Job Opening: Grants Administrator


Grants Administrator

About OutRight Action International

Founded in 1990, OutRight Action International strives to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people live safer, healthier, and more empowered lives worldwide. Working from its offices in 7 countries and global headquarters in New York City, OutRight documents human rights violations, helps resource LGBTIQ movements and allies, and advocates for the rights of LGBTIQ people.


About the Position

OutRight currently seeks a Grants Administrator to support all aspects of OutRight’s institutional grants. This position will be located in our New York headquarters, with some potential for the right candidate to work remotely. Reporting to the Senior Advisor for Global Programming, the Grants Administrator will work closely with staff across the organization to facilitate OutRight’s grantmaking, grant compliance, and reporting processes. The Grants Administrator will serve as an expert, stewarding OutRight and our grantees to 100% compliance. Approximately 70% of the Grant Administrator’s time will be dedicated to disbursing grants to other organizations (approximately $2M over the next year) and approximately 30% of the Grant Administrator’s time will be dedicated to reporting to donors or the pursuit of funding.



  • Conduct due diligence of OutRight’s grantees including: reviewing proposals and budgets to ensure compliance with grant restrictions and OutRight policies, guiding partners through the operations end of the grantmaking process, and monitoring the progress of deliverables for all grants through the pre-award, award, and post award states
  • Design and manage grant-making processes including application and review processes
  • Advertise grant-giving opportunities
  • Draft subgrantee agreements
  • Manage OutRight’s grants application and management system (Foundant)
  • Answer questions on grants and grant making from organizational grantees and other members of the OutRight staff
  • Ensure thorough and timely compliance for all grant deadlines and deliverables from grantees and assists the OutRight Program Department to ensure OutRight’s own timely deliverables
  • Write and/or edit reports to donors.
  • Conducts analysis of data from OutRight’s grant-making program and prepares summaries for staff, Board and select external audiences
  • Collaborate closely with Accounting and Operations to prepare award and payment letters, ensure timely and accurate grant payments to grantees, and obtain credible financial statements and narrative reports.
  • Collaborates with Operations to improve and streamline OutRight’s grantmaking policies, workflows, and procedures.
  • Lead and/or participate in special projects as needed



  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience conducting similar work
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with many stakeholders and manage multiple projects while being a committed team player
  • Client and customer-oriented colleague who is willing to do the extra step
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to read and understand budgets
  • An orientation toward self-starting, proactive anticipation of team needs, and creative problem-solving
  • Willingness to learn from mistakes
  • An understanding and passion for LGBTIQ human rights in a global context
  • Preferably multilingual, knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese and/or French is an asset.
  • Detail-oriented


How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter explaining how your skills and background fit this position, a resume/CV, and a relevant writing/editing sample relevant to the position to Please refer to "Grants Administrator" in the subject line.

OutRight Action International is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color, transgender/gender-variant individuals, and individuals from the Global South are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates will be contacted. Please do not call.