Job Opening: Program Manager

December 12, 2022



The Program Manager’s responsibilities include managing overall program grant administration, working closely with the finance team to track grant payments and expenditures, optimizing the grant administration process, preparing progress and final reports for funders, ensuring compliance with grant regulations, reviewing cycle grant proposals, managing grant databases, and engaging with donor agencies. Programs also include scholarships and special projects. Reporting to the President and CEO, this individual works in partnership with District program leadership and internal staff.


● Serve as primary liaison with grantees, funders, and program partners
● Maintain and track all program grants, scholarships, and special projects
● Work closely with DPSCD project leadsto ensure program implementation, compliance, and objectives are met
● Prepare detailed interim and final reports to funders
● Work with staff to develop success stories to share with funders and on social media platforms
● Generate and distribute grant award letters to appropriate parties
● Communicate with grantees and funders on reporting requirements, deliverables, and timelines
● Manage relationships with relevant stakeholders (i.e., principals, teachers, district staff, external partners, and funders)
● Conduct regular site visits to monitor program progress and activities (local travel required)
● Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected to programs
● Actively participate in the reviewing and selection process of awarding cycle grants.
● Manage program/project timelines and deliverables
● Knowledge of donor agencies


● Bachelor’s degree required and 5+ years relevant experience
● Non-profit program experience required
● Possess managerial skills (technical, conceptual, interpersonal, communication, organization, and decision-making)
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 365, Adobe Acrobat, and other online portals and platforms (i.e. Fluxx, Cyber Grants, and Constant Contact)
● Ability to professionally interact with a wide range of individuals, including funders, partners, vendors, students, educators, and parents.
● Ability to multi-task and problem solve


Interested applicants, please submit a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to:





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