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Grants Manager

Central Administration | Washington, DC | Full Time

Job Description

Employment Opportunity


Ayuda is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing direct legal and social services, education, and outreach to low-income immigrants in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Through its offices in Washington, DC and Falls Church, VA, Ayuda has amassed a 45-year history of providing critical services on a wide range of issues, and in the process, has acquired nationally recognized expertise in immigration law, domestic violence, and human trafficking, among other fields.


Because, just like everyone at Ayuda, you believe:

  • In seeing communities where all immigrants overcome obstacles to succeed and thrive in the United States.
  • In the overall success of our organization and all our programs.
  • That families should be healthy, united, and safe from harm.
  • That all people should have access to professional, honest, and ethical services, regardless of ability to pay or status in this country.
  • That diversity and equality make this country better.


  • Manage and develop process to centralize the writing, managing and reporting of grants across the organization
  • Serve as the lead person on centralized grant writing, reporting and management
  • Manage the reporting databases (including LegalServer and Salesforce) and contribute to the development of data management, collection, reporting and program evaluation capacities
  • Identify, develop and write highly competitive grant proposals, and support other Ayuda team members in grants that they write
  • Monitor progress of grant-funded projects to ensure successful implementation in accordance with grant contract terms
  • Support the Executive Director and development team in all aspects of grant management, including coordinating site visits, maintaining grant-related content, and ensuring timely processing of secured grant funding
  • Support the work of the Executive Director and the Director of Development to connect to current and new grant funders
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Deep commitment to the mission and work of Ayuda
  • Ability to write and submit clear, structured, persuasive grant proposals that are competitive at the regional, state and national level
  • Excellent written, verbal and organization skills
  • Ability to thrive working both independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to quality and to continuously increasing skills, knowledge and effectiveness
  • Demonstrated ability to take the lead on a diverse number of projects and to meet deadlines with limited supervision
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Experience with data management and integration


Commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, as well as an employer-provided retirement match. All federal holidays and closures observed and paid leave for the week of Christmas through New Year’s Day. This position is exempt for overtime purposes.


Please apply with resume and cover letter.  Writing samples may be requested.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Apply early for full consideration. No phone calls, please.

Ayuda is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. It is Ayuda’s policy to be fair and impartial in all relations with employees and applicants for employment and to make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation, or any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented communities. 

Ayuda’s dedication to social justice means that all positions will be committed to working with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, economic, educational, and vocational backgrounds.