Description

Job Summary: The Grant Specialist’s primary responsibility is to help ensure The Road Home is operating programs in accordance with all grant and funding regulations, as well as within the agency’s own high quality standards. The Grant Specialist conducts frequent audits, reconciles data, and maintains records in order to produce timely, high quality, accurate reports. The Grant Specialist regularly reviews applicable regulations and contractual obligations to ensure that The Road Home is maintaining grant compliance and serves as the agency expert in each funding area. The Grant Specialist works with program staff to create guidelines that govern business operations for the life cycle of each grant. The Grant Specialist provides guidance and support for multiple departments involved in the grant management process to ensure that all agency programs are maintaining high quality standards as we work to help people step out of homelessness and back into the community. Maintaining accurate and up to date program guidelines, procedures and work instructions is a critical component of quality assurance. The Grant Specialist may work directly with funding entities and will lead and provide support to all teams for all program monitoring and audit visits.

This position requires a high degree of organization, attention to detail, and the ability to learn new tasks. This position will interact with many departments of The Road Home and must be able to accept changing roles and priorities as necessary. The Grant specialist position must meet critical deadlines for reporting and other tasks, therefore this position requires flexible scheduling and the ability to complete tasks on short notice, occasionally outside of normal business hours. We are looking for a passionate self-starter interested in working for a learning based agency that operates Utah’s largest emergency shelter and resource center as well as an effective performance driven housing program for individuals and families exiting homelessness.
Primary Responsibilities: 1. Collaborate with program supervisors to ensure program compliance and fidelity, documentation accuracy, and interdepartmental collaboration
2. Collaborate with Grants Management and Information Technology (IT) teams to perform regular data and information maintenance tasks to support agency departments
3. Oversee data reporting processes performed by various agency members and teams, assisting where needed to improve those processes
4. Collect and analyze data to include in internal and external reports
5. Complete and distribute data quality feedback mechanisms to appropriate departments
6. Identify areas for potential improvement, training needs and organize training interventions to meet quality standards
7. Maintain an organized filing system and develop mechanisms to improve existing systems
8. Ensure that processes are efficient, streamlined, and mission-focused
9. Assist with the entire grant management process for assigned programs, including application support, contracting, reporting, and regulatory review
10. Present and participate in training efforts surrounding grant compliance and regulation implementation
11. Other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications: Education and Experience
1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (or equivalent) - preferred
2. Experience with relational databases and report writing software - preferred
3. Experience working with diverse populations – preferred
4. Experience working with Federal, State or local grant sources - preferred

Skills and Requirements
1. Strong belief in the Housing First model
2. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse populations
3. Excellent writing and documentation skills
4. Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access or other database systems
5. Willing to be a proactive member of a team
6. Willing to diligently work to complete tasks and projects within deadlines
7. Ability to work with community partners and familiarity with local homeless systems
8. Self-starter and self-directed
9. Positive, energetic personality with a strong work ethic
10. Dependable and reliable
11. Ability to take direction and accept feedback from staff at all levels
12. Able to communicate effectively and handle difficult situations with professionalism, compassion and from a Trauma Informed Care perspective.
13. Must be able to pass a pre-employment background test and drug screen

Physical and Equipment Requirements
Lifting up to 25 lbs. (files, file boxes)
Must be able to stand and walk for at least an hour at a time
How to Apply: To apply, please email resumes@theroadhome.org. Please include the job title Grant Specialist in the subject line.
The Road Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Hourly Wage Minimum: $14/hour
Hourly Wage Maximum: $26/hour
Salary Minimum: This is an hourly wage position.
Salary Maximum: This is an hourly wage position.
Closing Date: 08/10/2020
Status: Full Time
Location: South Salt Lake

Information

Organization Website: Visit website
Contact Name: Michelle Tschetter
Email: resumes@theroadhome.org