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Program and Grants Specialist

This is a full-time position with a pay range of $17.00-$20.00 per hour, for 35 hours per week.
The Administrative Program and Grants Specialist is responsible for providing administrative support for all aspects of the agency’s key program initiatives. The position oversees the report schedule ensure reports and grants are completed with high quality and submitted on time. The position is also responsible for ensuring that the administrative and clerical support needs of the Program Directors and Managers are met.
This position assists with the coordination of all program meetings, works closely with the Program Directors and Managers on program report generation including data management (i.e., collection, reporting, research, and evaluation); and, as requested, develops specialized reports, statistical analysis and research regarding programs and services.
  • Helps maintain program database(s) to provide data entry as needed and ensures accurate information needed for reports and grants
  • Provides data entry support to Safe Harbour program
Reports and Grants:
  • Assists Directors and Managers with monthly and quarterly reporting including maintaining schedule, sending reminders, pulling together information, formatting reports, etc..
  • Assists Directors with grants and report preparation including gathering materials, assembling submissions, etc.
  • Maintains central file of program contracts, reports and related information
  • Provides support to Executive Director for grants and reports, as requested
Program Administrative Support:
  • File maintenance
  • Integration of shelter client information with housing counselor information – ensures that all items are filed and files are complete
  • Filing and maintenance of client mail files
  • Prepares and sends Notification/Termination letters and maintain system for tracking and follow up and enter related information into the program database
  • Maintains Counseling and RHY calendar and weekly distribution
  • Assists Assistant Director with logistics for weekly trainings
Program Committee:
  • Supports Program Committee’s operations
  • Distributes information including agendas, meeting minutes and other information
  • Attends meetings and records meeting minutes
  • Assists with special projects and research
  • Covers Reception/Front Office from 5-6 pm daily and also serves as a back-up to the Receptionist, as needed. During this time, assumes job duties of the receptionist.
  • Understands and maintains confidentiality
  • Possesses project management skills - prioritizes and plans work activities within time constraints and uses time efficiently. Must be able to work in a busy environment.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully and maintains confidentiality.
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
  • Possesses data entry, retrieval and analysis skills and an understanding of how the data relates to the reporting process.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Must have access to a vehicle and telephone and possess a valid Driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to agency insurance carrier. In addition, must have the following automobile insurance: $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident Bodily Injury and $50,000 Property Damage.
The Center delivers programs and services to youth and families across Monroe County who represent many racial, cultural and geographic groups. The Center ensures understanding and values differences in people of diverse cultures, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, disabilities and beliefs. All staff are required to attend cultural competency workshops and trainings and to continually enhance their own understanding of cultural diversity. The Center Performance Appraisal, administered annually, provides an opportunity for staff to evaluate how they are integrating culturally competent practices into everyday work.
Candidates must be able to operate micro-computer and peripherals several hours per day.
Bachelor’s degree preferred and a minimum of 2-3 years of related experience required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
Windows XP- Advanced
Microsoft Office- Advanced
The Center for Youth provides equal opportunities for employment.