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• Assist the Chief Strategy and Development Officer in the planning, coordination, and preparation of state grant applications and budgets, including Title I, Title II, School Improvement Grant, and other state and federal grants. • Execute with exceptional fidelity PLA’s proven resource allocation process. • Ensure grant budgets are aligned with network’s strategic plan, and in compliance with all state and federal requirements. • Write applications for competitive government grant opportunities. • Research, identify and qualify funding opportunities from government sources. • Develop a deep understanding of the PLA platform to ensure integrity and quality of applications and budgets. • Coordinate efforts with internal departments and outside agencies to effectively secure and renew state and federal funds. • Ensure timely submission of projects, amendments, reports, etc. • Assist with the preparation for partner/donor site visits. • Provide technical assistance for key stakeholders as assigned. • Remain up-to-date on changing laws and requirements. • Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends. • Light travel to training, conferences and meetings as required. • Perform all assigned tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
• Bachelor or higher degree from an accredited university, preferably Education and Business related field. • 2-4 years of budgeting, grant writing/administration experience in K-12. Successful experience in fast-paced entrepreneurial environments preferred. • Superior writing, research, and project management skills. • Ability to develop, maintain, and analyze budgets. • 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. Demonstrateempathetic disposition and good judgment. • Capacity to listen to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance. • Dependability, humility, sense of humor, and strong commitment to PLA’s mission and the communities we serve.
The Grant Writer 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 are currently considered.
Entrepreneurial Ventures in Education is a non-profit organization working to improve the educational performance and life opportunities of children who live in under-served communities. Our flagship program, Phalen Leadership Academies, is a school turnaround operator that works to transform underperforming schools into high-quality schools that children need and deserve.
Founded in 2013, PLA is currently serving over 5,000 children across 14 schools. Over 90% of PLA scholars are eligible for free school meals. We have developed a model that has successfully partnered with public schools and districts to raise student achievement, consistently transforming underperforming schools into A-rated schools. Our scholars experience significantly higher academic growth both at the local level and nationwide. Core pillars of the PLA model include rigorous curriculum; a coaching cycle that grows educators; daily enrichment opportunities; and authentic partnership with families.
At PLA, we believe that with the right education, all children can fulfill their tremendous innate potential.