AVLF creates safe and stable homes and families by inspiring the fight for equal justice.

Available Positions

About the Role

In collaboration with our organization’s directors and other staff,  you’ll be responsible for managing our entire grant portfolio. This includes helping with researching, identifying, and writing grants, as well as managing awarded grants. You’ll make sure that our grants fit into our organization’s budgets and report back to our funders on the progress we’ve made.

About You

While you’re extremely thorough, organized, and meticulous, you can also see the big picture, and understand how all the parts work together to form the whole. You are familiar with grant cycles and reporting — and have the experience to show for it. You have excellent time management skills and can expertly balance multiple deadlines. You know how to research grants, how to manage a budget, and how to work collaboratively with a team to synthesize information from various sources. You also have strong cultural competency and an understanding of institutional poverty, and are ready to join the fight for equal justice.

Key Responsibilities 

The Grants Manager will report directly to the Development Director and work closely with other staff on the following responsibilities: 

Grant Writing

  • Preparing grant proposals by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals in conjunction with the Development Director and Executive Director
  • Assembling grant information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation
  • Determining proposal concepts by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings
  • Meeting proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal
  • Writing, revising, and editing drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials
  • Maintaining quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases
  • Obtaining approvals by reviewing proposal with key staff, directors, and Executive Director

Grants Management

  • Leading grant life cycle tasks, beginning when AVLF is awarded a grant and ending when the grant is fully closed
  • Leading grant kickoff meetings, facilitating internal deadlines and responsibilities, and ongoing project management
  • Managing relationship with funders and other contacts related to active grants in collaboration with Development Director and Executive Director
  • Maintaining grant documents, files, and information in Salesforce
  • Maintaining grant compliance and reporting, including budgets, outcome measurements, and summaries
  • Preparing reports to funders that capture required metrics, as well as other internal and external grant-closing tasks
  • Tracking progress toward organizational and programmatic outcomes and goals
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment
  • Understanding of the grants community in Atlanta
  • Experience researching grant opportunities
  • Experience in grant writing (foundation proposals, corporate proposals, and government grants)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated competence in Salesforce or equivalent CRM
  • Demonstrated success in budget management and other grant management responsibilities
  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to meet firm deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

Employment Details

  • Full-time, permanent position
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Flexibility to work remotely*
  • Generous fringe benefits
  • Office Environment*: Constant computer work requiring repetitive motion, prolonged sitting and sustained visual/mental demands. Occasional lifting, bending, pulling, collating, and filing, some of which may be heavy (>15 lbs.) and require the use of carts.

*Our staff is currently working remotely, and will return to the office when deemed safe to do so.

 

To apply, send a cover letter and resume with the subject line ‘Grants Manager Application‘ to jobs@avlf.org.

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) seeks to hire a Director of Operations.

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) is a nonprofit that stands with low-income Atlantans as they demand safe and stable housing, insist on fair pay, and break free from intimate partner abuse. We are the largest provider of pro bono legal services in Atlanta, and we leverage the collective power of our professional community to provide free legal and social services to our clients when they need it most. 

About the Role

In this role, you will have responsibility over three main areas: managing human resource policies, overseeing financial and information-technology controls, and directing internal communications.

  1. You’ll ensure that our organization has strong and consistently applied policies and procedures around all human resources functions, including recruitment, retention, and professional development practices. You’ll help us retain talent and foster a positive organizational culture that reflects our core values.
  2. As Director of Operations, you will also be the guardian of our financial controls, making sure that they’re consistently applied and regularly evaluated as the organization continues to grow. (We grow quickly.) This also includes overseeing the provision of emergency financial assistance to our clients and our rapidly expanding use of technology.
  3. You’ll oversee all of our internal communications policies, optimizing our performance by promoting collaboration, organization-wide transparency, and a clear flow of information. You’ll help us reduce “information gaps” in our organization and make sure all of our staff feel in-the-know.

You will have a critical role in influencing our overall performance and in guiding our ability to achieve our strategic goals.

About You

You are a seasoned executive who is deeply committed to the fight for equal justice in Atlanta. You are adept at unifying through example and embodying the core values of an organization, and you have the experience to show for it.

As a high-level strategist, you are equally skilled at practical implementation. You know how to optimize the performance of all areas of an organization by implementing tangible policies. You are experienced at recruiting talent and fostering a healthy, collaborative working environment for your team.

Key Opportunities

Our organization is in a period of intense growth. In just four years, we have grown from a staff of ten to forty full-time employees. In addition to sheer headcount growth, we now operate out of two courthouse-based and nine school-based satellite offices, manage a growing set of mobile resources focused on intimate partner abuse, and are navigating an upcoming shift in work culture and policy that allows for flexible scheduling, remote working, and open office space.

Because of this growth, the day-to-day operations of the organization are becoming increasingly complex. As our Director of Operations, you will provide high-quality, professional human resources leadership for a growing team, improve and ensure fidelity to financial controls, and institute a system and culture of effective internal communication that promotes collaboration, efficiency, and job satisfaction. You will be a champion for the following core values that shape our organization:

We build trust by serving with professionalism and integrity.
We know innovation demands that we ask, “Why?” and “Why not?”
We are collaborative.
We are inclusive and respectful, and we uphold dignity.
We show up with intention: tenacious and unafraid!
We advocate with passion and empathy.

Qualifications

  • MBA or related field graduate degree preferred.
  • 10+ years leading and influencing change in purpose-focused nonprofit or service-based organization.
  •  Demonstrated leadership in Human Resources, Finance, and general business operations.
  • Prior demonstrated experience in driving a successful business transformation.
  • Skilled in using digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information.
  • Able to influence and lead peers in operating the business in a coordinated manner.
  • Outstanding team building and people development skills with a high talent bar.
  • A healthy sense of humor and humility are strongly desired.

Employment Details

  • Full-time, permanent position
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Generous fringe benefits
  • Office Environment: Constant computer work requiring repetitive motion, prolonged sitting and sustained visual/mental demands.
Deeply passionate candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and resume to jobs@avlf.org.

AVLF is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, criminal record, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.

We’re also committed to building a diverse staff, and we strongly encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people.