Program Manager

Atlanta, Georgia
$45,000 salary + benefits
Jan 11, 2021
Feb 10, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Job Summary:

Plan, direct and coordinate the programs of a non-profit organization, ensuring compliance with funding sources and regulatory requirements. Implement and manage grants/contracts processes. Plan and maintain systems and procedures for operating efficiency. Manage staff for optimum performance while building organizational effectiveness. Ensure communities around the state are aware of training, meetings and other events on Behavioral Health and Mental Illness as it relates to adults and youth.

Essential Duties:

·       Manage programs, services, and activities to ensure that policies, plans and program objectives are met within the approved budget

·       Implement, manage and direct grant procedures upon notice of award and throughout the life of each grant

·       Create and maintain contract/grant/foundation reporting system

·       Ensure compliance with contract terms, federal, state and local regulations, and nonprofit best practices

·       Ensure compliance with funding sources (contracts/grants/foundations)

·       Ensure maintenance of federal, state, and county contract/grant/foundation files

·       Ensure that contract billing and reports are accurate and reported on time

·       Assist with program/grant development

·       Recruit, hire and train staff while providing opportunities for employee development

·       Evaluate employee progress toward goals, redirect and counsel when necessary and conduct annual reviews

·       Comply with NAMI program policies and procedures 

·       Facilitate communications, services and programs within the organization and to affiliates and community stakeholders

·       Oversee maintenance of official records, policies and documents

·       Ensure the creation and distribution of program bi-monthly newsletter

·       Collaborate with community providers and advocates

·       Monitor state, county, and local issues that may affect community crisis services

·       Assist with annual meeting and leadership events

·       Serve as a backup contact for NAMI Signature programs, youth in crisis programs, and other classes and development

·       Oversee implementation of new programs

·       Respond to communications and requests in a timely manner

·       Other duties as required

Skills and Qualifications Required:

·       Proven success in large state and/or federal grant management

·       Organizational skills

·       Extensive management/leadership skills

·       Superior coaching and teambuilding skills

  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills

·       Superior presentation skills to promote programs

·       Good judgment, flexibility and adaptability

·       Efficient with office software: Word, Excel, Gmail/Google Drive and online newsletters 

·       Ability to travel 25% of time and work weekends

Education and Experience Required:

·       Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) 

·       Minimum of 4 years of non-profit experience - working with a board, staff and volunteers, etc.

·       Broad (> 5 years) management experience

·       In depth grant (>$250,000 minimum) management experience

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Lift up to 25 pounds.
  • This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • NAMI Georgia is smoke-free workplace.

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