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Grant Program Manager, Northshore Regional Resiliency Collaborative

Description of Responsibilities

Northshore Regional Resiliency Collaborative Grant Scope

“The Economic Development Administration (EDA) funds will be used for the Northshore Regional Resiliency Collaborative that will provide technical assistance programming, facilitate business continuity workshops, implement a Northshore regional workforce development and talent retention strategy, as well as create business retention and formation opportunities in Southeast Louisiana.

Through collaborative efforts, St. Tammany Parish Development District will work cohesively toward economic resilience in the form of business continuity and emergency disaster preparedness, programming, and training project to maintain and grow competitiveness.”

Summary/Objective

The Grant Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day activities of implementing the Northshore Regional Resiliency Collaborative grant scope of work. These responsibilities include federal grant reporting, basic financial reporting operations, project management, program implementation, written and verbal communication with stakeholders across a five-parish region. The Grant Program Manager works in coordination with the Director of Strategic Initiatives.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  1. Maintain records of all payments, manage all change requests, perform research on all grant issues, and prepare monthly records for all grant related activities.
  2. Administer grant records and evaluate financial reports to analyze all annual progress and perform review on grant expenditure.
  3. Analyze and manage all grant management processes according to policies and procedures.
  4. Collaborate with staff and partner organization leaders; prepare internal reports for same and submit status reports as required.
  5. Evaluate the grant budget, analyze all costs according to budget, and ensure work within appropriate deadline.
  6. Implement program components including, but not limited to, workforce and talent development programs, business continuity and formation workshops, and direct technical assistance for businesses in the five-parish project region.
  7. Prepare communications assets to be used for presentations, social media posts, press releases, and featured publication articles.
  8. Coordinate event logistics for meetings and programs, including virtual and/or in person.

      Core Competencies

  • Organization and ability to work within systems
  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to lead and facilitate meetings and programs for a broad audience of stakeholders
  • Self-starter
  • Collaborator
  • Teamwork
  • Awareness of the Northshore region and business community
  • Familiarity with the five-parish project region
  • Understanding of federal grant reporting tools and requirements
  • Basic financial management skills

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Office days and hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Due to the nature of this position, work will be required beyond the outlined office hours and will include participation at community events in the evenings and on weekends at the direction of the CEO.

Travel

This position requires up to 75% travel within the five-parish region (Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Washington).

Required Education and Experience

  • Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree Preferred, High School Diploma and/or Equivalent Required.
  • 3 – 5 years applicable work experience.
  • Experience with Federal grants management preferred.
  • Economic development experience is preferred.

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and three references to sdelong@sttammanycorp.org.

Applicant screenings are expected to begin on October 25, 2021.