The Grants Program Specialist will be involved in all phases of funding opportunities, including promoting the funding opportunities, responding to inquiries, working with agency programs as they prepare their applications, reviewing applications (both independently and as part of the Quality Improvement team), presenting/submitting funding recommendations to the HCPS Fund Board, the HCPS Executive Team or designated entity.
This position reports to the Quality Improvement Manager and works on all aspects of grants management for HCPS, to include, but is not limited to the following: Assist programs with grant reporting and grant administration Reviews grant websites daily for new opportunities Creates spreadsheets of all appropriate funding opportunities Reviews previous funders and determines a current funding fit Attends workshops and seminars regarding funding opportunities Develops a relationship with local and regional foundation Reviews each programs funding history Works with program leaders to determine program plans Research alliances and partnerships to enhance program plan goals Identifies best fit funding opportunities for programs (independently or jointly) Research current statistics and demographics for each grant application Works with program grant team to develop the program design Assigns task and grant team Creates grant submission timeline and monitor progress Creates a draft from all program information Drafts proposals that meets all the RFP requirements Gathers all required documents Performs final edits Submits a complete grant application Conducts full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to government, foundation and corporate sources Coordinates grant process by serving as the liaison with the program grant team, grants accounting staff, and funding agencies on an ongoing basis Manages database of previous grants, current grants and prospective grants and track status Meets with grant accounting representative monthly for financial report on grant expenditures Tracks, monitor and review program grant reporting before submission Conducts TAG (technical assistance grant) meetings to provide to ensure program compliance Works with program staff to ensure timely and accurate report submissions Works with program staff to develop a dashboard to track outputs and outcomes Creates a realistic plan to evaluate all program outcomes Develops a standard method of evaluating success throughout the Agency Trains and works with program staff on measures of success
Bachelor's degree with a preferred emphasis in Marketing, Public Relations, Social Services, or related field Three (3) years of full-time paid work experience working in a corporate, nonprofit or governmental arena of which two (2) years included program development, budget development, management, and grant writing activities Must have reliable transportation with a valid driver's
Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals Strong editing skills Attention to detail Ability to meet deadlines Knowledge of fundraising information sources Experience with proposal writing Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies Understanding of agency history and programs Strong contributor in team environments Proficient in grant research and grant proposal preparation to foundations and government agencies Knowledge of budget preparation and administration, financial record keeping and reporting
Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented in your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation, but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration.
Graduate Degree with a preferred emphasis in Marketing, Public Relations, Social Services, or related field
Harris County, Houston, Texas
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
Bachelor's Degree: $3,981.47 - $4,307.33 Master's Degree: $4,378.40 - $4,737.20 Mileage Reimbursement Based on 26 Pay Periods
Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date
Harris County offers a competitive benefits program, including comprehensive group health and related benefits plan as well as defined benefit retirement plan.
The following list of benefits is offered
to employees in regular
Medical Dental Vision Wellness Life Insurance Long-term disability Employee Assistance Program 10 days of vacation each year for the first five (5) years of service. Accrual rates increase based on years of service. 10 county holidays plus one (1) floating holiday Professional development opportunities Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan Healthcare Reimbursement Account 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
The following benefits are also available to regular (full-time) employment and may be available to part-time employees:
Retirement pension (TCDRS) Flexible schedules (varies by department) Transportation Assistance (Metro RideSponsor Program)
In accordance with the Harris County Personnel Regulations, Group Health and related benefits are subject to amendment or discontinuance at any time. Commissioners Court reserves the right to make benefit modifications on the County's behalf as needed.
For plan details, visit the Harris County benefits website:
Which of the following best describes your level of education as it relates to this position?
A bachelor's degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Social Services or closely related field
A bachelor's in an unrelated field
A master's degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Social Sciences, or other closely related field
A master's degree in an unrelated field
None of the above
Please describe your educational background including the level of education completed, area of study, and completed major and minor programs.
Which of the following best describes your full-time paid work experience working in a corporate, non-profit, or governmental arena?
Less than 3 years
3 years, but less than 4 years
4 years, but less than 5 years
5 years, but less than 6 years
6 years or more
I do not have this type of paid work experience
Please describe your work experience working in a corporate, non-profit or governmental arena. Be specific about the type of work, and place where you obtained this experience. If you do not have this experience, please type none in the space provided.
Which of the following best describes your full time paid work experience with program development, budget development and management, and grant activities?
Less than 1 year
2 years, but less than 3 years
3 years, but less than 4 years
4 years, but less than 5 years
5 years or more
I do not have this experience
Describe your paid work experience with program development, budget development and management and grant activities. Be specific about the type of work, and place where you obtained this experience. If you do not have this experience, please type none in the space provided.
Do you have knowledge of fundraising information sources?
List several fundraising resources you have worked with.
Do you have experience with proposal writing?
Please describe your experience with proposal writing. Be specific about the type of work, and place where you obtained this experience. If you do not have this experience, please type none in the space provided0
Do you have knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies?
Please describe your knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies. Be specific about the type of work, and place where you obtained this knowledge. If you do not have this knowledge, please type none in the space provided.
Do you have knowledge of budget preparation and administration, financial record keeping and reporting?
Please describe your knowledge of budget preparation and administration, financial record keeping and reporting. Be specific about the type of work, and place where you obtained this knowledge. If you do not have this knowledge, please type none in the space provided.
Select all that apply. Which of the following programs do you have experience using?
None of the above
Which of the following describes your level of proficiency using a personal computer?
This position requires a valid driver's license. Upon hire, a Texas license must be obtained by start date. Do you have a valid driver's license?
In the space below, please provide the number, class, state, and expiration date of your valid driver's license.
1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240
Houston, Texas, 77002
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The Harris County Attorney is the civil lawyer for Harris County and many other governmental agencies. The Harris County Attorney: Uses civil enforcement to protect neighborhoods, clean up the environment, and shut down illegal enterprises; Protects children and the elderly through our representation of state and county agencies; Defends Harris County when lawsuits are filed against it; Pursues claims and collects revenue when the County is owed money; Advises elected officials and prepares contracts for Harris County.