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Grant Development Specialist

Prince George's County Public Schools-1
Upper Marlboro, MD, US

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Job Title Grant Development Specialist


Organization Name Strategic Planning and Resource Management

Department Description

Under the direction of the Supervisor- Strategic Grants Development and Management the Grant Development Specialist proactively seeks and project manages all pre-award activities for external grant opportunities. The incumbent of this position provides grant-seeking, grant-writing and project management support for systemic grant development activities, facilitates grants development for the Local ESSA Consolidated Strategic (LECS) Plan, and supports ESSA Equitable Services consultation. The Grants Development Specialist manages proposal data collection activities and supports other strategic resource planning efforts of the department.

Brief Description

This is an ASASP Unit III Table 900 position Grade 30

Salary Range: $72,585 - $140,810

Closing Date: May 26, 2022

Detailed Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Collaborates with grant development team subject matter experts to conceptualize and define program designs and converts the designs into coherent and compelling written grant submissions;
  • Provides project management leadership, grant writing support and technical assistance to schools and central office staff in developing and submitting competitive grant proposals;
  • Conducts grant searches across a variety of funding sources to identify competitive local, state, federal, and private funding opportunities based on knowledge of Prince George's County Public Schools strategic funding needs;
  • Designs, develops and delivers training workshops related to grant development for systemic grant-writing capacity building and development of the LECS Plan content;
  • Coordinates and serves as the point-of-contact for PGCPS grant related federal ESSA Equitable Services consultation requirement and process management;
  • Designs and implements proposal development tools (i.e., proposal development timeline and proposal scoring rubric) to ensure consistent and effective collaboration of the grant development team subject matters experts;
  • Researches, reviews and interprets relevant funding rules, policies and regulations related to grant acquisition from the federal, state, local agencies and private institutions;
  • Reviews relevant literature, best practices and evidence-based programs to recommend and support development of strategically competitive and innovative grant program designs;
  • Analyzes a variety of system data and writes cogent responses to requirements of the LECS Plan, grant proposals and strategic plans;
  • Researches and identifies new and improved systems and processes for tracking grant activities and maintains grant-seeking, proposal and funding records in online grant systems;
  • Guides prospective private, university and community-based grant partners' adherence to PGCPS policy, procedures, and practices for engagement in grant-funded partnerships;
  • Collaborates in planning and project managing the work of others and designs and implements grant seeking processes and procedures;
  • Prepares scheduled reports and analyses, as required; supports maintenance of PGCPS Administrative Procedure 3230; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Job Requirements

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in writing competitive grant proposals or research and/or evaluation reports;
  • Considerable knowledge of trends in federal, state and other funding sources, funding mechanisms and the grant proposal development process;
  • Knowledge of grant-related regulations, policies, and procedures, as well as the ability to apply and interpret those of the school system and other sponsoring agencies;
  • Strong information organization, proposal development and grant-writing skills with the ability to provide technical support to system staff, as required;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, group communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to work effectively with limited supervision and oversight; and
  • Ability to effectively analyze a variety of school system data and correctly determine the implications of such data on strategic goals.


    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in education, business administration, communication or a related field required; Master's degree preferred. A minimum of four (4) years of successful experience in educational research and/or proposal development, preferably in education or public sector setting, required.


    Grants Professional Certification (GPC) credential preferred.


    No direct supervisory responsibilities.


    The physical demands 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 stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.


    The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.



    Additional Details

    Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

    As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS.I f you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment.

    How To Apply

    To submit an application online select apply.

    Please provide three (3) current professional references on resume.

    Please complete ALL sections and provide applicable details to ensure full consideration. If you need assistance with submitting your application online, please contact the HR Employee Services Center at 301-780-2191.

    Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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