Reports to: Interim Chief Development Counsel 

Work Location: The Landings, Sarasota, FL

POSITION SUMMARY: The Grants Administrator will be the primary person responsible for securing philanthropic revenue with foundations and other grant-making organizations. The Grants Administrator will work independently and as part of the development team, reporting to the Interim Chief Development Counsel, to secure program and operational funding by managing grants through their lifecycle, ensuring proper due diligence for all grants, facilitating current grant applications and requisite reports, identifying new sources of funding, and liaising between other functional departments to assemble high-quality grant application submissions and timely grant reports that include relevant data. The Grants Administrator will uphold the funder relationship by complying with any funder grant requirements in a timely manner. 

The Grants Administrator will uphold the mission of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, which is to enhance the potential of students, promote excellence in teaching and inspire innovation in education, guided by strategic philanthropy. 


  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations. 
  • Work with the Interim Chief Development Counsel to determine funding priorities while managing a portfolio of current funders. 
  • Maintain current records of grant-making organizations in a donor development database, including grant tracking and reporting. 
  • Develop and submit current grant applications and reports. 
  • Develop, maintain, and ensure proper grants management procedures are in place and consistently followed, including but not limited to due diligence procedures. 
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by grant-making organizations. 
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for foundation grants. Research new funding opportunities. 
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary for budget grant submission and to report to foundation funders on current grant programs. 
  • Liaise between other functional departments (i.e., program, business, marketing) to manage timelines and deliverables 
  • Work with team on any other duties/activities as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required from an accredited university 
  • Three years experience with non-profit fundraising and grants management 
  • Mathematical literacy and mastery of basic accounting concepts 
  • Strong skills in managing people, processes, and timelines 
  • Proven ability to track and manage several projects and processes simultaneously 
  • High level of demonstrated accuracy 
  • Exceptionally motivated, organized and detail-oriented 

This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position with benefits. Salary range is $45,000-54,000. 

Job Category: Development
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Sarasota

Apply for this position

Allowed Type(s): .pdf, .doc, .docx