State/Federal Grant and Private School Finance Specialist
July 28, 2020
Revised July 29, 2020 20-21
SALARY/BENEFITS: Commensurate with credentials and level of experience and in accordance with MPS salary schedule. Hourly rate $ 31.47 at 8 hours per week for 52 weeks.
METHOD OF APPLICATION: Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position. All applicants are to attach a resume and cover letter. Applicants will receive an automated confirmation after successfully applying for a position.
JOB POSTING ID: 022-4380
CLASSIFICATION: Administrative Support
POSTING TYPE: EXTERNAL DEADLINE: August 3, 2020
REVISED DEADLINE: August 5, 2020
JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE: State/Federal Grant and Private School Finance Specialist
CLASSIFICATION: Administrative Support
REPORTS TO: Executive Director for Academic Services
GENERAL JOB FUNCTION: Direct and coordinate State & Federal programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Oversee State & Federal Grant Programs
2. Communicate and collaborate with building principals and leaders
3. Assist each building in implementing and evaluating programs
4. Current on laws and regulations concerning state and federal programs
5. Prepare and submit all state and federal reports related to each program
6. Assist administrators in managing budgets within the program
7. Work collaboratively with the finance office
8. Ensure that professional learning aligns to District and School Improvement Plans
9. Manage all deadlines and timelines regarding grant applications and required reporting for the Director. Responsible for preparing required reports with guidance and communication with local, state, and federal program officers.
10. Act as a resource to Principals, Program Coordinators and Supervisors, and district offices regarding grants fiscal and program requirements.
11. Manage levels of access and passwords for the Michigan Electronic Grants system and federal EGrants system on behalf of the Director, for the use of other offices, as appropriate across the district.
12. Complete all required state and federal documentation, activity logs, including time and effort reports, annual certifications and/or personnel activity reports.
QUALIFICATIONS: As a Blueprint district, we are seeking a staff member that is committed to their role in the systemic reconfiguration of the district, while sustaining the organization’s sense of urgency in realizing dramatic improvement in student and employee performance in a short amount of time. Qualified candidates should skillfully demonstrate the following turnaround competencies:
● the ability to adapt to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs of the District;
● to function with behaviors that are consistent with standards for professional and ethical conduct;
● the ability to link individual responsibilities to the overall vision of the District;
● the initiative to offer suggestions for departmental improvements and overall organization operations;
● the strong desire to achieve outstanding results in a short amount of time.
DISTRICT DESCRIPTION: The District has approximately 3,600 students and is located in western Michigan. We service approximately 380 school-of-choice students from outside the district and county. The ethnicity within the district is 58% African American, 21% Caucasian, and 13% Hispanic. Currently, 12% of our students qualify for special education services. Our students come to us from families with a large diversity in income earnings and job types. The District contains four K-5th grade elementary schools, a 6th-8th grade middle school, and a 9th – 12th grade high school. The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, "Protected Classes"), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.
1. Master’s Degree or higher
2. Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of job experience in a similar position.
3. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable 4. Significant knowledge of State & Federal resources and systems.