Grants Manager

North Loop of Minneapolis, MN

Organization Background

Aeon is a nonprofit developer, owner and manager of quality, affordable homes in the Twin Cities. Since 1986, the award-winning nonprofit has built or renovated more than 5,896 apartments and townhomes. These homes provide stability to more than 17,000 people each year. At Aeon, we believe everyone deserves a home. But the threat of homelessness is real. Too many people are struggling to make ends meet. One illness, one day without work, one family emergency, could leave them with nowhere else to go. Together, we will act boldly to create and preserve quality, affordable homes for those who need them most. With Aeon, you’ll discover hard work that’s worth it. Learn more about Aeon at www.aeon.org.

Position Summary

The Grants Manager is a part of Aeon’s Advancement Team. This team is responsible for driving revenue for the organization and managing its brand.

Under the supervision of the Director of Philanthropy, the Grants Manager is responsible for planning and implementing strategy for grant activity at Aeon, including foundation, corporation, public, and program related investments. This includes writing, editing, relationship building, pre and post submission stewardship, project management, and more. The Grants Manager is responsible for supervising a full-time Grant Writer and contract grant writers.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

Skills and Qualifications

  • 3+ years previous experience in a grants role is required, with experience in public grants strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and ability to increase grant revenue.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Strong organization and planning skills; ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Strong ability to engage in interpersonal interactions that are culturally responsive, ensuring consideration for differing needs and expectations.
  • Strong natural ability for building relationships. Interest in actively interacting with supporters, likable demeanor, and ability to make good first impressions. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Sense of ownership, accountability, and a deep passion for the mission and values of Aeon.
  • Must have a commitment to learning and participating in Aeon’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
  • Management experience or experience developing grant writers strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Salesforce a plus.


This full-time, salaried position pays $70,000 to $80,000 annually depending on experience and qualifications. Aeon’s comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, retirement plan, paid time off and an employee assistance program.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and two grant writing samples (one successful and one unsuccessful) to: https://aeonmn.applicantpro.com/jobs/2361768.html

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application and by Wednesday, May 25, as we are moving quickly to fill this position.

Position is open until filled.

Aeon values a diverse work environment. People of color, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people from other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Aeon is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Employees and residents are encouraged to apply.