MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.
This position is funded through September 30, 2023 with federal stimulus funds. Continuation of the position beyond that date is contingent upon available funding. This federally funded position will provide critical support for the agency to urgently address student learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Texas Education Agency is seeking a remarkable individual to join a team of professionals dedicated to improving the educational outcomes for all public-school students in the state of Texas. The grant manager reports to the Grant Manager unit manager in the Grants Administration Division. The position will serve as the grant manager for assigned federal and/or state grant programs. This individual’s work involves implementing program, fiscal and legal aspects of grant programs; planning, managing, and monitoring grant funds; developing requests for applications; providing consultative services and technical assistance to stakeholders. The grant manager must be organized, detail oriented, and committed to providing outstanding customer service. The professional selected for this position will work under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment and is expected to help the division meet its performance goals and support the agency in fulfilling its strategic priorities.
Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.
- Oversees and/or participates in cross-functional work groups composed of internal stakeholders to develop program objectives, work plans, budgets, and other related financial details of grant applications.
- Oversees the coordination, research, and identification of sources of funds and creates FSAs to secure funds for agency grants, contracts, and reimbursements.
- Oversees, develops, and evaluates timelines and grant application development to ensure publication of federal grants in a timely manner.
- Ensure a grantees compliance with condition of grants.
- Provides guidance and assistance to staff and the community regarding grant administration, policies, and procedures, and conduct administrative grant manager responsibilities as applicable.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
Experience: At least three (3) years of experience in developing, negotiating, managing, or working with the program, legal, and/or fiscal aspects of federal and/or state grant programs or contracts.
Substitutions: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.
- Share the belief that all Texas students can achieve at high levels and are able to succeed in college, career, or the military
- Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, guidance, and agreements pertaining to grants administration
- Knowledge of educational administrative regulations, uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, financial accounting rules, grant processes and procedures, and related resources
- Experience with electronic accounting systems and grant administration systems, including TCAPPs/TGIF, Expenditure Reporting (ER system), paper and eGrants; knowledge of TEA's grant systems and application processes preferred
- Experience managing grant funds to avoid lapsing funds
- Experience developing paper and electronic grant applications
- Strong research, problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Advanced mathematical aptitude
- Meticulous attention to detail; strong proof-reading skills
- Skill in providing superior customer service
- Highly skilled in Microsoft Office applications and PeopleSoft Financials
- Ability to work as a contributing member of a team by establishing and maintaining positive, effective working relationships with all levels of staff and with grantees
- Communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of agency staff and external stakeholders; make high-quality training materials and present them effectively and professionally
- Ability to correctly interpret complex laws, regulations, guidelines, agreements, and follow policies and procedures
- Ability to accurately process a large volume of grant applications within a relatively short period of time
- Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment
- A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve
- Ability to exercise independent judgment in planning, organizing, performing duties and working under minimal supervision