Grants Manager - FT

Atlanta, Georgia
Mar 25, 2019
Apr 24, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  The Grants Manager is responsible for writing corporate, foundation and religious-based grants, researching new grant opportunities as well as renewing existing grants; responsible for coordinating grant reporting requirements for all corporate, foundation and religious-based funders. The Grants Manager is also responsible for meeting annual revenue goals for corporate, foundation and religious-based grants.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Covenant House Georgia reserves the right to unilaterally modify, remove, or add to any of the following:

  • Identify and research new corporate, foundation and religious-based grant opportunities.
  • Assemble and write all corporate, foundation and religious-based grants in accordance with granting body’s guidelines and recognized formulas for successful proposals.
  • Obtain needed documentation, budgets, statistics, references and other materials or information as needed for all grants.  Work with other staff to ensure accuracy and relevance of all materials included in any grant.
  • Work with Director of Development to create an annual revenue strategy.
  • Strengthen Covenant House Georgia’s relationship and brand with key stake holders in the foundation community.
  • Coordinate and ensure all reporting requirements are met for corporate, foundation and religious-based grants.
  • Ensure timely acknowledgement of all grant awards.  Ensure appropriate recognition of all grantors. 
  • Cultivate and develop relationships with key constituents within the corporate, foundation and religious-based community.
  • Develop and maintain a database and/or manual system to track grant deadlines, submissions and awards.
  • Meet as required with Program, Finance & HR Manager to ensure that established budgetary revenue and expenses for all corporate, foundation and religious-based are understood.  Prepare reports on progress as required (minimum quarterly).
  • Responsible for reconciling grant revenue & expenses with accounting.
  • Develop close working relationship with Quality Assurance Coordinator in creating programmatic outcomes that will be utilized for reporting to grant makers, CH corporate outcome reporting system and the Annual Report. 
  • Monitor proposals and completes all required reporting to donors.
  • Maintain and grow donor relationships and provide meaningful engagements through portfolio work.
  • Ability to:
  • Maintain appropriate donor and electronic prospect files.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with trustees and staff housing group events.
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Speak effectively before groups of clients or employees of organization
  • Work with program and project budgets
  • Read and interpret documents such as Request for Proposals (RFP’s)
  • Attend foundation, corporate, and religious-based activities to market Covenant House Georgia to both the organizations and its employees and build donor network
  • Prepare and mail donor acknowledgements
  • Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Convey Covenant House’s mission to funders
  • Track cultivation efforts in donor database
  • Compile statistics and program performance measurements
  • Create and implement recognition plan for granters
  • Upholds Covenant House Georgia standards of conduct, policies and procedures at all times.
  • Performs all duties in a manner which reflects the mission, philosophy and policies of Covenant House.
  • Models appropriate, professional behavior for staff to establish and maintain superior services to youth in a safe and inviting atmosphere.
  • Ensures that all buildings and surrounding areas are safe and free from any conditions that may cause harm or danger to youth, staff, volunteers, or visitors.
  • Ensures compliance of files in accordance to specific city, state and Federal guidelines.
  • Participates in other CHGA programs and activities as required.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with co-workers, supervisors, representatives of other agencies, and the public.
  • Effectively communicates, verbally and in writing, with both internal and external individuals and/or businesses.
  • Responds in a timely manner to emergencies and resolve issues.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred; minimum of 3-5 years’ grant writing experience; experience working in a donor database; experience working in human service agencies and/or experience with homelessness populations.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Flexible, amiable, & willing to work as a team player
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Self-starter
  • Excellent relational and collaborative skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills and literacy in Microsoft Office suite with a concentration in excel and word


  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed.
  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors, to adjust focus and maintain close and distance vision
  • Ability to work standing, walking, and/or sitting a minimum of 8 hours per day/shift.
  • Ability to drive agency or personal vehicles to transport items and/or persons.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to travel as needed for training or to fulfill job requirements.

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