Food Well Alliance Seeks a Grant Coordinator

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Food Well Alliance makes strategic investments in local food organizations and provides access to capacity-building resources. To support this work, we are seeking a highly efficient and detailed-oriented person who will effectively coordinate our diverse grantmaking and capacity building activities.

The Grants Coordinator will administrate daily grant processes, including monitoring incoming applications, utilizing the online grants system, working closely with accounting to ensure payments are processed and tracked accurately, planning assessment meetings, and designing and analyzing reports generated from the grants database. This position will also directly support the Grants & Community Capital Manager in working with community partners to design and coordinate capacity building programs, workshops and events for current and potential grantees.

Responsibilities & Duties

The Grants Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Administering grant-related activities and coordinating an effective and efficient process, e.g. grant program launches, site visits and evaluation of grant applications.
  • Providing an efficient and up-to-date process for submitting and tracking grant payments and working with Accounting
  • Providing insightful reporting based on data analysis on the grant application and administration process
  • Coordinating the web-based grant submission process (ensuring applications are accurate, meet requirements, ensuring all data has been appropriately inputted and linked in the database)
  • Coordinating mid-term and final site visits, reviewing of grant materials such as progress and expense reports, and assembling and distributing grant documents for internal assessment
  • Conducting needs assessments and developing support networks with grantees and potential grantees
  • Coordinating peer-learning and capacity-building opportunities with grantees
  • Working directly with the Grants & Community Capital Manager to assess Community Capital partners and the effectiveness of their capacity-building programs
  • Following-up with grant recipients, grant applicants, and Community Capital partners to coodinate meetings, events, workshops, etc
  • Providing ongoing database administration



  • Bachelor Degree. If in Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, Local Food Systems, or Sustainable Agriculture, a plus.

Required qualifications

  • Passion for local food and basic understanding of community food systems
  • Minimum of two year's experience assisting and administering non-profit or grant programs
  • Minimum of one year experience using sophisticated Grants management software or cloud-based database
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail, strong data analysis skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize work at hand
  • Team-oriented and proven problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility in approach and willingness to adapt when necessary
  • Excellent computer skills, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability and experience working productively and proactively both independently and as part of a team
  • Proactive and action-oriented personality

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working directly with grassroots, nonprofit, and/or social justice community in Atlanta
  • Experience in event planning
  • Experience in finance and/or accounting a plus
  • Communications and/or graphic design experience a plus

Visit here for more details and to apply. Applications due July 15, 2016.