Work at Woodruff

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is the place where forward-thinking and innovative employees work and collaborate. If you wish to become part of our talented group, continue reading to learn why we are dedicated and committed to what we do. It’s our mission! Thank you for your interest in employment with the AUC Woodruff Library.

Positions currently available:

  • Grant Writer

    The Atlanta University Center - Robert W. Woodruff Library supports the teaching and learning missions of four institutions of higher learning that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs—Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.  Conveniently located and easily accessible to the campuses, the Woodruff Library is the center of the intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center. 



    The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service and is known for transformative change in innovative services and programs.  This is evidenced by our library’s recognition in the “university library” category for the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking an experienced candidate for the position of Grant Writer.  Reporting to the Assistant Director of Planning, Assessment, and Communications (PAC) the Grant Writer will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the AUC Woodruff Library’s grant application and management process.  Primary responsibilities include: establishing procedures for submission and review of grant proposals, researching and identifying potential new funding sources for existing and proposed programs and/or services, writing grants, assisting Library staff with developing periodic reports related to grant-funded programs, coordinating grant-writing workshops, and maintaining grant-related reference resources. 



    • Coordinate the development, writing and submission of grant proposals/applications
    • Responsible for the coordination of the writing of grants and submission of reports to funders
    • Researching and identifying government, corporate and foundation grant funding opportunities.
    • Assist in preparing funding proposals and grant applications
    • Develop procedures for consistent, effective  grant application methodology (e.g. writer/reviewer checklist)
    • Coordinate internal grant submission processes (e.g. narrative review, budget development, packaging/presentation, etc.) to ensure compliance with funder guidelines.
    • Complies with all grant reporting as required by the Library and grant funders
    • Works with Assistant Director of Planning, Assessment, and Communication, and CEO and Library Director, to provide input for all written organizational materials (e.g. Annual Report, newsletter, monthly updates).
    • Research grant opportunities (e.g. governmental agencies, foundations, corporations, etc.) for the purpose of developing additional funding resources for both current and planned services, programs
    • Develop proposal abstracts and related information on potential funders (e.g. eligibility, applications cycles, special stipulations, grant application deadlines, restrictions, links to winning proposals, etc.)
    • Coordinate onsite grant development and writing workshops for Library staff
    • Assist in publicity, including newsletters, fundraising collateral and other materials related to important gifts, programs, accomplishments or events.



    • Bachelor’s degree: preferred concentration in Business Administration, English, Public Administration, or Communication
    • Master of Library Science (MLS) preferred
    • A minimum of three years’ experience in grant writing
    • Knowledge of budgeting and reconciling financial data for grant recipients and funding sources
    • Familiarity with HBCUs and the local and national philanthropic communities
    • Ability to work with diverse audiences; experience with volunteer groups
    • Strong written communications skills (including writing, proofreading and public speaking)
    • Ability to accomplish projects with minimal supervision
    • Great customer service ethics and high expectations for quality
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Experience with conceptualizing and writing proposals
    • Excellent organizational skills (experience with project management a plus)
    • Ability to think critically and problem solve
    • Professional demeanor with the ability to interface with internal and external customers with diplomacy and tact
    • Detail oriented with demonstrated focus on judgment, accuracy, and timelines
    • Excellent information-technology skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, Internet and social media
    • Experience with federal grant writing preferred



    Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, relocation assistance, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).


    Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  The position will remain open until filled.


    The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library and to view the full job description visit us online at

Our Culture

Bring your skills and talents to the AUC Woodruff Library and you will find a unique and vibrant workplace that fosters and supports teamwork. Our staff is diverse and represents many nations, backgrounds and perspectives, yet we all work together to meet the needs of our students, faculty and other stakeholders. Enthusiasm is an evident factor with regards to how we carry out our work. We are an organization of transformation and growth, which means significant opportunities exist for talented and energetic individuals.

Employees are encouraged to develop personally and professionally.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values are a driving factor in the way we deliver service to our patrons and interact with each other.

  • Quality Service for All Customers
  • Competence in Services and Staff
  • Respect for the Individual
  • High Expectations for Performance

The AUC Woodruff Library does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.