Program Manager, Grants Management and Technical Assistance

THE PRACTICE | Over the next decade, the federal government, states, localities, philanthropies, and private businesses are projected to spend $200 billion on new Broadband and Digital Equity programs. HR&A’s Broadband and Digital Equity practice is built to provide a full suite of strategic planning, staffing, program management, and implementation services to maximize the impact of this historic funding. Whether we’re helping State Broadband Offices deliver their Broadband and Digital Equity plans, supporting municipalities to structure public-private partnerships and digital inclusion services, or building capacity in community anchor institutions and nonprofits, our work is focused on designing and delivering sustainable programs and partnerships that close the digital divide and promote economic opportunity for all.

THE OPPORTUNITY |  Expect to support the deployment of more than a billion dollars in grants over the next several years. The Program Manager, Grants Management and Technical Assistance Programs is responsible for all components of public agency grant programs including administering grants to community-based organizations, overseeing compliance with grant guidelines and flow-down provisions, and reporting mechanisms, developing competitive grant applications on behalf of our clients, and supporting our team’s grant program design work. Ideal candidates have exceptional attention to detail, project management skills, including experience overseeing grant application processes and compliance programs. Technical assistance programs focus on ensuring that prospective grant recipients have the capacity to meet the requirements of funding agencies and deliver on our clients’ goals. We are delivering technical assistance to a wide range of local governments, community anchor institutions, and community-based nonprofits. Primary tasks will include:

  • Developing metrics and objectives for successful grant program implementation
  • Leading the administration of Federal, State, and local government grants on behalf of clients, grant recipients, and subgrantees, collaborating with HR&A program managers and project teams
  • Creating processes for tracking and reporting on grant compliance
  • Assisting in creating sub-grant requirements and selection of projects
  • Supporting the design and development of new systems and tools to support grant administration and technical assistance programs
  • Owning our team’s understanding of new grant programs and their requirements as new grant opportunities become available

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with grant management, grant program development, grant writing, and compliance, with a preferred focus on digital equity or broadband programs
  • At least four to eight years of experience in grant management, government service, management consulting or comparable client-facing functions in professional services, or a combination of professional services and other relevant experience in the broadband or economic and community development industries
  • Proven ability to work closely with internal and external teams to support grant program management and/or technical assistance programs
  • A passion for our mission to close the digital divide and advance systems change in government
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on public policy, economics, urban planning, business, or other closely related fields
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work across assignments, including managing multiple project workstreams and deadlines

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $101,000 to $114,500.  Where an offer falls inside the pay range is dependent on experience.  This position is a full-time temporary contractor role for a maximum of three years that works alongside HR&A teams, where employment is via HR&A’s employment partner, Magnit. Magnit benefits include health and wellness benefits and paid holidays.

HOW TO APPLY | HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, competitive team of professionals dedicated to solving the challenges of urban life. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed. 

We ask that you submit a version of your resume that has your school information removed. There is no need to reformat your resume, and you should leave your degree (e.g. “B.A. Economics”). But please remove all undergraduate and graduate school name references. This request is part of our ongoing work to build a hiring system that is free from bias and based on candidate merit and performance in the hiring process.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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