Grants Manager

Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc.
2495 Main Street
Suite 317
Buffalo, NY 14214

Position Title:Grants Manager
Supervisor: Director of Finance
Status: Full-time, hourly, non-exempt- professional starting at $14/hour

Organizational Description:

Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ the best-qualified personnel without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other reason prohibited by law.

Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc. is a refugee resettlement and immigration services provider for the Western New York Region. Journey's End works to assist newly arriving refugees to find gainful employment and avoid dependency on social services.

Job Description:

The Grants Manager is a critical role in a primarily grant funded organization. Under the supervision of the Director of Finance, the Grants Manager has two major responsibilities: First, s/he oversees the financial reporting and data tracking for all grants received. Second, s/he works closely with program staff and senior leaders to ensure accurate reporting and procedural compliance on all federal, state, and private grants and contracts.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an institutional resource on grant compliance, participate in the review of new funding opportunities, and provide feedback on institutional eligibility.
  • Establish policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state grant regulations and requirements.
  • Develop and provide guidance, tools and resources for staff and partner agencies on grants administration, regulations, and policies and procedures.
  • Maintain compliance on a number of federal grants; this demands close collaboration with department and program staff and a principal role on an array of reporting requirements.
  • Review grant reports and communications with donors and stakeholders for accuracy and compliance prior to submission.
  • Manage and maintain program data collection, tracking, internal and external reporting.
  • Serve as liaison between funders and program staff.
  • Comply in a timely manner with funder requests for information.
  • Provide support to program teams in preparing Requests for Proposals (RFP) and writing and submitting grant applications.
  • Additional responsibilities as specified by the Director of Finance, Executive Director and other senior level management.
  • Others duties as assigned.


  • The Grants Manager must have at least a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Must be a proactive, trustworthy and dependable individual.
  • Experience working with publicly or privately grant-funded programs is highly desired.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated capacity to frame complex situations and present options.
  • Ability to set and revise policies and procedures while brokering buy-in from all stakeholders.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Experience with Filemaker database systems preferred.

Journey's End is committed to the purpose of providing refugees with the resources and support they need to become successful, active, and contributing members of the Western New York community. The ideal candidate must be self-directed and able to work in a team environment.

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Where Home Begins Again
2495 Main Street - Suite 530 - Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 882-4963 | Fax: (716) 882-4977