Natalie A. Battles

  • Atlanta GA
Natalie A. Battles

Research Project Coordinator, Sr.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2011 - Present

Research Project Coordinator, Sr.

Emory University 

School of Medicine, Pathology

Rollins School of Public Health, Behavioral Sciences & Health Education

  • Manage federal and private pre-award grant proposals including, budget preparation routing, and submission.
  • Prepare post-award financial and progress reports.
  • Act as a liaison between internal and external customers including university departments, collaborators and funding sponsors.
  • Coordinate with research staff to maintain lab equipment and supplies.
  • Prepare and input faculty expense reports for routing and approval via Compass Financial. Maintain complete and accurate publication citation records for PIs.
  • Prepare and update faculty CV's and biosketches.
  • Assist with facilitating IACUC and IRB approvals.
  • Processed monthly grant expenditures and annual financial analysis for department's core labs, via Compass Financial.
  • Support faculty and postdoctoral fellows with administrative activities including calendaring, communications, travel arrangement, expense reports, maintenance of institutional approvals and certifications, and organization of national and international meetings.
Oct 2009 - Jul 2011

Director of Development

Covenant House Georgia 
  • Managed the strategic planning and implementation for all fundraising efforts, based on resource development goals and program objectives.
  • Monitored program operating costs as it related to actual budget expenditures and fundraising goals.
  • Identified funding sources and composed grant proposals for new and existing programs. Prepared and presented quarterly financial reports to funding sponsors and Board of Directors.
  • Managed fundraising plan logistics including donor cultivation events, direct mailings, program awareness campaigns including social media, and stewardship.
  • Assessed effectiveness of donor cultivation strategies and programs.
  • Supervised the volunteer coordinator position and the community volunteer program. Created training materials for volunteers.
  • Oversaw program communications and wrote key message content for the organization's website and monthly newsletter.
  • Interfaced with the Board of Directors, program participants and the local community as a representative for CHGA, to enhance program awareness.
Apr 2008 - Jul 2010

Project Manager (Independent Contractor)

The Buckhead Alliance
  • Specialized in coordinating events and programs that brought the Buckhead business, government, arts, entertainment and residential communities together for the advancement of the Buckhead community.
  • Created print and electronic membership marketing materials and managed the internal membership database.
Apr 2008 - May 2010

Project Manager (Independent Contractor)

MVO Marketing 
  • Directed multiple client projects by planning and managing budgets, logistics, resources, timelines and delegating tasks.
  • Researched and implemented new marketing trends for strategic planning and new initiatives.
  • Clients: Allen & O'Hara, Atlanta Convention & Visitor Bureau, Atlanta Police Foundation, Buckhead Alliance, Central Atlanta Progress, Ford Motor Company, Place Properties, TEAM Automotive, Underground Atlanta
May 2006 - Mar 2008

Group Sales Coordinator

High Museum of Art
  • Promoted museum group sales through marketing campaigns, on/off-site sales calls, corporate partnerships, internal events and site visits. Organized and executed signature events including: Hospitality Preview Breakfast, Concierge Blitz, Private After-Hour Tours, Lunch & Learns, and group tour logistics during and Art in the City events.
  • Increased FY07 adult group visitation to record numbers, exceeding budgeted goal by 73%. Created annual group sales development plans by incorporating budgeted goals and new/existing strategies and markets.
  • Processed client and vendor invoicing.
Jan 2005 - May 2006

Marketing Assistant

Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Managed the cities hotel package program on Reviewed, edited and approved media and hotel partner proposals and in-kind contracts.
  • Designed and updated the content of marketing collateral including: Visitor Center maps, 50 Fun Things and Atlanta Guides.
  • Assisted with the planning and execution of marketing events including: Annual Media Weekend, Turkey Trot golf tournament, New Discoveries Trade Show and St. Patrick's Day Parade.
  • Collaborated with cultural tourism and international tourism departments to develop new marketing programs.
  • Organized various director level meeting logistics and presentation materials.
  • Managed and monitored department expenses through the internal accounting database. Implemented new office procedures that proved to be efficient and helpful to the department.

Professional Affiliations

2009 - Present

Board of Directors, Secretary

Shepard's Inn

A personal care home, providing residential care for individuals with developmental disabilities.


May 2017

Master of Public Health

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Prevention Science



American InterContinental University

International Business: Marketing


  • Cum Laude
  • Dean's List
  • High Honors Scholarships 2001 - 2005
  • Graduation Class Speaker

Semester Abroad

American University Dubai