Grants Manager

Website PRAEyeRight Political Research Associates

Political Research Associates is seeking a Grants Manager to identify, research, and manage a pipeline of current and prospective institutional donors to raise revenue to meet and grow PRA’s annual budget.


Political Research Associates is a social justice research and strategy center devoted to supporting organizations, civic leaders, journalists, and social sectors that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society. We provide changemakers with strategic insights and actionable research in order to identify, disrupt, and compete with movements and institutions that undermine democracy, justice, and human rights.

PRA produces investigative reports, articles, and tools; publishes the peer-reviewed magazine The Public Eye; advises social justice movement organizers; and offers expert commentary for local and national media outlets. Our core issue areas span reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, racial and immigrant justice, civil liberties, and economic justice. Our office is located in Somerville, Massachusetts.


The Grants Manager is primarily responsible for the following:

Lead the process of writing and submitting persuasive grant proposals that are well-researched and reflect the mutual interests of PRA and institutional funders;
Refine and maintain systems to document and track prospective, pending, and completed grants with important dates, evolving information, and supporting materials;
Produce research files on current and prospective funders/grant opportunities; and
Collaborate with the Development team and others across the organization to build internal systems and infrastructure to prepare relevant application materials and report on grant effectiveness.
The Grants Manager reports to the Development Deputy Director.


To be successful in this job, you will excel in four areas:

Shared Vision: Strong commitment to the mission of PRA, passion for social justice, and the ability to articulate our vision and values.
Highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented: Manages concurrent priorities with efficiency, and has, or can create, a system for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks. Able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality. Plans backwards to make deadlines. Asks for help when needed.
Persuasive communicator: Writes clearly and effectively on behalf of the organization. Communicates well with others, including sharing context and asking questions. Strong interpersonal skills to effectively manage a variety of relationships.
Strong sense of accountability and resilience:  The right candidate will be a team player, self-directed, and will appreciate working collaboratively with colleagues across the organization. Plans ahead and proposes alternative paths, when needed, to get to the finish line. Bounces back from setbacks and rejections. Adapts to the evolving needs of the organization and holds a high bar even when things are hectic.


Salary: This is a full-time salaried position ($70,000-$75,000/year).

Paid Time off:

Paid Vacation Leave: 15 paid vacation days per year
Paid Holidays:  3 PRA Holidays + 12 Choose-your-own Holidays
Paid Office Closures: 5 day Winter Break
Paid Health & Wellness Leave: 6 hours accrued per pay period up to 200 hours
Additional: 4-day/32-hour work week pilot starting in Spring 2023. Eligible for 2 month paid sabbatical after reaching 5 years tenure. Civic Duty Leave; Bereavement Leave; PFML

Other Benefits:

100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance. PRA also offers a 5% employer contribution of salary towards a socially responsible retirement fund, anniversary bonuses, as well as fabulous colleagues in a collaborative working environment and $1000 professional development.



Remote or Greater Boston area. This position is eligible for full telecommuting or you can choose to work from our office in Somerville, Massachusetts. Relocation assistance is provided. PRA’s office hours are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET, but we offer flexible schedules to all employees.

This position is not included in the PRA Staff Union (Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035).

Political Research Associates is committed to hiring someone with the right mix of experience (both traditional and nontraditional), social justice commitment, and potential to grow with us. We strongly encourage people from communities most negatively affected by right-wing ideologies & campaigns to apply, particularly: people of color; immigrants; women and feminine-identified people; lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and Two-Spirit people; genderqueer, trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming people.



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