Job Description:

Who We Are:  

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a private, nonprofit corporation created to ensure universal access to non-commercial high-quality content and telecommunications services. We invest in programs and services that are educational, innovative, locally relevant, and reflect America’s common values and cultural diversity. Through grants, we encourage the development of content that addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences.  

Position Summary: 

Under the direction of the VP, Digital Strategy and Innovation, the Director, Digital Grants oversees the planning, execution and management of strategic grants and projects. Develops, executes, manages, evaluates, and monitors the performance of a portfolio of multi-year grant investments/programs in support of the public media system’s digital transformation across people, culture, and technology, including digital infrastructure platforms and solutions.  

Reviews and evaluates proposals, analyzes budgets, and drafts documents and work scopes in compliance with CPB’s established contracting policies and procedures.

Provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to CPB, VP and grantees on digital grants at both the strategic and tactical level throughout the project lifecycle from concept, design, planning, to grantee/partner relationship management through implementation, launch and post-launch phases in support of grant project and/or program.  

Supports the VP, Digital Strategy and Innovation by advising on program investment strategies and opportunities considering current and future media trends and technologies and the impact on the public media system.


The salary for this position will be no less than $83,000 and within a hiring salary range up to $109,000. Exact salary based upon experience, education related to the role, CPB compensation structure and internal equity. Annual salary increases and bonus award based on performance against annual objectives and position responsibilities.


CPB provides generous benefit programs including retirement, health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, commuting, flexible spending accounts, vacation, sick, personal, holiday and maternity/paternity leave.

Work Location and Hybrid Work Environment: 

CPB is conveniently located in downtown NW DC at 401 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, amidst easy access to all Metro lines and ample garage parking. We are a largely local workforce and value employee flexibility, when possible. This is a hybrid work position; with in person workdays at CPB’s office, along with teleworking, as approved by the position’s Department Head. 

Specific Duties:

  • Leads the day-to-day operations and management of a portfolio of digital transformation grants including complex digital infrastructure and technology grants through a phased implementation, while partnering with national organizations and third-party consultants.
  • Manages a portfolio of contracts and grants from application and evaluation, tracking deliverables, establishing performance metrics, measuring efficacy, ensuring reporting, and close-out.
  • Assesses the qualitative and quantitative impact of grant projects/programs in relation to project goals and objectives.
  • Works with CPB contracting attorneys to ensure that contracts appropriately reflect the project as approved.
  • Vets and analyzes prospective digital grant proposals considering current and future digital media trends, technologies, business models, and CPB’s strategic goals for the public media system, to inform recommendations for investment.  
  • Manages effective and collaborative relationships with grantees and potential grantees including ongoing communications regarding proposal reviews, project scope and goals, contract compliance and approval of project deliverables.
  • Drafts proposal analysis, reports, memos, business plans, presentations, etc., related to the department projects and investments.
  • Executes and manages Request for Proposal (RFP) processes for projects as needed and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Maintains knowledge of digital media landscape, digital platforms, and emerging technologies to perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience.
  • Minimum 7 years’ work experience in a professional level position requiring skills in project or program management, grants administration, budget analysis, and/or in the management of media operations or programming.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Experience in grants, or contract administration and/or management, budget development, analysis and/or management and/or business planning and analysis, as well as managing and prioritizing multiple concurrent projects and adhering to deadlines with attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital platforms to reach audiences/customers and drive revenues.  
  • Experience developing and managing strategic partner relationships.
  • Ability to manage research projects and evaluate and analyze current projects for their effectiveness.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications, writing, and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to present complex technical ideas in non-technical terms.
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and creatively.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines, while having an attention to detail and quality.
  • Proficiency with MS Office including XL, PPT and reporting tools and some travel required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience managing technology grants as well as vendor projects including work plans, work scopes, budgeting, and contract management, particularly in a not-for-profit environment.
  • Experience working in program or project management with digital products and platforms on cross-functional teams with engineering, product management, marketing/sales.
Job Location: 
Washington, DC
United States
Job Category: 
Project Management
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Job Type: 
Full time
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For more information about CPB, our programs, and our mission, please visit our website at  

All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to – 

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has a commitment to the principle of diversity, as it creates a healthier work environment.  In that spirit, we welcome applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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