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AGING PLANNER & GRANT DEV

Class Title: AGING PLANNER & GRANT DEV
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 079140
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Gerontology, Geriatric Services, Human Services Administration, Psychology, Public Health Administration, Sociology, Social Work, English or Education and experience equivalent to three years of professional experience in planning, administering, or assessing human service, mental health, public health, or gerontological program work.
OR

Possession of a master’s degree in Gerontology Geriatric Services, Human Services Administration, Psychology, Public Health Administration, Sociology, Social Work, English or Education and experience equivalent to one year of professional experience in planning, administering, or assessing human service, mental health, public health, or gerontological program work.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: A valid motor vehicle operator license may be required.
 
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for planning, grant development, grant writing and coordination; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class is responsible for planning, grant development, grant writing, coordinating, building partnerships and facilitating meetings and committees.

Work Activities:

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:
  1. Leads grant writing teams.
  2. Prepares drafts for grant writing team to review and revise.
Developing and Building Teams:
  1. Creates an environment where grant partners can explore innovative strategies.
  2. Encourages and solicits participation of agency staff in planning functions.
Developing Objectives and Strategies:
  1. Writes measurable goals and objectives and strategies for the purpose of strategic planning and grant writing.
  2. Involves agency staff in the development of the strategic plan.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:
  1. Submits grant applications and reports on time.
  2. Sets milestones and develops dashboards to enable timely accomplishment of tasks.
Thinking Creatively:
  1. Researches best practices and evidence based programming, designs innovative programs for local implementation.
  2. Creates an atmosphere where others feel free to explore new ideas and concepts.
Analyzing Data or Information:
  1. Researches grant opportunities and determines appropriate fit with agency’s goals.
  2. Researches and compiles information on incidence and prevalence of problem issues for the purpose of developing needs assessments.
  3. Researches best practices, evidence-based programs in order to design effective strategies and programs.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:
  1. Develops partnerships with community leaders.
  2. Follows through with commitments in a timely manner.
  3. Conducts business in a courteous and professional manner.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
  1. Conducts conference calls with grant partners.
  2. Keeps grant partners informed through oral and written communication.
  3. Informs funding sources of progress, problems, issues, and outcomes.
  4. Serves as a liaison between the agency and the persons in other state departments and divisions, officials, government representatives, and entities outside the organization in order to plan programs and facilitates grant writing.
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others:
  1. Reviews grant opportunities and explaining the criteria needed to create a successful grant application.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:
  1. Maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, area agency staff, and community groups.
  2. Communicates project status or other relevant information to supervisors on a regular basis.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems:
  1. Facilitates group problem solving techniques.
  2. Changes course when programs and strategies have been determined ineffective.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
  1. Develops an understanding of the Older Americans Act, State statutes and regulations governing programs for older Tennesseans and persons with disabilities.
  2. Interprets and enforces policy and procedures concerning grants and programs.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
  1. Researches and participants in relevant training opportunities.
  2. Keeps abreast of the latest research in the aging and disability field and applies knowledge to program planning.
Interacting With Computers:
  1. Utilizes appropriate computer programs to accomplish administrative activities.

Competencies (KSA’s):

Competencies:
  1. Decision Quality
  2. Innovative Management
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Organizing
  5. Planning
  6. Perseverance
  7. Organizational Agility
  8. Written Communication
  9. Listening
  10. Negotiating

Knowledge:

  1. Administration and Management
  2. Clerical
  3. Customer and Personal Service
  4. Law and Government
  5. Sociology and Anthropology
Skills:
  1. Active Learning
  2. Active Listening
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Monitoring
  5. Reading Comprehension
  6. Speaking
  7. Writing
  8. Coordination
  9. Instructing
  10. Negotiation
  11. Persuasion
  12. Service Orientation
  13. Social Perceptiveness
  14. Complex Problem Solving
  15. Judgment and Decision Making
  16. Systems Analysis
  17. Systems Evaluation
  18. Management of Financial Resources
  19. Time Management
Abilities:
  1. Category Flexibility
  2. Deductive Reasoning
  3. Flexibility of Closure
  4. Fluency of Ideas
  5. Inductive Reasoning
  6. Information Ordering
  7. Oral Comprehension
  8. Oral Expression
  9. Originality
  10. Problem Sensitivity
  11. Selective Attention
  12. Time Sharing
  13. Visualization
  14. Written Comprehension
  15. Written Expression

Tools and Equipment Used:

  1. Personal Computer
  2. Telephone
  3. Fax Machine
  4. Copy Machine
  5. Scanner

 

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