Grants Program Manager

The mission at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is to provide grants, programs, and educational activities that encourage diverse artistic expressions and learning opportunities, so that all District of Columbia residents and visitors can experience the rich culture of our city.

This position is located in the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities under the jurisdiction of the Executive Office of the Mayor. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is the official “arts agency” of the District of Columbia Government.

Specific Responsibilities of the Grants Program Manager include:

  • Analyses and evaluation of grant programs, policies and plans within the District of Columbia in order to ensure that they are consistent with priorities articulated in the policy agenda, budget, city-wide and agency strategic plans, and submissions to the Executive Office of the Mayor and Federal Government.
  • Design, plan, organize, and coordinate the specific grant programs and initiatives, oversee particular grant program panel meetings, workshops, and special projects as assigned by the agency’s Executive Director, Deputy Director and Director of Grants and Legislative Affairs.
  • Provide consultation, outreach and advocacy services to community partners in order to support the deliverance of quality and age appropriate arts learning opportunities for participants of all ages.
  • Conduct research and collect data to evaluate and present findings and recommendations regarding public art programming and Commission-based programs.
  • Expand participation and education in the arts and humanities in all Wards within the District of Columbia.
  • Represent the Commission at community forums, meetings and other events
  • Conduct grant writing workshops for potential applicants to the Commission’s grants programs
  • Formulation of policy directives into performance based budget documents that guide the implementation of DCCAH programs and activities.
  • Evaluation, development and formulation of ongoing programmatic goals and objectives of the agency relevant to the agency’s long and short-term strategic plans.
  • Develop and manage program and project based budgets

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership, strong problem-solving skills, and first-rate strategic thinking
  • Significant experience working within the field of grants policy and programming, as well as, research/policy
  • Knowledge of the mission, goal, objectives and operating policies of DCCAH to effectively, accurately and expeditiously advance its goals and objectives
  • Ability to identify funding sources and manage program budgets
  • Ability to persuasively prepare, present and implement an arts program before the community at large
  • Knowledge of, and proficient in the use of operating a personal computer (PC), utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, etc., and a willingness to learn new technology associated with assigned work tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to effectively interact with staff within the office, District government officials and employees, the private sector, educators, the arts community, and the general public
  • Rigorous work ethic
  • Strong attention to details and results

Qualification Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. A master’s or professional degree in public policy, public administration, business, or a related field is preferred but not required.
  • Two or more years of full-time, professional experience in grants management or program evaluation and development.

Grade: 11

Tour of Duty: 9:00am to 5:30pm

Address: 1371 Harvard Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009


The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation.


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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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