Grants Manager

Austin, TX
Full Time

Grants Manager

Are you a great writer? Are you passionate about making a contribution to positive change that affects individuals and families? If so, SAFE’s Development Team seeks a full-time Grants Manager to coordinate grant applications and to submit proposals and reports to funders.

About SAFE:

  • SAFE’s mission is our name: Stop Abuse For Everyone. We achieve our mission by acknowledging and responding to the intersection of child abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence.
  • The SAFE Alliance grew out of the courageous work of the Center for Battered Women, the Austin Rape Crisis Center, and the Austin Children’s Shelter, all respected, women-led human service agencies created by volunteers and informed by survivors who needed support, safety and justice.
  • With over 20 programs and roughly 400 staff, we have been serving the Austin community and beyond for over 30 years.
  • The SAFE Alliance strongly encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color; LGBTQ+ identified people; gender-nonconforming people; individuals with disabilities; veterans; and people who speak a language in addition to English.

About this position:

  • We need you to fill the role of Grants Manager. This is a full-time, exempt position based at our headquarters location in North Austin (Rathgeber Village campus).  While the majority of the work is currently remote/hybrid, all SAFE employees must reside in the greater Austin Metropolitan area and the position will have the expectation that you are able to come to the office on a weekly basis to perform in-person duties. The Grants Manager will manage grant portfolios, including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship with funders. We’ll pay you a salary of $48,000 to $50,000 per year.

Key Duties:

  • Communicate with potential, new, and established funders to identify funding priorities and to build or maintain relationships for future financial support, verbally and in writing.
  • Serve as the coordinator (and also at times as the author) for the preparation and submission of grant proposals and some grant reports, using a project-management, comprehensive team approach, working with staff in multiple SAFE programs/departments.
  • Research and identify governmental and philanthropic funding opportunities, and provide SAFE staff with information and analysis of prospects.
  • Draft and edit, often with other SAFE staff, text on research related to domestic and sexual violence, trafficking, and child abuse; evidence-based models of victim services; national, state, and local data; agency history and services, and other topics for grants.
  • Work with Senior staff, Program Directors, Finance, Development and other staff across SAFE to ensure timely, coordinated and collaborative processes related to the above work.


  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a field with substantial emphasis on research and writing, such as English, Communications, Social Work, Journalism, or a similar field.
  • Have at least three years of grant writing experience, preferably for a nonprofit, social services organization.
  • Experience working with an agency serving survivors of sexual assault and exploitation/trafficking, child abuse and domestic/dating violence, and/or similar vulnerable persons is preferred.
  • Three years’ experience in a nonprofit organization is preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort with a team approach to project management.
  • Demonstrated strong writing, editing, and research skills.
  • This is a position that requires driving, therefore you must have:
    • at least three (3) consecutive years of driving experience OR one (1) year of driving experience if over 27 years of age.
    • have a valid Texas driver’s license AND be able to provide Department of Public Safety proof of driving record acceptable to agency insurers for the past three years.
  • Must be willing and able to use personal vehicle to deliver grant applications (when applicable), and to attend off-site meetings, etc.
  • Ability to work independently, while also consulting and working closely with staff throughout SAFE at all stages of the grant process.
  • Demonstrate a strong skill level and competency in the use of the internet, and the operation of computers and general office software programs, including word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Pay careful attention to detail; work with accuracy and maintain neat, well-organized records.
  • Work cooperatively with external partners and constituencies.
  • Maintain flexibility; working with frequent interruptions and multiple, changing priorities.
  • High level of comfort and experience with multiple, complex, and continually/unpredictably-changing funding requirements and deadlines.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well as submit to a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.
  • All employees are required to comply with policies regarding COVID-19, which may be subject to change.  COVID vaccines are still highly recommended, and we encourage employees to get vaccinated if they are able.

About our benefits:

  • Full-time employees receive employer paid health insurance, short-term disability, and life insurance.*
  • Optional dental, vision and pet insurance.*
  • 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match, and 15 days of Paid Time Off (PTO), 4 Personal Holidays, 7 Paid holidays, and more.*
  • We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.

*Benefits are prorated based on date of hire and hours worked. Eligibility is dependent upon FTE, status, etc.

For the most up-to-date and comprehensive list of our job openings, please visit our career page.


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