The mission of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) is to initiate, and support the community and economic development efforts within the counties of Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, and Summers located in the New River Gorge region of West Virginia. The successful candidate will coordinate grant seeking, writing, tracking, and reporting for NRGRDA and will develop and oversee monthly and annual organizational impact reporting that supports the fulfillment of the mission statement.
- Perform high-level professional work related to grant seeking, grant writing, coordination of grant activities, grant reporting, processing draw requests, and other grant related responsibilities as assigned
- Develop and implement the overall impact reporting strategy, including the creation and implementation of an impact database and annual impact report.
- Move to establish contacts and manage professional relationships with local and national funding opportunities, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, representatives of the private sector and contract vendors.
- Ensure all efforts serve to achieve immediate and long-term business goals, identifying and executing improvements for processes, context, and lead generation.
- Coordination and oversight of the financial aspects of grant operations including budget proposals, financial reporting, monthly reconciliation and invoicing, monitoring allowable expenditures.
- Prepare materials for submission for reimbursement to granting agencies, following agency requirements for format, content, and submission methods.
- Create and maintain project budgets.
- Work with the NRGRDA accounting team to contribute as needed to the annual audit preparation.
- Identify new grant funding opportunities that align with the mission of NRGRDA through local, state and national sources.
- Determine eligibility and coordinates the planning and preparation of grant proposals.
- Monitors and coordinates the administration of post-award grants to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are being followed; manages administrative problems and/or budget changes occurring during the awarded granting period.
- Prepares and compiles all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements.
- Represent NRGRDA as required with civic and community organizations, industry and business coalitions, and State and National Associations.
- Provide collaborative support to enhance achievement of NRGRDA’s 5-year strategic plan and Business Development goals
- Fosters professional interactions, networking, and professional growth.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Major activities include:
- Review complex solicitations with project teams and assist in the preparation of proposals, bids and contract modifications; oversee the establishment of contracts and grants in the program’s financial systems.
- Planning and data compilation support for on-going NRGRDA initiatives (Annual Economic Outlook Summit, Outdoor Gear Initiative, the WV Hive, etc,)
- Develop database to consistently track performance measurement outcomes used to support annual impact report.
- Design and deliver accurate and effective documents and presentations to convey annual impact
- Develop and prepare reports and metrics for measuring program success.
- Ability to travel extensively in the Region with limited travel out of state.
Performance Skills and Individual Competencies
- Bachelor’s Degree in English, communications, accounting, or a similar field. Master’s degree preferred
- Strong understanding of the grant life cycle process including grant seeking, grant writing, grant coordination process, and financial management of grant funded organizations.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
- Ability to develop and produce grants and other proposals.
- Knowledge of current developments/trends in area of expertise.
- Ability to determine informational needs, to collect and analyze information, and to devise and develop statistical analyses and reports.
- Database management skills.
- Knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, federal and university regulations.
- Knowledge of federal, state and/or community funding sources and mechanisms
- Past work experience as grant coordinator or similar role
- Experience working at state or regional organizations
- Knowledge of non-traditional funding sources
- Proven ability to build partnerships with Chambers of Commerce, governmental and non- profit organizations;
- Strong communication skills, including verbal, written, and public speaking
- Proficiency in Microsoft: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Results and goal oriented
- Effective organizational and planning skills
- Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and prioritize workload
- Effective people skills, comfortable interacting with senior executives and regional leadership
- Strong listening skills
- Entrepreneurial thinker
- Problem solving and analytical skills
- Positive attitude, energetic, and team builder/team player
- Willingness to travel
Compensation and Benefits:
- Salary $42,000 based on experience and qualifications
- Other benefits include: travel reimbursement, health, life and disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, and retirement program.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and list of three to five professional references to:
Jina Belcher, Executive Director
New River Gorge Regional Development Authority 116 North Heber Street, Suite B
Beckley, WV 25801
Electronic submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org