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Manager, Development & Grants

Date: September 10, 2019

Position Title: Manager, Development & Grants

Reports To: Director, Professional Development

Status: Exempt

Position Summary:

ASAM is a medical professional society representing more than 6,200 members with 50+ staff and a $10M annual operating budget. It is an energetic, fast-paced organization with multi-faceted opportunities in the area of addiction medicine.

This position will report to the Director, Professional Development and lead the successful development and management of ASAM funding-related cultivation and stewardship activities. The Manager will work with staff across the organization and external stakeholders to ensure appropriate alignment of strategic goals with funding sources. This person will work to ensure that ASAM identifies mutually beneficial partnerships.


  • Identify potential federal or state grant opportunities for addiction medicine
  • Identify and assess both known and under-utilized sources of funding such as foundations and other organizations interested in supporting addiction medicine initiatives
  • Develop strategies to align ASAM initiatives to funding opportunities
  • Manage, write and submit grants and timelines in cooperation with ASAM staff leads and subject matter experts
  • Develop templates and process for review and management of contracts (for collaborations that may be exchange and provider of services, but non-grant related
  • Assist with grant deliverables and reporting, as needed (e.g. extension requests, reconciliations, evaluations, etc.)
  • Manage relationships and ongoing communication with current and prospective partners and various stakeholders
  • Meet with key internal and external stakeholders to determine funding priorities
  • Proactively maintain ASAM in federal, state and private grant systems
  • Translate science writing into basic language to be used for promotional or educational purposes, and across the organization for a variety of purposes
  • Develop infrastructure to support project management and tracking; and all grant material source documents

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science/public health/business/ administration discipline; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least three to five years of experience in grant writing or technical writing, financial management experience, communications and project management; the ability to manage and coordinate multiple deadlines
  • Experience conducting research for grants
  • Experience with contracts and reviewing contracts preferred
  • Proven ability to develop and manage relationships and partnerships
  • Experience with submitting grants online through government and other entities preferred

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills including setting priorities in work assignments, coordinating projects, and following up on assignments with minimal direction.
  • Ability to efficiently handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively, efficiently and professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent written, organizational, communication and customer service skills are required.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Good customer / member service skills.
  • Resourcefulness, creativity and initiative valued.
  • Team player with positive attitude, enthusiastic energy and ability to have fun with team members.

Works closely with:

  • Director, Professional Development, Executive Vice President/CEO, Chief Learning Officer, Chief Quality and Science Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and other members of the ASAM team, as needed.
  • Grants consultant(s) for adherence to federal guidelines and grants management guidance.
  • ASAM stakeholders, funders, grantors, chapters, addiction medicine agencies, medical organizations, etc.

Benefits of Working at ASAM:

  • ASAM’s work with physicians and clinicians helps millions of patients, families, and communities impacted by addiction.
  • ASAM’s work helps address the vast national crisis of opioids and addiction.
  • ASAM enjoys a strong organizational culture, living by values determined by staff of open collaboration, trust, courage, and connectedness.
  • ASAM is proud to have earned the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.
  • ASAM offers competitive compensation (commensurate with experience) and benefits that include paid vacation and sick leave, transportation reimbursement, medical insurance, and 401k.


Recruiting Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000 (with a robust benefits package)

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this position and how your skills match the position to hr@ASAM.org. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.


ASAM provides equal opportunity to all staff. No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, physical handicaps, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or any other category that is protected by federal law or the laws of the state of Maryland.