Foundation Grants Manager - Remote

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30+ days ago

CALSTART has an immediate opening for a highly motivated person who is passionate about improving air quality and combatting climate change globally. Our Foundation Grants Manager (GM) will lead management and execution of existing foundation grant reporting requirements, assisting with the development of proposals for new foundation funding (primarily for policy work, though other areas of funding will be explored as well) from RFP through submission by working with internal and external stakeholders, and researching potential funders. The Grants Manager will work closely with CALSTART policy staff, finance and others to ensure proposals and reports are completed consistently, accurately, professionally and on time. The Grants Manager will be a key member of the growing Development Team.
Additionally, the Grants Manager will:

  • Manage day-to-day obligations of grant management for existing foundation grants and foundation proposal activities for the organization and ensure proposal needs are being met across the organization
  • Convene meetings with internal and external stakeholders discussing proposal concept, design, and execution, ensuring CALSTART's interests remain at the forefront
  • Ensure all proposals and reports are submitted on time.
  • Work with accounting staff to generate financial reports
  • Write, edit, and assemble proposals as needed and requested
  • Ensure all library documents, CRM, and other tools are updated regularly
  • Enter all Foundation information and updates into CRM and other online systems
  • Research new foundations to pursue, abstract, and present to teams

CALSTART‘s mission is to improve air quality, combat climate change, strengthen the economy, and create jobs by growing the clean transportation technology industry. With more than 29 years of experience, CALSTART is recognized nationally and internationally as an industry catalyst. CALSTART's member organizations are diverse and include, among others, Tesla Motors, UPS, Ford, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Kenworth, General Motors, Southern California Gas, and Southern California Edison. CALSTART focuses on four major initiatives: cars, trucks (including non-road vehicles), bus/mobility, and fuels/infrastructure. CALSTART is a national organization with offices in several states. If you want a career where you are making a real impact and benefiting society and the environment, you should consider working for CALSTART.


  • B.A. in Communications, English, or other related field
  • Five years of proven experience working in nonprofit development/grants/fundraising space
  • Three Years' experience managing foundation grants
  • Experience securing with Foundation Funding
  • Basic Understanding of Program Budgets
  • Superior Writing and Communication Skills
  • Three years project management experience
  • Ability to navigate cloud-based tools (e.g., Office 365)
  • Experience using and/or developing Project Management Tools
  • Experience with CRMs (e.g., Salesforce)

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree
  • Project Management Certification in addition to graduate degree
  • Experience in Clean Transportation
  • 5 Years of Experience Managing Grants
  • Advanced experience with budgeting
  • Exceptional Writing and Communication Skills

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive annual salary based upon experience
  • Performance-based growth opportunities
  • Competitive company-paid health plan that includes dental and vision care
  • Retirement plan with a generous company contribution
  • Employee Incentive Program (bonus) yearly based on performance
  • Employee Wellness Program that includes on-demand fitness and mindfulness classes
  • Telecommuting and flexible work hours as appropriate
  • Rewards for alternative commuting to and from work
  • Committed to employee growth and development

If you are up to this challenge, we invite you to apply! For qualified candidates, please apply online with your resume and cover letter at (
CALSTART, Inc. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and one that celebrates diversity in all forms. Our inclusive environment focuses on making decisions based on merit without regard to race, color, hair texture, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, LGBTQIA+ status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, genetics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This applies to any terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including recruiting, hiring, transferring, training, pay, incentives, benefits, discipline, promotion, lay-offs, and termination. Underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time