Grants Manager

Portland, OR

Grants Manager


Reports to:  Executive Director

Salary:  $62-$65,000/year plus benefits


Who we Are:

PBDG’s (Professional Business Development Group) primary purpose is to improve the business conditions in the construction industry by increasing Preparation, Competitiveness and Relationships.  PBDG members are women and minority construction contractors and professional services firms in the construction industry that share PBDG’s goal. PBDG was organized by its members with the recognition that, despite years of efforts, DMWESB construction and professional services contractors in the construction industry remain greatly under represented which negatively impacts the productivity, efficiency, and vitality of Portland Contractors and the construction industry as a whole.

As a 501c6 trade association for minority-owned, women-owned and certified firms in construction. PBDG operates a technical assistance program through its Foundation.

The PBDG Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that operates the Construction Business Training And Plan (TAP) Center. The Center provides wrap-around, construction specific, technical assistance services to meet participants where they are and build a long-term foundation for their business. They also work with other nonprofit organizations and business community partners to provide owners with access to valuable resources. The TAP Center is available to meet the needs of all COBID certified contractors and professional service firms (consulting, design, general services, architecture and engineering). Businesses do not have to be members of PBDG to utilize this resource.

To meet growing demand and to share our successes with the community, PBDG is searching for a Grants Manager.  The Grants Manager is responsible for all PBDG Grant Writing, Grant Reporting, Grant research for local, state and federal grants. They are a key component of our fundraising work and will partner with the Marketing and Outreach Manager, Executive Director, Operations Director and Program staff.

Primary Responsibilities: 

 Foundation Relationships, Grant Writing & Reporting (70%)

  • Oversee all grant activities including researching grant opportunities, grant writing and managing the proposal development and submittal process in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with Executive Director and Director of Programs & Operations to create a multi-year grant strategy that meets funding needs of programs and general operations.
  • Identify funding opportunities that match the mission of PBDG programs. Identify new program areas to match to funder priorities.
  • Manage a grant calendar and reporting schedule. Write and submit private, family, government, and corporate foundation grants and reports.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with funders.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Programs & Operations, develop and manage a simple interface with the Programs Team for capturing impacts and results related to PBDG’s programs and members. Mine this information for stories and data points to be shared across platforms and in grant reports and donor communications.
  • Oversee timely registrations and renewals with government entities applicable to government grants such as SAM, CAGE code, etc.

Overall Fundraising (30%)

  • Partner with Marketing and Outreach Manager to create and execute a 3-year fundraising plan that supports the organization’s overall 5-year strategic plan for growth
  • Utilize a CRM for grant and donor tracking. 
  • Prepare corporate proposals, as needed, to support partner work, events and program implementation.
  • Work collaboratively with the Marketing and Outreach Manager to execute on signature and smaller fundraising events.
  • Assist with donor lists, database management and administrative support of fundraising activities of the organization.


  • Minimum 5 years in nonprofit grantwriting.
  • 3 years experience with federal grants and reporting.
  • Understanding of fundraising systems and processes.
  • Experience in a small nonprofit with cross-collaboration on fundraising.

Qualities for Success:

  • Strong grant writing skills specific to economic, gender and racial equity.
  • Strong track record of successful grant awards and funder relationships strongly preferred.
  • Highly organized, with the ability to multi-task and switch priorities in a quick & calm manner.
  • Proficient in standard office procedures, software, and communications technology.
  • Ability to work autonomously, be proactive and self-directed.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and respectful manner with all community members, staff, board members, partners, and funders.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude regarding work assignments, teamwork, and company goals.
  • Possesses multi-cultural intelligence, appreciation and respect for equity, diversity and inclusion and demonstrates an ability to work with a diverse group of co-workers and constituents.

Application Information:

Nonprofit Professionals Now is happy to be working with PBDG on this key fundraising position.  To apply for this position, please attach a resume and cover letter and complete the screening questions.

All applications will be reviewed and considered.

Application Deadline:  May 21, 2021

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.