Director of Grants Management

Reporting to the Senior Director of Planning, this individual will be responsible for managing a full portfolio of grant projects, including all phases of the grant process, from research to application development and compliance reporting. The Director of Grants Management will serve as a liaison between clients, stakeholders, and funding organizations; and will supervise the Technical Writing and Data Manager.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Oversee the delivery of high-quality service and ensure that projects and deliverables meet or exceed client expectations.

• Lead the grants management practice of the planning/community development department, including managing employees in a way that contributes to the success of the team.

• Build strong, working relationships with local government officials, company executives, vendors, agencies, and partners to promote an integrated approach to grants development.

• Manage the life cycle of grants, from prospect research through writing applications, concept papers, proposals, agreement execution, compliance reporting, and outcome measurement on behalf of the clients we serve.

• Oversee and maintain systems for tracking grant deliverables, meeting deadlines, engaging staff from across the organization, and driving the continued cultivation of prospects.

• Manage grant timelines and ensure that deadlines are met with quality work.

• Contribute to a high-performing team, including media professionals, community leaders, agencies, contractors and others to meet strategic goals and business objectives for clients.

• Organize and prepare professional and technical studies, analysis, and reports, including conducting background research, utilizing data from a variety of sources, performing qualitative and quantitative analysis, and make recommendations aligned with long-range and current planning and economic development initiatives.

• Manage communications with necessary stakeholders for grant projects, ensuring all pieces of the application are received and compiled appropriately for submission.

• Manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment; ability to adapt to changing priorities and to work smoothly and cooperatively on a variety of projects with accuracy and attention to detail.

• Improve existing procedures for collecting and organizing information from grants development clients.

• Work with the Government Relations department to brainstorm grant funding opportunities based on legislation passed by the General Assembly and federal agencies.

• Assist with the development of community-based projects, including analyzing data, facilitating public engagement activities, preparing reports, and drafting plans for a variety of clients and projects.

• Assist in quality control measures for the company.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree in public administration, communications, professional or technical writing, or related degree.

• Minimum of five (5) years of experience in grant writing, development and monitoring, preferably in municipal, state or federal setting.

• Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

• Experience in researching grants and knowledge of grants development.

• Certifications in grant writing (e.g. CDBG certified, etc.) or desire to become certified.

PREFERRED SKILLS

• Determined, resourceful, effective, and persistent problem-solver who is able to work well under tight timelines, exercise good judgement, and meet deadlines.

• Experience writing highly technical or creative narratives for a broad array of audiences, including state/federal government, foundations, private donors, etc.

• Impeccable attention to detail.

• Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively with diverse stakeholders and explain complex concepts succinctly to drive clarity and action.

• Proofreading and editing.

• Extensive understanding and working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and/or Creative Cloud.

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to Betsy Peperak, Chief Operations Officer at bpeperak@rjlsolutions.com

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