Position Title:

Development and Grants Manager

Reporting To:

Executive Director



Position Description:


The California Black Health Network (CBHN) is the only Black female-led, statewide organization
dedicated to advocating for health equity for all Black (African Americans and Black Immigrants)
Californians. CBHN’s mission is to ensure that all Black Californians, regardless of their education, socioeconomic class, zip code, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, or immigration status, have access to high-quality and equitable primary and behavioral healthcare, and avoid unnecessarily succumbing to disease. CBHN conducts outreach, education, and advocacy to achieve health equity for Black Californians through the lens of understanding critical issues that lie at the intersection of racial justice, social justice, and environmental justice.

Position Summary:
CBHN is searching for a passionate and experienced Development and Grants Manager to work with our organization. Duties for the Development and Grants Manager include fundraising, campaign management, grant prospecting, grant writing, leading, and managing the grant tracking and reporting process, optimizing the grant administration process, preparing progress reports, ensuring compliance with grant regulations, and managing donor and grant databases and tracking systems.

The ideal candidate for this role should have superior organizational skills, strong leadership
qualities, and exceptional grant management skills. The Development and Grants Manager develops and oversees fundraising strategies and grant administration, and ensures that grant deliverables and reports are on track and on time. The Development and Grants Manager must have excellent writing skills, possess the ability to oversee  and manage multiple grant projects, and track/manage budgets and key deliverables. In addition, the Development and Grants Manager must have an excellent fundraising track record, and skilled at analyzing data and outcomes, leading the preparation of development/fundraising strategies and plans, as well as grant proposals, and operating in a collaborative working environment.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

Core Competencies:

  • Must possess a track record of fundraising and campaign management experience
  • Excellent grant prospecting and writing skills.
  • Ability to lead and manage multiple grants with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work independently to develop grant project work plans in collaboration with
    CBHN team members include activities, timelines, and responsibilities.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with external and internal audiences in a clear
    and concise manner.
  • Must demonstrate respect and sensitivity for all communities and cultures both
    internal and external to CBHN organizational culture.
  • Must be able to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Exhibit the ability to seek out and implement opportunities to improve processes
    and grant project results.
  • Must possess experience managing funder relationships.
  • Must be able to act decisively, engaging in timely and quality decision-making.

Development and Fundraising

  • Manages the daily activities of CBHN’s fundraising and development programs.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director on the development of goals and strategies for all fundraising campaigns, including the Campaign for Black Health Equity.
  • Plans and implements marketing programs and special events to maximize prospect/donor engagement.
  • Collaborates with Membership and Network Manager on annual membership campaigns, including designing the campaign, procuring materials, executing a mail and e-mail campaign, and creating progress reports for internal and external use.
  • Researching donor prospects and maintaining a donor prospect lists and donor database, as well as executing prompt acknowledgement of donations

Grant Management

  • Provide administrative oversight for the implementation of grant projects.
  • Coordinate with funding organizations and CBHN staff.
  • Lead and manage the development of reports including tracking progress for grant objectives,
    drafting reports, and coordinating staff input and finalization.
  • Compile, analyze, and organize data and grant project findings for internal and
    external distribution.
  • Manage and maintain grant and reporting documents for CBHN files.
  • Manage and analyze grant evaluation indicators including grant program events.
  • Ensure grant deliverables are completed on time.

Communications and Technology

  • Proficient use of reporting systems to manage grant prospecting, tracking, reporting, and communications.
  • Proficient use and management of grants database and software tools.


  • Report to Executive Director on a regular basis through scheduled meetings and
    participate in staff meetings.
  • Coordinate special grant-related projects, assignments, and activities as requested.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and commensurate work experience.
  • At least five years of experience leading fundraising activities and grant management and reporting.
  • Strong writing skills including proofreading and editing.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and function effectively in a remote office
    environment, if necessary.
  • Able to prioritize multiple assignments and meet conflicting deadlines within a
    dynamic work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively and professionally with a diverse Board, constituents, and stakeholders.

Physical Requirements:

  • Work is primarily sedentary with some light work.
  • Travel may be necessary up to 10%.
  • Skilled operation of a computer, copier, and telephone is required.
  • In-office or remote, if not candidate is not Sacramento-based.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A successful track record in fundraising and grants management and administration.
  • Possesses drive and initiative and can work autonomously with minimal supervision.
  • Comfortable working with databases, analytical tools, and various online meeting
  • Passionate about health equity and CBHN’s mission, programs, and relevant public policy
  • Proficient in using tools such as Grant Hub, Instrumentl, ClickUp, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, MS Teams, project and grant management tools, Zoom/Webex,


Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits provided.

To Apply
We seek exceptional talent with an entrepreneurial spirit, who can help lead us into the future. We welcome hard-working, passionate people who connect with our values and seek a collaborative environment where employees can reach their full potential. We seek people who are innovative, creative, fun, and driven to go above and beyond to take our organization to the next level.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (no longer than 5 pages) to:
jobs@cablackhealthnetwork.org Subject line: Development and Grants Manager Position.

Position open until filled.

CBHN is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.