December 14, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CITY OF KINGSTON SEEKS GRANTS MANAGER
OFFICE OF GRANTS MANAGEMENT TO BE ESTABLISHED IN 2019
KINGSTON, N.Y. -- Mayor Steve Noble is seeking applicants for the position of Grants Manager, who is responsible for researching grant funding opportunities at the federal, state, local and foundation levels, grant administration and coordinating grant management activities. The position was established in 2016 by Mayor Noble in order to improve coordination of grants across City departments and to effectively seek and secure grant funding to support priority projects and initiatives. Due to the growing portfolio of grant-supported projects, Mayor Noble proposed the creation of the Office of Grants Management in his 2019 Recommended Budget, which was ultimately adopted by the City of Kingston Common Council. The current Grants Manager, Kristen Wilson, will serve as the Director of the Office of Grants Management.
The City is managing a wide array of grant-supported projects that will advance in 2019, including transportation and waterfront revitalization, along with six New York State funded Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) projects. Grants Management will also be working to secure alternative funding for priority DRI projects that were not selected for funding by the State. The current portfolio of projects supported by grants totals $38.7 million, and approximately $31.8 million can be reimbursed by already secured grants.
“The establishment of the Grants Management department and the expansion of the team is a result of this administration’s robust efforts to secure and manage grant funding to support a variety of public infrastructure, transportation, sustainability, safety and quality of life initiatives and projects throughout the City,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “Kristen has done an excellent job, and I’m excited to see what this office can accomplish with more capacity.”
Qualified candidates will have working knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and various levels of governmental organization; general principles and practices of providing grant funded services at the municipal level; ability to keep current on federal and state grant programs; ability to determine eligibility for a variety of grant proposals; ability to coordinate the development of grant applications; ability to coordinate and participate in the preparation of grant compliance information and prepare written and oral reports; comprehend and make inferences from legal and administration written materials; effectively communicate both orally and in writing and work cooperatively and maintain liaison with government officials and agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels. The annual starting salary for the Grants Manager position is $50,236 plus benefits.
Local residents are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications can be downloaded online at www.kingston-ny.gov/Employment and dropped off or mailed to Civil Service, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, no later than 4:00pm Friday, January 4, 2019.
Grant-supported transportation projects can be found at www.kingston-ny.gov/KingstonOnTheMove
Grant-supported waterfront revitalization projects can be found at www.kingston-ny.gov/roundoutriverport