A grant project assistant coordinator works under a coordinator to help manage various grants that are given to institutions. These positions are available in the government, schools, and non-profit organizations. They help plan and carry out how the funds are distributed, helping determine details such as which programs will receive grant funding. The grant project assistant coordinator might also work in a college to help determine which individuals will receive grant money.
A grant project assistant coordinator must be instructed in methodical and objective ways to evaluate and determine various project needs. Computer skills are necessary, as a database documenting grant information and the distribution process must be maintained. The grant project assistant coordinator helps maintain files and information about various projects that are selected and not selected, including the reasons why they were or were not granted funds.
The grant project assistant may also be tasked with administering correspondence and creating reports. The grant project assistant coordinator needs to make sure that all parties are adhering to policies and laws. Another duty is administering grants and making sure they are carried out correctly and efficiently. A grant project assistant works closely with various project managers, grant-giving institutions, and the grant project coordinator, among others.
This position usually requires at least a bachelor’s degree in a field such as public administration or human services. Project management experience may be required or preferred as well.
Grant Project Assistant Coordinator Tasks
Assists in the planning a community services assessment.
Establishes and maintains contact with providers and project workers.
Selects programs and providers based on community services assessment.
Helps in preparing necessary project reports.