Grant Programs Manager

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Grant Programs Manager


What Is The Position?

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) seeks a manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of a portion of grants in our two primary grant programs: project support and general operating support. In this position you will gain in-depth knowledge of and build strong working relationships with over 80 cultural partners (grant recipients). You will also evaluate your programs periodically, consider how they fit within the organization’s objectives and suggest improvements when applicable. We are filling two openings for this same role.

Who Are We?

We are one of the largest public funders of arts and culture in the nation, connecting people to millions of cultural experiences in Cuyahoga County each year. Since 2007, we have invested over $158 million in tax dollars in 350 organizations and projects countywide. Learn more about our mission, vision and values.

Why Work With Us?

We are a team that believes in connection, discovery, equity, service, stewardship, and trust. We encourage each team member to pursue personal and professional development opportunities as part of their yearly objectives. We offer an excellent benefits package including 25 days of paid time off, 11 paid holidays, and medical and dental coverage. Our office hours are 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday. We are located in the heart of Cleveland’s vibrant downtown at Playhouse Square. This position is a 40 hour/week, full-time position with occasional night and weekend responsibilities.

What Is Our Commitment to Equity?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering and cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion, where every team member is valued and respected. We value equity and embrace and encourage our team members’ differences in age, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, citizenship status, and other characteristics that make our team unique.

What Are the Essential Functions of the Position?

  • Serve as in-house liaison for cultural partners and provide them thoughtful feedback and guidance on their activities. View a list of our cultural partners.
  • Lead creation of program materials and workflow.
  • Design and conduct workshops and resources and provide technical assistance to applicants.
  • Play a key role in ongoing evaluation and revision of grantmaking processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Present recommendations to CAC Board of Trustees.
  • Conduct in person site visits and keep in regular communication with cultural partners to build on existing relationships and stay abreast of their activities.
  • Identify, advocate for and support marketing of cultural partners’ events and activities.
  • Assist in communicating CAC’s goals to the community, including presenting at community events.
  • Manage all administrative matters associated with grants, including processing reports, payments, etc.

What Are the Minimum Requirements for the Position?

  • Have at least 5 years of direct, relevant professional experience with demonstrated understanding of nonprofit organizations across sectors and their operational needs and complexities.
  • Have exceptional project management skills with demonstrated ability to take ownership of projects from conception to completion, organize processes, and identify the steps required to manage complex work.
  • Be an excellent communicator with the ability to lead conversations and navigate different professional environments.
  • Have a keen interest in and understanding of Cuyahoga County’s arts and cultural assets.
  • Have demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office and database management systems.

How Do You Apply?

If you meet the requirements of this position, submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to by October 27, 2017. Please indicate in your cover letter how you learned about this position and what about the arts and cultural environment in Cuyahoga County excites you. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please. We anticipate hiring these roles by December 15.


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