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Grants Manager

Found in Translation, Inc
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October 31st, 2021
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Grants Manager

Position Overview


Found in Translation was founded in 2011 in order to create opportunity at the intersection of two social problems: health access disparities and economic inequality across race, gender, and ethnicity. Through education and supportive services, we connect top talent in low-income communities with well-paying jobs in one of the fastest-growing fields in the US. Our Medical Interpreter Certificate training and job placement program supports our two-fold mission:

  • To give low-income bilingual women an opportunity to achieve economic security through the use of their language skills

  • To unleash bilingual talent into the workforce to fight racial, ethnic, and linguistic disparities in health care


The Grants Manager is responsible for developing, driving and evaluating the full life cycle of the organization’s grants functions. The Grants Manager will oversee activities to generate funding from private, community, and family foundations as well as corporate and government grant funders. In a given year, grants are responsible for 60% of our revenue goal, which is approximately $2M and growing. 

The Grants Manager is a clear and persuasive writer who can communicate our mission, goals, and work to potential funders, ensuring that our values and the voices of our Language Access Fellows are at the forefront. A perceptive and careful listener, the Grants Manager is adept at identifying big and small opportunities to strengthen connections with our funders. The ideal person in this role is an experienced manager of foundation funding that knows how to balance relationships, creativity and systems design.  

This is a full time, exempt position reporting to the Impact Director. The position is currently remote, and will eventually require in-person presence in our Dorchester office. The work setting is a small, shared, office in a fast-paced environment, on a team that values a diversity of experience and background, and a strong commitment to racial and gender justice. 


Key responsibilities

  • Oversee project management of the complete grant revenue process, including grant research, writing and editing, submission and follow-up, award processing, data maintenance, reporting and renewal. 

  • Set grant prospecting strategy to ensure continual flow into grants pipeline to meet fundraising goals, leveraging support of contract grant writers and stepping in to support grant research efforts as needed. 

  • Work with grant writers/development team to develop well-researched, tailored, and high-impact proposals, reports, acknowledgment letters, and other grant-related deliverables, in a voice that reflects Found in Translation’s mission, programs and goals.

  • Supervise contract grant writer(s). Review and submit grant writer-drafted proposals and reports as necessary. 

  • Work in collaboration with the Found in Translation team as necessary to inform grant-related activities. Utilize feedback and research to continuously improve the quality of proposals.

  • Prepare budgets and financial reports for grant requests and reporting as needed. Proactively coordinate the gathering of information with staff for proposal angles, report data, submission attachments etc.

  • Develop, track, and meet grant submission and reporting deadlines in compliance with grantor guidelines. Track the fulfillment of grant deliverables with staff.

  • In collaboration with Impact Director, facilitate relationship development with funders through regular communications, including creating a calendar of touch-points.

  • Liaise with the Deputy Director to provide grant revenue and projection data for reporting and forecasting purposes.

  • Develop and maintain broad and deep knowledge of Found in Translation’s programs. Acquire expertise in workforce development, economic mobility, women’s and immigrants’ issues, interpreter education, and interpreter services.


  • A genuine resonance with and commitment to our mission

  • 3+ years of foundation proposal prospecting, writing and stewarding experience (preferably in mid-size $1M-$5M budget organizations), with a track record of success 

  • Excellent writing skills, project management skills and attention to detail

  • B.A. degree or comparable professional experience

  • A demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines, and a sense of ownership of the work and its outcomes

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small multi-disciplinary team

  • Compassionate, flexible, collaborative work style 

  • Familiarity with Google Apps/Google Docs/Google Drive and Dropbox 

Preferred but not required:   

  • Familiarity with the Greater Boston funding community and beyond

  • Experience securing multi-year contributions, corporate contributions, and government funding

  • Direct service or program experience in any of the following areas: workforce development, economic mobility, women’s empowerment, immigrants and refugees, or medical interpreting 

  • Familiarity with Salesforce and/or grant tracking systems


Salary Range

Starting salary is $62,400 - $64,050, depending on experience. 

Full salary range is $62,400 - $70,720.00, depending on performance. 


Competitive benefits package including generous paid time off, health insurance, dental, vision, Short Term Disability, Life insurance 401(k), and more.

How To Apply

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and grant proposal writing sample to Renée Metelus at careers@found-in-translation.org by October 24.  

  • If possible, please share a full grant proposal that is at least 2 pages in length. 

  • Funder and applicant information may be redacted from the sample. 

  • Please note that there is no need to produce new materials for this writing sample. If you do not have access to a proposal that you authored, please share an alternative sample that demonstrates your writing ability. 


Found in Translation is committed to building a culturally diverse staff to represent the populations we serve. People of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.


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