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Development Specialist

Tommy Nobis Center
Marietta, Georgia
Up to $50,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Jun 11, 2023

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Focus Areas
Education, Employment
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Some college
Experience Level

Job Details

Tommy Nobis Center offers you an opportunity to work for an organization that has been recognized as one of the Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation as well as being recognized by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a Top Workplace in Atlanta!

Tommy Nobis Center offers excellent benefits and time-off policies, plus a competitive salary.

Position Summary:

This position serves as an administrative role responsible for accurate and proficient grant awards management, monitoring, analysis, and reporting in accordance with contracted grant requirements, performance, and compliance. This position will assist with grant research, implementation, and reporting (qualitative and quantitative) and grant proposal preparation in support of grant writing activities. This role will work closely with the programs and development teams to monitor private, public, and governmental grant deliverables. The Development Specialist will be responsible for grants budget management and analysis and the evaluation and compilation of fiscal data related to grant awards management, maintenance, and compliance. Additionally, this position will assist in researching and acquiring future funding opportunities and engaging in development and fundraising activities throughout the year.


Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Manages grant contract requirements and performance, as well as develops and executes strategies to optimize the grants administration process.
  2. Manages and coordinates budget plans in cooperation with development, accounting, and program staff.
  3. Coordinates and collaborates with Director, Accounting to track grant expenses, manage change requests, and conduct grant reimbursement and reporting activities.
  4. Prepares monthly budget to actuals report for grants for review and discussion with management.
  5. Leads and/or participates in working groups on grant management and execution activities and projects.
  6. Works closely with program managers to ensure budget compliance and grant performance requirements are successfully met, including collecting and reporting program metrics to grant funders.
  7. Works with the Manager, Development to provide technical assistance to staff on grants management and reporting requirements.
  8. Provides functional input of data into multiple database management systems, to include compliance for metrics tracking between multiple teams.
  9. Monitors the facilitation of post-award grants (including Government funds) to ensure that budget and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are followed. Provides oversight and guidance with administrative and/or budget changes during a given award grant period.
  10. Supports grant prospect identification and research to determine organization-aligned funding opportunities.
  11. Supports the Manager, Development, with editing and proofreading grant proposals and other related documents, as well as assists in preparing and packaging both small and large-scale grant applications.
  12. Works closely with staff in other departments and across divisions engaged in support of grant operations.
  13. Prepares charts, graphs, and matrices for management as required for presentation purposes.
  14. Communicates and interacts effectively and professionally with co-workers, management, grantors, donors, program participants, etc.
  15. Protects confidential organizational information.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred, or commensurate experience.


  • Preferred experience in Grants, Accounting, and/or Project Coordination.
  • Demonstrated experience with business software applications, e.g., Excel, MS Project, Access, etc.
  • Proficiency in mathematical calculations and processing of financial information.


  • Mission-driven, guided by core values, and a pleasure to work with. High attention to detail.
  • Excellent written/verbal communications skills to effectively communicate with diverse populations, agencies, and other groups.
  • Strong analytical and research skills.
  • Ability to anticipate challenges and resolve potential issues through creative problem-solving.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as a highly resourceful team player under pressure and within strict deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, and possess excellent keyboarding skills.
  • Requires sensitivity to persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. They may be subject to change at any time.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Tommy Nobis Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Drugs Don’t Work worksite, and a participant in E-Verify.


In 1977 Bobbie Knopf, a special education teacher in Atlanta, Joyce Slaughter, a parent of a child with special needs, and Tommy Nobis, a football star, had a vision—a vision to change the lives of people living with disabilities. A vision that would allow each person with a disability to reach their full potential. Together, they founded Tommy Nobis Center.

Tommy Nobis Center opened its doors to provide job training, employment, and vocational support for youth and adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment. For more than 40 years, Tommy Nobis Center has changed lives by championing workplace success for people with disabilities.

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1480 Bells Ferry Road

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