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Grants Manager

920 Broad Street rm b 12, Newark, New Jersey 07102, USA

Job Type

Part-Time for a 12-month period

About the Role

Essential Job Duties:
The Grant Coordinator performs administrative tasks coordinating the implementation and evaluation of
the Nourishing Newark Initiative. The Grant Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Chief
Sustainability Officer as she oversees the successful implementation of a number of grant programs.
Work is performed under the supervision of the Chief Sustainability Officer.

Primary Job Duties:
 Communicate with grantees to receive grant reporting documents
 Support the preparation of reports on progress made
 Track grantees expenditures and update project budgets
 Maintain files, media, image, and digital library
 Coordinate calendars and schedule meetings and site visits
 Resolve a wide variety of situations, either by researching and/or answering questions
personally or forwarding to appropriate person/entity

Secondary Job Duties:
 Support the planning and implementation of the Brought to the Table event
 Represent the Office of Sustainability at relevant community events
 Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Deep commitment to, understanding of, and experience with sustainability, environmental

    justice, climate justice, social justice, and the intersections with community engagement

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in grant management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Excellent oral communication, writing, and presentation skills required.

  • Must have strong project management skills, including ability to prioritize, multi-task, and

    delegate as appropriate. Must be able to meet required deadlines while working on a variety

    of projects. Must have capacity to work as a team member and leader as well as ability to work


  • Must be proficient in the use of a computer and software programs such as word processing,

    spreadsheet and presentation applications. Must be able to effectively operate standard office


  • While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.

    The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities

    required to accomplish computer and office work.

  • Valid NJ Driver's License.

Preferred Competencies:

  • Familiarity with community-based organizations in Newark.

  • Demonstrated experience finding creative solutions to achieve results with limited resources.

About the Company

The City of Newark is seeking a committed, resourceful and talented change maker to work closely with
the Chief Sustainability Officer to manage the Office of Sustainability’s grants.

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Recruitment Timeline:

Open until filled; priority will be given to candidates who apply by May 1, 2024. The successful

candidate would ideally start on or before June 1, 2024.

NOTE: The City of Newark has a residency requirement for all public employees. The successful applicant must establish a principal residence in the City of Newark within six months of effective date of employment.

Application Instructions:

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Nicole

Hewitt-Cabral, Chief Sustainability Officer, Please use the subject

line “Grants Manager application [LAST NAME]”. No phone calls, please.

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