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Grant Manager/Grant Writer

Black Voters Matter
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Nov 7, 2021

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Focus Areas
Capacity Building / Volunteerism, Civil Rights / Advocacy
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level
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We’re looking for emerging leaders who are passionate about strengthening capacity in local communities to sustain powerful grassroots movements for social change at the local, state, and federal levels!

Position Description:

The Grant Manager/Grant Writer is a full-time position that reports directly to the Development Director. The Grant Writer will be responsible for researching, writing and coordinating the grant application process; management of proposals, maintaining a grant calendar and foundation database, and managing the acknowledgement process for foundations.

Principle Responsibility:

  • Write high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents
  • Responsible for researching, collecting data, and writing of each grant
  • Work with state coordinators to compile data needed for grant proposals
  • Manage the proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of all required materials
  • Develops and maintains a proposal calendar
  • Coordinate and follow-up on the progress of submitted proposals
  • Assist with coordination and follow-ups on the progress of submitted proposals
  • Assist with development of an annual grants strategy
  • Conduct prospect research to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants
  • Timely distribution of acknowledgement letters
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in research and grant writing; nonprofit experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals
  • Knowledge of national and local foundations and corporations with interest in social justice and civic engagement targeting underserved populations
  • Highly detail-oriented, organized, deadline-driven
  • Clear, precise and compelling writing skills
  • Able to effectively communicate
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently with purpose and accuracy in a fast-paced environment
  • High proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Google Office Suite products

The Grant Writer will work full time hours per week Monday through Friday; with occasional evenings and weekends required. Depending on the candidate’s location this will be a majority work from home arrangement.

This position reports to: Development Director

Travel Requirements: Ability and willingness to travel approximately 0% of the time.

Salary & benefits: Competitive pay depending on experience, plus unlimited PTO, health, dental, vision and life benefits.


Our goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. We agree with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” We operate with the following 5 core beliefs:

  1. The key to effective civic engagement and community power is understanding, respecting and supporting local infrastructure.
  2. Black voters matter not only on election day, but on all 365 days of the year. This means we must support individuals and organizations that are striving to obtain social justice throughout the year.
  3. Black voters matter *everywhere*, including rural counties and smaller cities/towns that are often ignored by candidates, elected officials, political parties and the media.
  4. In order for Black voters to matter, we must utilize authentic messaging which speaks to our issues, connects with our hopes and affirms our humanity.
  5. The leadership, talent and commitment demonstrated by Black women in particular must receive recognition and, more importantly, *investment* in order to flourish and multiply.

This position also supports BVM Capacity Building Institute (BVM), an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization. While motivated by the same core values – power building, equity and justice – BVM and BVMF operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.

BVM is an equal opportunity employer. BVM prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

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