Location: Denver, CO

Grants Team Manager

Salary: $110,000-$140,000

Closing: 9/6/2023

About the Position
Walton Enterprises has an opening on the Walton Family Foundation Legal team seeking a skilled, highly motivated, and entrepreneurial individual to join the team as Grants Team Manager.

This position is for a grants management professional with at least 5 years of experience. Ideally, you will have a working knowledge of the legal rules that apply to tax-exempt organizations, specifically private foundations. This role manages the WFF Grants Management team.

  • Oversee and develop the WFF Grants Management team of 4-6 associates
  • Play a key role in continuously improving grants management processes, resources, and capabilities to inform opportunities for greater efficiency and efficacy; ensure processes are documented and up to date
  • Partner with colleagues and other departments to better collect and reflect grant data in reporting and tax returns
  • Support WFF in maintaining up-to-date processes and policy and documentation
  • Help train associates on WFF grant processes and policies as well as relevant IRS regulations relevant to private foundation grantmaking
  • Maintain grantmaking templates (e.g., application, agreement letters, reporting); partner with Legal, Technology and other key stakeholders to update as needed.
  • Inform and help to implement requirements for software systems to support grants management
  • Serve as a resource on IRS regulations and other Federal and state laws applicable to grantmaking
  • Serve on / coordinate WFF-wide Effective Grantmaking Group


  • 5+ years of grants management experience with a deep understanding of grants processes and related financial and compliance issues, with a very strong preference for private foundation-related grantmaking experience
  • At least 2 years of staff management experience, including proven track record in staff development
  • Knowledge and experience with grants management systems, data tracking, and reporting
  • Proven organization and planning/time management skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual skills
  • Highly collaborative, hands-on leadership style and track record
  • Strong understanding of IRS rules and regulations governing private foundations

Additional Helpful Experiences

  • Knowledge about IRS lobbying and campaign intervention rules is a plus.
  • Change management, process improvement, and stakeholder engagement experience.

Personal Attributes

  • You are helpful, a team player, and show respect while collaborating with others
  • You are results-oriented and exercise sound judgment in your work
  • A lifelong learner who is inquisitive and solves problems with bold thinking and innovation
  • A visionary who plans with imagination and wisdom
  • You are dedicated to achieving excellence and working with others to tackle the tasks at hand

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