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Per Scholas Inc. Senior Manager, Government Grant Writer in (Multiple States), United States

POSITION TITLE: Senior Manager, Government Grant Writer

LOCATION: Flexible location, preference for Per Scholas campus cities

REPORTS TO: Senior Director, National Development


Per Scholas is seeking an experienced Senior Manager, Government Grants to join the national development team. Senior Manager, Government Grants is responsible for identifying, securing and managing financial resources from government agencies, including federal, state, and local government sources. Primary responsibilities include researching, identifying and writing grant applications for government funding opportunities and managing (in collaboration with program staff) the post-award process. You will partner with a team of experienced and talented Development professionals, and increase the share of revenue from government sources across Per Scholas markets in accordance with the Per Scholas growth plan.


  • Identify and research new government funding sources, monitoring all pertinent government opportunities.

  • Analyze all relevant RFPs, and prepare summary memos for Program and Development staff. Facilitate meetings with key stakeholders to plan for all government grant opportunities.

  • Lead the preparation and development of government grant proposals, including all external and internal outreach and planning required and the drafting of the narrative, budget, and all attachments; ensure that all internal and final deadlines are met and proposal components are being addressed by relevant staff, including development, fiscal and program staff.

  • Analyze program data to articulate goals, activities, anticipated outcomes, successes, challenges, etc. to funders.

  • Partner with the fiscal, program and development teams to ensure that reports are completed accurately and on time, as needed, including identifying new data or reporting needs to our Salesforce team in a timely manner.

  • Develop testimony, support memos or program summaries for government agencies or legislative bodies as requested, in partnership with program team and development leads.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with project officers and program managers at funder agencies to facilitate quality and timely reporting and continued funding.

  • Ensure all renewals and reports are accurately recorded in Salesforce for calendar management.


Professional Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent practical experience) required, Master?s degree or Law degree preferred.

  • At least three years of successful government grant-writing experience, preferably with state and local grants in key Per Scholas markets.

  • Exceptional writing, editing, and copy editing skills; demonstrated grant writing success with state/federal funding opportunities preferred.

  • Excellent project management skills, with a proactive communication style.

  • Proven research abilities, including gathering and interpreting data; government prospecting experience desirable.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Salesforce and Google Apps for Business (Docs, Drive, Gmail, Calendar, Chat, etc.).

Personal Characteristics

  • You have meticulous attention to detail, are highly analytical and are comfortable with complex RFP, legislation and other government documents.

  • You are data-driven, result-oriented and a forward-looking catalyst for social change.

  • You have a collaborative and flexible work style. You?re excited to work cross-functionally with other departments and independently.

  • You are an effective communicator with strong oral and written skills.

  • You are tech savvy and learn new tools quickly.

  • You have exceptional organizational and time management skills.

  • You are interested in workforce development, technology, diversity, organizational growth, and scaling impact.

  • You stand behind our mission, believing that individuals from any community should have access to well-paying career positions, and that talent should be recognized and recruited from many diverse sources.


We believe our staff is the heart and soul of the organization. Our workplace culture is challenging, supportive, collaborative and mission-driven. We take a genuine interest in career paths and work-life balance, and welcome contributing ideas from staff at all levels. Working at Per Scholas means working somewhere full of engaging, savvy, diverse people who care deeply about pushing our work forward.

You?ll enjoy a welcoming and casual professional environment, self-development opportunities, innovative technology, and benefits like health care and a 401K match. If you want to work in a progressive organization, where you can build something meaningful and have fun while doing it, we would love to hear from you


Per Scholas is a national organization that has been advancing economic mobility for 25 years. Through rigorous training, professional development and robust employer connections, we prepare individuals traditionally underrepresented in technology for high-growth careers in the industry. We partner with leading employers to build more diverse talent pools, directly connecting our graduates to new career opportunities with leading employers, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups. With campuses in 14 cities, Per Scholas has trained more than 12,000 individuals in tech skills, building bridges to careers in technology.

QUESTIONS?If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to email our Talent team at jobs@perscholas.org. We look forward to viewing your application! Learn more at perscholas.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. See our full EEO statement here.