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Director of Federal Grant (2021-2025)

JOB SUMMARY: Works closely with pre-award administration, organization, preparation and post-award administration of all grants for elementary, middle and high school campuses and departments. Directs, monitors, implements and manages grant programs and budget functions for districtwide programs, public schools, mandated private schools and neglected and delinquent facilities in coordination with district leadership, including regional office and principals in keeping with federal guidelines.


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  1. Maintains budgetary information; prepares reports and evaluation data required for fiscal audit, budget forecasts and assigned academic plans.

  2. Develops, manages, and maintains records and databases of all NCLB funded programs and participating campuses for TEA and federal government use.

  3. Collaborates with the Professional Development, Research and Accountability, Budgeting, and other departments to ensure that district and campus goals are in compliance with federal and state policies and procedures that govern the programs.

  4. Submits required information for appropriate programs in order to assist with the compilation of the Texas Education Agency required Standard Application System.

  5. Plans and implements training for central and regional office staff, principals, and public and/or private school administrators to ensure that program needs and guidelines are met. Develops program handbooks, revises guidelines, and provides updates of federal guidelines in accordance with grant laws.

  6. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE: 3 to 5 years

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Microsoft Office,Teacher Certification preferred, School Administrator Certification preferred Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier)

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work involves the application of moderately complex procedures and tasks that are quite varied. Independent judgment is often required to select and apply the most appropriate of available resources. Ongoing supervision is provided on an "as needed" basis.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: Compiles and organizes data and figures.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have minor, small and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Collaborate and solve problems - works with others to resolve problems, clarify or interpret complex information/policies, and provide initial screening/negotiations without approval authority. Interactions are typically with customers, senior level professional staff, and managers.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Follows through with customer inquiries, requests and complaints. Forwards difficult and non-routine inquiries or requests to appropriate level for resolution.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.