Grants Manager, Southern Region (Houston or Atlanta 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:

We are searching for an experienced, methodical, and strategic Grants Manager to serve as a key member of our Development team in managing the Institutional Giving strategy for Juma’s Atlanta and Houston sites. Duties for the Grants Manager will include managing overall grant efforts, conducting prospect research, optimizing the grant administration process, overseeing and owning funder relationships, preparing progress reports, ensuring compliance with grant regulations, reviewing grant proposals, managing grant databases (Salesforce), and engaging with donor
agencies. Reporting to the Associate Director of Institutional Giving, the Grant Manager will work closely with the Houston and Atlanta teams and across departments to collect supporting information for grant proposals and reports, and maintain key resources such as up-to-date research and grant language. The ideal candidate for this role should have superior organizational skills, project management experience, leadership
qualities, professional communication skills, and thrive in a collaborative team environment. The Grants Manager should reinforce relationships with funders, ensuring proactive outreach and communication about our program and organization, timely submission of proposals and reports, and alignment of our mission and vision.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Grant Writing
• In close collaboration with the Juma’s Development team and program staff, create compelling Letter of Interest (LOI), grant proposals and reports for Juma Atlanta and Houston by
• Writing and assembling most or all sections of a grant proposal, with key input from the Program team;
• Coordinating with internal departments (Development, Finance, Learning and Evaluation, Programs) to solicit timely and appropriate input and review of grant proposals/reports prior to submission deadlines;

Prospect Research & Stewardship
• Build and maintain Southern region pipeline through research, proactive outreach, regular meetings and conferences.
• Maintain records of institutional donor relationships and keep track of information, interactions, contacts, submissions, and grant award notices 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.
• Manage the development database (Salesforce CRM) and work with the Data Coordinator to ensure that Salesforce is up-to-date and accurate.

• 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.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• 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
• Critical thinker with the ability to assess a situation, identify connections and gaps, synthesize information, and identify concrete actions for implementation
• 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: Atlanta or Houston preferred, San Francisco Bay Area optional
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 or equivalent experience
Years of Experience: Minimum two years of experience
Benefits Include: For full-time staff, 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 & 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 – please specify if you prefer a Full-Time or Part-Time role, and what city you prefer to work from (Houston or Atlanta).
  2. Current resume
  3. Salary requirements

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