The Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) is recruiting for an experienced and motivated Grant Manager/Grant Writer to join the AASB team. The Grant Manager/ Grant Writer will be responsible for working with Project Directors, Grant Administrator, Evaluation Staff, and our business office to oversee our federal, state and private grants. This position will support AASB and key partners within school districts, tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations to ensure effective program implementation and utilization of grant funds. The Grant Manager will also work closely with Directors to write and prepare documents for grant proposals. AASB is a membership-based non-profit working to support school boards, school districts, and serve as advocates for youth.
Prepare Executive Director, Project Director, or Finance Officer for communication with technical assistance providers, or federal, state or private funders.
Work with grant team to draft high-level correspondence for federal funder and partners
Communicate special conditions and program requirements to staff and funded partners.
Work with Part-Time Grant Administrator, Data and Evaluation Coordinator, or other program staff to develop reporting templates.
Work with Directors to submit and track award modifications.
Work with the business office and program team to create a timeline for financial reimbursement and program monitoring processes.
Work with part-time Grant Administrator to create secure and/or relevant filing structures.
Establish Grant Project Management tools and timelines to ensure that program staff is meeting program deliverables, monitoring and reporting requirements.
Work with the relevant Director, program staff, and the Evaluation Coordinator to establish systems to monitor grant deliverables and requirements.
Track budget compliance and work with the relevant Director, business office, and program staff to maintain a high level of adherence to approved budgets.
Create structures for effective communication with partners/subgrantees/contractors.
Participate in meetings with partners and program staff to convey monitoring needs.
Work with the business office to prepare for the audit/single audit.
Collaboratively create timelines to track due dates for submissions, receipt of key administrative documents, prepare for federal reporting, and for audit requirements.
Work with part-time Grant Administrator and Program Coordinators to communicate and collect information required for reporting, reimbursements, and monitoring.
Work with key staff to review financial reimbursement and match reporting from partners.
Serve as the central point of coordination between the Program, Grant Administration, and Business Office functions (with support from the Community Engagement Director).
Serve as lead manager on grant timelines and monitoring protocols.
Develop feedback loops to ensure successful completion and communication across all administrative, monitoring, program, and finance functions as appropriate.
Monitor contractor and sub-recipient spending progress and deliverables.
Research funding opportunities.
Support with grant writing and budget document preparation.
Training in Uniform Guidance and Federal Reporting Practice
Knowledge of allowable program costs, conditions, and program deliverables.
Be familiar with AASB’s mission, vision, and goals
Familiarity with sub-recipient and contractor requirements
Knowledge of federal and state systems for grant administration (US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Education, US Department of Justice, and others)
Grant writing and grant writing support skills are preferred
Google suite experience
Experience with virtual platforms to support grant management, project collaboration, and grant writing
Familiarity with Notification of Federal Application processes (preferred)
Grant management experience
Ability to communicate federal program conditions.
Strong organizational skills
Exceptional communication and relationship-building skills
Document development skills
Grant writing skills
Experience working with Google Sheets, Slides, or other applications to create high-quality materials to monitor progress and communicate grant information.
Ability to collaboratively create, follow, and monitor timelines
Strong collaboration and negotiation skills
Ability to read and follow the notification of funding opportunities or funding availability.
Excellent written skills
Certificate or competition of federal grants management courses (preferred)
Experience in the education field and an understanding of educational equity (preferred)
Experience working with rural Alaska (preferred)
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: This is a grant-funded, full-time position that qualifies for a comprehensive retirement and insurance benefit plan.
About Assoc. of Alaska School Boards
We are an association whose membership consists of 51 of the 53 school districts in Alaska. We provide board governance and development services, superintendent search services, policy development and online publication, and legislative advocacy at the state and national level. AASB also provides services and support through a multitude of federal and state grants aimed at helping school districts improve student achievement. This work includes social-emotional learning, culturally responsive schools and school boards, trauma engaged practices, and community/stakeholder engagement.
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