Grant Administrator

Bryn Mawr 19010, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

Reporting to the Senior Director, Grant Strategy, the Grant Administrator will provide portfolio and administrative support to the Senior Director, in addition to coordinating the due diligence process across the Foundation’s three program areas: American Values, Community, and Jewish Culture and Survival. He or she will work closely with the in-house team and Board Members to support implementation of the Foundation’s vision and strategy through project management, administrative support and reporting. We are seeking a fun-loving, mission-focused, energetic, collaborative, personable, thoughtful, self-starter to join our team in making a positive impact through philanthropy. The Grant Administrator will be based in our Bryn Mawr, PA office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • -Working closely with the Senior Director, Grant Strategy, support a portfolio of existing grantees, and provide general administrative support in the form of scheduling, travel arrangements, document preparation, record keeping, etc.
  • -With guidance, conduct research regarding, and evaluation of, mission-aligned organizations according to priorities set by the Board of Directors and leadership team.
  • -Thoroughly review grant requests, reports, audited financials, 990s and other relevant materials provided by applicants.
  • -Prepare concise summary reports on all existing and prospective grantees based on established guidelines and assessment areas to present to the Board.
  • -Capture and track specific data about grantees for our donor database.
  • -Prepare grant statistics to help the Board understand and analyze giving patterns.
  • -Coordinate the due diligence process across the Foundation’s three program areas in close coordination with the Foundation’s program directors and operations staff.
  • -Work closely with the in-house team and the Board of Directors to support decision-making for the Foundation’s annual grant cycle, preparing necessary documents and coordinating meetings.
  • -Carefully edit and proofread written materials.
  • -Identify and implement improvements to the Foundation’s grant-making processes.


  • -Bachelor’s degree required.
  • -At least 2 years’ experience related to philanthropy, administrative support or project management preferred.
  • -Ability to analyze and summarize a significant amount of information in a concise manner for Board communications.
  • -Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work closely in a supportive team environment.
  • -Good judgement and discretion.
  • -Humility and adaptability; willingness to embrace the Snider family members’ philanthropic goals and implement the vision.
  • -Excellent written and oral communication skills, with strong editing skills.
  • -Self-motivated, highly dependable, ability to work independently with attention to detail.
  • -Ability to remain calm under pressure, and manage multiple simultaneous inputs.
  • -Proficient with computer and office systems (particularly Excel), grants management software and other database management systems.
  • -Willingness to travel as needed (expected travel: 10%).



To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF with your name in the file: (1) Résumé (2) Cover letter detailing: (a) Your sincere interest in supporting philanthropy and grant-making in light of the Foundation’s mission; and (b) Your salary requirements. Please include “Grant Administrator – Your Name” in the subject line of your email. Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to The Snider Foundation to [email protected].

Contact: Human Resources

Salary: Salary is competitive. This position is approximately 40 hours per week. Benefits provided, including 401k retirement plan. The Snider Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool.

E-Mail: [email protected]

From the blog

Advocates for Social Justice

Posted by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director on 12 July 2018, 12:28 pm

I have been having a lot of conversation with my masters students about the role nonprofits might play in the fight for social justice.  Obviously, there are nonprofits whose explicit mission is all about social justice, working on behalf of a group being denied that essential American promise of the ability to pursue life, liberty and happiness, and all that entails.  For those nonprofits, there is no question, but only up to a point:  the point at which the current fight doesn’t fit within the parameters of their mission.  Then they are in the same boat as the vast majority.

Read the full post.
Dinkum Elko and Associates Kreischer Miller Laura Solomon Subaru