Grants Manager

Job Description

Reports To: Director, Resource Deployment Team, Community Department
Job Information: Full-Time
Job Status: Exempt
Position Purpose:
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta strengthens its region by providing quality services to donors and innovative leadership on community issues. The Grants Manager position is a part of the Resource Deployment (RD) Team. The Resource Deployment Team is responsible for:

  •  Designing, implementing and running grant and scholarship programs and processes
  • Analyzing the effectiveness and impact of grants and scholarships for continuous improvement
  • Quality assurance to ensure best use of tools, consistent and adequate level of rigor across all grant programs and being efficient in how the Foundation deploys assets of funds, work and people
  • End-to-end process improvements to manage increasing volume of grant and scholarship programs to improve the quality of life in the metro Atlanta region.

The Grants Manager is responsible for overseeing the efficient practices, processes and systems that ensure Foundation grant applications are received and evaluated consistently and effectively. She/he is responsible for competitive and scholarship grant reporting and analysis; budget management and workplan(s); monitoring, evaluation and continuous improvement of online and other grant application systems and processes.

Key Accountabilities of the Position (including but not limited to):

  • Engage in strategic planning and implementation of grantmaking and scholarship programs across the Foundation, partnering as appropriate with staff from other departments and donors, nonprofits and other stakeholders relative to discretionary, competitive and designated grantmaking and scholarship programs and initiatives
  • Manage grant and scholarship budgets
  • Effectively and efficiently execute Achieve Atlanta scholarship program work; includes research, scoping, determining capacity and how to best organize resources, process flows, forms, timelines, internal and external communications, compliance requirements and grant reporting
  • Serve as the primary relationship manager of nonprofit applicants to the Foundation
  • Monitor and analyze grant and scholarship data and metrics to measure value and adjust efforts, sharing grant and scholarship knowledge for learning purposes, course corrections and the redesign/updates of programs
  • Ensure compliance with IRS regulations and Foundation requirements for all grants and programs
  • Supervise direct reports and contractors in performing administrative tasks associated with grants and scholarships and other Resource Deployment work as needed. This includes recruiting, hiring, orienting, coaching and providing on-going feedback; performance planning, evaluation and professional development; recommendations for discipline, career development discussions and mentoring; communicating organizational policies and procedures

Responsibility Level

The Grants Manager reports to the Director, Resource Deployment and has two direct reports.




  • Proven abilities in analytical, database and reporting skills
  • Ability to communicate technical, budgetary and program details to staff, grantees and applicants
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to manage and motivate a team
  • Ability to design and implement effective and efficient workflow processes and procedures, with an eye on process improvement
  • Flexible, resourceful, creative self-starter able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and competing priorities, and to use data in decision-making processes
  • Good problem-solving skills with a willingness to be flexible and proactive in a fast-paced workplace
  • Experience with the operations of nonprofit organizations, including finance budgeting, board and staff development, systems and database management
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Knowledge of project planning software a plus. Experience in use of Blackbaud software preferred.


  • 6-10 years’ professional experience related to the key accountabilities outlined in this description
  • Experience supervising staff, preferred


Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Degree Preferred) in business, finance, public administration or related field.

Next Steps

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The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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