ARDC is Hiring a Grants Manager!

Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is a California-based foundation with roots in amateur radio and the technology of internet communication. Our mission is to support, promote, and enhance digital communication and broader communication science and technology, to promote Amateur Radio, scientific research, experimentation, education, development, open access, and innovation in information and communication technology.

ARDC seeks an experienced Grants Manager to join our team and grow our grantmaking efforts. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Grants Manager will serve as a lead team member in organizing the grantmaking wing of our operations.


  • Tracking all grants in our portfolio, including collecting and compiling reports from grantees.
  • Screening inbound grant applications for eligibility.
  • Engaging in Q&A and negotiations with potential grantees, including preparation of grant agreements.
  • Working with the Treasurer and Executive Director to compile required year-end reporting for 990-PF.
  • Working with the Grants Advisory Committee (GAC) to draft requests for proposals (RFPs) and other materials related to grantmaking.
  • Coordinating with Treasurer to ensure that all grant-related liabilities and expenditures are properly tracked.

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional grant management experience.
  • Able to manage compliance for our portfolio of issued grants, including reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using a range of technology, including LibreOffice, and willingness to learn new technologies.
  • Organized with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in a collaborative workplace.

Preferred Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, particularly in an area related to technology.
  • Familiarity with processes related to expenditure responsibility, equivalency determination, and other requirements related to grantmaking to international organizations, non-501(c)(3)s, and individuals.
  • Familiarity with and involvement in amateur radio, including the possession of an amateur radio license.
  • Familiarity with (and love for) open source software and culture, as well as technological innovation in general.
  • Familiarity with Git and Git workflows (it will be required to use these to do your job).
  • Experience working in startups or other new, growing organizations.


Remote, US.

At this time, we are only able to extend employment to US citizens operating within US states and territories.


English proficiency required.

Salary & Benefits

$60,000 – $80,000 / year, depending on experience


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical insurance premium stipend reimbursement
  • Matched contribution retirement plan
  • Option for 32/hour workweek; some flexibility in work hours

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to In your application, please:

  • Send your cover letter and resume as attachments, and
  • Format your attachments so they do not have spaces (e.g. yolanda-jones-cover-letter.pdf).

We look forward to seeing your application!