Beyond Sport is looking for a Grants and Programs Manager to support the seamless implementation of grant funding and capacity build programs. Deadline: 17 February 2023.
  • Location: Access to New York, with occasional travel required to fulfil work-related duties  
  • Duration: Permanent 
  • Reports to: Director of Programs (UK) 
  • Deadline: February 17, 2023 
  • Salary: $45,000-$55,000 

Role summary 

Beyond Sport’s Grants and Programs Manager will be responsible for supporting the seamless implementation of grant funding and capacity build programs. The Program Manager will work alongside Beyond Sport’s Programs team in London, UK and serve as the US Programs lead on a number of new and exciting initiatives. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a truly global organization. The selected candidate will collaborate with the wider Beyond Sport team in both the US and the UK. Reporting into the Director of Programs (London, UK) the Programs Manager will lead operations for a variety of partner programs in addition to Beyond Sport-owned funds. 


Programs management 

  • Be the voice of the Programs team in the US for internal and partner meetings 
  • Manage the grant application process from start to finish for select funds, including but not limited to: design of application, application assessment, funding recommendations, due diligence, budgeting, MEL, and program reporting 
  • Engage Board of Trustees in grantmaking process and identify suitable opportunities to report back on impact 
  • Manage program-specific budgets and produce financial updates for Director of Programs and Executive Director 
  • Lead program data collection, collation, and analysis before compiling program reports for partners 
  • Collaborate with the Communications team (in the US and UK) to track and provide info on partner and beneficiary activities, impact and stories for use in storytelling content creation  
  • Collaborate with the Development team on requests for donors and prospects as needed  
  • Lead communications with global network of grant applicants/recipients 
  • Work cross-functionally with Finance, Development, and Communications teams 

Project management 

  • Manage the database and CRM to ensure program data is updated in real time  
  • Research capacity building needs and opportunities across nonprofit network 
  • Ensure the inclusion of Beyond Sport’s monitoring and evaluation metrics in program-specific data collection and reporting  
  • Support US-based research for new funding proposals 
  • Support the creation of impact storytelling for fundraising in support of Beyond Sport-owned funds 
  • Work with Programs team colleagues to identify trends, challenges and opportunities for growth  

Additional roles 

  • Research to enable deliverables to clients 
  • Liaise with designers and consultants around final deliverables to partners 
  • Support in development and design of strategy presentations to partners (sourcing images, quotes, key outcomes, general research) 
  • Logistical and operations support during key events (venue sourcing and recces within NYC area, delegate support, general support during event itself) 


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a charity or foundation with focus on development and working with grantees 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Analytical and problem‐solving skills 
  • Ability to communicate effectively 
  • Empathetic to partners’ priorities and objectives 
  • Tremendous attention to detail 
  • A highly organized approach to all tasks and projects 
  • A creative mind and a “think-outside-the-box” attitude  
  • Able to work efficiently, quickly, and to deadline – there is an immediacy element to our office that runs through everything we do 
  • Reliable and punctual  
  • Action oriented and the desire to go above and beyond the status quo 
  • Commitment and belief in the ability of sport to create social change 
  • Ability to work independently and without micro-management - our team is small and an expectation to work independently and being able problem-solve on your own is essential. 

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of the sport for development world and experience in speaking about it to a wider audience 
  • Proficiency with Excel 
  • Experience using CRMs 
  • Additional languages 
  • A global mindset with a passion for social impact (and sport!) 

About Beyond Sport   

Beyond Sport is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are proudly committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To this end, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.  

With offices in London and New York, Beyond Sport is a global foundation (US 501c3 and UK public charity) that supports initiatives, generates ideas and builds partnerships that purposefully use sport to address the world's most pressing issues. Since 2008, we have:

  • Provided approximately $7.5M in grants to 258 projects, using 54 different sports across 66 countries, while also providing in-depth capacity building support to countless others  
  • Built platforms for change - convening and facilitating issue-led communities that inspire and create new ways of thinking and new collaborations    
  • Amplified sport with intent - using engaging storytelling to elevate the work of a dynamic and diverse partner network to our global following    

We’re constantly growing, innovating, creating, and delivering, and while we have offices on two continents (NYC and London) and do projects in cities all over the world, we are a team that is close-knit, caring, and dedicated – both to our work and to supporting each other. We witness first-hand how sport can change lives, and we are immersed in the development and business side of sport and social responsibility, making our position unique.  We want people to work with us who find this environment exciting and meaningful and who see opportunities everywhere.    

To apply

Please upload a copy of your CV and a covering letter that details your qualification for this role to the application portal by 5pm ET, 17 February 2023.

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