Grants Management Coordinator

Washington D.C.
May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - May require some travel, about 20%, for events, conferences, programmatic travel, etc.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Position requires successful adjudication and maintenance of background security review.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Management may select at either/any of the grade levels announced.

Knowledge of, experience with, and ability to apply the laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and methods governing the administration and management of Federal grants, cooperative agreements, and awards (grants regulations, compliance issues, OMB circular, eligible versus non-eligible expenses federal audit compliance and other related grants management matters).

Knowledge of, experience with, and ability to apply grants/assistance management processes and techniques consistent with sound business and industry practices including standard accounting procedures; knowledge of the grant management lifecycle.

Knowledge of, experience with, and ability to apply financial methods, procedures, and practices related to grants management and financial transactions; ability to determine compliance with parameters of agreements.

Skill in monitoring and administrating assigned contracts.

Ability to effectively use software applications including MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), database applications (ARCnet), Internet, and other technology tools and resources.

Project Management - Application of the principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources. Plan work priorities to effectively multi-task and accommodate shifts in program or work priorities.

Planning, Organizing and Evaluating - organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes. Ability to work in a high-volume environment with quick turnaround requiring accuracy and efficiency.

Adaptability - ability to accept and apply changes to work processes, information, team; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternative ways to reach goals or targets; navigates change through positive communications and supportive actions

Communicating - selects appropriate and effective way to communicate to audiences in diverse situations; listens actively and asks questions to understand other perspectives or confirm understanding; awareness of and responsive to verbal and non-verbal communication styles; provides status updates which reduce or eliminate the need for follow up from requestor. Additionally, skill in communicating sufficient to explain requirements, meet deadlines, etc. to a variety of audiences, including recognizing and using correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; and, communicating variety of information, technical and general (for example, facts, ideas, or messages), in a succinct and organized manner.

Writing - Strong knowledge of English grammar, usage, and style guides. Demonstrated ability to write and compose original material in a clear, concise, and effective manner. Communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical information that is appropriate for the intended audience; produces written material that is timely, accurate, succinct and relevant to recipient's needs.

Collaboration - ability to interact and work effectively with others to accomplish goals despite differences, changes, roles or resources; treats others with respect, dignity, and professional courtesy; values the contributions of others through listening, sharing relevant information and considering new ideas; affirmatively shares lessons learned and relevant information. Ability to develop and produce work through collaborative relationships.

Critical Analysis - ability to identify, research, analyze, design, manage and communicate data and outcomes sufficiently to various audiences to accomplish work outcomes; develops, recommends, and/or implements innovative and effective approaches to solve problems. Additionally, ability to identify rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyze information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions. Ability to make sound, well-informed, and objective decisions.

Accountability - makes best use of resources to accomplish work priorities; takes responsibility of balancing quality with deadlines; takes appropriate action(s) to fulfill commitments to others; owns, acknowledges and corrects mistakes; immediately communicates updates and changes to others

Skill in applying a client-focused orientation; strong customer support focus with the ability to help others to problem solve and effectively address grants related issues and problems.

Skill in exercising sound judgment

University level coursework in a related area.

Familiarity with ARC's mission, programs, and policies, including economic development issues

Additional Requirements:
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Prior to hire, the selectee must successfully complete a federal background investigation and position requires maintenance of the background security review.
  • Travel may be required (20%).

University level coursework in a related area.


The ARC team works collaboratively with our states and development districts to strengthen the future of our communities through investments in areas such as health, entrepreneurship, coal-impacted regions, and infrastructure. ARC offers a collaborative work environment, a convenient location near Dupont Circle, and a competitive benefits package which includes health insurance, retirement, paid time off, commuting subsidy, professional development, etc. This is not a federal position; however, if a federal employee is selected for this position and transfers without a break in service of more than three calendar days, he or she may be able to continue his or her retirement and life/health insurance benefits.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the position. Describe your relevant experience in clear and specific terms. A review of your resume, supporting document such as cover letter, and responses to questions will be used to determine if you meet the qualification requirements for the position.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job-related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

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Drug test required No

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