• Full Time
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • $101,129.60 - $151,694.40 Annually USD / Year

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The Position
The Grant Analyst will be responsible for performing professional level work and works in close collaboration with City departments and the City’s grant consultant to understand service and program needs to effectively assist departments with seeking, implementing, and complying with grants. This position reports to and works in coordination with the ASD Assistant Director to ensure the accurate accounting, ongoing monitoring and reporting, and compliance for grants throughout the City. The Grant Analyst is responsible for managing the City’s grant consultant contract, who primarily assists with identifying and matching, grant writing and applications, and advocating grant awards on behalf of the City. This position centrally coordinates grant administration functions, including tracking; planning and conducting training programs; reporting; and compliance activities. Successful candidates will possess the ability to manage and administer a broad range of assignments simultaneously that include building and improving the City’s policies and process for the overall grant program, understanding department functions and priorities, and exercising independent judgment to perform a variety of detail grant management functions.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Sound decision maker with the goal of balancing the needs of the organization and essential job function requirements; willing to regularly dive deep into the details and think strategically with the best interests of the City and the public.
  • Demonstrated complex critical thinking and analytical skills; fiscal competency to effectively manage grant financial activities.
  • Bring a customer service and collaborative approach with an ability to look at issues in a creative way; ability to positively influence decisions, diffuse conflict, and come to a compromise after diligent consideration of all perspectives.
  • Ability to interpret contracts; requirements; policies and procedures; and applicable laws, rules and regulations relating to grants; ability to prioritize and coordinate work to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • While analytical, the successful candidate will also be an excellent communicator both written and verbal; craft concise and comprehensive written reports as well as interact successfully with department staff, department directors, the City Manager, and City Council including presentations to staff, public, and/or elected officials.
  • Strong team player with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and a focus on organizational impact and enthusiasm to learn and take on new tasks.


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