Grants Manager Job Position


Time: Full-time

Location: Central Kentucky or remote within 200 miles of Berea, KY for periodic in-person staff meetings

Salary: $39,000 base with generous health, dental, vision and  other benefits

Starting Date: Open until filled; ideal start date is May or June 2022

About Community Farm Alliance (CFA):

Community Farm Alliance is a statewide, grassroots-membership organization that strives to bring a voice on issues affecting family farmers and local food consumers to both state and national policymakers. Since 1985 CFA has led major innovations in Kentucky’s agriculture, food, and community policy development.

CFA has over a thousand passionate, committed members from across the Commonwealth. Our members are a mix of urban and rural, farmers and non-farmers, rich and poor, young and old. The “community” in Community Farm Alliance is not defined by geography but by values that govern good stewardship of land, family, and community.

Community Farm Alliance’s Staff is the organizations’ biggest asset; therefore it is the organization’s goal of attracting and retaining the most qualified staff possible by providing its staff with a fair living wage. The COVID-19 pandemic and the national reckoning on race and equity events exposed issues that highlighted the importance of providing CFA staff with appropriate benefits to maintain their personal well-being and to uphold the equity values of the organization, including greater staff participation in organizational development and increased transparency.

CFA is looking for new staff members with not only a passion for the work but a commitment to these organizational values.

Job Description

The Grants Manager is a full-time Community Farm Alliance (CFA) employee and a member of CFA’s Administrative team that includes the Executive Director, the Deputy Director for Programming and the Administrative and Resource Manager. CFA’s Administrative team is responsible for supporting the directives emanating from the Board of Directors for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, financial objectives, and administration. 

The Grants Manager maintains narrative and financial grant reporting obligations, provides administrative oversight, and leads the management of CFA’s portfolio of private, state, and federal grants. The Grants Manager works closely with the Deputy Director for Program and the Administration and Resource Manager (ARM) related to grant management, staff time management, accounting and reporting, and grant compliance.

Professional Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Proficient with the suite of Microsoft Office applications (Excel fluency required)
  • Experience with bookkeeping and database software
  • Preference for familiarity with Federal grants and with, ASAP, and System for Award Management (SAM), etc.
  • Knowledge of CFR 200 is a bonus
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven skills and success at owning and meeting deadlines
  • Experience and/or willingness to thrive in a fully remote environment
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently, manage multiple projects, while being a committed team player

Personal Qualifications

  • This is a remote position and applicants must be able to work from home
  • Commitment to CFA’s mission, vision, and values
  • Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Ability to perform in a variety of environments and diverse social settings
  • Ability to initiate contact with persons not known, in person and by phone
  • Ability to occasionally travel throughout the state and accommodate a work schedule that will  include occasional evening and weekend commitments
  • Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated, work independently as well as in a team,  work well under pressure, be a creative thinker and, be a good problem solver
  • Open and honest – must enjoy working with people!


The annual salary for this position is $39,000, commensurate with experience. Very generous benefits include fully-paid employee and dependent health, dental, and vision insurance. Paid vacation days, personnel days, and a generous holiday schedule including one week during the fall and the last week of December, as well as a flexible work schedule.

Other Things to Know

  • This position will be open until filled; application review will begin April 15; ideal start date is May or June 2022
  • This position requires a full-time, flexible 40-hour week/schedule
  • CFA staff members receive an annual cost of living pay adjustment

CFA seeks to build an organization of diversity – People of color are encouraged to apply

For more information please visit:

To apply:

Send application materials as a single PDF to with a subject line of “Grants  Manager” to Martin Richards, Executive Director. Application review will begin April 15; position open until filled. Please include:

  • A resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3 professional references 

Questions regarding the position can be submitted to this email address as well. Please no phone calls about this job