Grants Manager

May 20 2024
Kahuli Leo Lea |Kaneohe|Full Time, $75,000 - $85,000 / year
Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Grants Manager

REPORTS TO: Executive/Creative Director

STATUS: Full-time/Exempt (1.0 FTE)

SALARY RANGE: $75,000 - $85,000+benefits


Kāhuli Leo Leʻa is a 501(c)(3) Hawaiʻi non-profit organization aimed at catalyzing aloha ʻāina through the education, composition, and presentation of mele and other cultural practices.

Kāhuli Leo Leʻa seeks a mission-driven and experienced nonprofit leader skilled in successfully executing strategic plans and empowering high-performing staff. Reporting to the Executive/Creative Director, the Grants Manager will manage Kāhuli Leo Leʻa’s federal, state, private and other grants and contracts, which includes budgeting, financial operations and programmatic oversight.

This position requires a dynamic, mission-driven leader who is passionate about leading hands-on operations, fostering growth, as well as developing, executing, and managing programs aligned with Kāhuli Leo Leʻa’s mission. 


The Grants Manager is responsible for managing  Kāhuli Leo Leʻa’s federal, state, and private grants and contracts, which includes budgeting, financial operations and programmatic oversight at Kāhuli Leo Leʻa. In close collaboration with the Executive Director and the organization’s team, the Grants Manager contributes to the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of projects undertaken at Kāhuli Leo Leʻa, including the logistical coordination related to grant management, partner/contractor collaboration, and deliverables and obligations. The Grants Manager will also be responsible for grant writing, in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Kāhuli Leo Leʻa. With comprehensive knowledge of these functions and how they operate within the Kāhuli Leo Leʻa ecosystem, the Grants Manager is a critical member of the team. 


  • Provides leadership for Grants and Contract Management and Grant Writing.
  • Collaborates with Kāhuli Leo Leʻa team to accomplish their duties and responsibilities and to fulfill the requirements of grants and contracts.
  • Under the direction of the Executive Director, leads the management of all grant and contract deliverables, reporting, and other obligations.
  • Collaborates to support inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture, and supporting staff during organizational growth.
  • Compiles periodic reports outlining the performance of grants and contract management.
  • Identifies and leverages funding opportunities, and supports new business activities/initiatives. In collaboration with the team, develops, writes, and applies for grants and contracts to support the organizational strategic plan and growth.
  • Some travel is necessary. 
  • Other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field or substantial experience with grant management.
  • Experience in project and grants management and technical grant writing.
  • Knowledge of Native Hawaiian and/or Indigenous culture(s) and language(s). Ability to work effectively with Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Peoples and communities.
  • Commitment to serving the public in a mission-driven organization.
  • Ability to assess qualitative and quantitative outcome data.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines and objectives.
  • Strength in collaboration as part of a team to move projects forward in a fast-paced environment. Outstanding partnership development skills.
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to think strategically, conceptualize, lead and execute complex projects and effectively convey their impact to various audiences.
  • Success in persuasive writing and experience developing complex communications projects.
  • Advanced computer skills, especially Microsoft Office, financial software, Internet, email, etc.

This position is exempt/salaried, commensurate with experience. Primarily office environment in a remote setting with some in-person meetings/events; sedentary work. Benefits include medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, a wellness program, sick leave, personal leave, and professional development.

Kāhuli Leo Leʻa is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination. It is Kāhuli Leo Leʻa’s policy to comply with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding equal opportunity. In keeping with that policy, Kāhuli Leo Leʻa is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against or harassment of any of our employees or others present at our facilities by anyone, including any Kāhuli Leo Leʻa supervisor, co-worker, vendor or client.

Please submit a cover letter and resume.