AmeriCorps Grants Administrator – Minnesota

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
Saint Paul, MN
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Full time Positions
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LOCATION: Saint Paul, MN POSITION SUMMARY: The AmeriCorps Grants Administrator is responsible for all aspects of the AmeriCorps grant process, including: planning, writing, submitting, assessing compliance and reporting. The position has a key role in cross-program coordination of performance metrics, theories of change and related outcomes, and communication about programs. The position is also responsible for overseeing member training and orientation, member benefits and ongoing member development. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead grant proposal development, writing and submission -- Document the program design and logic model -- Draft grant application narratives and collaborate with key staff to finalize -- Design performance measures, identify targets and ensure valid data collection methods -- Create grant budget and confirm necessary match -- Support program evaluation planning, completion and reporting -- Submit grant application and supporting materials Maintain grant compliance and reporting, including outcome measurement and grant budgets -- Complete reports according to the requirements and schedules set forth in the agreement -- Track progress toward programmatic outcomes and goals -- Communicate data collection needs to program and administrative staff -- Design management systems and practices that ensure compliance with grant requirements, with emphasis on prevention and detection of violations -- Oversee AmeriCorps member enrollment, management and exit in online databases -- Interpret AmeriCorps policy, and develop and update AmeriCorps member policies and procedures to maintain compliance -- Coordinate financial requests and reporting with Finance staff Administer AmeriCorps program grants -- Serve as the representative and administrator for all AmeriCorps grants -- Communicate policy updates across all Corps programs -- Manage grant renewals Cross-functional coordination -- Assist in the development of program theories of change and related outcome indicators -- Coordinate creation of and manage the programs calendar with program start/end dates, AmeriCorps grant program and financial reporting deadlines SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES: AmeriCorps member onboarding and exiting -- Oversee member personnel files to ensure compliance -- Oversee member enrollment and exit -- Oversee management and communication of AmeriCorps benefits and education awards AmeriCorps member experience -- Manage AmeriCorps member orientations to ensure required topics are covered, fundamental trainings are provided, and consistent curriculum are used -- Support Corps-wide and Program/District training events throughout the year -- Oversee development of training resources including: training resource webpage, monthly safety messages, lesson plans, crew/member service and training plans, site host orientation and training -- Ensure standard implementation of activities that support post-service success for members -- Track, validate and provide certifications and awards for members Other duties -- Participate in and lead portions of staff conference calls, committee work and meetings -- Oversee content management on Crew and Education web access pages COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: -- Full-time, exempt (salaried). Compensation is competitive. -- Health and dental insurance; generous paid time-off; retirement plan; professional development opportunities.
QUALIFICATIONS: -- Experience with grant writing and management -- Excellent written communication skills for grant writing and reporting -- Ability to design and oversee training plans for programs and individuals -- Experience developing program logic models, performance measures and evaluation plans -- Considerable knowledge of AmeriCorps programming, policies and procedures -- Excellent verbal communication skills for internal management -- Substantial amount of problem solving and organizing ability -- Ability to work within firm deadlines -- Experience with mid-range program planning (1-4 years out) -- Proven teamwork and leadership -- Four-year degree (business management, communications, natural resources, youth development or a related field) and/or 5+ years of experience with grants administration and/or compliance (government grant experience required; federal grant experience desired) -- Love for the outdoors and excitement about supporting young people TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to DEADLINE: August 16, 2017
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Kellie Lager
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