Manager of Grant Programs - The General Commission on Race & Religion


The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) announces a search and invites applications for the Manager of Grant Programs. GCORR seeks an experienced leader in grant program management who will be responsible for coordinating the development of quadrennial grantmaking strategies, plans, and process for the CORR Action Fund (CAF) Committee; carrying out administrative management and grantee reporting/monitoring; and building relationships with grantees and other key CAF GCORR partners. This position will work to ensure that grant-making and related procedures, documents, and implementation are consistent with the goals of GCORR, and are executed professionally, efficiently, on schedule, and in a manner consistent with philanthropic best practices. In addition, the ideal candidate will conduct focused research to identify potential funding sources that will help GCORR continue to expand its work, build connections with outside funders, determine potential grant opportunities for GCORR to consider, and create templates for a GCORR grant proposal to other funders.

GCORR was formed to hold The United Methodist Church accountable in its commitment to reject the sin of racism in every aspect of the life of the church. While racism remains our primary focus, our perspective and partnerships reflect a broader context, which includes but is not limited to the intersection of race and poverty, nationalism, tribal conflicts, gender discrimination, homophobia, disability, and generational bias because we know all forms of oppression are connected; they cannot be dismantled in isolation. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., GCORR continues to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, developing interculturally competent leaders; and catalyzing authentic community.

The Manager of Grant Programs will complete detailed projects and assignments while functioning as a collaborative team member. The candidate selected for this role must be able to develop, plan, organize, implement and follow-up grant program objectives and grantees. The position requires the ability to be flexible and able to adapt to reprioritizing multiple projects, while employing ingenuity and independence. The preferred candidate must use ASANA, CRM, other identified technology effectively and consistently in order to be successful and lead the agency to success.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide administration for the grant process throughout all stages including receiving, tracking, documenting all inquiries and/or proposals; assuring that submitted documentation meets and is aligned with grant program, and maintaining accurate and timely records of grant-making and other programmatic activities.
  • Support the GCORR Board of Directors CORR Action Fund Committee in coordinating meetings to accomplish the grant-making; ensuring review and approval processes; maintaining minutes; and preparing presentations for the Board of Directors.
  • Partner with grantees to track progress, develop stories of achievements, and prepare reports, documents, and presentations. Coordinate the development of a communication strategy to share with the wider church both the news about grant availability as well as stories of exemplary, replicable grants funded by CAF.
  • Conduct research to identify grant funding opportunities and to determine availability of grant funding for GCORR projects or programs and develop key narratives for future grant proposals. Research specific conditions and qualifications for grant opportunities in relation to the GCORR ministry model and recommend whether to apply for grant program opportunities. Identify potential networks of foundations and funders for GCORR General Secretary to develop a relationship.
  • Support the General Secretary in special projects as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree is required.
  • Preferably 3+ years of grant-making and management experience with a foundation or a federated funder.
  • Knowledge of philanthropic ethics and best practices.
  • Deep understanding of cultural competence, anti-racism, equity, and justice.
  • Experience working with people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds and cultures.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience working with funders and non-profits.
  • Experience staffing a board or committee.


  • Generous paid vacation and sick / personal leave!
  • Twelve paid holidays!
  • Excellent health, welfare, and retirement benefits package!

Contact: General Commission on Race & Religion

Address: 100 Maryland Ave. NE Washington DC

Phone: 202.547.2271

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