Generation USA Grants Manager


Generation Generation is a global nonprofit organization that supports adults to achieve economic mobility through employment. Generation trains and places adult learners of all ages into careers that are otherwise inaccessible, working in partnership with governments, employers, and other system actors. Launched in 2015, Generation comprises a global hub (Generation You Employed, or GYE) and a network of in-country affiliates. To date, the network has 72,000+ graduates and 11,000+ employers across 35 professions and 17 countries. When learners join Generation, 90% are unemployed, of which nearly half are long-term unemployed. Three months after completing our program, graduates have an 81% job placement rate, rising to 90% within six months.

Of our employed graduates, 67% are hired by our repeat employer partners, and 88% are in jobs directly related to the profession for which we have trained them. Employed graduates immediately earn an average of 3-4X their previous earnings. Two to six years after graduation, 70% of alumni continue to meet their daily financial needs and 40% save for the future. To date, Generation’s global graduates have earned $630 million in wages, which will rise to $1 billion by 2023. Generation graduates typically have a secondary school background, 54% are female, 40% have dependents, and the majority identify with underrepresented communities in their country. GYE also conducts original research and shares data insights on high priority global workforce transition topics to inform decision-making by workforce system stakeholders.

Our vision is a meaningful career and sustained well-being for every person anywhere in the world. Our mission is to transform education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people to enter life-changing careers that would otherwise be beyond their reach. Our values are to go further together, solve problems that matter, better our best, empower and support, here to serve and be open and transparent.

Generation USA is dedicated to creating an organization where staff and learners of all backgrounds and identities can achieve their full potential, in class and at work. We envision an organization that dismantles barriers to success for our learners, enables staff to fearlessly be themselves at work, and advances equity in the education and employment systems that we live within.


Reporting to the Managing Director, Finance, Generation USA is seeking a Grants Manager to oversee reporting and performance management across the Generation US grant portfolio.

You will be responsible for grants data collation and analysis, internal and external financial reporting on grants while serving as a liaison between internal Program, Development, and Finance teams to ensure grant impacts are carefully monitored and financial goals are met.
This is a full-time (contract) and fully remote position.



Grants Management (70%)

  • Create high quality internal and external workplanning and roadmap tools detailing the implementation of Generation US programs against scope and targets agreed with partners
  • Provide support for the Development team to ensure timely and accurate submission of progress reports, address funder feedback, and thought partnership in strategy shifts and budget revisions, as necessary
  • Develop and execute an effective grant monitoring plan based on program objectives, impact targets and milestones
  • Analyze budget trends and make recommendations for cost control and reallocation of grant funds
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to facilitate review of all grant agreements and interpret the financial impact of grant performance

Finance Team Support (30%)

  • Compile and submit all required external grant financial reports and reimbursement requests
  • Manage internal salary allocations and coordinate change implementation with internal teams across all downstreams systems and processes
  • Provide ongoing support in the creation and maintenance of the annual organizational budget
  • Assist with the financial month end close process to ensure timely and accurate preparation of financial statements
  • Key contributor in the design, testing, and iteration of financial procedures

Team Contributor and Collaborator

  • Actively and respectfully participate in team and staff meetings and retreats
  • Contribute to the overall improvement of the organization as an integral individual contributor
  • Strong cultural competency, including an understanding of power dynamics and how the intersecting axis of privilege and access supports or challenges efforts to center equity
  • Additional related duties as assigned


You take full ownership of your areas of responsibility and prioritize your time effectively. You are detail-oriented but seek out opportunities to better understand the broader picture. You are a collaborator and seek out opportunities to work cross-functionally. You have outstanding interpersonal skills and are energized in assisting functional leads, with varying financial acumen, best understand program resources available. Most importantly, you are excited to join a mission-driven organization and support its rapid growth.

Specific requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • 3-5 years of experience working on grants management in a non-profit organization, with a proven track record of working on a diverse portfolio including private foundations and government funding
  • Ideally 1-2 years of experience in accounting, data analysis, or financial modeling with an understanding of nonprofit accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred, but not required
  • Strong fluency with Excel formulas and functions
  • Strong analytical and data gathering skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


This is a full-time contract position (40 hours/week) with the possibility of renewal or conversion to a regular full-time employee paid at an hourly rate of $33.65. There is a generous benefits package (medical, dental, and vision)—flexible scheduling, and 100% remote.

Generation is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from all backgrounds. 

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While some roles may require proximity to our Jacksonville offices, positions based outside of this areas can sit in any of the following 24 states: CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, MI, NC, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work full-time in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.

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