Development Manager - Grants and Capital Campaigns

Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 13, 2018
Dec 13, 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Development Manager will be responsible for supporting the fundraising efforts of the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, with a focus on grant writing and relationship management of private and corporate foundations and capital campaigns.

As a key member of the Y’s development team, the Development Manager is passionate about the mission of the Y and its programs and can effectively communicate the pivotal role the Y plays in meeting community needs. The ideal candidate is self-directed while managing multiple projects and deadlines; a strong storyteller with an editorial eye for detail; and thrives in a fast-paced environment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Excellent writing skills, with ability to develop compelling proposals, reports, acknowledgement letters, and other development communications that effectively capture the Y voice
  • Demonstrated ability to create collateral that effectively communicates proposal requests for use in site visits and funder meetings
  • Ability to coordinate collection of relevant information from multiple departments to successfully complete grant proposals and reports
  • Attention to detail, with strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Ability to effectively use fundraising and grants management software
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple internal and external stakeholders, including people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Five years of experience in fundraising or grant writing
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in health and human services or youth development grant writing
  • Experience submitting United Way grants
  • Experience identifying and preparing local and federal government grants


  • Manage the grant proposal and reporting calendar
  • With support of grants contractor, submit foundation, corporate and United Way grants, ensuring all deadlines are met and content meets all proposal requirements
  • Develop budgets in collaboration with program and accounting staff
  • Draft and submit thank you letters, interim reports, and final reports
  • Support the cultivation and stewardship of foundation and corporate donors
  • Provide grant writing and editing support to Y branches
  • Create compelling meeting materials, including talking points and PowerPoint decks
  • Create and maintain language bank and common attachments needed for proposals
  • Maintain grant records in database
  • Support major comprehensive capital campaign and branch-based capital campaigns, including drafting customized thank you letters, managing pledge reminders, and maintaining accurate records
  • Administrative support related to grants management and capital campaigns
  • Other projects as identified by Director of Development 

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to be considered for this position.

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Metro Atlanta YMCA

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