Position Title: Government Grants Manager
Reports to: Chief Strategy & Development Officer
• Manage state and federal grants, including budgeting, application, and reports.
• With CSDO guidance, manage and support a grant writer as assigned.
• Develop high caliber applications that position the organization effectively for
competitive grant opportunities.
• Work with CSDO to strategize grant allocation based on internal strategy,
considering educational and financial impact.
• Learn state requirements and systems to ensure compliance of grant budgets
and competitiveness of grant applications.
• Maintain calendar of submissions and timely follow-through on all accounts.
• Coordinate multiple grant to ensure planned expenses are sufficiently covered,
grant budgets are meeting compliance standards, and initiatives are sustained
across school years.
• Manage entire cycle of Title grants, including applications and amendments.
• Reconcile actual expenses with grant budgets, to ensure real-time alignment and
complete budget amendments if necessary.
• Keep timely and accurate records of all budget iterations and rationale.
• Review competitive grant proposal drafts and provide feedback based on
• Develop project plans and track completion against key deliverables.
• Develop interim and final grant reports.
• Codify key process updates in department guides.
• Train team members on government grant processes including Title I.
• Support team training and professional development, facilitating access to
internal resources and the effective use of key systems.
• Research, identify and qualify opportunities from government sources.
• Keep abreast of state policy requirements to ensure all grants are in compliance.
• Update databases for project and account management.
• Collect and synthesize information about PLA programs as needed to ensure
effective resource allocation.
• Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends.
• Light travel to training, conferences and meetings as required.
• Embody PLA’s core values.
• Bachelor or higher degree from an accredited university, preferably Education
and Business related field.
• 3-5 years of progressive experience with development work, preferably in K-12
education. Experience working with state and federal grants required.
• Must have demonstrated success in at least one of the following experiences:
Title I grant management, and/or state/federal grant management experience in
K-12 public education.
• Successful experience in fast-paced entrepreneurial environments preferred.
• Superior writing, research, and project management skills, with quantifiable
evidence of contribution and impact.
• Ability to develop, maintain, and analyze budgets.
• Demonstrates resilience under pressure.
• Knowledge of federal and state grant guidelines. Proficiency in interpreting
federal law and state rules.
• High proficiency with Excel. Knowledge of productivity software including but
not limited to Word, spreadsheets, and web-based applications.
• Must be able to simultaneously execute multiple assignments with quality and
follow through on all aspects of the position.
• Adhere to the highest ethical standards. Demonstrate empathetic disposition
and good judgment.
• Capacity to listen to management direction and solicit feedback to improve
• Dependability, humility, sense of humor, and strong commitment to PLA’s
mission and the communities we serve.
The Government Grants Manager is a remote, home office position. A quiet working
environment with high-speed internet is required. Employees supply their own cell
phone and computer.
Please note that only candidates capable of working in the US Pacific and Mountain
Time Zones will be considered.