Job: Grants Manager

Position: Grants Manager
Job Information

Position Description:

The Grants Manager position provides for overall planning and co-ordination of resources, tasks, and necessary steps to complete the grants development strategic plan within the specified timeframe. The Grants Manager will report to the Workforce Opportunity Council on a regular basis to ensure that milestones are met and work is progressing as planned.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining strong communications among all stakeholders in the development process
  • Insuring that activities are consistent with the direction set by in the approved grant application
  • Providing on-going support to the Core Leadership Group in creating a shared regional identity and vision for the regional economy
  • Compilation of area data into a strategic plan
  • Insuring the development of strategies to leverage resources from private, non-profit and government sources in support of established goals and objectives
  • Day-to-day management of the Grant process
  • Provide timely and accurate monthly reports of progress
  • Maintain and compile data collected during strategic planning sessions
  • Facilitate and/or coordinate related meetings (e.g. logistics planning, agenda setting and note taking)

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Project management/plan development skills
  • Entrepreneurial background, innovative thinking, facilitation and consensus building skills
  • Computer proficiency in word, excel and PowerPoint software programs
  • Experience working with employers, private and public educational institutions, and reemployment agencies.
  • Strong group leadership and organizational skills.
  • Able to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to analyze and present data and program information, orally and in writing and in nontechnical language.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in business administration or economic development, or similar field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
  • Five years of professional experience in organizations involved with private and/or government contracting, buying, or program management, including program planning and evaluation, business management or related management experience.
  • Three years of supervisory experience in any occupational area. If related to the program area, the supervisory experience will count as part of the five years total experience. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.


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