Senior Manager, Programs Division 

Grants Writer 

Senior Manager, Programs Division

The Senior Manager, Outreach and Research Administration, is a full-time position with these responsibilities:

  • Administrator of the extramural research grants process at 55% FTE
  • Project Officer for Celebremos la Vida and Campeonas contra el cáncer del seno at 35% FTE
  • Other projects as assigned at 10% FTE

Core responsibilities

For Research Administration, the Senior Manager administers the program in extramural research for grants totaling about $1.8 million. Responsibilities include managing the annual award cycle from application through post-award follow-up; maintaining Internet-based grant management; providing professional support to annual scientific review meetings; using the database to identify trends and answer inquiries about funded research; developing and implementing web-based surveys; writing reports and disseminating information to other divisions at the Foundation; trouble-shooting researcher and database issues; and maintaining communication within the Foundation, with co-chairs and members of the external research panel and with prospective and funded researchers and their institutions.

For Outreach, the Senior Manager manages the Celebremos la Vida program (and the related project Campeonas contra el cáncer del seno) for Hispanic women over 40 in three clinic sites, is involved in strategic planning for the program, tracks timelines and budgets, troubleshoots issues between the Foundation as funder and the community clinic sites and liases with the development division to prepare funding proposals.

For both functions, the Senior Manager reconciles fiscal year-end spending and metrics on both research and community grants and helps to “tell the story” of the Foundation’s support for cancer prevention and early detection research and outreach. The Senior Manager maintains program-related website content and also serves as division representative on cross-unit core teams. Other projects may be assigned that are related to health disparities or other themes.


Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred. Three to five years of related professional experience. Knowledge of public health and prevention issues, experience managing an online database.


Superior verbal and written communication; comfortable working with databases; strong initiative and follow-through; and excellent organizational, time-management, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Cultural familiarity and conversational ability in Spanish strongly preferred.

Salary is $64,500.

Application period closes November 9, 2018


Conveniently located near the King Street Metro Stop, the Prevent Cancer Foundation offers a generous benefits package that includes healthcare, 401(k) participation, paid vacation, sick leave and federal holidays. 

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Karen Peterson, Vice President of Programs, at and put “Senior Manager, Outreach and Research Administration” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.

Grants Writer

We are looking for a skilled writer and self-motivated individual for our Grants Writer. The position reports directly to the Managing Director of Development.  The position is primarily responsible for developing, writing and submitting grant proposals to corporate and other grant-making organizations. Maintaining grant records in Raiser’s Edge database and reconciling grants with budgets.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Developing and writing grant proposals to corporations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders
  2. Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations
  3. Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors
  4. Maintain current records in RE (Raiser’s Edge) database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting (RE experience preferred)
  5. Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, final reports and budget reconciliations
  6. Conduct prospect research and bring new funding sources to fruition
  7. Assist with other development projects as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree; plus a minimum of two-three years’ experience writing funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing and research skills are essential.
  • Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information. A high level of computer literacy required
  • Candidates must possess an ability to work and thrive in a multiple deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment

Salary Range: $55,000 – $65,000. 

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply

Email cover letter with salary history and attached resume to with Subject: Grants Writer. 

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