OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION
SCORE’s Grants Manager will manage the full grant lifecycle and donor experience for funding partners. A core part of this work is developing grant proposals, reports, and other communications to convey the impact of SCORE’s work across initiatives, aligned with the organization’s strategy. This individual will implement key development and grants management processes and manage a portfolio of strategic investments supported, primarily focusing on Tennessee-based donors. In these ways, this individual strengthens trust-based relationships with new and prospective funding partners to ensure SCORE has the resources to execute its mission.
The Grants Manager works alongside a second Grants Manager, reports to the Chief Financial Officer, and is part of SCORE’s Finance and Operations team. This individual engages regularly with SCORE’s Finance team to monitor grant spending and develop reports. The Grants Manager also engages regularly with SCORE’s programmatic teams, members of SCORE’s leadership team, and some external partners to monitor progress on grant commitments and to effectively champion evidence of impact across the organization’s work.
The successful candidate must bring a learning mindset and a personal commitment to student-focused education policy and driving success for all students across Tennessee.
“The progress that our students have made in recent years is inspiring – there is no doubt that they are capable of achieving at high levels and leading Tennessee into a bright future. While education stakeholders are already working together in exciting ways in Tennessee, it is our responsibility to redouble our innovative efforts to ensure that we are supporting our students to truly excel and thrive. The future of our state depends on it.”
- Senator Bill Frist, Chairman and Founder, SCORE
Tennessee has been making significant progress in advancing a bold education reform plan over the last decade and is now a leader in the nation in dramatically improving student achievement. Tennessee is among the fastest improving states for student achievement according to the Nation’s Report Card.
While Tennessee has made significant gains, there is much still to do – in public K12 education, in college and career readiness, and in postsecondary completion. The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) plays a critical role in advancing student achievement, aligning K12 and postsecondary, and ensuring that all students can achieve career and life success. We work to monitor statewide progress in support of a prioritized agenda that drives collaboration across the state on policy while generating proof points and providing targeted support for implementation across the state.
SCORE is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization founded by former US Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and is dedicated to the goal that that all students can achieve success in college, career, and life. SCORE supports student success in public schools across Tennessee by ensuring all schools and systems meet high expectations; preparing, recruiting, supporting, and retaining excellent teachers and leaders; and aligning K-12 and college with career and life success.
SCORE is based at Vanderbilt University’s John Seigenthaler Center. This role is eligible for hybrid work with the expectation of 15-20 hours per week in the office and the balance remote. For more information on SCORE, please visit www.tnscore.org.
SCORE is looking for a Grants Manager who:
SCORE is committed to providing opportunities for professional growth by providing team members with feedback and opportunities to grow in their work.
SCORE offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At SCORE, we are committed to creating a workplace where all team members bring their whole selves to work and thrive both personally and professionally. We deeply value collaboration, optimism, excellence, and innovation in our student-centered work and in how we work together and support each other as a team. We also believe that it is important for our team to reflect the rich diversity of students in Tennessee, and that we intentionally create space for diverse viewpoints to meaningfully contribute to our work.
SCORE is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.
To apply, please complete the application at this link SCORE will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We recommend interested applicants apply as soon as possible.