The City of West Palm Beach (pop. 102,000) - with its sunny palm-lined streets, scenic waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, historic neighborhoods, and year-round outdoor festivals - is a slice of paradise whose hallmarks are elegance and luxurious comfort. West Palm Beach is the county seat of Palm Beach County and one of the fastest growing areas in the country. We are proud of our ethnic and cultural diversity, both in the community we serve and in our workplace.
The City of West Palm Beach was incorporated in 1894 and encompasses 55 square miles and is blessed with a downtown intercoastal waterfront. The City features a variety of national recognized cultural and leisure activities. West Palm Beach operates under a strong mayor form of government since 1993. This system combines the strong political leadership of a Mayor, who is responsible for running the affairs of the City, with an elected City Council.
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Assist with the permitting, scheduling and coordination of City services and onsite liaison responsibilities for events in the Lake Pavilion. Coordinate monthly events including Screen on the Green and assists with 4th on Flagler and Clematis by Night. This position includes nights, weekends and holidays on a regular basis.
$18.68 Hourly (Pay Grade 47) Excellent Benefits!
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in recreation, Leisure Management or a related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver's license is required. A valid driver's license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver's license within 30 days from day of appointment.
Alternate Requirements: High School Diploma or GED and four (4) years of experience in event management. A valid Florida driver's license is required.
The selection process for this position may consist of any, all or a combination of the following tests: evaluation of training and experience, written examination, structured oral interview or other assessment method.
Days/Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6p.m. Evening and weekends as needed.
Education and Experience:
B.A. or B.S. preferred in a field such as English, Communications or Marketing.
Minimum of two years’ experience in grant research and writing including government, federal and foundation grants.
Valid Florida driver’s license. Proof of automobile liability insurance.
Safe driving record
Workplace Location(s): Jim and Jan Moran Family Center, Deerfield Beach, FL
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Brief Job Description:
Responsible for securing and managing agency’s annual grant revenue budget, approximately $2.9 million.
Identify, apply for and coordinate the administration of federal, state, local, foundation and corporate grants in accordance to applicable standards, regulations and guidelines.
Meets grant and proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates, for information-gathering, document preparation, document review and approval.
Ensures that statistics utilized for funding requests are accurate & up-to-date.
Assists the Program Compliance Specialist to ensure that grant contracts are executed, per deadlines.
Participates in prospective funder, community partner and internal grants meetings.
Submits applicable progress reports on status of grants and outcome achievements to designated staff and funders.
Ensures the development of new strategies to leverage and secure new resources from private, non-profit and government sources in support of established goals and objectives set forth in the annual Revenue Plan.
Initiates and develops relationships with prospective funders; maintains strong relationships with funding sources.
Maintains working knowledge on current fundraising practices in the non-profit/domestic violence sector through reading, participating in seminars and other educational opportunities, and professional contacts/memberships in the field.
Works closely with Finance Dept. in creating appropriate grant budgets.
Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Individual must be proactive, energetic, self-motivated, solution-oriented team player and able to meet deadlines with the ability to balance multiple tasks with accuracy to details.
Must be reliable, flexible, and have the ability to work in partnership with other team members.
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint,)
Ability to read, interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations pertaining to funding contracts and grants.