Grants and Impact Manager

  • Full-time
  • Washington, DC
  • Applications have closed

Website Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

In-depth engagement with global affairs

Journalism and education for the public good – that’s what we do. The Pulitzer Center is seeking a creative, detail-oriented, and high-energy Grant and Impact Manager to make possible the public interest journalism and education work we support by overseeing grants from foundations and individual donors. The position will focus on the management of grants but we envision the job expanding in time to more direct fundraising and grant proposal writing.

A critical component of the position will be the collection of impact across our journalism and education programs–and the curation of that information into powerful stories that capture the important role we play. We are looking for someone with strong analytic and storytelling skills who is passionate about advancing our mission.

The position intersects closely with editorial, financial, communications, and management teams within the organization and will report directly to the Managing Director.

We are looking for someone who shares our passion for raising awareness of critical global and local problems and solutions – and who has the energy and experience to manage multiple roles. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most talented journalists and educators, and a deeply committed, hardworking, and fun team.

We invite you to help us guarantee that we can continue to advance a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the world around us – helping inform the public, policy-makers, and the next generation on the defining challenges of our time.

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Grant reporting: Manage the calendar and life cycle of grants from current funders. Write interim and final reports on all active grants, working in collaboration with the relevant editorial or outreach teams responsible for the programs. On average, we have 12-15 active grants per year with varying degrees of grant reporting requirements. Most reports include narrative descriptions as well as quantitative results.
Progress/Financial tracking: Monitor progress against proposed deliverables as well as financial expenditures against the budgets for each grant on a regular basis.
Monthly updates: Develop system for monthly updates to be shared with relevant staff on:Available budget under restricted grants to determine available spending for editorial and outreach
Remaining deliverables to be achieved within grant timeframe
Grant system management: Maintain up-to-date system in Salesforce for progress reports and spending on active grants
Impact tracking: Develop a clear system and procedures to effectively capture qualitative and quantitative impact on journalism projects and outreach in SalesforceIncludes fine-tuning existing impact surveys sent to journalists and students and educators
Working with Salesforce consultants to integrate results in a clear way under each grant
Direct outreach to journalists, media partners and other partners to collect relevant impact
Use of Coveragebook and other digital tools to track reach of distribution
Public communications: Work with communications and marketing team to incorporate impact into public-facing materialsDevelop social-media outreach based on impact
Create quarterly impact reports and section on impact for annual reports
The ideal candidate will possess the following:

A Bachelor’s degree
Experience in grant-reporting or grant management preferred. Additional experience with journalism or education a plus
Experience collecting and understanding what is meant by “impact” in journalism and education a plus
The ability to envision practical systems and work with collaborators to implement them
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong analytical skills
Strong project management skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities and deadlines without compromising quality
The ability to work independently, as well as the flexibility and creativity to work collaboratively as a part of a small and lean team
Experience with Salesforce a plus
A passion for global issues and a commitment to the Pulitzer Center’s mission

Please e-mail your application to, and write Grant and Impact Manager; in the e-mail subject line.

DEADLINE: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis after September 2nd

Applications should include:

a detailed CV
a written statement of interest (no more than 500 words)
names and contact info for three references
three samples of your written work (if available, a sample grant report you were responsible for)
Your written statement should link your passions and experience to this opportunity and how you think that experience can help advance the Pulitzer Center’s mission.

The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Center is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us, whether in terms of race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, physical challenge, or marital or family status, are (i) understood, respected and appreciated, (ii) recognized as a source of strength and (iii) valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work.

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Salary range: $50,000-$80,000

In addition, the Pulitzer Center offers a comprehensive benefits package.