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Manager, Grants and Partnerships

$69,000 – $75,000 yearly


Last Updated: 2/26/23

Job Description

About bi3

bi3 is on a mission to transform health for all people in Greater Cincinnati by fueling innovation and health equity through grantmaking. Since 2010, bi3 has awarded more than $86 million to TriHealth and community-based organizations to fund innovative ideas to transform health and improve health equity. bi3 leverages its strategic partnership with TriHealth and partners with community-based organizations to fuel new solutions to deep-seated community health issues. bi3 envisions a day when every person has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible — a day when a person's health can no longer be predicted by race, ethnicity, ability or zip code. bi3 is a philanthropic initiative created by Bethesda Inc. to drive innovation in healthcare and improve community health outcomes.

bi3 is well-positioned to grow as a health convener, advocate, ally, thought partner, relationship builder and co-designer of health initiatives that incorporate the voices of those with lived experience with an eye to health equity. Our Trust-Based Philanthropy approach, which requires time and resources, is key to shifting the power dynamic between funder and grantee to achieve success and more significant impact/return on our investments.

Job Summary

We are seeking a new team member to help manage our growing grants portfolio and support bi3 team members and grantees to achieve health impact. Success for this position will mean that bi3's processes and practices are efficient, effective and grounded in trust. The Grants Manager will a) manage the grantmaking process and build relationships with grantees, b) improve policies and practices that are grounded in trust-based philanthropy; c) research innovative models across the country, d) participate in capturing and sharing our lessons learned, and d) collaborate to further bi3's mission and strategies.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Serve as first point of contact for current and prospective grantees

  • Guide grantees through the application process from inquiry to award or declination

  • Assist with the preparation and distribution of Requests for Proposals

  • Onboard new grantees, including the signing of grant agreements

  • Prepare written summaries and recommendations for review and action by the bi3 Committee and Board of Trustees
  • Engage in regular communication with grantees, keeping close track of milestones, deliverables, and reporting requirements while managing the power dynamic between funder and grantee

  • Document and manage bi3's grantmaking processes, with an emphasis on process improvement, equitable grantmaking and Trust Based Philanthropy

  • Manage all aspects of bi3 grants budget, including maintaining an accurate account of total number of grants, monitoring the annual grants budget, and serving as liaison to TriHealth accounts payable department for distribution of grant payments

  • Support key processes and maintain and update systems and databases to ensure accurate information and reporting

  • Contribute to Learning Series papers, articles, and other bi3 communication methods to highlight grantee accomplishments and learnings and bi3's role in sparking transformational change in community health

  • Research innovative models and stay abreast of the work of other health funders by connecting with Grantmakers in Health, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and other grantmaking organizations

Compensation and Location

The salary range for this position is $69,000 to $75,000 based on qualifications and experience. bi3 offers a competitive benefits package and a flexible work environment. The position is located at the Bethesda Inc. & bi3 office at 625 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202.


The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and/or experience in philanthropy and health. Other valuable skills and attributes include teamwork; relationship building; strategic thinking; problem-solving; understanding of healthcare environment and community health needs; commitment to racial and health equity; strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; detail-oriented; strong organizational skills; self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision effectively and efficiently; and intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Office (specifically Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

To Apply

bi3 is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The organization recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing our mission. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at MANAGER GRANTS AND PARTNERSHIPS (

Company Details

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States