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Position:  Grants Administrator
Location:  Alexandria, VA
Job Id:  186
# of Openings:  1

Running Strong for American Indian Youth® is a national nonprofit organization serving American Indian communities throughout the United States. Cofounded over thirty years ago by Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota), we are building a new generation of leaders among today’s Native youth.
Not only do we address the physical needs of the American Indian people we serve, we also foster a sense of hope among people who want to make a better life for their families and create positive change in their communities. We are committed to building the capacity of local Native communities so that they are well equipped to respond to the challenges that they face. Together, we address the important needs of food, shelter, youth, culture and language. By supporting Native-led programs, we remind youth that they can create their own future and to take pride in their identity. To learn more, visit
The Grants Administrator is responsible for administrating Running Strong’s cash grants ensuring that Running Strong is true to its charitable mission and meets the high accountability standards required of any national nonprofit organization.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:-Processes grant applications, payment requests, grant letters and agreements, and reporting to ensure that Running Strong’s cash grants meet auditing standard
  • Processes grant applications, payment requests, grant letters and agreements, and reporting to ensure that Running Strong’s cash grants meet auditing standards.
  • Answers queries from potential and current grant recipients.
  • Works with the Executive Director and other staff to evaluate and select new grant recipients and monitor the budget and funding.
  • Tracks and ensures compliance with reporting requirements for designated funds from other sources.
  • Monitors grants calendar to ensure timely distribution for partners, solicitation for proposals, and reporting.
  • Works with and updates grants database (currently being selected).
  • Works with Field Staff to monitor the Water Connection, Heat Match, and Home Repairs program, including management of applications, processing payment requests, receiving necessary reporting.
  • Searches for leveraged funding to expand the reach of program initiatives.
  • Works with program partners and staff to develop photos, quotes and stories about Running Strong work to share with the public.
  • Attends and/or staffs special events on behalf of Running Strong as needed.
  • Some travel required. Travels alone or with other staff for events, to visit program partners, or donors when necessary.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Microsoft Suite proficiency (Word and Excel), PowerPoint a plus.
  • A successful candidate is will demonstrate strong initiative, excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks without direct supervision. Grants administration, administrative experience, flexibility, and careful attention to detail a must. Project management experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of/experience with American Indian communities required.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits which include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, tuition reimbursement, and apartment discounts.

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