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Grants Manager

The Possible Project
Job Title: Grants Manager
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January 31st, 2018
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As our Grants Manager, you’ll help The Possible Project tell its story to foundations, corporations and government agencies. You’ll capture the moments of discovery in our makerspace, describe the new products launched by our young entrepreneurs, share statistical nuances about our impact promoting social emotional learning, and describe the ways in which our program model drives systemic change across the communities we serve. And it is not just about telling our story, you’ll be part of our story too as a key member of the development and communications team with direct access to all members of our senior leadership team. Together, we’ll identify new funding opportunities and seek to deepen existing philanthropic partnerships in ways that help The Possible Project grow its program offerings to serve more communities in the Greater Boston region and nationwide.

The Grants Manager is primarily responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of support from foundations and corporations to support The Possible Projects’ annual operating, campaign, and program goals. As someone with experience submitting grants and a talent for technical writing, you know what this job entails; in fact you’ll help us to navigate the complexities of grant applications (word counts, deadlines and letters of intent). Reporting to our Vice President of Strategic Development & Major Partnerships, this is your chance to serve in a key capacity on our development team to manage the full grant cycle from: identifying new funding opportunities to writing and submitting grant applications to supervision of the allocation of awarded funds and the submission of progress reports and renewal paperwork.

We are excited to share more about our organization and our fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture. Our ideas and mission are bold because we intend to drive transformative change by leading the nation in using entrepreneurship as a vehicle for learning-by-doing. Please review the information below and follow the link to apply.


To apply to this position, please have an updated resume ready and complete the online application. Please contact us (via email at tpp@positivelypartners.org) for any assistance needed in completing the application.


  • Persuasively communicate the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders;
  • Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations;
  • Contribute to efforts to foster, nurture and maintain relationships with foundation contacts and program officers;
  • Promptly acknowledge all foundation gifts and accurately maintain database records;
  • Track deadlines and implement processes to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports;
  • Conduct prospect research and identify foundation and corporate funding opportunities aligned with the organization’s strategic plan;
  • Steward deliverables through to completion with careful attention to ensure multiple projects progress in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals;
  • Serve as a copywriter for correspondence and materials targeting major donors and support other internal and external communication projects from time-to-time.


While there is no perfect resume, we will likely be most interested in your application if you fulfill most or all of the following:

  • A demonstrable passion for the mission, vision, and values of The Possible Project
  • 5+ years of experience in a role with significant grant writing responsibility
  • Understanding of some or all of the key functional areas of TPP’s work such as Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Job Readiness, STEM, Extended Learning Time and/or CTE/Vocational Schools
  • Exceptional writing, analytical, and research skills to craft funding proposals in a clear, compelling and persuasive voice that leverages our achievements will students to demonstrate our track record of impact
  • Experience completing research and outreach to identify grant opportunities supported by corporations, foundations and/or government. This includes experience using online sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information
  • Ability to remain detail oriented in an environment in which change can happen quickly
  • Successful track record working in deadline-driven environments and of advancing multiple projects simultaneously to completion
  • A Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience is required

In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrates the organization’s key values:



The Possible Project offers a robust compensation and benefit package including high quality health benefits and an employer contribution to your 401(k) plan.


The Possible Project is working to close the skills and opportunities gap facing our students by providing resources and support that make them more likely to finish high school, complete education and training beyond high school, and enter careers that will provide them with a living wage.

The Possible Project is a youth entrepreneurship center that teaches students with untapped potential how to start and run their own businesses. In the process, students acquire a host of personal and professional skills that propel them to long-term success in life.

Through a combination of curriculum, support, and STEAM projects, students are empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school—including resiliency, hope and self-confidence.

The Possible Project is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, please visit www.possibleproject.org.

TO APPLY NOW: https://positivelypartners.formstack.com/forms/tpp_grants_manager


The Possible Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.

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