Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

  • Grant & Foundations Specialist

    Job Locations US-GA-Mableton
    Fund Development
    Full-time Regular (FTR)
    # of Openings
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Summary

    The Grant and Foundations Specialist will be responsible for generating an established annual fundraising goal for foundations and United Way. The position will support the Corporate Relations & Foundations Manager with aspects of fund raising and stewardship from foundations, civic groups, and United Ways. The Foundations Manager will be responsible for prospect management to include prospect research, development and cultivation, stewardship, proposals and reporting. This position maintains effective relationships internally to ensure consistently strong grant and project execution, coordination of internal and external resources and satisfaction of all agreed deliverables. The Grant and Foundations Specialist will work with foundation prospects, Council’s Development Managers, Chief Development Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors Fund Development Committee, and other staff as appropriate.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Identify and research foundation and corporate sources of funding and review their giving guidelines to identify matches with specific projects and programs.
    • Monitor deadlines for proposals and reports, grants denied and awarded, disbursements made, and provide analysis of information in pipeline.
    • In conjunction with appropriate staff, write, edit and submit grant proposals to meet annual fundraising benchmarks.
    • Develop and manage stewardship grant and foundation calendar to ensure all contractual obligations are met or appropriately addressed.
    • Monitor donor funded projects, including timelines, goals/objectives, outcomes and budget spending for each assigned donor account and report activity monthly.
    • Work with Council leadership and staff to identify funding needs and/or programs of interest to foundation and corporate gift prospects, including United Way.
    • Gather feedback and success stories related to each donor funded initiative; write narrative and budget reports on use of funding for interim and annual donor reports; ensure overall reporting (including photos, media samples, etc.) is compliant with donor format/standards.
    • Coordinate meetings with funders and potential funders in addition to assembling the background information in preparation of these meetings.
    • Coordinate with Database Manager to ensure donor’s acknowledgments are received and properly recorded in Raiser’s Edge.
    • Provide administrative support, including but not limited to, calendar management, appointment setting, preparing reports, correspondence, and cultivation packages for Chief Development Officer and Corporate Relations & Foundations Manager.
    • Maximize the operational systems, processes, and policies in support of the department’s mission -- specifically, by supporting the flow of information via Raiser’s Edge.

    Skills & Experience

    • Direct fund-raising experience with corporations and/or foundations.
    • Prior experience securing financial support through proposal writing.
    • Solid, proven business writing skills (including grammar and punctuation).
    • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills including a professional demeanor with employees and external constituents.
    • Proficiency in project management, data analysis and report preparation. Ability to plan and meet deadlines.
    • Work independently and to motivate others to participate in fund-raising activities.
    • Excels at operating in a fast pace, collaborative work environment.
    • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the Girl Scouts.
    • High level of organizational and multi-tasking skills.
    • Possess a positive and determined disposition.
    • Effective and persuasive oral communications skills.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all levels of the community, corporations, foundations and the public.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential documents, correspondence and discussions.
    • Bachelor’s degree and three or more years, or equivalent experience, in fund raising required.
    • Excellent computer skills and proficient in office software packages (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Raiser’s Edge, Adobe, and Project Management tools).


    • Demonstrated proficiency in Raiser’s Edge.
    • Experience writing and preparing United Way reports.



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