Grants Strategist / Senior Grants Strategist

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 3 weeks ago(3/3/2023 7:38 PM)
Job ID
2023-1555
Category
Planning and Development
Bargaining Unit
No
Min (Annual)
USD $90,948.00/Yr.
Max (Annual)
USD $137,259.00/Yr.

Overview

The Grants Strategist/Senior Grants Strategist is a high-visibility role, under the guidance and direction of the Grants Manager, accountable for developing and implementing a short term and six year grant funding strategy to support Community Transit’s mission and a growing portfolio of agency services and programs including a current $200 million dollar grant portfolio.  This position will be a high level strategic business partner responsible for coordination, collaboration and management of the agencies grants strategy with agency staff, executive leadership, external agencies, and funding sources. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, able to develop and implement a road map for matching appropriate funding sources to agency project and program needs in a complex regional environment.  They will have strong people and storytelling skills to advocate for agency projects and initiatives.  They will be representing the agency with jurisdictional staff and elected officials, State and Federal Administration and elected officials and local community organizations.

                                                   

The strategist will identify new and emerging grant opportunities, develop partnerships, write and advocate for grant applications to increase the agency’s grant portfolio and ability to leverage funding that meets key project goals that align with the agency’s objectives. 

Essential Duties

 

  1. Works with cross-departmental agency staff, CEO and Executive Leadership Team, to translate the agency’s business plan into a six-year Grant Strategy that aligns with the agency Transit Development Plan.  Develop longer term financial planning that supports expanded capital program and investments.
  2. Implements and manages agency grant strategy to secure new and continuing revenues through grants and funding partnerships. Create grant applications and advocate for awards in various funding arenas. Oversees agency involvement in competitions for funding opportunities. Actively seek partnerships with other jurisdictions.
  3. Coordinates with agency program and project leaders to communicate funding source requirements. Understands and assists to overcome and communicate challenges and success with identified funding types. Ensures accuracy and ability to conform with grant program requirements.
  4. Provide grants planning, development, and grant writing expertise to Planning and Capital Development and all departments across the agency.
  5. Proactively locates and researches grant opportunities and grant requirements; Evaluates and assesses viability and makes recommendations to leadership. With guidance and direction from the Grants Manager, writes and submits grant applications on behalf of the agency. Evaluates proposals, grant applications, and scenarios for compliance requirements for grant eligibility.
  6. Manages additions of long-range projects into the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Regional Transportation Plan and ensures eventual approval of projects for ability to obligate grant funds for construction phases.
  7. Represents and acts on behalf of agency in countywide, regional, and state decisions making forums where grant program criteria and priorities are determined.
  8. Proactively manages expectations and timelines with Planning Management team, executive leadership team, internal stakeholders, and partners to ensure alignment with agency grant initiatives, convey recommended strategies and attain buy-in.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Experience/Education

 

1. Grants Strategist (Pay Range: $90,948 - $127,326)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Government Relations or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered.
  • 3 years of experience in grant funding and proposal writing, public/private partnerships
  • 3 years of experience in research and analysis of policy, legislation and political issues.
  • 3 years of experience in public speaking, proposal presentation, coordination with public agencies
  • Proven ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment, while working independently and part of a team and as a team leader when required.

 

2. Senior Grants Strategist (Pay Range: $98,043 - $137,259)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Government Relations or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered.
  • 5+ years of experience in grant funding and proposal writing, public/private partnerships
  • 5+ years of experience in research and analysis of policy, legislation and political issues.
  • 5+ years of experience in public speaking, proposal presentation, coordination with public agencies
  • Proven ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment, while working independently and part of a team and as a team leader when required.

    ***An equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered.***

 

Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills

 

Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

  1. Grant funding sources
  2. Preparing written and oral grant proposals.
  3. Federal transportation legislation and regulatory requirements for multiple federal, state, and regional agencies.
  4. Principles, practices, and procedures project development
  5. Regional and metropolitan transportation planning process; Regional and State Transportation Improvement Program process and schedule.
  6. Methods and techniques of research, analysis, and statistical and analytical report preparation.
  7. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations.
  8. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  9. Principles of business letter writing and report preparation
  10. Problem analysis, decision making, follow up and continuous improvement.
  11. Principles of business letter writing and report preparation

 

Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

  1. Applying advanced principles and practices of technical area of expertise.
  2. Applying advanced project management techniques and principles.
  3. Presenting complex data and preparing technical reports.
  4. Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients.
  5. Demonstrating strong interpersonal techniques and a consistent commitment and ability to work with diverse work groups and individuals.
  6. Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals ranging from Agency employees, the general public, elected officials, community leaders, and local, state and federal agencies.
  7. Applying an intentional focus on equity and inclusion to support an equitable and inclusive work environment.

 

Physical Requirements

Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, carrying.

 

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

 

 

Application and Selection Process 

  • Only on-line applications accepted.  
  • Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings up to six months after the date this position is filled.
  • Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be asked to provide a portfolio sample of work, scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge and skills for the position.  The evaluation process may include interviews, background checks, reference checks and various performance tests.    

    This position is also being sourced by Arch Staffing. You may apply directly on our site or through Arch Staffing at:  https://www.indeed.com/job/grants-strategist-senior-grants-strategist-8999893c4f50d96a.


Employee Benefits


Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance. Employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and have the option to enroll in the agency’s deferred compensation plan. In addition to WA Paid Sick Leave, employees in this position, accrue 24 days of Paid Time off (192 hours) in their first year and nine (9) paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Full list of all benefits and details can be found 
here.

 

If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Human Resources Recruiter know as your eligibility for this position will be affected.

 

Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment. As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on an basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

 

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