Grants Manager

By Melissa Raley

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, a 16,000+ acre protected forest in Kentucky, about 25 miles south of Louisville, is seeking a Grants Manager in researching, writing, tracking, managing, and reporting on grants from public and private sources.

Bernheim is home to a 600-acre arboretum, designated as Kentucky’s official arboretum. The natural landscape features 40+ miles of hiking trails and extensive natural areas managed for conservation purposes. Its woodlands, prairies, and wetlands make up the largest privately-owned forest in the Eastern United States dedicated to education and conservation. Bernheim is a privately owned not-for-profit, relying on donations and memberships, whose mission is to connect people with nature. Annually, over 350,000 people experience Bernheim through visits, educational programs, field trips, and Bernheim festivals.

The Grants Manager is a member of the Advancement Team and is responsible for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals and reports that support organizational goals and meet funder guidelines and criteria. This person serves as the primary grant writer, manages funder relationships, engages in compliance reporting, and supports special project initiatives. This position requires strong strategic thinking, writing, data analysis, program budgeting, organization, and project management skills, with an emphasis on outcome measurement.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Advancement. Primarily in-person, based at Bernheim in Clermont, KY, with flexibility for some remote work.

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To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and additional writing sample to Melissa Raley, Director of Advancement.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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