Development and Grants Manager

Organization Overview

The Boston CASA Program recruits, trains and supervises volunteers from the community who are appointed as a child’s guardian ad litem (GAL). The focus of these volunteers is to protect and promote the “Best Interest” of children who have been abused or neglected and are court involved. The Boston CASA Program is designed to ensure that the needs of children in foster care are met and to aid the court in making difficult decisions that will impact the lives of children and their families forever. Please visit our website at to learn more about the organization.


General Description

The Development and Grants Manager is a full-time, exempt position responsible for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals/reports to a wide range of public and private external funding agencies and organizations, such as foundations, corporations, government, and other institutions. The Development and Grants Manager will support budget development, prepare grant and stewardship reports to corporate and foundation donors and manage the grants tracking process. This position will also engage in the coordination and implementation of Boston CASA’s annual gala event and other development projects to strengthen Boston CASA’s fundraising capacity. The Development and Grants Manager reports to the Director of Development and Communications. 


Duties and Responsibilities

Grant Writing

  • Write high-quality, well-positioned funding proposals and project manage all aspects of the pre- and post-award proposal and report writing process (Letters of Inquiry, abstracts, concept papers, and acknowledgement letters and other funder required documents)
  • Prioritize grant applications and collaborating with senior leadership team to ensure alignment of funding opportunities with strategic priorities
  • Confirm program and staff capacity to meet funding criteria and deadlines
  • Support the development of project budgets and logic models
  • Support the writing and submission of grant proposals
  • Monitor changes to grant submission portals and procedures and ensure ongoing compliance with supporter requirements.
  • Actively engage in ongoing prospect research that identifies funding opportunities that offer a favorable return on investment and advance strategic priorities
  • Provide effective coordination of activities for prospective and current funding organizations, including site visits and prospect/cultivation/stewardship meetings

Donor Database

  • Track giving, generate reports, and analyze annual giving results
  • Provide administrative support in Director’s management of larger donor relationships
  • Manage the Salesforce donor database and other applications, including: maintaining data integrity, managing mailing lists, event attendance/participation, gift records, constituent queries and exports.
  • Work with Development and Communications Director to coordinate and manage database capabilities for maximum efficiency and accuracy
  • Generate and circulate reports to appropriate senior leadership staff

Other Responsibilities

  • Engage in the coordination and execution of annual gala and all fundraising/donor events
  • Work with the Development and Communications Director, assist in the planning and implementation of donor communications and appeals
  • Generate mail merges where appropriate for solicitations
  • Other duties as assigned by the Development and Communicatins Director and Executive Director

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated experience in writing persuasive, clear, concise, and visually attractive proposals/reports preferably in a nonprofit or educational setting, such as appeal writing, grant writing, technical writing, proofreading, editing, or other equivalent written communication format
  • Experience successfully soliciting local, regional, and national foundations and a proven track record of securing newfoundation grants
  • Able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and funding goals, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities while maintaining a calm, professional work style
  • Superior project management skills including the ability to coordinate overlapping projects and deadlines, and an excellent attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must have excellent and current technology skills- superior proficiency with MS Office Suite (including Outlook, Word and Excel);
  • Salesforce experience required or ability to get up to speed quickly with the guidance of training
  • Web experience (Word Press) a plus
  • Experience working and communicating with individuals who represent a diversity of backgrounds


Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; 3+ Years of experience working in the fundraising/fund development field
  • Willingness to roll your sleeves up, do the “little things that need to be done”
  • Willingness to work occasional weekend or evening events as needed
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, focused


Application Instructions

Boston CASA offers a flexible work environment, accessible office location in Downtown Boston, and excellent benefit package. Salary $60,000-$65,000 (DOE). Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] This position will remain open until filled; complete submissions will be reviewed as they are received.


At Boston CASA, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our team and the communities we serve. Boston CASA is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate against any team member or candidate because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by law.  We encourage all to apply because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.