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Position:     Grants Manager

Type:           Part Time w/ Benefits

Based in:     Birmingham Metro Area

Salary:        $22,000-$30,000

Deadline:    Open until filled

About ACIJ:

The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ) is an immigrant-led organization working for the rights and dignity of all people by cultivating just policies, encouraging grassroots leadership and participation, building alliances, and amplifying the voices and contributions of immigrants in Alabama.

Position Summary:

The Grants Manager is a liaison between the ACIJ and its funders. The Grants Manager is responsible for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals/reports that support the organization’s goals and meet funder guidelines and criteria. This person serves as the primary grant writer, co-manages funder relationships with the Executive Director, engages in compliance reporting, and supports special project initiatives. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, project management skills, with an emphasis on outcome measurement.



Lead grant proposal development and submission—preparing and organizing materials for proposals, and submitting and monitoring grant applications, including:

  • Researching new funding and business development opportunities on a local, state, and federal level.

  • Maintaining and building relationships with funders and other strategic partners on a local, state, and national level in coordination with Executive Director;

  • Drafting proposals/LOIs, grant application narratives, and budgets and collaborate to finalize with program staff, bookkeeper, and the Executive Director;

  • Submitting grant applications via paper or online portals, and maintain list of passwords;

  • Meeting with funders and ACIJ staff to explore funding opportunities and fulfill site visit and audit requirements;

  • Maintaining master calendar of grants and prospects and all associated files and correspondence;

  • Maintaining library of grant support documents including resumes, bios, IRS forms, Board/staff diversity lists, etc.;

  • Executing thank you letters and facilitate grant contracts/agreements;

  • Ensuring acknowledgment of funders/donors via website, e-newsletter, and social media;

Maintain grant compliance and reporting, including outcome measurement and grant budgets—taking responsibility for meeting high standards of effectiveness, timeliness, and completeness, including:

  • Monitoring and maintaining funder reporting schedules and requirements;

  • Tracking progress toward organizational and programmatic outcomes and goals;

  • Requesting reimbursements and drawdowns as needed;

  • Drafting compelling progress reports and targeted program updates (e.g. blog posts, press releases, FB and twitter posts) to funders that fully capture programmatic success;

  • Assembling all necessary supporting materials and documents including budget reports, outcome measurements, success stories, etc.; and submitting reports to funders.


Researching statistics, trends and data for grant proposals and community advocacy, including:

  • Performing research and data-gathering—both from external sources and ACIJ program data;

  • Assisting in development of presentations for various stakeholders.


Other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in fundraising, grant writing or grants management;

  • Demonstrated analytical and persuasive writing skills experience as well as superior editing skills, including ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience;

  • Strong administrative skills and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in effective and efficient manner;

  • Intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Experience with donor development/CRM software systems a plus;

  • Familiarity and experience working with national, governmental and Southern funders a plus;

  • Ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines without sacrificing quality;

  • Demonstrated interest in the mission, vision and values of the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice

  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed; 

  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus


What We Offer:

  • $22-30K salary part-time 

  • Fully covered health and dental

  • 15 PTO and 12 Sick Days each year

  • Remote work opportunity

  • 2 months paid parental leave 

  • Monthly cell phone stipend of $50

How to Apply:

To apply, email a resume, compelling cover letter, writing sample, and two professional references to:, attn.: Ana Delia Espino, Executive Director.


ACIJ does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage immigrants, people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ individuals and veterans to apply.

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