trust, Insistence on Excellence, Hunger for Success, Passion, Creativity and Fun.

To Apply:

Interested parties should e-mail cover letter, resume and two writing samples by March 3, 2017 to: R. Scott Dodson, Director of Advancement and Patron Communication at sdodson@richmondsymphony.com.