Grants Coordinator | City of Joliet

Posted on Dec 8, 2022 and will remain open until filled.


This position performs professional work related to grant seeking, grant administration, and coordinating grant management activities on a Citywide basis, serving as the central contact for the full scope of work in matters related to grant administration and management.


Strong understanding of the grant life cycle including grant seeking, grant writing, and the grant management process

Research, identify and develop grant funding needs and sources

Prepare and submit grant proposals for funding, following all requirements and deadlines for grant applications


Develop and catalog external resources in the areas of training, grant funding sources, and other grant related opportunities

Facilitate interdepartmental coordination and communication on multi-departmental grant projects to ensure that grants are processed and administered in a timely manner and according to grant requirements

Maintain centralized reports of Citywide grant activity, program evaluation and auditing, as well as financial analysis and tracking of grant revenue and expenditures.

Prepare financial reports as required by Federal, State, and Local regulations.


Education and Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Public or Business Administration, or closely related field

-Considerable (3 –5 years) responsible experience in research, finance, or public administration, including experience in grant administration, grant management, grant coordination, obtaining funding for grants projects and programs, and grant writing

-Equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-General principles and practices of providing grant funded services at the municipal level; and processes and procedures for implementing and administering various federal and state grants

-Ability to keep abreast of federal and state grant programs; determine eligibility for a variety of grant proposals; coordinate and participate in the development of grant applications and grant compliance reports; comprehend and make inferences from legal and administrative written materials; analyze and compile information and prepare written and oral reports

-Exceptional research skills

-Good knowledge in the use and operation of computers, software, and social media

-Strong organizational skills including attention to detail, problem solving and follow through

-Ability to prioritize and coordinate numerous complex activities simultaneously

-Excellence in effective oral and written communications including proofreading and editing skills

-Work cooperatively and maintain liaison with government officials and agencies at the municipal,

county, state, and federal levels


Valid State of Illinois Class D driver’s license


Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The duties listed above are intended only as general illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  Specific statements of duties not included does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  Job descriptions are subject to change by the City as the needs of the City and requirements of this job change.


City of Joliet


150 W. Jefferson Street
JolietIL  60410
United States

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City of Joliet
Grants Coordinator
Joliet, IL

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