Grants Manager

About Us

Aptos is a people-first blockchain on a mission to help billions achieve universal and fair access to decentralized assets in a safe and scalable way. It was developed by some of the original creators and maintainers that researched, designed, and built the Diem blockchain. We have dedicated several years toward this mission. We believe Aptos is a vital foundation of a safe and scalable web3 world where everyone has more equitable opportunities to grow and access financial assets with lower fees and fewer intermediaries. To extend that mission, we have empowered the Aptos Foundation to support the growth and development of the Aptos protocol, its decentralized network, and its developer ecosystem.

Aptos (Ohlone for "The People") encompasses our mission and ethos for why we build.

Responsibilities

  • Support the development and successful execution of grant-making strategies, ensuring alignment with the Foundation's mission and goals.

  • Design and implement a transparent and equitable grant application and evaluation process.

  • Work closely with proper teams and people to ensure proper grant allocation, monitoring, and reporting.

  • Help oversee daily operations within the grants division, ensuring smooth coordination of activities and efficient use of resources.

  • Contribute to developing strategic plans for various philanthropic focus areas, integrating insights from multiple sources to create informed and forward-thinking strategies.

  • Help to improve cross-organization efficiency for grant deployment.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, foundations, or similar entities with notable experience in grant-making.Β 

  • Previous experience in blockchain preferred

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities.

  • A passion, deep understanding of philanthropy, and commitment to efficient grant distribution.

  • Knowledge of local, national, and international grant-making regulations and best practices.

  • Resourcefulness and the ability to bring creative, data-driven solutions to every problem, always seeking opportunities rather than obstacles.

  • Ability to drive projects independently, thrive on autonomy, and manage multiple initiatives while maintaining a high quality of work.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; additional languages are a plus.

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