POSITION TITLE: Foundation & Grant Manager

REPORT TO: Director of Development

DEPARTMENT: Development

STATUS/SCHEDULE: Full-time, Exempt (CVI business hours are M-F, 8am-5pm, Development positions work within a flexible schedule approved by your supervisor)

UPDATED ON: May 15, 2019

Send cover letter and resume to Chris Hester at chester@cviga.org.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, preferably in English, communications, or journalism.
  • Minimum of five years successful grant and report writing for charitable foundations in a nonprofit environment.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Deep understanding of foundation and government partner relationships at local and regional level with a strong interest and awareness at a national level.
  • Knowledge of Atlanta financial resources and philanthropy highly desirable.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, as necessary.


  • Accountability: Strong attention to details, managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines, and exceeding expectations.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Initiative: Motivated self-starter with the ability to understand and execute complex instructions; seeks challenges and growth opportunities.
  • Adaptability: Openness, flexibility, and the ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines independently, and respond productively to procedural changes within the organization.
  • Collaboration: Ability to work well with others and encourage teamwork.


  • Lead CVI’s grant fundraising process, including prospect identification, research and cultivation, proposal development and preparation, stewardship, and overall foundation relations.
  • Manage, cultivate, and steward existing portfolio of foundation, government, and community partners.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit new foundation partners.
  • Collaborate with Director of Development to fully engage CVI’s leadership in identifying and cultivating foundation partners.
  • Participate as a member of CVI’s fundraising team.


  • Identify, research, and cultivate private, family, and corporate foundations whose interests align with funding needs of CVI programs.
  • Manage, cultivate, and steward existing portfolio of foundation, government, and community partners, including the Atlanta Regional Commission and United Way
  • Cultivate and foster relationships with funders, government, and community leaders
  • Write and edit grant proposals (with input from appropriate program managers and accounting department) to achieve annual goals in the Development budget.
  • Work across departments, especially Finance and Program teams, to ensure organizational compliance with grant terms and restrictions.
  • Manage reporting process, including gathering information for reports and preparing and submitting reports with input from appropriate program managers and accounting department.
  • Maintain accurate records of grant activities and interaction with prospects and donors utilizing grants tracking tool and/or CVI donor management software.
  • Inform Director of Development of grant-related activities.
  • Write and edit Development Office communications, as needed.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs.
  • Sitting and or standing for periods of time
  • Ability to travel independently, as needed