Grants Administrator
Requisition Number:2023-CA/PL-005
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) stands as Boston's largest community action agency. Since its inception, ABCD has been deeply committed to promoting self-help efforts for low-income families and individuals. We offer a wide array of programs that cover all stages of life, from infant care to elder services, and ensure that every individual, regardless of their background, has an opportunity to thrive in their community. Every year, we touch the lives of more than 100,000 Greater Boston residents, creating ripples of positive change.

Why Work Here:

  • Make a Difference: Every day, your work directly impacts the lives of thousands in the Greater Boston community, empowering them and making positive, lasting change.
  • Inclusive Environment: ABCD values the diversity of its workforce, with an inclusive culture that respects individuality and promotes collaboration.
  • Continuous Learning: We offer numerous training and development opportunities, ensuring our staff remain at the forefront of community action methodologies and strategies.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: At ABCD, we take care of our own, providing a competitive benefits package, including health coverage and retirement plans.
  • A Legacy of Impact: Join an organization that boasts a legacy spanning over half a century, consistently championing the rights and needs of our community's most vulnerable.
  • Teamwork & Camaraderie: Be a part of a passionate team, united in their mission to combat poverty, and ensure every individual can reach their fullest potential.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for sustaining and increasing public and private revenue for ABCD programs by producing proposals, letters of inquiry, grant reports, and other fundraising materials, and for helping to lead innovation at the program level across the agency. 
  • Assist with the identification of funding sources and new grant opportunities. 
  • Under the direction of the Director – Grants, collaborate internally with other ABCD Departments to develop fundraising strategies and to identify and design new programs in response to resource opportunities.
  • Prepare proposal text and other materials for government, corporate, and foundation grant submissions, working with program and finance department staff to prepare proposal budgets.
  • Ensure applications, grant reports, renewal applications, award notices and requirements are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Research geographical and economic trends and policies.
  • Help build and maintain funder relationships. 
  • Aid in research requests for proposals and attend bidder’s conferences s needed. 
  • Coordinate grant award events and announcements in coordination with ABCD’s Public Information Department.
  • Assist with signoff process and Contract Safe for proposal reviews, approvals and signatory functions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Social Services or related field with 3-5 years of experience in fundraising, grants writing or related work, with demonstrated capacity to win significant grants from public and private sources is required. 
  • Knowledge of Boston social service systems and of funding sources for human services.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to deal sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.