Grants Manager

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Grants Manager


Grants Manager

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL) is seeking a dynamic and innovative Grants Manager to manage local, national and select corporate grant proposals.

CAL is a nonprofit arts education organization that ignites student learning, creativity, and success through the arts. For more than 65 years, CAL has provided multidisciplinary arts programming to area schools and community organizations. It also manages large-scale programs, such as ArtWorks, and a community center for the arts, Studio 105 at the Glenville Arts Campus. The Grants Manager works as part of a team to strengthen the organization’s position in the community through the application for and stewardship of all grants to realize annual and long-term goals of CAL. The Grants Manager reports to the Director of Development.

The Grants Manager is responsible for all aspects of raising support from foundations, corporations, and government sources requiring proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects. This position requires strategic thinking and the ability to manage and execute operational details. The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning is an office culture of high standards, frequent innovation, and collaborative teamwork.


  • Work with Director of Development and President & CEO to produce a sufficient number and quality of prospects and proposals for corporate, foundation, and government grants to meet and/or exceed annual goals.
  • Develop and prioritize projects and proposals with CAL staff for programs that need support.
  • Develop and foster relationships with institutional funders and identify connections with staff, board, volunteers, and donors that will ensure the cultivation of institutional funders.
  • Arrange for site visits and appointments for President & CEO and CAL Board with potential funders.
  • Provide stewardship for existing donors; maintain institutional donor profiles.
  • Research and identify prospective funding opportunities (locally, regionally & nationally).
  • Coordinate corporate campaign with Director of Development.
  • Write all proposals, reports, and other ancillary materials. Work with CAL staff on program budgets.
  • Manage existing grants by tracking grants; developing internal reporting systems; writing reports; maintaining excellent historical records; working with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal goals and expectations.
  • Work with Director of Development to set, monitor and manage grants income goal.
  • Collaborate with Director of Finance to monitor grant spending.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 3 years of experience with grant writing and management including donor stewardship.
  • Proven track record.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Experience with budget development and monitoring.
  • Experience in program development.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines.
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRMs a plus.
  • Enthusiastic, high energy individual; someone who takes initiative, is creative.
  • Strong understanding of the philanthropic landscape in Northeast Ohio.
  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of CAL.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Excellent benefits – health, short-term disability, 403(b), sick time, vacation time

To apply, send cover letter with expected salary range and resume to: Director of Development, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, 10917 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106, or by email to

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