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Ohio Arts Council job opportunity

Ohio Arts Council Seeking Additional Grants Coordinator

The Ohio Arts Council is looking for a dedicated professional to assume the duties of Grants Coordinator 2 (“Grants Associate”) in the agency's Investment Office.

For more information, to view the full job posting, and to apply, visit

The deadline to apply for this position is June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

This Grants Associate will be responsible for supporting all agency grant-making activities for both organizations and individuals in partnership with the agency’s program coordinators in the Artist Programs/Percent for Art and the Arts Education & Organizational Programs offices. The Investment Office staff forms the core of the agency’s primary work as a grant-maker. Grants Associates assist the office’s director in managing this critical agency function for all programs for all departments, with a focus on providing fair, equitable, and transparent stewardship of the agency’s public funds. These investments in turn support the state’s arts and cultural assets, including artists, arts educators, and arts and cultural organizations.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate grants administration work for all agency grant programs: monitor applications to assigned grant program areas; input and maintain data for applicants and grantees; prepare application materials for review panels; attend and provide technical support at panel meetings; input funding recommendations and prepare grants reports for review and approval; monitor and evaluate grant activities to assure adherence to grant agreement terms and compliance with relevant program guidelines; review submitted reports for completeness and accuracy; participate in program policy development work as directed.  
  • Read, interpret, and prepare technical reports: review applicant and grantee budgets, audits, and other documentation for completeness; assist in the determination of grant award recommendations using a funding formula; assist in evaluating grantee budgetary materials for sound financial practices.   
  • Maintain excellent public relations: provide technical assistance to constituents over the phone, via email, and in-person; answer inquiries about grant program deadlines, eligibility requirements, award reporting, and other issues; conduct periodic site visits and other in-state constituent travel, especially to underserved areas. 
  • Maintain the agency’s online grant application system: be knowledgeable about system performance, functionality, and periodic upgrades or enhancements; provide reports and other outputs to board and agency leadership; perform routine updates to forms and configuration settings in response to user feedback; provide training and troubleshooting for staff as needed.  
  • Assist with special programs and projects: assist in special events (e.g. conferences, workshops, meetings, displays); represent the Investment Office in work teams and ad hoc committees as directed; perform other duties as directed in the agency strategic plan. 

Three courses or nine mos. exp. in contract and grant preparation; three courses or nine mos. exp. in accounting; three mos. trg. or three mos. exp. in public relations. 

- Or six mos. exp. as Grants Coordinator 1, 63161. 

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.
Knowledge of supervisory principles/techniques*; public relations; contract & grant preparation; accounting; budgeting. Skill in operation of personal computer*. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; develop complex reports & position papers; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; calculate fractions, decimals & percentages. 

(*)Developed after employment.

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