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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham recently created a grants manager position.

The Grants Manager will apply strategic methods to enhancing funding models, identifying new sources of funding, and developing sustainable and effective grants programs. Responsibilities include managing overall grant efforts, documenting payments and expenditures, optimizing the grant administration process, preparing progress reports, ensuring compliance with grant regulations, reviewing grant proposals, managing grant databases, engaging with outside agencies, and educating staff on policies and preparing financial reports.

This position will aid our organization in serving the public by securing continuous funding, improving business opportunities through effective funding programs, and executing meaningful projects. This position will also be responsible for providing management of State and Federal earmarks.

The full-time position will be a part of the Mayor’s Office.

The salary range is $73,532 to $95,122, but the hiring range, per the job posting on January 22, is expected to be $75,003 to $84,465.

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Essential Functions:

1.Serve as a liaison with principals and other departments on issues regarding grants.

2.Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations administered by the grantor; oversee special audits conducted by grantor.

3.Research funding opportunities.

4.Monitor interventions and programs funded by grants to ensure compliance with grantor guidelines.

5.Optimizing the grant administration process.

6.Oversee the preparation and timely submission of grant applications, application amendments, and budget transfers.

7.Develop grant-based opportunities with appropriate internal departments and teams, and coordinate project plans to ensure adequate reporting and compliance per funder guidelines.

8.Cultivate, manage, and maintain relationships with organizational funders and stakeholders through targeted and strategic outreach, interpretation, and stewardship.

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9.Track and monitor annual revenue goals for grants to provide financial updates and recommendations for annual budget development.

10.Monitor application and reporting timelines and communicate them interdepartmentally to ensure funder deadlines and requirements are met.

11.Manage progress of grant-funded programs and broker communication between funders and City departments.

12.Conduct internal education to help City departments in identifying projects eligible for, or requiring, grant funding, how grant funding fits within organizational budget, and how to develop project and program work plans that are grant ready.

13.Work with City departments to ensure they are informed of the requirements of grant contracts and assist in advising on how best to navigate any necessary changes through communication with funders.

14.Assist with grant proposals, letters of interest/inquiry, concept papers, and related materials for proposal submissions that align with funding requirements.

15.Manage funds received from Opioid settlements and assist in city departments in program development.

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Applicants should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field and at least 5 year’s administrative experience. • Prior grant management experience, preferred

The Grants Manager works under the general direction of the CFO.

To apply visit

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.