Job Description


Job Title: Grant Manager – Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter

Location: Edina, Minnesota (flexible)

Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)

Reports To: Chief Strategy Officer

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.  

Position Summary:

The Grant Manager is responsible for 1) identifying and writing grants from private foundations, family foundations, corporate foundations and government entities to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s Mission, and 2) managing the entire grant lifecycle. The Grant Manager collaborates and coordinates with a wide range of staff to 1) understand goals, objectives, activities, impact and metrics of success, 2) coordinate contributions, 3) synthesize thought leadership and 4) articulate value proposition/strategic alignment in order to appeal to decision makers of granting entities. The Grant Manager collaborates with development staff, program staff and executive leaders to cultivate and steward relationships with potential funders. While the Grant Manager primarily serves the Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter, this position also serves other Chapters across the Region as needed and may contribute to grant opportunities at the Regional level.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Grant Seeking 20%

  • Research and prospect funding opportunities.
  • Collaborate with development staff, program staff and executive leaders to cultivate and steward relationships with private foundations, corporate foundations and government entities. 

Grant Writing 50%

  • Write persuasive and effective grant proposals to private foundations, family foundations, corporate foundations and government entities to support programs, DEI, operations, and sponsorships.
  • Engage internal team to understand goals, objectives, activities, impact and metrics of success.
  • Synthesize thought leadership and articulate value proposition/strategic alignment in order to appeal to decision makers of granting entities.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with chapter staff (e.g. finance, home office grant staff, programs, development) to ensure coordinated contributions, budget development and adherence to grant submission timeline. 

Grant Management 20%

  • Manage the grant lifecycle, including prospecting, writing, submission, administration, management, tracking, communication. grant reporting, due diligence procedures, and compliance with internal/external grant regulations & requirements. 
  • Grow capacity within program staff and development staff to contribute to grants and grant reporting. 
  • Serve as the primary contact for grantee relations.
  • Create an annual plan and budget for grant-related activities and achieve annual revenue goals.
  • Monitor trends and emerging best practices in grant management. 

Other Duties as Assigned 10%

  • Contribute to full mission engagement activities related to all pillars of the organization (e.g. staff meetings and activities related to public policy, program, DEI, communications).


  • 3- 5 years related experience in grant writing and/or communications, preferably in non-profit mission, development, fundraising.
  • Demonstrated track record of securing grants and managing grants through the full grant lifecycle. 
  • Willingness to submit a writing sample.
  • Demonstrated success at consistently meeting deadlines, working under pressure, coping with ambiguity and adapting to changing priorities. 
  • Demonstrated experience building rapport/trust and cultivating relationships with a diverse range of individuals, organizations and communities. 
  • Familiarity with health equity and diversity, equity and inclusion strongly preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to work autonomously (proactive, self-motivated, opportunistic and entrepreneurial mindset) and collaborate as an integral part of a team.
  • Adept at synthesizing/compressing large amounts of qualitative story and quantitative data into a succinct, compelling narrative that speaks to the heads and hearts of decision-makers. 
  • Excels at assessing needs, articulating strategic alignment and value proposition, and influencing/persuading. Ability to balance attention to detail with attention to vision/mission.
  • Strong project/time management, organizational, documentation and coordination skills.
  • Ability to learn TeamApproach. Excel, Word, Google, Personify, and other relevant databases and work platforms.
  • Willingness to alter work schedule to work occasional evenings or weekends for Association events.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and move about to retrieve files

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan. 

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


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