M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust


The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust seeks to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by helping strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual, and cultural base in innovative and sustainable ways. Since 1975, the Murdock Trust has helped live this mission by awarding more than $1.2 billion in grants to nonprofit organizations that share our commitment to the common good.

The Murdock Trust team stands with those who serve others. Our partners do extraordinary things, and we are privileged to help them deliver strength, knowledge, inspiration, hope, and opportunities to those who advance the diverse cultures of our region.  The work of the Murdock Trust Grants Team is central to the work of the Trust as they serve applicants and grantees throughout the application and award process.  As Grants Reporting and Impact Manager, this person will be directly involved in bringing about and tracking positive change in Pacific Northwest communities through being a dedicated steward of the Trust process.

Position Summary

The Grants Reporting and Impact Manager provides leadership and support to grantees and assist in the assessment and measurement of the Murdock Trust grants programs and grantees self-identified outcomes. The position manages post award reporting and supports Program Director(s) with report and payment processing. The position identifies and reports trend and outcomes of various grant programs. Additionally, assistance will be provided to Program Directors to help research, develop, and implement new grant programs. This full-time, in-office position requires a self-starter who works well individually and as part of a collaborative team.

Reporting and Supervisory Relationships

Reports to the Senior Program Director for Grants, is supervised by the Senior Grants Manager.

Typical Responsibilities

Post Award Grants Program Management

  • Provides professional, rapport-building support to grantees by providing high level information and education on grants administration and reporting
    • Understands and guides grantees through grants administration procedures and resources on the Trust’s website
  • Manages the grant report and payment request processes for post grants administration in coordination with Program Director(s)
    • Provides general assistance and Fluxx technical support to grantees regarding report and payment request processes
    • Communicates with grantees who have incomplete or overdue reports and need to modify grant conditions
  • Reviews scheduled and received grant reports for Program Director(s)
    • Summarizes and coordinates monthly possible report and payment request approvals with Program Director(s)
  • Approves grant report and payment requests in collaboration with Program Directors
    • Processes report and payment request details in Fluxx grants database
  • Forecasts quarterly grant report and payment request schedules and communicates with each Program Director

Impact Assessment

  • In conjunction with Program Directors, identifies individual program objectives, sector trends, and creates measurement tools for assessment
  • Gathers, analyzes, and reports collected data, trends, and outcomes to Program Directors and management to inform planning, improvements, and decision-making

Grants Administration

  • Engages with Program Directors in meetings and other settings
  • Assists Program Directors with new or existing grant programs and/or initiative research, development, implementation, and assessment
  • Participates as a team member in the grant management team
  • Identifies and helps implement data and grants management system process improvements
  • Understands Murdock Trust website (post) grants administration information and easily assists and directs grantees with and to reporting information
  • Understands the Fluxx grantee portal and assists grantees with report (and payment request) processes
  • Serves as a member of the Fluxx grants database management team
  • Oversees special projects in a collaborative manner, serves on committees for staff events and performs other duties as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned that emerge from work and service of grants management

Experience and Educational Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of prior database, management, performance measurement, or related nonprofit experience
  • Demonstrates strong relational aptitude, organizational skills, knowledge of office operations, the ability to be detail-oriented, and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in use of database system, Microsoft Office 365, and other productivity software
  • Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to the mission, ethos, and core values of the Trust and the grant-making initiatives
  • An understanding and appreciation for the nonprofit sector
  • Interpersonal skills that allow for cordial and hospitable communication with constituents by phone or in person
  • Demonstrates problem solving and teamwork

Qualified Candidates

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to Resumes@murdocktrust.org discussing how your experience and background would be best suited for this role and why you are interested in working for the Murdock Trust.

Joining the Murdock Trust team is more than just a place to work. It is a relational and intentional community with a humble commitment to understanding and serving the diverse Pacific Northwest communities.  Based on the values of Jack Murdock, the Murdock Trust stewards staff with exceptional care, benefits, and culture. The salary range for this position is $62-75K DOE.

The Murdock Trust also offers an exceptional benefit package including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Section 125 accounts including flexible spending and dependent care
  • Immediate eligibility and vesting 401(k), 401(k) matching, and Profit Share
  • Disability insurance and Life insurance
  • 11 paid holidays and generous vacation and sick time
  • Professional development assistance
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The Trust guides nonprofit organizations through every level of their development through grants and other resources.

The Trust has a wealth of knowledge and experience that can make all the difference to you and your organization.