Grants Manager / Administrator
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Works for an organization to identify sources for grant funding and manage grant reporting. Researches funding sources, writes grant applications, monitors the work being done with grant funding, and prepares reports for funders. Works for a non-profit or community based organization, or a college, university or health care organization that relies on grant funding to support research or develop new programs.
There were 280 Grants Manager / Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 7689 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Grants Manager / Administrator industry, which includes the Grants Manager / Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Grants Manager / Administrator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $58,030.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $57,328.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Grants Manager / Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $47,489.
Education and Experience
Posted Grants Manager / Administrator jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Grants Manager / Administrator jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||32%|
|3 to 5 years||56%|
|6 to 8 years||9%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Grants Manager / Administrator positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Research (56%)
- Communication Skills (47%)
- Writing (39%)
- Microsoft Excel (32%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (29%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Budgeting (60%)
- Grant Writing (39%)
- Accounting (31%)
- Grant Applications (21%)
- Fundraising (10%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Financial Reporting (20%)
- Project Management (17%)
- Staff Management (16%)
- Technical Assistance (14%)
- Business Administration (14%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Budget Preparation (3%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Grants Manager / Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Grants Administrator
- Grants Management Specialist
- Grant Manager
- Grant Specialist
- Grant Development Specialist
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Fundraising / Development Specialist
- Fundraising Manager
- Program Coordinator
- Administrator, Higher Education
- Program Coordinator, Higher Education
- Program Director, Higher Education
- Alumni Relations Manager
- Financial Aid Counselor / Specialist
- Financial Aid Director
Here are the employers that have posted the most Grants Manager / Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- National Black Grads (148)
- KPMG (117)
- Cedars-Sinai (101)
- Public Consulting Group (75)
- Washington University in St. Louis (71)
- Duke University (45)
- North Carolina State University (12)
- Wells Fargo (9)
- University of North Carolina (7)
- Sanford School Of Public Policy (6)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!