Grants Program Coordinator - AZ

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  • We support your work/life balance with a minimum 50% child care discount, immediate (or next-day) access to earnings, paid time off, and more.
  • We invest in your future with ongoing training, tuition reimbursement, credential assistance, and our unique Master Teacher Program.
  • We strive to provide a positive, fun environment with plenty of recognition.

Job Summary:

The Grant Program Coordinator assists with all areas of Arizona Head Start and Early Head Start grant implementation and compliance. The Grant Program Coordinator supports all administrative requirements of both LCG and the grantor and provides the schools with expertise on curriculum and training requirements specific to Arizona grant programs. The Grant Program Coordinator visits and observes grant classrooms, and provides feedback, coaching, and formal training to teachers and other field staff.


Essential Functions:

  • Perform regular compliance audits and support schools in meeting compliance standards.
  • Partner with schools to perform roster checks, gather meal counts, assemble in-kind reports, and provide reporting to Grant Program Manager.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with all of the AZ field team including RM, DM, school staff and management, and other members of the Grants team to offer the best support for grant programs and action plans to meet highest quality in program and compliance.
  • Build and maintain relationships with grantor(s).
  • Work with schools on grant supply orders, including approvals and invoice reconciliation.
  • Assisting with grant audits to assure compliance with expenses and funding.
  • Provide regular effective communication to Director of Funding and Grant Program Manager to support program implementation and improvement.
  • Provide schools with expertise on implementing programs in alignment with state and local initiatives/requirements.
  • Visit schools to observe classrooms and provide support, feedback, and strategies for improvement, including the writing of action plans.
  •   Partner with the field team and other members of the Grants team for rollouts of training initiatives.
  •   Attend meetings with LCG team and grantor as necessary. Leverage internet to research grant related matters and complete online applications.
  •   Collaborate cross-functionally with other departments to achieve results in accordance with grant requirements.
  •   Effectively and efficiently to drive timely resolution regarding any concerns or conflicts that may arise related to grants or funding.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; grant management, early childhood, business, management focus preferred.
  • At least 2 years of experience in early childcare, grant implementation, or accreditation management preferred.
  • Licenses, certificates, or specialized training that are required by state law or regulatory agencies. For example: CDA, CPR, ECE units, law enforcement clearance, etc.


Other Skills and Abilities Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills with both internal and external customers.
  • Capable of working with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Effective communication skills, written, verbal and interpersonal.
  • Proficient time management, organizational skills, and ability to meet established deadlines.
  • Action-oriented; shows initiative and sees projects through to completion.
  • Ability to partner and collaborate with LCG employees and grantors.
  • Adherence to high quality standards; practices and promotes continuous improvement throughout the organization.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions in a manner consistent with the job functions.
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel, including the reviewing, formatting, and updating of spreadsheets.

Travel Percentage

  • 60%

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