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Dynamic, ambitious, and passionate Grant Director Candidate with a proven track record of navigating complex grant management landscape for key employers in the education industry. Eager to contribute solid project management, program administration, and leadership skills toward supporting the goals of a progressive organization. Core competencies include:
© Solid Financial, Analytical and Organizational Skills
© Staff Development/Training/Employee Relations
© Budget Management/Program Administration
© Exceptional Writing/Editing/Communication Skills
© 100% Audit Results/ Strict Compliance Requirements
© Expense Tracking/Data Collection/Reporting
© Budget Submissions/Schedule A/D85/CAPPS Clean-Up
© Strong Computer Skills/Technology Savvy
2006 to Present: Friendship Public Charter School, Washington, DC - Grant Manager
Provide leadership and oversight for administration of $14MM in Federal, state, and private grants supporting elementary and secondary education initiatives including No Child Left Behind and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Apply expert-level financial analysis to determine grant spending and fund allocation, while maintaining complete compliance with all fiscal requirements, program rules and regulations.
Monitor general ledger entries to ensure proper classification of expenditures; prepare budget data to be input into financial and purchasing systems, and systematically review expenditures for compliance.
Lead preparation activities to achieve exceptional results for FY 2010 State compliance review; develop auditing best practices to optimize outcomes, and ensure strict program management behaviors.
Prepare fiscal compliance reports for Federal, State, and independent compliance audits, determine annual school allocations for personnel and non-personnel costs, and provide ongoing program assistance to management and staff.
Collaborate with Senior Management to prepare new grant awards, calculate budgets, and make tactical determinations for program implementation and draw down schedules.
Instrumental in securing grant funded contractors to perform services identified in grant proposals.
2001 to 2006: District of Columbia Public Schools
2002 to 2006: Lead Grants Specialist/Office of Federal Grants Programs
Began tenure in position as Grants Technician (2001), achieved promotion to Budget Analyst (2002), and subsequently Lead Grants Specialist.
Managed $14MM in grant funding for District of Columbia Public Schools and Charter School; maintained oversight for $5MM in program administration initiatives for the Public Charter Schools Grant Program.
Led budget development strategies, reviewed grant proposals and made determinations for awarding sub-grants to applicants; applied solid analytical and fiscal management skills to calculate and allocate proportionate entitlements and discretionary sub-awards to DCP s, non-public schools and charter schools.
Ensured total compliance with all rules and regulations governing grant allocations; integral in developing grant management protocols and applicable guidelines.
Effectively coordinated grant competitions; hosted pre-application conference, reviewed grant proposals, disbursed funds and tracked program results based on pre-set performance metrics.
Integral in the research, analysis and compilation of reporting data for U.S. Department of Education and external audit reviews, as well as the creation of accurate financial and performance reports.
Developed critical financial tools to monitor and track expenditures; collaborated with Finance, Procurement HR to ensure a smooth flow of budget allocations to all business units.
Bowie State University, Bowie, XXXXXX - BS in Business Administration/ Finance Concentration
Xxxxxx Community College - Associates of Arts / Criminal Justice
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Dear Mr./Ms. ____:
As a progressive and proactive Grant Management Professional, I have always viewed my position in an organization as being a business partner to the leadership team, and an advocate for funding needs.
I am a well respected and successful professional because I have found a way to balance the financial needs of the organization while maintaining strict compliance with all standards and regulations that govern the grant allocation process. I have a reputation for fairness and open-mindedness and a track record of developing and implementing processes and protocols that allow for strict budget tracking, expense allocation, and fiscal accountability through accurate reporting results.
I have been successful in achieving consistent career promotions and responsibilities, and am now ready to move into a Grant Director role. I have improved and enhanced audit results, developed critical fiscal tracking tools, and achieved great success through determination, tenacity, and exceptional analytical skills.
The accompanying resume can give you an overview of my potential for making a worthwhile contribution to <firm or company name>. I believe it would be beneficial to us both to further discuss your organization s goals and how I can help you meet them.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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