Grants Coordinator (Grants Specialist III)


Division of Community Engagement
Position Number:
Salary Range:
$4,457.00 - $6,100.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 11:59 pm
Work Unit:
Outreach and Engagement
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Friday, December 23, 2022
Employment Type:
Position Type:

The Department of Law (DOL) is seeking a detail-oriented Grants professional to join the Division of Community Engagement (DCE). In this role, you will partner with communities across Colorado to identify and provide funding for critical initiatives. This position is perfect for a granting or financial background professional with a passion for public service. If you want to make a difference for the residents of Colorado, this position is perfect for you!

This position is open only to residents of Colorado.

The Division of Community Engagement strives to be Coloradans’ open door to the Department of Law in the operation of five programs: Outreach and Engagement, Consumer Engagement and Data Services, Safe2Tell, Opioid Response, and Granting. This position oversees DOL-priority granting projects, working with the Director of the Division of Community Engagement, the DOL procurement team, and the Custodial Funds Advisory Group. In this role, you will serve as the manager of all DCE grants and contracts (outside of the Opioid Response Unit’s grants). This position maintains ownership and oversight of all grants and contracts from beginning to end of the funding cycle. This position manages and improves the awarding process, reviews new proposals and amendments, facilitates the agreement and amendment creation process, creates and maintains working relationships with partners, and monitors progress to ensure compliance.

This position is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with community partners to plan and execute collaborative program efforts on a range of topics, as assigned by the Director consistent with Department priorities. This position is responsible for coordinating working groups and task forces to launch and coordinate statewide partnerships and programs.

Salary note: Although the full salary range is listed, salaries are typically set closer to the range midpoint. Salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple Grant Specialist positions in the Department of Law.

Minimum Qualifications: Please document all relevant experience in detail on your application. Experience will not be inferred or assumed. Any part-time experience listed will be prorated. 

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution AND
  • Two years of professional experience in at least one of the following areas:
    • Grant administration, including as the grant recipient organization or granting organization;
    • Experience managing contracts (such as developing statements of work) or developing and overseeing budgets; OR
    • Experience managing timelines and budget (such as project management on projects with timelines, deliverables, and budgets).

Additionally, interested candidates should have a passion for the State of Colorado and building community relationships with diverse community partners.

Substitutions:  A master’s degree in public health, social work, public administration, public finance, non-profit management, business administration, or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the professional experience.   Professional grant administration experience will substitute on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the minimum qualifications, if you possess any of the following specifically include the details on your application, as this information will be used to assess your qualifications and may be used to determine a top group of applicants.

  • Experience with State of Colorado grant administration and/or experience with State of Colorado procurement and fiscal processes
  • Experience developing, revising, and implementing granting processes
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Intermediate Excel skills, including the ability to maintain data integrity and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to create and maintain relationships with diverse community partners
  • Passion for public service and community engagement
  • Experience with contract administration including experience drafting statements of work, project plans, and ensuring quality of outcomes
  • Experience with data management using a customer relationship management system such as Salesforce
  • Experience using or consulting on data management or data dashboarding platforms
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to interact with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to review and analyze data to identify trends
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience developing program evaluation processes, such as developing measures for reporting on program impact/ effectiveness
The Office of the Attorney General offers challenging, interesting, and meaningful work. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public. Candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Note: Candidates possessing a foreign degree must submit a translation (evaluation) of their degree from an accredited institution, such as The National Association of Credential Evaluations Services in order to be given credit for the degree.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
  • This position may be required to travel throughout the state to engage with various community members. A valid State of Colorado driver’s license is required.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.


    Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

    To view the full job announcement and to apply, please visit the State of Colorado jobs page.

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