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Program Manager - Grant Writing Emphasis

Company: GNA
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Program Manager - Grant Writing EmphasisFounded in 1993 and headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) helps many of the nation's leading businesses and government agencies develop and implement policies and technologies that reduce pollution and the use of conventional petroleum products.GNA works with clients - including corporations, utilities, public agencies and non-governmental organizations - to encourage private and public support for the increased use of alternative fuels in transportation, renewable energy sources in power generation, and accelerating development and integration of advanced energy technologies into our economy.GNA's success results from our wide-ranging experience; commitment to excellence; technical expertise; in-depth understanding of public policy and available grant funding programs; and extensive strategic relationships with industry, government, environmental groups and impacted communities. For more information about GNA, visit: www.gladstein.org.We are seeking a Senior Associate to join our Programs Department. Successful applicants will possess exceptional writing, including grant-writing, research, communication, organizational, analytical, customer service, project management, and follow-up skills. Candidates must have a "can-do" attitude, willingness to work hard in order to get the job done in a deadline-driven environment, and a passion for delivering excellence.Must be a self-starter, with the ability to anticipate, respond to, and fulfill supervisor, teammate, and client needs. Candidates must possess a strong work ethic and the ability to adapt and remain calm when facing unforeseen challenges. Interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial thinkers with the ability to communicate complex ideas on paper to diverse audiences and a passion for knowledge and learning will absolutely thrive in our office and with our clients. -In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will be a creative and detail-oriented individual interested in clean energy, innovative transportation technologies, and improving air quality.You Possess:This is a "write your own adventure" position as this position's workload will include contributing on anywhere between 5-15 different projects in a given month, with a specific emphasis on project and program management, as well as significant grant writing, for the clean transportation and clean energy industries. Your ability to creatively tackle those projects, continually looking for better solutions to existing and future challenges, will define your path to success at GNA. The ideal candidate has the gumption to "manage up", reach across project teams for support, and ultimately captain their own ship.We need a candidate who possesses the capabilities to deliver high-quality intelligence that meet client needs, but also the awareness to recognize the need to push back and advocate for alternative approaches to problems.This position is a unique opportunity at GNA as you will be immediately expected to take on client and project management responsibilities. There is no normal "day-to-day" operation - our team's ability to efficiently and fluidly shift gears from project to project is what makes us valuable to our clients but also what makes us proud of our work.Additional Skills: --- -Project management: -Provide efficient and cost-effective results on both client and company projects. Must be capable of independently setting, tracking, and reporting on progress related for multiple project and billable hour goals and ensuring other team members on a given project are given and follow through on assignments. Must regularly report on progress, challenges, and approach to team leaders and management. --- -Client Relations: -Professionally interact with industry contacts and clients on a regular basis, understand their business needs, provide consistent and well-prepared status reports on deliverables, manage and address unexpected developments, and communicate research and recommendations in a confidence-inspiring manner. --- -Research: -Conduct primary and secondary research on a broad spectrum of market, technical, and policy issues and assist in the development and production of high-quality reports which provide this research to either specific or broad audiences. Be able to translate detailed and/or nuanced technical information into readily understandable and actionable information for you target audience. ---Grant Writing: Write highly complex grant applications to private, non-profit, and public sector organizations for GNA clients in the area of clean transportation. --- -Communications: -Prepare regular memos on project status for clients and for staff. Create publication-quality and client-ready written reports, marketing materials, correspondence, grant applications, presentations, and other communications that clearly and concisely summarize project goals, accomplishments and recommendations in the most compelling manner for the appropriate audience. --- -Outreach and Organization: -Develop and implement strategies to communicate the objective of projects to diverse audiences, including business, government, non-profit organizations and community groups. Conduct surveying, data gathering, and informational awareness campaigns via telephone, internet, in person, and other outreach strategies. Interface directly with a variety of contacts in to gather information for various projects. --- -Presentations: Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations which effectively distill and communicate GNA's and/or our client's project efforts, goals, and recommendations. --- -Business Development: Lead and assist in the identification and new project and revenue opportunities with existing and potential clients. --- -Firm Promotion: Actively contribute to the firm's development and growth by participating in internal initiatives such as administration, human resources, marketing, infrastructure development, and team development.Additional Duties- Lead grant / incentive application and reporting efforts in the clean transportation sector- External client project and communications management- Internal resource and communications management- External and internal project and incentive application management- Support project planning and 18-month projections- Support cross-department efforts- Publish regular financial and project reports for senior managers- Identify, develop, and implement more efficient workflow and management practices- Implement performance reviews for staff / direct reports- Implement budget and contract management efforts / proactive contract renewalsRequirements- Must have experience with grant writing and additional preference, but not required, for transportation / infrastructure experience- Demonstrated experience leading and developing staff.- Demonstrated outstanding oral, written, and presentation skills- Demonstrated project management excellence- Demonstrated successes with external and internal stakeholder relationship management (including issue identification and mitigation)- Demonstrated implementation of more efficient business practice, workflow, or management approach- Demonstrated project management, including task allocations, staff management, delivery gates, and invoice management- Demonstrated excellence in meeting or exceeding project budget goals- Demonstrated experience in financial modeling, budget projections, and future staffing requirements- Transportation, energy, logistics, infrastructure, financial, government or experience in a related field preferred- Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office- Ability to work at a computer for the majority of the day- MBA or MPA preferred- Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.This full-time, staff position offers an annual salary, as well as a full benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance on the first day of the month after hire. We also offer 401(k) plans and performance-based bonus opportunities.Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) values a diverse workforce and is committed to providing equal opportunity employment for all individuals. GNA prohibits any form of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, including but not limited to actual or perceived characteristics of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, pregnancy, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or any other protected class as defined by California and federal law.No Agencies. No Sponsorship. EOE.

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