Grant Writer

Location: 
La Vergne

Responsible for researching various sources and seeking external funding for existing and proposed programs and/or services; coordinating and overseeing the grant application and management process including: identification of potential new funding sources, writing grants, development of funding resources, collaborating on grant applications with various City departments and community organizations, and processing, monitoring and coordinating required report evaluations on existing grants. Additionally, the Grant Writer will provide support to the City Administration and assist other departments as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborates with a variety of entities (e.g. Federal and State agencies, community organizations, donors, businesses, etc.) for the purpose of securing funding to maintain and enhance City services and/or programs.
  • Coordinates all grant processes (e.g. application, evaluation, financial reporting, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the local, state, federal and other funder guidelines.
  • Coordinates grant-related activities with those of other departments; meets with department directors and City officials to obtain direction in areas of greatest need of funding.
  • Develops grant applications and related documents (e.g. required reports, budgets, specific inquiries, etc.) for the purpose of submitting highly effective grant applications to appropriate funding agencies.
  • Evaluates degree of match between listed grant priority areas and the needs of the City for the purpose of matching needs with funding sources.
  • Monitors proposals and funding application requirements (e.g. presentation, content, delivery method and labeling, deadlines, eligibility for grant, etc.) for the purpose of utilizing time and resources to maximize successful awarding of grant funds.
  • Presents concepts, status, and information to a variety of groups (e.g. funding requests, grant applications, identifying underfunded services, etc.) for the purpose of gaining the required administrative and board approvals, providing progress reports to administration and funding sources and/or advising other staff of potential funding sources.
  • Researches grant opportunities (e.g. facility and park improvements, safety and security of citizens, community improvement, administrative needs, etc.) for the purpose of developing additional funding resources for both current and proposed services, programs and administrative operations as well as serving as a clearinghouse for potential grant funding opportunities.
  • Provides support to the City Administration and assists other departments as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS   

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Education, Public Administration, Public Relations, Human Services or related; 2 years' experience in grant seeking, grant writing, and grant administration or acceptable combination of relevant education and experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Public and private funding sources
  • Grant administration
  • Grant writing
  • Program evaluation
  • General understanding of local government and community organizations
  • Fund accounting and non-profit funding practices

Skill in:

  • Grant writing
  • Planning and managing projects
  • Operating standard office equipment and software
  • Preparing and maintaining accurate records
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Organization
  • Interpersonal skills

The annual salary for this position will be $35,384-$41,001. Open until filled.

THE CITY OF LA VERGNE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, SEX, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, OR VETERAN STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.