Sr. Grant Administrator

Food Bank
Sr. Grant Administrator

The Senior Grant Administrator is responsible for managing grant proposals/reports that support the strategic revenue goals of The Idaho Foodbank. S/he serves as a liaison between the Foodbank and corporate, private, and government funders. As a senior member of the Development Team, this position is involved in strategizing and meeting the Foodbank’s annual and long-term fundraising goals. This position also serves as the Grant Review Committee Chair, Coordinator, and liaison to the Executive Committee for the Idaho Food Bank Fund.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

• Research and Planning:
o Maintain an in-depth understanding of the organization including mission, vision, values, history, programs and services, and plans for the future.
o Collaborate with Foodbank staff, volunteers, and board members to gain in-depth understanding of ongoing and strategic program/project needs, goals, objectives, and outcomes.
o Identify potential funding opportunities to support annual program and operating needs as well as long term strategic objectives.
o Launch new relationships with potential funders. Build upon Foodbank’s existing relationships with current and potential grantors.
o Manage portfolio of grant funders, either as Relationship Lead or Grant Lead. Assist President/CEO and CDO in stewarding grantors as major donors.
o Represent the Foodbank externally at grantor-sponsored events, such as the Grants Professionals Association and Idaho Nonprofit Center
• Proposals and Reporting:
o Prepare and submit timely proposals that accurately and ethically represent Foodbank programs, services, needs, and goals.
o Manage program, financial, and recognition compliance requirements and timelines for funded proposals.
o Provide regular internal reports of revenue, plans, and cultivation/stewardship activities.
o Manage all aspects of the Foodbank’s participation in the Combined Federal Campaign.
• Idaho Food Bank Fund:
o Orchestrate outreach, media and planning, including annual budgeting, with the Executive Committee.
o Serve as Committee Chair for the Grant Review Committee. Recruit new members of Committee as needed, ensuring representation of all of state’s regions. Schedule and lead all activities of the Grant Review Committee
o Manage the annual application, review, and awards process. Serve as main contact for applicants’ questions.

Application qualifications

• Minimum of five years grant writing, program development, or equivalent work experience preferred.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Understanding of finance, budgeting, and program planning and evaluation
• Experience in collecting and analyzing data and program outcomes, and reporting results
• Skill in interacting positively with funders, other nonprofits, and community stakeholders
• Fluent in reading, writing and speaking the English language
• Expertise in essay or journalistic writing, English grammar and punctuation
• Demonstrated proof reading and editing experience
• Capacity to think strategically, as well as creatively
• Organized with desire to meet and exceed deadlines
• Must be an independent worker with an appreciation for collaboration and team environment
• Experience working with Capital Campaigns a plus
• Proven competencies in current Microsoft Office products
• Experience with Raiser’s Edge CRM database desirable
• On-line (web-based) and off-line research skills


Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Time
2 Floating Holidays per year
Paid Holidays

How to apply

To apply, visit our website at or copy the following link into your browser to access our online application:

About the organization

The Idaho Foodbank was established in 1984 and since that time has distributed millions of pounds of food through its facilities in Lewiston, Meridian and Pocatello. In fiscal year 2021, The Foodbank provided food for nearly 26 million meals to Idahoans living with food insecurity. The Foodbank distributes food through a network of more than 465 partners including schools, food pantries, senior centers, feeding sites, shelters, mobile pantries and churches. Recognizing the crucial connection between hunger and health, The Idaho Foodbank focuses on providing nutritious food and collaborates with community organizations to promote nutrition education, wellness tools and healthy living.