Grants and Reporting Manager


Fri, Aug 19, 2022


Sun, Sep 11, 2022

PBS Wisconsin is seeking a talented and mission-driven writer and grants writer who is inspired by the opportunity to work in public media. The Grants and Reporting Manager will work on all aspects of grants and institutional gifts to support projects and strategic goals of PBS Wisconsin, a dynamic public television station focused on providing educational resources and serving the people of Wisconsin. A successful applicant will have an ability to interpret strategic priorities, match these to funding opportunities, and communicate clearly and persuasively, primarily in writing. Organizational skills to track numerous applications, projects, and resources – as well as to meet strict timelines – are necessary. PBS Wisconsin works with a diverse array of partners. Partners have included the Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Centro Hispano, Nehemiah: Center for Urban Leadership Development, We are Many: United Against Hate, and others. A successful candidate will have an ability work collaboratively with partners to seek funding for joint projects. In addition to grant writing, this position will write and edit other development communications and publications, including reports and stewardship publications. This position is part of a successful and collaborative development team (that also raises funds through membership, major gifts, planned gifts, corporate support, and events) and reports to the Chief Development Officer. May supervise one or more interns.

Bachelor’s Degree

– Minimum of three years development or not-for-profit work experience including work in grant writing or grant management
– Experience in collecting and preparing information necessary for grants submittals from multiple sources, including budgets, supporting data, project narratives, staff biographies, and statements of support
– Experience writing clearly, persuasively, and collaboratively
– Experience writing and submitting reports for funders and donors
– Experience in the design, development, and delivery of development communication materials
– Competence with word processing, spreadsheet, and filesharing software
– Knowledge of best practices in donor service, engagement, or stewardship

– Experience working with logic models and/or project evaluation
– Experience in community engagement, including communities of color
– Competence with donor relationship management databases and/or relational databases

Manages research administration activities or personnel related to pre-award functions including budget preparation, proposal submission, agreement negotiation, and/or project setup. Develops and oversees implementation of operations and strategic planning to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements within a unit. May manage a programmatic unit and/or personnel.
• 15% Develops, implements, and evaluates pre-award research administration operational policies and procedures including financial, administrative, staffing, and compliance
• 40% Works with researchers and prepares budgets, proposal submissions, agreements, or other agreements for sponsor consideration
• 15% Serves as a key resource to leadership and staff in the unit as well as a liaison to partners and stakeholders
• 5% May review and negotiate agreements on behalf of the unit
• 5% May be responsible for new account setup
• 15% Responsible for researching, identifying, applying for, and administering grants and related funding opportunities that meet strategic and project goals
• 5% Responsible for select evaluation, reporting, and writing projects


Minimum $68,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications

Expected salary range for this position is $68,000 up to $80,000 for highly experienced candidates who exceed the qualifications. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

PBS Wisconsin currently operates with a hybrid work environment. The in-office schedule for this role will be determined between the individual and their direct supervisor.

The person in this position will be required to comply with the Ethical Guidelines for All Staff of Wisconsin Public Radio and Television located here:, in addition to the UW-Madison code of ethics, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals code of ethics located here (

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

Apply online at The job number is 265015.

The following must be received for your application to be complete: 1) Resume; 2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the listed required and preferred job qualifications; 3) Two samples of development writing, at least one of which must be a grant proposal or funding request; 4) A list of at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference). Note that references will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.

Questions? Contact: Kate O’Connor, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221.