Grants Manager


The Snow Leopard Trust ( is the oldest and largest organization focused on the conservation of snow leopards and their high mountain ecosystems. Out of our headquarters in Seattle, we partner with and support field teams in five countries: Mongolia, China, India, Pakistan, and Kyrgyzstan. We also collaborate with governments of all 12 snow leopard range countries via the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP) (

The Snow Leopard Trust operates under a $2+ million dollar annual budget, of which roughly 30% of funding comes from grants, both private and public. At any time, the Snow Leopard Trust can receive funds directly or in partnership from entities including (but not limited to) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, UNDP, and USAID. The Snow Leopard Trust is hiring for a full-time Grants Manager who will report to the Director of Development and directly oversee government/ intergovernmental grants.

Key Responsibilities

The Grants Manager key responsibilities are to:

  • Oversee government/intergovernmental grants (program management, goal fulfillment, spending, reporting).
  • Coordinate wire of funds to field partners.
  • Monitor/track grant budgets against country budgets.


  • Oversee goal/objective fulfilment, tracking spending, and producing reports, as appropriate on a grant-by-grant basis in coordination with other field staff.
  • Keep track of grant goals and objectives and ensure their completion with approved timeline.
  • Keep field updated on responsibilities and help track progress.
  • Request changes as necessary and keep paperwork and field updated to changes.
  • Track actual spending against grant budgets and ensure funds are disbursed out as needed; maintain necessary moves and paperwork completed for any changes.
  • Compile information and produce reporting (including midterm and annual reports).
  • Keep track of and uphold grant terms and conditions, including filing of necessary auxiliary paperwork and contracts.
  • Keep track of and file all grant-related paperwork and correspondences.
  • Maintain relationships with grant funders by arranging meetings as needed with key program staff.
  • Ensure proper acknowledgement and recognition of funders as part of program operations and SLT publications related to grant activities.
  • Lead and be accountable for specific grant program audits.
  • Attend key meetings relevant to grant fulfillment, including overseas meetings.


  • Work with Executive Director to manage regular wire of funds out to field programs (up to 100 wire transactions per year).
  • Track wire allocations against field budgets and record allocations for use in reporting.
  • Help maintain paperwork (including invoices) to support wires.
  • Maintain updated ‘best practices’ for record-keeping of wires.
  • Conduct OFAC compliance for all wire transactions.


  • Work with Development Director to allocate/balance grant budgets against annual country budgets.


  • 3 Years of experience in grants management preferred.
  • Proven track record of managing multi-year grants over $50,000; should include financial tracking as well as written reporting. Samples of past work may be requested.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Experience managing government/intergovernmental grants/contracts preferred.
  • Experience sending and tracking international wires preferred.
  • High proficiency managing spreadsheets and calculations in Excel. Proficiency testing may be requested.
  • High proficiency in Word and G Suite (Gmail and Google Docs). ● Commitment to the Snow Leopard Trust mission and goals.
  • Experience with non-profit or mission-based organization preferred; passion for conservation preferred.
  • Must be willing to complete a criminal background check.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High attention to detail;
  • Strong work ethic, personal integrity;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse people from different communities and cultures;
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision; work flexible hours as required;
  • Ability to work effectively both independently, and collaboratively contributing positively to the team;
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing program priorities; and
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments appropriately and manage pressure of conflicting demands.

This position may require some international and overnight travel.


Applications are reviewed after the job posting closes. Please submit both a resume/cv and cover letter to as a PDF document by the deadline to be considered.

The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, April 5, 2019. Please do not call regarding this position.

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