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Grants Manager

Orlando Science Center, Orlando

The Grants Manager is responsible for a program that raises approximately $2M a year from private, government and corporate grants, for Special Projects in addition to aggressive comprehensive campaign goals upwards of $4M per year. This is a full-time position that reports to the Director of Strategic Partnerships and works collaboratively with senior staff.

Essential Functions

  • Identifies and secures new and ongoing sources of grants funding, as well as tracks and maintains all existing foundation and government funding sources.
  • Writes and prepares letters of interest, grant proposals, reports, and project budgets.
  • Supervises the full-time Grant Coordinator who is responsible for prospect research, and assisting with grant proposals, reports and project management as needed.
  • Leads cross-departmental, monthly grant planning team meetings with management team and program staff to develop program/proposal goals.
  • Utilizes project management system and databases to maintain accurate and timely reporting in collaboration with the Education, Finance, Visitor Experience, and Development staff.
  • Works as a member of the Development Team assisting in implementation of other activities as needed.
  • Meets multiple grant submission and reporting deadlines continuously.
  • Researches prospective grant funding sources to assess compatibility with organization’s goals.
  • Gathers and prepares all ancillary materials to accompany grants (budgets, bios, charts, statistical data etc.).
  • Assists staff in producing timely reports for current funders.
  • Monitors status and collects data on funded projects through program staff.
  • Works as a member of a development team assisting staff in implementation of other activities as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  1. Adaptability
  2. Planning and Organizing
  3. Communication
  4. Integrity
  5. Initiative
  6. Customer Service and Quality


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education:  Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, English, Journalism, Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or a related field.
  2. Experience:  Minimum of one to three years of experience in creative writing or fundraising.
  3. Certifications:  N/A

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and respond to changing needs.


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Responsible for the hiring, training and development of a full time staff member.

Physical demands:

  • Ability to Sit for an extended period of time
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Expected Hours of Work:
Monday through Friday, with ability to participate in weekend and after-hours events as needed. 

5% travel throughout Orange County.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

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