Grants Manager – Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation

The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) is accepting applications for a Grants Manager to manage its growing portfolio of grants. MLAC is an exciting place to work with a diverse staff and an inclusive workplace environment. We are located in a beautiful new office space on Tremont Street near Government Center in Boston.

About MLAC
The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) is a non-profit organization established by the Commonwealth to provide funding for legal assistance programs to ensure that low-income people with critical, non-criminal legal problems have access to legal information, advice, and representation. MLAC provides leadership and support for the continued improvement of legal aid to low-income people and is the largest funding source for civil legal aid organizations in the Commonwealth.

This Grants Manager reports to the Chief Financial Officer, and is tasked with the coordination at the administrative/fiscal level cross-departmentally of all activities related to the seeking potential grants, development of grant proposals, grants’ record-keeping, and funder reporting obligations.


Work closely with the Fiscal Manager to track grant revenue and expenses.
Monitor grant spending throughout the year and record adjustments to ensure full spend down of awards.
Provide relevant reports and other information for preparation of the annual audit.
Track, manage and meet funder deadlines, deliverables, and other funder requirements.
Maintain all relevant electronic and paper files to ensure compliance with funding obligations.

Participate actively in seeking appropriate funding by researching prospective grant sources, tracking trends in philanthropy to inform solicitation strategies, and building relationships with public and private grantors.
Prepare grant proposals; document information related to goals/outcomes, data collection/analysis, deliverables, budget development, reporting obligations, and the need for funding requests; develop publications and collateral materials, and author specific sections.
Coordinate the grant proposal process, assemble and compile materials, and ensure that proposal content, format and submission comply with funder guidelines.

Seek out funding opportunities through government, private and public websites.
Meet, usually as part of a team, with funders and MLAC programs to consider opportunities for cooperative applications for statewide funding.
Respond as appropriate to program representatives about grant-specific inquiries, and act as the lead in communications from funders about inquiries related to reports and routine financial matters, tracking all communications.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
• Experience managing – or working to support the management of – a complex program or grant, and experience with funder relationship management in the course of such work;
• Experience working on federal grants and on access to justice matters;
• Demonstrated budget and contract management experience;
• Familiarity with nonprofit accounting and budgeting procedures, including tracking restricted funds;
• Knowledge of and/or experience with current electronic financial management tools and with grants management software, or the ability to learn them quickly;
• Strong organizing skills and attention to detail;
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines;
• Ability to coordinate the work of peers in a collaborative environment; and
• Interest in working in a non-profit environment.

Compensation, including fringe benefits, is competitive, depending on experience.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter in Word or PDF no later than Sunday, March 31, 2019 to Please put the job title (Grants Manager) in the subject line of your email, and, in your cover letter, please mention where you saw this posting. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. No phone calls, please.

MLAC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in its workforce. A crucial part of MLAC’s vision is supporting cultural and linguistic competence, as well as ensuring diversity of staff and volunteers, so clients can be best served. Women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and people who speak English as a second language are encouraged to apply. Learn more about us at