2526 Grants Administrator - Center for Resource Planning and Management


TITLE Grants Administrator - Center for Resource Planning and Management




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Center for Resource Planning and Management


The Grants Administrator – Center for Resource Planning and Management (CRPM) administers the CRPM’s grant-funded projects both before and after the awards process. The Grants Administrator – CRPM establishes standards and deadlines for proposals, reviews proposals for completeness, and ensures compliance with University, Foundation, state, or federal standards. The Grants Administrator – CPRM provides outreach and education, especially to rural and/or marginalized groups to ensure they take full advantage of available funding opportunities for unmet needs within our communities, including prioritizing potential projects and assisting with the grant application process.  The Grants Administrator provides technical assistance to local governments in administering state and federally-funded grants related to economic development, economic recovery, disaster recovery, disaster mitigation, resiliency, public health and safety, transportation, water and wastewater systems, and other planning and implementation projects. Technical assistance includes the completion of environmental reviews and impact studies, analysis of census and other statistical data, review of project budgets, coordination of assurances, writing project narratives, and reporting to local elected officials or boards on project progress.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Experience: Prior experience in grant writing and administration is preferred.  Experience with programs and agencies such as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Missouri Department of Economic Development (MoDED), Economic Development Administration (EDA), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development (USDA-RD), or Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is preferred.

Skill: Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.  The ability to read, interpret, and follow state and federal program guidelines is required.  Computer skills, including word processing, database management, document design, and presentation software are required.  The ability to compile and analyze technical and statistical data is required.  The ability to work with minimal supervision, meet deadlines, and work efficiently in non-routine situations is required. The ability to work effectively with the public and elected officials is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Familiarity with and the ability to read and understand engineering and architectural reports is preferred.

Other: Occasional day travel (150 mile radius) is required and may include occasional overnight stays; a valid driver’s license is required. The position requires attending occasional evening meetings.


1. Provides technical and advisory assistance to local governments and other public entities by specializing in grant writing and administration and participating in and directing the preparation of grant applications, technical reports, project or program budgets, and financial reports.

2. Develops and makes recommendations to local and regional government entities by participating in planning activities with citizen advisory committees and the general public while communicating accurate information about the availability of funding programs and their requirements.

3. Facilitates the development of potential sources of contracts for the Center for Resource Planning and Management by assisting in the preparation and presentation of project proposals to local, state, and federal governments and other public entities.

4. Represents the Center for Resource Planning and Management to other government jurisdictions on grant writing and administration matters by attending meetings, workshops, seminars, and other similar activities as may be assigned.

5. Assists in the compilation and analysis of census data and other statistical data and prepares projections and reports on data analysis.

6. Oversees the completion of environmental reviews required for grant applications or administration.

7. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

8. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director, Center for Resource Planning and Management.

9. Contributes to the overall success of the Center or Resource Planning and Management by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Grant Administrator is supervised by the Director, Resource Planning and Management, works closely with other Planner positions, and may assist with the supervision of student planning interns.