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Community Grantmaking Coordinator

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    City of Boston

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    Boston, MA

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  • Opportunity Description



    The City of Boston is seeking a Community Grantmaking Coordinator to join the Procurement Department to support grantmaking to community-based organizations in Boston. This individual will report to the Manager of Community Grantmaking and assist City departments with the grant application and review processes, engage with community stakeholders, and help ensure that the City’s resources are effectively distributed to organizations making a difference in the community.




    Grantmaking by City Departments has increased significantly in recent years due to additional investments in the Operating Budget and an influx of recovery funds from the State and Federal governments, and today, the City operates over 30 grantmaking programs with various processes and procedures.





    • Grant Application Process:
      • Assist City departments with the development of grant application materials, ensuring that they are accessible and inclusive
      • Provide guidance and technical support to potential grantees regarding the application process
      • Support departments to ensure that grantmaking processes are undertaken in a manner consistent with the City’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
    • Grant Review and Evaluation:
      • Support City departments in the grant review and selection process, serving on committees as needed.
    • Community Engagement:
      • Review announcements, communications, and other outreach materials, in partnership with Community Engagement and Communications Cabinets.
      • Represent the Procurement Department and the Grantmaking team at community events.
      • Collect feedback from grantees and community members to inform future grantmaking strategies.
    • Ongoing Grantee Support and Monitoring:
      • Serve as a point of contact for grantees, addressing inquiries, and providing technical assistance as needed.
      • Assist program managers with compliance and monitoring to ensure timely spending and program effectiveness.
    • Documentation and Training Materials:
      • Organize and maintain all grant-related documentation and associated information in a systematic and accessible manner.
      • Develop training materials and other resources that will build capacity across multiple City departments and agencies to execute public-facing grantmaking programs.
    • Process Improvement:
      • Collaborate with the Manager of Community Grantmaking to identify areas for improvement to enhance the impact of grantmaking efforts and improve accessibility, equity, transparency, and accountability.
    • Perform related work as required.





    • Two (2) years of full time, or equivalent part-time, experience in grant administration, philanthropy, nonprofits and/or project management. Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.
    • Bachelor degree in a related field (e.g. nonprofit management, public administration, social sciences)
    • Knowledge of, and/or experience with community-based organizations.
    • Excellent organizational, program management, writing, and interpersonal skills.
    • Working knowledge or Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and focus on detail.