Grants & Contracts Specialist

Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 19, 2018
Dec 19, 2018
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

Jewish Family & Career Services “JF&CS” is a Georgia non-profit organization with a roughly 18 million dollar budget.  The agency makes hope and opportunity happen by providing integrated programs and services that maximize self-sufficiency and quality of life.  The JF&CS Foundation holds the agency’s endowment and restricted fund assets. JF&CS is now seeking a Grants & Contracts Specialist.

Purpose: The Grants & Contracts Specialist provide written proposals and applications (including all activities associated with proposal/grant submission and reporting) to secure grant and contract funding for various JF&CS programs, infrastructure and other activities as identified.  Secured funding will support the service delivery for JF&CS clients (beneficiaries) in need of assistance and foundational services in the areas of adults with intellectual/development disabilities (I/DD), Older Adult Services, Career Services, Counseling/Mental-Behavioral Health and Oral Health Services. The Grants & Contracts Specialist will demonstrate skills and expertise to assure diverse funding for the stability, growth and success of agency programs.  


  • Writing Grant and Contract proposals and renewals for agency programs, infrastructure and other activities.  This includes researching and vetting available funding opportunities, collecting current research on each grant proposal’s subject; coordinating programmatic, administrative and budget preparation with appropriate staff members; completing necessary forms and attachments; preparing the budget and grant submission
  • Writing, editing and research for reports and amendments as assigned
  • Grant and Contract Administration including coordinating execution of contracts; maintaining computerized and/or paper files of all funding and developing a Funding Requirements Memo for awarded funds.
  • Grant Compliance including communication of funding requirements to appropriate staff; ensuring the timely submission of required statistical and narrative reports; assisting with program reporting when necessary and outcome data review for compliance with funding requirements during the life of the grant.
  • Administrative duties include regularly updating grants calendar, organizing & maintaining files, filing, writing cover and thank you letters for Grants. 
  • In-depth communication and information gathering with staff concerning programs and services
  • Oral and written communication with funders to include attending meetings, conferences and contract negotiations as assigned.
  • Assist other staff members on the Grants team administratively, writing / editing proposals and reports, reviewing and conducting research.
  • Assist other JF&CS administrative departments with requests for information as it relates to grants and contracts.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must type a minimum of 40 WPM
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare grant proposals, budgets and outcomes for a wide variety of programs.
  • Ability to work on a number of different projects simultaneously
  • Ability to assist staff with program-related design, development and strengthening
  • Ability to problem-solve and think creatively
  • Team orientation with ability to be self-directed
  • MS Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize in a deadline driven environment
  • Attention to detail; process oriented
  • Must be Flexible
  • Must exhibit Diplomacy

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of B.A. degree or equivalent experience of at least 5 years in an area related to Social/Human services
  • Successful grant writing experience for government (federal & local), foundations (private/public), Federated (United Way/Federations), corporate, individual and partnership funding
  • Successful grant awards of $25,000+
  • Experienced researcher and understanding of data analysis
  • Skilled at preparing proposal packages and developing budgets, outcome measures and grant compliance for nonprofit agencies
  • Good understanding of Computers and other technology
  • Ability to prepare and present presentations for trainings
  • Knowledge of program structure, development, strengthening, and logic models/measurement preferred
  • High level of competency in MS Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point and Access preferred

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