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OPEN POSITION: Grants and Events Manager

Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia, Inc. has an opening for a full- or part-time Grants and Events Manager. Habitat-NCG, an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a non-profit affordable housing ministry serving North Fulton, Cherokee, Forsyth and Dawson counties. Habitat-NCG meets its mission of providing affordable homes to qualified families by securing donated funds and materials and utilizing volunteer labor. The organization also operates a home repair program for low-income homeowners, targeted primarily at serving senior citizens and veterans. Habitat-NCG is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact: Send résumés to rhayes@habitat-ncg.org. 

Position Summary:

The Grants and Events Manager is responsible for preparing and submitting government, foundation, and corporate grant applications and administering awarded funds. The Grants and Events Manager is also responsible for scheduling and managing special events. The position may be full- or part-time, with any part-time role requiring a minimum of 25 hours per week; hours are flexible. The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Grants: The Grants and Events Manager is responsible for maintaining a schedule for grant applications and preparing and submitting applications – the most important of which are federal funding opportunities administered by Habitat for Humanity International, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, and local government jurisdictions – on a timely basis. Upon the awarding of grant funds, the Grants and Events Manager becomes responsible for administering their use in accordance with the terms of the award, maintaining detailed records of expenditures and reimbursements and reporting to the grant funder on the use of funds. The position also coordinates with the Director of Family Services to compile income information from prospective homeowners for submission to providers of government grants.

Events: The Grants and Events Manager is responsible for scheduling and managing special events, including the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Homeowners Christmas Party, both of which exceed 200 participants in attendance, and numerous smaller events. Collaborating with other staff members, the Grants and Events Manager recommends venues; prepares invitation lists and programs; selects menus when applicable; and coordinates the entire event.

Publicity: The Grants and Events Manager is responsible for preparing press announcements regarding major donations and significant events, such as First Nail and Dedication ceremonies (home starts and completions). Press releases are distributed to local newspapers and posted on online publications.

Administrative: The Grants and Events Manager is responsible for a variety of administrative and other tasks, including renewal of annual registrations, attending or participating in mandatory government training sessions and webinars; and attending weekly Funding Team and Staff Meetings. The Grants and Events Manager also shares responsibility for office management, ordering business cards and office supplies.

Qualifications:

A.A. or Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience; prior grant-writing and event management experience preferred; highly organized and meticulous; ability to work under deadline pressure; strong communication and interpersonal skills; computer proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and Publisher; comfortable in a faith-based environment; a passion for Habitat’s mission.