Grants Associate
Full-Time Grants Associate at Youthprise
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Non Profit
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $46,752.81 - $51,606.36 DOQ
Education Preferred: Yes
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
E-Verify: Yes
Criminal Background: Case-by-Case Review

Youthprise is a resource for youth-serving organizations and systems throughout Minnesota. Youthprise’s mission is to increase equity with and for MN’s low-income, indigenous, and racially diverse youth by mobilizing and investing resources, investing knowledge, and advocating for change. Our priority areas are learning and leadership, economic opportunity, health, ownership, wealth, and power.

Why Join Our Team?

In addition to working with passionate individuals focused on driving change and making a difference through innovation, we offer the following generous benefits.

Paid for 100% by Youthprise for employees:

Medical Insurance with a defined contribution to the employee’s HSA Family Dental Insurance 403(b) Retirement match on day one Short Term Disability Long Term Disability Life Insurance (up to $10k – additional voluntary available) Employee Assistance Program 12 paid holidays 18 paid vacation days (accrued throughout the year) Unlimited Sick Time Paid Parental Leave Benefits available paid partially or wholly by the employee:

Vision insurance Flexible spending account Medical and life insurance for dependents ** Hybrid Position- remote with a limited in-office component**

Job Summary:

The Grants Associate working under the Grants and Compliance Officer will be responsible for developing, administering, and monitoring new and existing Youthprise grant programs and other strategic investments and partnerships. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.


This is a full-time exempt role with an annual pay range of $46,752.81 - $51,606.36, depending on qualifications, paid at a rate of $1,798.18 – $1,984.86 per bi-weekly pay period.


Essential Job Functions:

Assists with administering grant programs, including grant application/proposal review and processing, payment processing, grant program oversight and monitoring, grant portal management, evaluation, data collection, and reporting. Provides excellent support and relationship-building with diverse stakeholders, including current and prospective grantees and partners. Organizes and coordinates grantee convenings and information sessions. Assists with the development of strategic partnerships. Monitors and aligns processes and practices with organizational strategic framework and theory of change Works with the evaluation team to conduct research, compile data, and prepare reports for consideration and presentation to leadership and the Board of Directors. Attends Board, committee meetings, or other meetings as requested. Monitors grants for compliance with rules, regulations, or requirements related to federal, state, and local government units.  Partners with the youth engagement manager to recruit and support youth teams to review grant applications, design rating rubrics, organize the selection process, and notify grant awardees. Monitors contracts and partnership agreements. Works with the finance team to monitor and track payment schedules. Organizes and schedules meetings and trainings with grantees, including coordination of meeting space, ordering food, and gathering materials. Maintains regular communication with grantees; ensures proper grant due diligence, and provides ongoing technical assistance.

Youthprise is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


Minimum Education and Skills:

Undergraduate education in: Nonprofit/Public Administration, Youth Work, Ethnic or Gender Studies, Social Work, Planning, Foundation Management or a related field. 1 year of experience in philanthropy, nonprofit, or government service. Experience working with youth and basic knowledge of positive youth development practices. Understanding of disparities and issues of equity in our region. Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate various responsibilities and prioritize conflicting demands and deadlines.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Demonstrated passion for issues surrounding youth and youth access to opportunity and success. Knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Effective relationship and problem-solving skills. Excellent planning and coordination skills. Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to be creative and flexible in responding to changing priorities and emerging needs. Ability to be detail-oriented and highly organized. Ability to work effectively in a mission-driven agency whose stakeholders and staff exhibit significant diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, gender orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, and religion.

Working Conditions and Environment: Required: -Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends, if necessary. 5% or less

-Ability to travel occasionally (15%) ; mostly in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, but travel within the state is possible.

-This is a hybrid position with the in-office component in an accessible office building that is smoke-free.

Work is performed in an office setting, where the incumbent may be exposed to noise and a regular flow of people. Headaches, eyestrain, and other related occupational hazards reflect the most common potential for injury. Work is light duty and sedentary, with the ability to lift, carry, or push during setup for meetings and events.

  • This position may be frequently exposed to mental effort and stress, is assigned to changing priorities, and performs work requiring attention to detail under deadlines.
  • The ability to operate and interact with computers or other office equipment via keyboard, mouse, or touch screen is required.


3001 Broadway St NE
Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN 55413
Transit: No Transit