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GRANTS COORDINATOR

Date:  Oct 11, 2021
Req ID:  12395
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Category:  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Anticipated Starting Salary:  40,340

Position Number:  2208-2908
County:  Pulaski 
Posting End Date:  Oct 22, 2021
Child Nutrition

Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual.  Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.

 

Special Application Information:

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  List current/most recent job first.  Account for all time periods including unemployment, self-employment, and military service. A resume may be attached to your required online application form; however, it may not be used as a substitute for completing any part of our application package. To make a call using the Arkansas Relay Service, dial 1-800-285-1121 (Voice) or 1-800-285-1131 (TDD) and for customer service, dial 1-800-285-7192 (V/TDD). 

 

Duties:

The Grants Coordinator is responsible for planning and reviewing the implementation of grants and monitoring the financial and operational status of grantees. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.  This position will work with the Finance section within the Child Nutrition Unit, DESE, and the Arkansas Department of Education. This position will provide assistance and support for public school districts in meeting the United States Department of Agriculture program requirements and providing federal reimbursement for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast Programs, and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable programs. The successful candidate should be proficient in Excel.

 

This position will support office budgets and grants; answer telephone calls and emails from customers and clients and direct them to appropriate staff; manage executives’ schedules, calendars and appointments; monitor office supplies and ordering materials as needed; participate actively in the planning and execution of special projects and office events.

Position Information

Class Code: G147C

Grade: GS07

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00

Summary

The Grants Coordinator is responsible for planning and reviewing the implementation of grants and monitoring financial and operational status of grantees. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Reviews financial records, statues, and the utilization of program resources, and conducts on-site inspections, assesses staff duties and functions, verifies payroll and personnel policies, and prepares reports on findings. Assists applicant in determining area or program needs, provides suggestions concerning application procedures, reviews grant and/or loan applications, and recommends approval/disapproval. Participates in the establishment of priorities and allocation of resources, establishes accounting practices to comply with requirements, and evaluates program requirements through studies of required funds and resources. Coordinates and monitors the implementation of grants, contracts, and/or loan programs by overseeing funding procedures, developing goals and objectives, and monitoring implementation, to ensure compliance with institution policies, laws, and regulations. Prepares financial reports, negotiates funding sources, monitors disbursements and invoices involving granting and contracting agencies and allocates resources for programs. Prepares statistical reports by analyzing grant information, develops record keeping procedures, and disseminates information to program participants and funding sources concerning new programs or changes. Reviews grants for compliance, recommends reallocation of funds, and researches and recommends sources for new funding. Provides technical assistance, as required for the department's programs and support services, in regard to purchase services and sub grant programs. Assists in developing requests for applications, application development workshops, and training conferences to applicants. Plans, directs, and organizes program campaigns to acquaint local, county, and state agencies with available grants.. May process personal service contracts, contract amendments, or invoices, by reviewing for accuracy and adherence to established procedures, verifying available funds, transferring funds as needed, and submitting for payment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of financial grants management. Knowledge of grant implementation, monitoring, and fiscal control practices. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing grant administration. Knowledge of state budgetary and accounting principles and practices. Ability to review, monitor, and administer grant contracts. Ability to research, interpret, and apply state and federal laws and regulations governing grants administration. Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate grant program compliance. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written technical information and materials.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field; plus two years of experience in program planning, grant administration, or a related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock