JOB TITLE: Grants Manager – Hybrid
LOCATION: Minneapolis, Climate Generation Office
REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Development, Marketing, and Communications
TYPE: Full Time

Climate Generation empowers individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change. Based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Climate Generation strategically engages and empowers youth, educators, decision-makers and the public to foster climate literacy and action with the goal of building a more equitable and resilient future for all.

Position Description:
The Grant’s Manager is a critical position for Climate Generation providing strategic and tactical resource development and revenue building efforts from institutional donors. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, analytical competencies in being able to assess and qualify prospective funders, attention to detail and deadlines, and outstanding organizational skills in a fast paced and open office environment. The position requires being able to write competently and compellingly, work across three different departments of content expertise and have a good balance of communication and listening skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, willing to maintain virtual/in-person hybrid hours with one or two night and weekend events throughout the year. Travel is possible at times. Reports to the Senior Director of Development, Marketing and Communications.

Organization Work Culture:
Climate Generation is addressing the most critical issues of our times. As such, we believe in a culture of positivity, celebration, respect, integrity and grit. We work hard and play well so that our strength is constantly renewed in the challenges inherent in our mission. We welcome all and invite our team members to “come as you are”.

Your Department Team:
The Grants Manager will work with a team of 2 other managers in a strategic, collaborative, and creative partnership environment. Members of the team include the Senior Director of Development, Marketing and Communications, the Marketing and Communications Manager, the Annual Fund Manager and Communications Coordinator.

Essential Responsibilities:
The primary function of this position is to research, write, submit and report on funding requests to institutional donors. The Grants manager provides reporting, stewardship, solicitation and cultivation support for effective development of resources from institutional sources (foundations, government, corporate and civic organizations). This position plays a pivotal role in meeting annual fundraising goals.


  • Prospect research of current and new potential institutional funders.
  • Qualification of new potential institutional funders.
  • Implements the stewardship plan for institutional donors.
  • Schedules, participates in and prepares for key meetings with institutional funders in conjunction with the Executive
  • Director and the Senior Director of Development, Communications and Marketing.
  • Meets annual institutional fundraising goals.
  • Works with program teams to ensure knowledge of activities, events and upcoming workshops.
  • Stays abreast of the climate crisis in general.
  • Develops and writes semi-annual communications to institutional donors.
  • Participates in cross-functional activities with sponsorship, programs and fundraising events as needed.
  • Ensure institutional gift solicitation is entered into the Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Maintains template proposals for each program area and general operations annually and as needed.

Meetings and Events

  • Participates in Climate Generation’s annual fundraising event as part of the Development Team.
  • Participates in staff meetings and retreats as required.

Organizational Engagement

  • Engage in Climate Generation team functions, including events, team meetings, and strategic planning.
  • Use internal communication tools effectively for strong team collaboration (Google Drive, Slack, Zoom, Asana).
  • Organizes and implements processes that ensure effective, efficient, and accurate grant solicitation and reporting.
  • Support and participate in anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion work across the organization.
  • Participate in opportunities for professional development.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary for this position is between $51,000-$54,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Full-time, exempt position, working 40 hours per week
  • Flexible work-from-home options
  • 20 days of PTO (increases with years of employment), 6 paid holidays and a significant holiday break from December 24th through January 1, and the ability to carry over hours during that time period that are worked in the office.
  • Up to three percent matching contribution of annual salary to 403(b) retirement plan after one month of employment
  • Medical insurance provided through BenefitsMN with Medica and Colonial Life Dental (80% of monthly premiums are covered by employer for Medical and 100% Dental) and Flexible Spending Account for out-of-pocket medical expenses
  • Cell phone and home internet reimbursement and travel/mileage reimbursement.
  • Located in the Greenway building with access to biking trails and light-rail transit, as well as indoor bike storage area and showers
  • Foster a respectful, collaborative, and fun work environment and fantastic teammates!


The ideal candidate will bring a sense of positivity, celebration, respect, integrity, and grit. Specific qualifications include:

  • Progressive ideas and grants project management experience with a strong passion for climate change issues
  • Proven ability to work in a collaborative team environment with the ability to meet the diverse needs of internal and external stakeholders
  • A commitment to working at an anti-racist organization
  • Experience with non-profit fundraising and financial management
  • Ability to work in an agile environment, being flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple competing priorities
  • Authenticity and an interest in having fun at work
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is a plus


  • To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to with the Subject, Grants Manager.
  • Applications will be accepted through August 19, 2022
  • Climate Generation engages a thorough screening process. You may be asked to participate in multiple screening activities. All staff who work with minors must complete a background check

Climate Generation recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status as required by law. We actively seek to build and maintain a diverse workforce and foster the leadership of people of color, indigenous people, people from working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+, and all people of varying and intersecting identities.