Grants Manager Job at Find Great People LLC, Columbia, SC

  • Find Great People LLC
  • Columbia, SC

Job Description

About Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC)

SCRC Culture

While possessing the required skills is essential, being a good cultural fit is equally important. Our culture is characterized by respect, collaboration, exploration, innovation, and inclusivity. We value diversity and believe in the importance of every voice being heard. Flexibility and adaptability, along with a belief in empowerment and autonomy, are key traits. We actively dismantle silos, promote open sharing across all departments, and prioritize our people as our greatest asset. We foster a positive workplace environment where we enjoy our tasks, have fun while achieving our goals, and prioritize the well-being of our staff. This position is not suited for those seeking to coast. You will be expected to hit the ground running and quickly navigate complex challenges.  If this mindset resonates with you, we encourage you to apply.

About the Grants Program Manager Position

The Southeast Crescent Regional Commission is seeking an experienced professional with a proven track record in leading people and projects to join our team as the Grants Manager. While experience in overseeing grants is valuable and required, we prioritize an individual’s ability to lead teams and initiatives effectively toward successful outcomes.
In this pivotal role, the Grants Manager will work closely with the Director of Grants and Programs to implement strategic visions and strategies that drive the development and execution of programs aligning with our agency’s mission. Responsibilities include assisting in policy formulation, streamlining processes, creating efficient procedures, thoroughly reviewing documentation, and implementing robust accountability measures to evaluate performance.
The ideal candidate will have experience administering federal grants and managing programs. They will be highly organized, adaptable, and open to change, with strong emotional intelligence and exceptional people skills. A commitment to leading teams toward effective outcomes is essential. The candidate should be comfortable in a start-up environment that requires flexibility, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. An eagerness to learn and grow continuously is crucial.
A background in project management, program development, or grants management is preferred. A passion for fostering economic and community development in the region is crucial. Experience managing construction projects is desirable but not required. Exceptional communication skills and cultural agility are important as the candidate will lead a team of Program Specialists and work closely with the Director of Grants and Programs.
The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic environment, embrace change with a positive attitude, and be willing to engage in any task necessary to ensure the success of our mission. If you embody these qualities and have a history of outstanding performance, we encourage you to apply.

Immediate Supervisor: Director of Grants and Programs
Location: Headquartered in Columbia, SC with occasional travel within the SCRC region.

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Primary Responsibilities

Program/Project Management
  • Align programs with strategic priorities, establishing objectives, performance indicators and metrics.
  • Promote economic and community development with programming that aligns with State priorities.
  • Use the established evaluation mechanisms that will be used to celebrate successes and to identify opportunities for program and process improvements.
  • Collaborate with State Program Managers and Local Development Districts to ensure timely completion of projects and technical assistance to current and future grant applicants.
  • Collaborate with staff in the creative development of new grant programs and the associated applications, grantee benchmarks, and reporting requirements.
  • Ensure effective communication with grant applicants and grant recipients.
  • Implement fair and transparent processes and procedures for evaluating grant applications.
  • Coordinate or provide technical assistance to applicants and awardees throughout the grant lifecycle.
  • Provide customer service and troubleshooting for projects, payments, processing, and other situations as needed.
  • Evaluate availability of program and grant applications and implement strategies to increase accessibility of SCRC programs.
  • Lead and supervise project teams of 3 to 5 project supervisors to support individual programs.
Compliance and Monitoring
  • With guidance from the Director of Grants and Programs, interpret and implement public law and guidance from the Office of Management and Budget, address compliance and reporting requirements as well as other agency needs related to grant administration.
  • Collaborate with the Director to develop processes to oversee the reporting requirements and other compliance-related communications.
  • Meet requirements for monitoring and compliance activities for awards, ensuring that progress and financial reports are complete and received when due, reimbursement requests are eligible, and funded projects are progressing and can be closed within the agreed upon period.
  • Alert the Director of any issues or challenges that may impact task and/or project completion.
  • Gather grantee data to conduct research and prepare statistical reports on program successes, highlighting the impact on the economic and demographic status of the region.
Skills and Abilities
  • Display excellent verbal communication skills, to include the ability to speak publicly when needed.
  • Display excellent written communication skills, to include drafting emails, memos and presentations.
  • Ability to synthesize data and information, complete complex analyses, advise leadership, and coherently communicate recommendations to support organizational decision-making.
  • Demonstrate data-driven decision making, conduct research, seek information, and connect with subject matter experts when faced with new or challenging issues
  • Demonstrate superior analytical ability and experience identifying and resolving difficult problems. Superior skills and ability to apply these techniques and resources to analysis of assigned areas.
  • Be willing to adapt and be flexible when faced with changing priorities, tight deadlines, or rising issues.
  • Possesses superior judgment and demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively with parties who often have different or competing interests and constraints.
  • Handle high-stress situations in a calm, effective manner.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders and individuals with varying levels of sophistication and expertise with respect to the grant process.

Qualifications for Consideration

  • The minimum educational requirement we will accept is an associate degree with experience in a relevant area. A bachelor’s degree is desired, but not required.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience in program management, grants management, or a related field is required for consideration.
  • Experience in economic development, community development, or related field is highly preferred.
  • Experience with the grant-making lifecycle is necessary, including experience with Federal grants.
  • Experience leading and supervising project teams.


The salary range for this position is $69,500 – $80,000. Please note that it is not typical for salaries offered to reach the top end of the posted salary range. The official salary offered will be determined by the Commission at the time of selection.

To Apply

Interested candidates are asked to apply here. For questions about the position, interested candidates may reach out to Madison Shealy, Professional Staffing Recruiter at Find Great People, LLC, at [email protected].

Job Tags

Local area, Immediate start, Flexible hours,

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