Tolleson Union High School District #214 

Grant Writer

Summary:  

To develop partnerships and to seek funding for projects within the Tolleson Union High School District as well as support District goals. The incumbent will need to coordinate, monitor, manage,  modify, and maintain/prepare reports on federal, state, and private programs and grants. The incumbent  will align District goals to grant opportunities and coordinate the delivery of services for student through  grand and other special funding in all school settings. To manage and report grant expenditures upon  completion of the grant life. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Provides leadership to ensure understanding and promotion of the educational goals and  objectives of the district, guiding the development, implementation, monitoring, and  reporting of all assigned grants. 
  • Actively seeks out and develops partnerships with business and other agencies/entities to  support the sustainability of grant-funded projects. 
  • Directs the creation and editing of publications for grant project guidelines and materials  for distribution to appropriate district staff. 
  • Prepares annual grant applications and amendments for submission. Completes and/or  approves completion reports prior to submission. 
  • Keeps abreast of developments in federal, state, and privately sponsored projects and  provides information to district leadership to determine the appropriateness of the  projects/programs for inclusion in the district’s educational program. 
  • Leads in the development and coordination of the sections of the budget pertaining to  grants projects as assigned. Monitors budget expenditures and regularly communicates  budget status to school and district-level personnel. 
  • Keeps district administration informed and apprised of needs, activities, and effectiveness  of projects. 
  • Monitors the district’s grants projects to assure budget and reporting compliance. Coordinates the grant-funded programs at each of the schools with principals and assigned  staff. 
  • Works with principals and other administrators in developing, monitoring, and evaluating  both school-based and district level grants’ projects. 
  • Provides for parental and staff involvement in the planning, implementation, and  evaluation of the grants’ projects. 
  • Seeks additional funding sources to better serve the needs of students. 
  • Completes and submits all exit reports and requirements 
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience A minimum of 2 years of experience in grant or proposal writing 
  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check. 
  • May be required to work outside normal working hours. 
  • May be required to travel to perform work functions. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

KNOWLEDGE is required in applicable federal, state, county, and city statutes, rules,  policies, and procedures. Must be knowledgeable of applicable Tolleson Union High School  District and departmental policies and procedures. Specific knowledge required to perform  the functions of the job includes but is not limited to: working knowledge of the grant writing  process and the monitoring of grant projects. 

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade  skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily  perform the functions of the job include: development and communication of working  relationships with school district staff and outside vendors; exceptional written, oral, and  interpersonal skills; organization and planning; operation of a personal computer utilizing a  variety of software applications. 

ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events;  gather, collate and/or classify data; and consider a wide variety of factors when using  equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of  circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment  using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity  of individuals, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school and  central office-based staff and parents by demonstrating excellent human relations skills and  ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing work with specific, job-related  data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment and utilize computer special education  records management software system. In working with others, independent problem solving  is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Ability to collect data and generate reports  is required. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and  problem solving with equipment is moderate.  

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee  to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be  made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, reach, stand,  walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, talk, hear, see and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties  of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of materials, etc.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or  typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple  demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

Working Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee  encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may  be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level  in the work environment is usually moderate. The working hours are somewhat flexible as the job  may require hours beyond normal business hours. 

Salary: Tier I on Administrative Placement Salary Schedule. Reports to: Director of Grants and Federal Programs. FLSA: Exempt. 

Work Calendar: 12-month. 

Evaluation: Evaluated annually as outlined in Governing Board Policy. Board Approved Date