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Assistant Director of Grants and Community Partnerships

Company: Hartford Public Schools
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer (Primary)/Senior Advisor for Strategy and Institutional Advancement (Secondary)PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Assistant Director of Grants and Community Partnerships oversees ongoing grants and community support for the District, with a particular emphasis on developing narratives and other qualitative and quantitative content related to applications for and revisions to those grants. The Assistant Director is a critical link between cabinet members, the Senior Advisor for Strategy and Institutional Advancement, the Grant Writer, other members of the Central Office staff, and school leaders. The position directly supports ongoing fund and partnership development and efforts to sustain annual Federal and State grant funding.The Assistant Director of Grants and Community Partnerships will be part of a management team committed to accelerating equity and organizational excellence by achievement of the overarching priorities of the Hartford Public Schools' Strategic Operating Plan, the District Model for Excellence:High Quality Teaching & Learning: High quality instruction and support to ensure students graduate ready for life, college, career, and success.Welcoming Culture & Nurturing Climate: Cultivate inclusive, innovative, collaborative, and engaging learning environments in safe buildings.Engaging Family & Community Partnerships: Extend student learning opportunities through engaged family and community partnerships.Skillful Staff and Effective Operations: Maintain a high level of operational effectiveness with skilled staff, modern facilities, financial integrity, and accountability systems.TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership to or participate in key projects related to grant development; serve as designee in meetings as requested
  • Serve as a key liaison between the Office of Academics, the Office of School Leadership, and the Finance & Risk Management Department to ensure organizational needs and objects are accurately reflected in grant priorities and supporting narratives
  • Confer with school system staff to identify program priorities which require funding
  • Work in conjunction with the Grant Writer, initiate and/or pursue grant opportunities and other funding sources that support the District Model for Excellence and identified program priorities
  • Interpret and help ensure adherence to federal, state, local and private/foundation funding guidelines, procedures and reporting requirements
  • In conjunction with the Grant Writer and Senior Advisor, establish and maintain contacts and networks with potential funders and keep abreast of potential new funding initiatives
  • Coordinate the system-wide grants process for ongoing grants, particularly with respect to Federal and State grants
  • Work in a collaborative manner to ensure timely submission of grant applications for recurring Federal and State grants; track status of submissions and ensure required revisions are completed efficiently
  • Work closely with grant Finance staff to ensure grants are expended as planned throughout the school year; alert school leadership of major deviations and ensure recovery plans are established and followed
  • Work with the Grant Writer and Senior Advisor to ensure all grant submissions are consistent with respect to strategic objectives and terminology
  • Assist with the development and implementation of a long-term revenue generation plan to help achieve fiscal sustainability
  • Oversee the stewardship of the Travelers, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Barr Foundation and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving grants, including leading and advising on matters related to strategic planning and implementation, policies and procedures, program design, and expenditure tracking and reporting
  • Prepare presentations for the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Advisor, or other senior personnel related to grants
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Chief Financial Officer or Senior AdvisorQUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree in education, public policy, marketing or communications; advanced degree preferred
    • Professional background in education or community-based organizations
    • Demonstrated experience in obtaining contributions/grants from businesses and foundations
    • Experience in successful proposal/grant writing
    • Prior experience working with multiple constituencies in an urban setting
    • Experience with grant expenditure oversight
    • Demonstrated ability to coordinate efforts among leaders in a large organization
    • Excellent interpersonal communication, leadership, research, and organizational skills required
    • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of school district operations and key terminology
    • Highly collaborative with proven ability to build consensus among peer professionals
    • Strong orientation toward urban school systems preferredCERTIFICATION: An education certification is preferred but not requiredSALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary is commensurate with education and experienceEVALUATION: Evaluated annuallyUNION AFFILIATION: Non-BargainingAPPLICATION PROCEDURE: The screening process for highly qualified candidates is immediate, and interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be considered, all internal and external applicants must fully complete a Hartford Public Schools' online application. All candidates must upload requested documents, including: cover letter, current resume, and three (3) letters of professional reference that were prepared within the last three years. To apply, please visit and follow the appropriate link.Hartford Public Schools (Hartford, Connecticut) is a diverse community of educators and approximately 18,000 students attending 39 distinctive magnet, community, and neighborhood schools, located in the capital city of Connecticut. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education, cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, closing the opportunity gaps, and preparing students for life, college, career, and success.HPS recruits and selects diverse professionals, who are committed to developing students' individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond. Highly talented and qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our Hartford students, families, and community are strongly encouraged to apply immediately!Why Should You Choose Hartford Public Schools?Hartford Public Schools is seeking excellent candidates and wants to provide the best experience for you. We have put together a comprehensive package of benefits and incentives, including:
      • Competitive salary
      • Career growth opportunities
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • Rich health care plan
      • Professional developmentDiversity Among UsHartford Public Schools is a diverse community of scholars and educators. Among our 18,000 students, there are 90 languages spoken; 22% of our student population are English Learners. Over 85% of the population are students of color. At Hartford Public Schools, we are well above the national average for diverse teachers and administrators. Among our teachers and administrators, 27% and 47%, respectively, identify as people of color.Hartford is the Place for YouThe state of Connecticut is seated on the northeastern seaboard. Hartford is within an hour's drive of the coastline and is centrally located between New York City and Boston. Hartford is one of America's oldest and most historic cities, made up of 17 unique neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. It is commonly known as the "insurance capital" due to its prominence beginning in the 19th century as home to many of the most prestigious insurance companies in the U.S., many of which still call Hartford home today. The city features world-class museums, entertainment, and sports venues and is home to several major companies. An array of restaurants reflecting cuisines from all over the world attract people from far and wide, and more than 200 arts, heritage, and cultural organizations in the Hartford region provide hundreds of events year-round. In addition, several universities and colleges are in Hartford and the surrounding towns, allowing easy access to advanced degree programs.Position is subject to Funding.An Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/V/DJob Type: Full-timePay: $90,000.00 - $105,000.00 per yearBenefits:
        • Dental insurance
        • Health insurance
        • Life insurance
        • Paid time off
        • Referral program
        • Retirement plan
        • Tuition reimbursement
        • Vision insuranceSchedule:
          • 8 hour shift
          • Monday to FridayExperience:
            • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: One location

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