Grant Development Specialist

Ankeny, IA
Full Time
Entry Level

Is improving communities your passion? Do you enjoy partnering with local governments to develop solutions to their complex funding problems as if they were your own? If so, be a part of a company whose mission is to strengthen the communities we serve. JEO isn’t just any company. We are a relationship-based company, who cares about people. We believe quality products and services are important, but people are the cornerstone of who we are. This exciting opportunity will directly contribute to the continued success of JEO.

The Grant Development Specialist position will assist our client in acquiring financial support from external entities by identifying funding opportunities and writing and preparing grant proposals.

The Grant Development Specialist will:

  • Write grant proposals and research potential funding opportunities from, public, private, state, and federal sources
  • Assist with communication of funding opportunities, coordination strategies, determine eligibility, and program requirements
  • Assist in the preparation of the proposals, edit and prepare the final application package for submission. Monitor funded activities
  • Monitor JEO’s compliance with proposal objectives and funding agencies reporting and accountability standards
  • Develop and maintain an internal summary of available funding opportunities and calendar of deadlines. Review proposal feedback for potential resubmission opportunities and/or submission to other grant agencies
  • Attend conferences to identify new and changing funding opportunities

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Planning, Journalism, or related fields
  • 3+ years of experience in grant writing or funding  
  • Outstanding technical writing and editing, and organization skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work effectively under deadlines
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Independent and resourceful research skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant writing and administration
  • Knowledge of public facilities and infrastructure
  • CDBG certified, or willingness to obtain certification
  • Familiarity with state and federal funding programs
  • Experience with portal

JEO Consulting Group, Inc. is a consulting firm with thirteen offices (8 in Nebraska, 2 in Iowa, and 3 in Kansas). JEO offers competitive salaries and benefits including sick and vacation time, flex time, health insurance, an employer contributed 401k, wellness incentives, paid professional licensure fees and memberships, and an annual bonus program.


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