Director of Grants and Partnerships


Division of Community Engagement
Position Number:
Salary Range:
$5,537.00 - $7,500.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 11:59 pm
Work Unit:
Grants and Partnerships
Job Location:
1300 N Broadway
Release Date:
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Employment Type:
Position Type:
Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!

The Director of Grants and Partnerships is a once in a career opportunity to shape the newly formed Grants Unit within the Division of Community Engagement. With large scale settlements funds expected to total tens of millions of dollars, the Director will play a pivotal role in developing the strategies and structure of a truly impactful granting program. This is a unique opportunity for those with a lifelong passion for service and a desire to do good on a large-scale to be part of investing meaningfully in issues impacting all of Colorado—including teen mental health, consumer protection, violence prevention, and more. A successful applicant will have demonstrated acumen for holistic thinking, complex project execution, and hands on grant management experience.

The DOL is currently offering a sign-on bonus for new Grant Specialist hires of $1,500.
Sign-On bonuses will be paid based on the following timeline:
$750.00 – Time of hire
$750.00 – 12 months after hire


The Director of Grants and Partnerships will develop and manage the Attorney General’s and the Department of Law (DOL)’s community granting program. The position will lead the Granting and Partnerships Unit, working in close collaboration with the Director of the Division of Community Engagement, the DOL procurement team, and the Custodial Funds Advisory Group, and will strategically build impactful granting programs for the Department of Law to serve the State of Colorado. The Director of Grants and Partnerships will be responsible for:

  • Developing the granting unit’s strategic plan and workflows to establish and execute granting and partnerships priorities that advance DOL’s priorities.
  • Managing the day-to-day work of the unit by convening unit meetings, overseeing workflow for unit team members, and supervising staff granting and partnership projects.
  • Creating and executing on granting strategies and initiatives to address core priorities of the DOL and recent settlements on topics including youth mental health and vaping.
  • Designing improved granting processes and work flows.
  • Collaborating with the other four Unit Leaders in the Division of Community Engagement and with the Director to develop and execute the Division’s strategic plan and priorities.
  • Developing metrics to measure effectiveness of distributed grants and identifying resulting necessary changes to DOL granting policies and priorities.
  • Developing and managing the Granting and Partnership Unit’s budget including monitoring payments and deliverables and purchasing supplies and outreach materials.
  • Overseeing the unit’s engagement and relationship building with grantees and related communities across Colorado.
  • Supervising two full-time and one part-time granting and community engagement professionals.

Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution AND
  • Three years of professional experience in program management, public and/or business administration or non-profit management which must have included  overseeing or managing grant administration or granting functions among the above experience.
  • This position is open only to Colorado state residents.


  • A master’s degree in public administration, public finance, non-profit management, or business administration may substitute for one year of the professional experience.
  • Professional non-profit management, program management, and grant management experience will substitute on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Broad and deep program, grant, and/or project management experience
  • Experience developing and implementing programs, such as grant awarding processes
  • Demonstrated skill in creating and maintaining relationships with community partners
  • Leadership experience, ability to train and teach others
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic planning and implementation
  • Experience with contract administration including experience drafting Statements of Work, project plans, ensuring quality of outcomes
  • Ability to provide technical assistance regarding grant or programmatic requirements
  • Experience with financial management, budgeting, and reporting
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to think about and execute several priorities at the same time; ability to be non-linear
  • Strong implementation and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with State of Colorado grant administration

Conditions of Employment:

  • The final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.


Please view full job announcement for more information and to apply online.

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