Grant Writer I
ST JAMES PARISH GOVERNMENT Convent, LA $15.00 to $17.00 per hour
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JOB FUNCTION: Responsible for writing correspondences, grant applications, and proposals to prospective foundations, corporations, and government funders.  Act as a staff assistant to various committees/boards in developing possible programs and evaluating those programs in operation.  This position is classified as essential during declared emergencies or natural disasters and nonexempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, Sociology, Public Relations, Journalism or English, or related fields.  Must possess leadership and organization skills.  Must be able to manage multiple writing projects simultaneously.  Work with minimal supervision; above-average reading, oral and written communications skills. Should be a self-starter, highly motivated, and an innovator.  Knowledge of community action concepts and objectives desired.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  These examples are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work performed in this position. Absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position. 
·         Researches and develops funding proposals in coordination with various committees and staff to achieve goals and objectives
·         Prepares and submits writing correspondences, grant applications, and proposals to prospective foundations, organizations and government funders
·         Demonstrates the ability to extract relative statistical data and ideas to prepare competitive grants
·         Prepares statistical reports, forms, and budgets
·         Compiles and analyzes data for monthly reporting;
·         Manages multiple writing projects simultaneously
·         Assists with preparing program updates and annual reports on grant proposals
·         Provides direction and support to assure appropriate community involvement in the planning process
·         Conduct a parish-wide Community Assessment and assist in Strategic Planning processes that improve conditions for  disadvantaged, disabled, and elderly residents 
·         Attend staff meetings, council meetings, training, and conferences as required
·         Establishes and/or maintains statistical and grant library
·         Review all grants for accuracy and completion
·         Maintain master file of all grants received and scheduled for renewal ·         Project Management- demonstrates the ability to design and facilitate special projects, programs, and events from inception to completion
·         Perform special and related duties or assignments as requested
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
 
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, Sociology, Public Relations, Journalism or English, or related fields.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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