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Utah Clean Air Partnership – UCAIR Grants and Program Manager

Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) is a statewide nonprofit organization created to help improve Utah’s air quality by empowering individuals, businesses and governments to take proactive actions to reduce air pollution. The UCAIR Board is currently conducting a search for a grants and program manager.

UCAIR builds on and complements the shared strengths of state and local organizations working to improve air quality. UCAIR was created to foster partnerships and collaboration to leverage the capacities, talents, insights and commitment of these organizations. UCAIR engages with a wide variety of stakeholders, from large and small businesses to municipalities to school districts to individuals, to involve residents across the state in its efforts to improve air quality. UCAIR promotes technical, effective solutions for this complex issue and supports the implementation of those solutions.

Title: UCAIR Program and Grant Manager

Description: Manage UCAIR partnership programs, facilitate the annual UCAIR grant cycle and assist in grant application and fundraising efforts

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administer Partner Programs

Maintain and strengthen partner relationships to support UCAIR mission and implement programs with partners and donors

  • Plan and execute monthly partner meetings in coordination with executive director
  • Identify new, creative ways to engage partners to fulfill UCAIR mission 
  • Maintain partner correspondence and be a trusted source of information for UCAIR partners 
  • Develop new programs and projects to further organization’s mission to improve air quality statewide, including working with Division of Air Quality staff to find viable programs for potential partners 
  • Assist the executive director in seeking out funding sources for programs
  • Track the dispersal of program funds in compliance with program rules and UCAIR finance policy
  • Comply with all general and reporting requirements set out by program donors

Manage UCAIR Grant Program

Work directly with the Technical Committee of the board and the executive director to administer the UCAIR annual grants program

  • Coordinate the release of the RFP and assist in answering questions and providing guidance
  • Accept Letters of Intent and full applications 
  • Prepare materials for board members, including mid-year and final grant reports
  • Notify recipients of UCAIR grant awards and prepare grant contracts for recipients
  • Ensure grant recipients are abiding by contract terms, including timeline, press releases, inclusion of logos, mid-year and final reports etc.
  • Provide guidance to grant recipients on all issues and maintain correspondence with recipients 

Research and Write Grant Proposals 

Assist in fundraising and development by identifying and applying for grants allocated by government, companies, foundations and trusts

  • Seek new funding opportunities by conducting research to evaluate grant prospects and develop database to track prospects and grant requirements
  • Conduct a full range of activities required to prepare and submit grant proposals to foundation and corporate grants including application materials and year-end reports
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by donor and assist office manager in tracking grant funds


A successful candidate will be able to work closely with a wide variety of stakeholders in order to implement and organize new partnership programs. In addition, the candidate must be confident managing organizational projects from start to finish including reporting. UCAIR has a small staff and the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about taking on multiple projects in order to help the organization grow and meet their mission of improving air quality statewide.   

  • College degree required 
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in project management
  • Non-profit and/or grant writing experience a plus 
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience working with partners, donors and/or clients 
  • Experience managing organization programs from start to finish
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Deadline driven and detail-oriented
  • Ability to manage own time and be self-motivated

Please email resumes and cover letters to