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Grant Program Manager

Urban College of Boston
Job Title: Grant Program Manager
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March 17th, 2018
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Urban College of Boston (UCB) is a two-year college, and was founded in 1993 as a 501(c)3 organization. The college has grown substantially, doubling enrollment over the last five years. We educate 1500 inner-city, non-traditional adult learners annually. Among New England colleges and universities, UCB has the highest enrollment of Hispanic students (64%), 4th highest African-American (19%), and 8th highest Asian-American (11%). At least 60% speak English as a second language, and almost all are first generation college-goers. They are disadvantaged economically despite 95% working full-time: 70% qualify for financial aid. 

Job Summary

The Urban College of Boston, a private two-year college, is seeking a grant program manager to oversee all of its philanthropic and grant activities.  The ideal person should have substantial experience working with both local and national foundations, state and national government agencies, Corporations and high income individuals. 

Reports To

The President of the College


  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work to provide regular written updates (newsletters etc) to corporate and foundation donors.
  • Understanding of institutional history and programs.
  • Make appointments with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees).
  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide staff with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc).
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested


  • Minimum of two years’ experience with grant writing.
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Strong contributor in team environments


Salary range $70,000 - $85,000 commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter and two grant writing applications to Stephen Lozen, Dean of Administration & Finance at:


133 Federal Street, Suite 802 | Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.426.2606
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