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Job Opportunity

Ohio Arts Council Seeking Investment Associate (Grants Coordinator 2)

The Ohio Arts Council is looking for a dedicated, detail-oriented professional to assume the duties of Grants Coordinator 2 (Investment Associate) in the agency’s Investment Office.

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This Investment Associate will be responsible for supporting all agency grant-making activities for both organizations and individuals as part of the agency’s Investment Office, working in partnership across the agency’s teams. The Investment Office staff forms the core of the agency’s primary work as a grant-maker. Investment Associates assist the Investment Office Director in managing critical agency functions 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 education, 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 reviewing grantee budgetary materials for sound financial practices. 

  • Maintain excellent public relations: provide technical assistance to constituents over the phone, via email, virtually, 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 for 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.

Major Worker Characteristics:

Knowledge of grant-writing and budgeting; accounting; humanities or fine arts; public relations, employee training and development.* Able to deal with many variables and determine specific action; able to comprehend and discuss highly abstract material; able to resolve questions from constituents and stakeholders.

(*) Developed after employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of core program in fine arts or humanities; 1 course or 3 months experience in grant-writing, budgeting, and/or accounting; or
  • Alternate, equivalent evidence of the Major Work Characteristics noted above.

Supplemental Information:

The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. With funds from the Ohio General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, the OAC provides financial assistance to artists and arts organizations.

Some evenings and/or weekends are required. The worker may travel overnight from time-to-time.

As of the time of posting, this overtime-eligible position starts at a base pay rate of $47,445 annualized ($22.81/hour) within pay range 30.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

The Ohio Arts Council is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.  To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability please contact ADA Coordinator Kim Turner at 614-995-0066 or When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time of contact so that proper arrangements can be made.

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