The Oklahoma Arts Council, an agency of state government, is seeking a Grants Director. This is a full-time unclassified state position with full state retirement and insurance benefits, including paid health, dental, life and disability insurance for the employee and 75% paid health insurance for dependents as well as an option to participate in the State’s tax-deferred annuity program. Salary is commensurate with experience with a cap of $47,000.
The Grants Director is responsible for administering all of the Oklahoma Arts Council’s grant programs. Applicants must have strong organizational skills and be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. This position reports to the Deputy Director.
- Manage grant application process for all grant programs.
- Provide technical assistance to grant applicants concerning grant preparation.
- Organize and conduct peer panel reviews of grant applications.
- Analyze statistical information, including preparation of reports, as needed.
- Prepare National Endowment for the Arts state partnership grant application.
- Prepare annual statistical federal reports as required by the National Endowment for the Arts.
- Manage grants management database.
- Oversee contact management database.
- Manage financial records as required for program budgets.
- Present and conduct meetings, to include technical assistance grant workshops.
- Review and assess grant applications, guidelines and procedures.
- Remain knowledgeable of current trends and best practices in grant making.
- Supervise Grants/Finance Assistant.
- Participate in after-hours and overnight site visits and events.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, nonprofit management, arts administration or a related field. Candidate must have a minimum of (3) three years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Knowledge of budgeting.
- Strong public speaking, presentation and writing skills.
- Strong interpersonal and collegial communication skills.
- Ability to supervise effectively.
- Ability to work in both the highly structured environment of state government and the highly flexible and changing environment of local arts organizations and artists.
- Proficient Microsoft Office skills required. FileMaker Pro or equivalent database knowledge.
- High attention to detail.
- Ability to travel statewide including after hours and overnight travel.
Submit a cover letter, resume and one professional writing sample via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled.
The Oklahoma Arts Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer