Grants Manager

Washington, DC
Sep 21, 2022
Oct 07, 2022
Full Time

AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable people over 50 build economic opportunity. Our approach emphasizes equitable outcomes for populations that have faced systemic discrimination. We serve all people 50 plus and their families. Through vigorous legal advocacy and evidence-based solutions, and by building supportive community connections, we foster resilience, advance equity and restore hope.

The Grants Manager oversees pre and post-award funds activities for the organization's grants program. Establishes standards and deadlines for grant proposals and/or applications, reviews proposals or applications for completeness, and monitors grant awards for compliance with grant terms. Collaborates with management to identify opportunities to streamline grant management processes and to develop new procedures that support the business unit/department.


  • Oversees the application process for multiple grant programs, develops the Request for Applications (RFA), creates the technical application, organizes the review and clarification processes, and supports the selection of applicants.
  • Creates and facilitates the execution of grant agreements and amendments, to include work plans, programmatic metrics and deliverables, and budgets.
  • Completes grant monitoring activities and assesses grantee performance and compliance with grant terms and conditions.
  • Leads the collection, analysis, and reporting of grant performance data.
  • Completes necessary monthly and quarterly reporting within the organizations dashboard system(s).
  • Develops monthly and quarterly grant operation reports and materials for leadership and the Board.
  • Manages the grants management system (GMS) and serves as the technical lead on maintaining and developing processes within the GMS.
  • Provides training and technical assistance to AARP Foundation staff, applicants, and grantees on the use of GMS.


  • Completion of Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree in business, public health, or other relevant field preferred.
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in grants management.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to produce quality reports and manage data with accuracy.
  • Experience with grants management systems, preferably Salesforce based.
  • Ability to lead matrixed teams across grant programs.
  • Proven ability to meet multiple deadlines, balance numerous projects, and work independently.
  • Creativity, flexibility, a proactive problem-solving approach, and strong relationship-building skills are essential to success.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, cultural sensitivity, and community service.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • In-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise.

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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