Grants and Project Manager


Grants and Project Management: Working under the supervision of the Executive Director and in partnership with Managers of Municipal Programs on grant administration, management, and project development for member communities.


Federal Grant Administration

  • Assist in the federal and state grant applications and administration
  • Support Manager of Municipal Programs in Grant administration services such as:
    • Environmental review
    • Financial management
    • Procurement
    • Acquisition and relocation
    • Labor standards
    • Reporting
  • Grants management services which include:
    • Creating project files
    • Setting up planning grant financials
    • Copying payrolls for city files at close out
    • Updating project info spreadsheet and financials
  • Miscellaneous assignments as needed


Non-Federal Grant and Program Management

  • Assist in management of grant program and application development, including:
    • Management of the Blight Elimination Program
    • Writing and management of various grant/loan programs (funding options, developmental changes)
    • Assist MMP and clerk-treasurers with financial management with all open grants and continued programs
    • Regularly report project progress to specific funding agency and community

Business Loan Programs Management

  • Assist in management of grant/loan programs for housing, rural development, small business through:
    • Application intake
    • Review applications and business plans
    • Review and forward recommendation to city leadership
    • Package/close loans, record Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), promissory notes
    • Monitor and document payment collection
    • Assist city with loan restructuring when required


  1. Four-year undergraduate degree
  2. A minimum of three years of work experience
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Strong writing skills
  5. Ability to work independently
  6. Valid driver’s license required for off-site assignments


  1. Ability to drive a automobile
  2. Ability to use a computer


Salary range: $30,000-$50,000


100 percent of employer-paid premium for life, health and disability insurance programs ARa SEP IRA Plan (ARa contributes 10 percent of salary amount)

ARa Deferred Compensation program (if applicable)

Generous Vacation/Annual and Personal/Sick Leave:

  • ARa will allow twelve days of annual leave with pay per year, to be accrued one day per service month.
  • Paid time off for all federal holidays.