Director of Grants
Company: Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: September 23, 2022
Job Location: 938 LAFAYETTE ST SUITE 300 - NEW ORLEANS, LA
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: 4 Year Degree
Salary Range: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 Salary/year
Travel Percentage: some travel required
Job Shift: Day
The Director of Grants will lead the complete grant cycle for all
LEH Public Programs Division grant streams from development and
implementation to close out and reporting. The Director will
oversee various public programs tied to LEH grantmaking and
facilitate and maintain programmatic partnerships across Louisiana.
The Director will work closely with the VP of Public Programs to
design and implement initiatives that increase all Louisiana
residents access to quality humanities programming and will monitor
geographic distribution of grantmaking to ensure equitable access
to LEH programs. The Director of Grants is broadly responsible for
cultivating relationships and partnerships that ensure program
goals and objectives are achieved. This person will directly
supervise the Grants Manager.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a seasoned grants
professional who is passionate about the humanities and their role
in helping humans make sense of their world. They will be highly
detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated. They will enjoy
taking initiative and thinking through all steps of the grantmaking
process from conception through reporting. They will have excellent
written and oral communication skills and be able to provide
excellent service and outreach to prospective and existing partner
organizations. Willingness and ability to give public presentations
and travel frequently is essential. Flexibility in response to
changing program and grantmaking needs is key.Education:
- Bachelors degree in a humanities discipline required. Masters
- 2-4 years experience in grants management
- 2-4 years experience working in a nonprofit environment,
- Proficiency in Foundant Grant Lifecycle Management system
- Ability to synthesize qualitative and quantitative information
about grant streams and processes as well as from grantee reports
in writing and in public presentations.
- Mastery of MS Office, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with
colleagues and partners.
- Extremely organized and detail-orientated, with superior
- High degree of integrity and work ethic.
- Comfortable with public speaking.
- Ability to represent the LEH in a professional and courteous
- Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the
organization as well as with external stakeholders, including
program participants, scholars, consultants, funders and the
public, via emails, letters, telephone, Zoom, and in
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to
the mission of the LEH.
- Knowledge of the humanities, including what areas of study are
included in the humanities, and the ability to identify, critique,
and describe humanities-based projects or proposals.
- Familiarity with best practices in grants management.
- Ability to problem solve independently before seeking
assistance from peers and supervisors.
- Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems
such as word processing, managing files and records, designing
forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately. Speaks
and writes in a clear and credible manner, while selecting the
right tone for the situation and audience.
- Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths
and weaknesses of projects, proposals, conclusions, or approaches
to problems and to propose solutions or improvements to the
- Ability to adjust quickly and effectively to changing
conditions and demands.
- Handles multiple assignments and priorities yet still fulfills
- Work with VP of Public Programs to identify humanities-related
needs in Louisiana as well as timely humanities-related topics and
develop grant opportunities and programs to meet those
- Build and maintain relationships with partners and prospective
partners throughout the state.
- Engage outside partners, government entities, and sub-awardees
to continually identify best practices and further the impact of
- Oversee annual updates to each grant streams focus and plan,
including deadlines, milestones, and processes.
- Develop and provide in-person and virtual webinars on various
grant opportunities to prospective sub-awardees and
- Support prospective sub-awardees in their development of
competitive grant proposals and build capacity for public
- Identify qualified external grant reviewers and organize and
lead evaluation processes with grant review committees.
- Develop and issue all grant-related paperwork to
- Issue and track payments to all sub-awardees.
- Develop and manage all grant-related forms, such as
applications, evaluations, and reports, in the grant management
- Lead internal reporting processes to monitor performance and
determine achievements and needs for improvement of all grant
- Ensure proper archival procedures are followed for programmatic
materials and that grant files are fully archived on an annual
- Act as a thoughtful and responsible steward of federal, state,
and private funds in all grantmaking processes.
- Ensure grantmaking is in compliance with legal and funder
guidelines and internal LEH policies.
- Calendar and conduct grant reporting for all grant-making
- Respond to institutional queries about grantmaking practices
and subawards in a timely fashion and support any related audits
that may occur.
- Manage multiple budgets and work with the operations staff to
ensure accurate projections are integrated into financial
- Supervise the work of the Grants Manager, providing feedback
and support as needed.
- Contribute to the development of LEHs strategic goals and
objectives as well as the overall management of the organizations
work plan with the VP of Public Programming.
- Develop an in-depth understanding of the work of LEH to be an
effective representative to donors and partners.
Americans with Disability Specifications
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. The employee is occasionally
required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger motions, stoop,
kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear, taste or smell. The employee
must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by the job include close vision, distance
vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the
ability to focus.
Work Environment: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to
weather and internal climate conditions prevalent at the time. The
work environment is considered to be that of a normal
business/office operation. The noise level in the work environment
is usually moderate.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities/PRIME TIME Family, Inc is an
equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status,
creed, ancestry, marital status or sexual orientation, gender
identification, genetic information, atypical hereditary cellular
or blood trait, marital status, citizenship status, victims of
domestic violence, or any other protected category.
NOTE: This job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the position. It is not intended to be a
comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities. The
organization reserves the right to change this description at its
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