Position:               GRANTS MANAGER

Time:                      Full-time

Location:              Central Kentucky (Berea vicinity preferred)

Salary:                    $40,000 (based on experience) with generous health, dental, vision and other benefits

Starting Date: January 2022 or until filled

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 policy makers. 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.

Job Description

The Grants Manager is a full-time Community Farm Alliance employee and a member of CFA’s Administrative team and is responsible for assisting the Executive Director and Director of Strategy and Operations in supporting the directives emanating from the Board of Directors for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, financial objectives, and administration. As a key member of     CFA’s Administrative Team, 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 Director of Strategy and Operations and the Administration and Resource Manager (ARM) related to grant management, staff time management,   accounting and reporting, and grant compliance.

Professional Qualifications

  • Must have at minimum a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in a relevant field (community economic development, political science, or sustainable agriculture), or a high school diploma/GED and 3+ years related work experience;
  • Must have strong analytical skills;
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Must be able to self-organize and multi-task;
  • Must be comfortable with the suite of Microsoft Office applications (Excel fluency required)
  • Preference for familiarity with Federal grants and with, ASAP, and System for Award Management (SAM), etc.
  • Knowledge of CFR 200 a bonus.

CFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to organize and encourage cooperation among farmers, rural, and urban citizens, through leadership development and grassroots democratic processes to ensure an essential, prosperous place for family-scale agriculture in our economies and communities                                                                 

Personal Qualifications

  • Committed to the values inherent in community organizing and leadership development;
  • Committed to advancing diversity;
  • Able to perform in a variety of environments and diverse social settings.
  • Able to initiate contact with persons not known, in person and by phone;
  • Able to occasionally travel throughout the state and accommodate a work schedule that will include occasional evening and weekend commitments;
  • Must have reliable transportation and a mobile phone;
  • Able to take the initiative; be self-motivated; able to 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!

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 subject line of “Grants  Manager” to Martin Richards, Executive Director by December 15, 2021:

  • A resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3 professional references and 2 personal references

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