Grants Associate / Grants Manager, Southern Region (Atlanta or Houston preferred)

Organizational Profile:
Juma Ventures strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education and financial capability for youth across America. Founded in 1993 with a single Ben & Jerry’s Shop in San Francisco, Juma’s initial business, a social enterprise, was designed to give homeless youth the training and job experience they needed to transition from living on the streets to enjoying a stable adulthood. Since then, Juma has become a nationally recognized youth development organization focused on employment, financial capability, and career supportive services.

Juma has experienced unprecedented growth over the last five years, expanding to six U.S. cities. Today, Juma operates over 20 concession businesses and in 2020 will employ over 800 youth at major sports and entertainment venues across the United States (Atlanta, Houston, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Jose, Seattle).

As one of the country’s largest youth-run social enterprises, Juma has now employed more than 8,000 low-income youth who have earned $11 million in wages and generated $36.6 million in enterprise revenue to continue advancing our mission.

Our strong leadership, dedicated staff, and committed funding partners have led to numerous awards including the National Youth Employment Coalition’s PEPNet Award for Promising and Effective Practices, the National Organization of the Year from the Social Enterprise Alliance and the winner of the Social Impact Exchange ‘Scaling Business Plan’ competition for our national expansion efforts. Also, Juma Seattle won the 2017 Gold Award at the Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Impact Awards for Youth Development Non-Profit of the Year.

Juma is looking for great people who share our passion for working with youth and for using business as a tool for sustainable social impact. Our workplace is supportive, open, inclusive and relevant, focused on youth, empowerment, dedication, and respect. Our four core values are youth first, stronger together, respect & appreciation, and integrity & transparency.

Position Description:

Juma seeks a talented Grant Associate/Manager (Southern Region) with a track record of success in institutional funder relationship building, grant research, writing, administration and reporting to serve as a key member of our Development team. Reporting to the Associate Director of Institutional Giving, the Grant Associate/Manager will be responsible for maintaining key resources such as up-to-date research and boilerplate language. The Grant Associate/Manager will have responsibility for maintaining the development team drive and will work closely with the Director of Learning and Evaluation(LEV), and the finance team to collect supporting information for grant proposals and reports. The Grant Associate/Manager will support the development team by leading grant proposals for the Atlanta and Houston sites and will also assist writing grant proposals and reports for other Juma sites as needed.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Grant Writing

  • In close collaboration with the Juma’s Development team and program staff, create compelling Letter of Interest (LOI) and grant proposals for Juma Atlanta and Houston by:
      • Writing and assembling most or all sections of a grant proposal, with key input from program staff;
      • Coordinating with relevant staff in order to solicit timely and appropriate input/review of grant proposals prior to submission deadlines;
      • Reviewing guidelines for all foundation proposals and reports to make sure all submissions are accurately formatted and include all required information, including budgets and additional attachments.


Prospect Research & Stewardship

  • Build and maintain Southern region pipeline through research, outreach, regular meetings, conferences etc…
  • Maintain institutional donor relationships and keep track of information, contacts and grant records in Salesforce.



  • Work with Chief Programs and Grants Officer (CPGO), Juma sites, and the Learning and Evaluation team to monitor and update program outcomes every quarter.
  • Maintain program outcomes in an easily accessible format to be accessed for grant reports and proposals.



  • Assist with production of department collateral such as the Annual Report.
  • Assist development department by writing grants and funder communications for other sites as needed.
  • Support general fundraising activities, as needed.



  • Minimum of two years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the nonprofit philanthropic, private or public sector
  • Proven track record in managing relationships with corporations, foundations and governments
  • Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising. Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials. Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Team player with exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to take initiative in all situations; ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and inclusive environment.
  • LGBTQ, bicultural, and/or minority applicants as well as applicants experienced within foster care systems are especially encouraged to apply
  • All prospective staff will be fingerprinted and submit a criminal background check

Job Details

Reports to: Associate Director of Institutional Giving
Job Location: Southern Region (Atlanta or Houston preferred)
Starting Salary: Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience
Classification: TBD
Hours/Week: Open to Part-Time or Full-Time
Education: Bachelor’s degree required
Years of Experience: Minimum two years experience
Benefits Include: Employee benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 403B plan, and a significant paid time off package

Please submit the following to Cassandra Yee, Chief People Officer and General Counsel at

  1. A thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in the position and how your qualifications align with the above requirements and Juma’s focus and mission. Submissions sent without a cover letter will not be considered please specify if you prefer a Full-Time or Part-Time role, and what city you prefer to work from.
  2. Current resume
  3. Salary requirements

Due to the volume of responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.