1+ months

Grants Planning and Project Manager

Minnesota Department of Education
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
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  • Job Type
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    Full Time

Leading for educational excellence and equity. Every day for everyone. The Minnesota Department of Education serves a wide and diverse range of customers: approximately 850,000 K-12 students and their families; 118,000 young children participating in a variety of early learning programs including Head Start and ECFE; 82,000 adult learners participating in adult education programs including GED and citizenship programs; Minnesota's 339 school districts, 165 charter schools, and over 52,000 licensed teachers.


MDE Values:

Collaboration- Partner and serve for the greater good.

Leadership- Take ownership and responsibility.

Equity- Innovate for justice, fairness and inclusion.

Job Details

Job Class: Grants Specialist Coordinator

Working Title: Grants Planning and Project Manager

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 10/28/2022
  • Closing Date:11/18/2022
  • Bid Open:10/28/2022
  • Bid Close: 11/3/2022
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Education Department / MDE-Central Office-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Education-St Paul / Agency Finance & Operations
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Not Applicable Shift
  • Days of Work: M-F
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $27.93 - $41.24/hourly; $58,317 - $86,109/annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Administrative
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

In this role, you will set direction for grants related projects within the Minnesota Department of Education. You will provide planning, coordination, analysis, professional support, communication, and training for outgoing grant Requests for Proposals (RFP's) as well as for formula, competitive and partnership grants. Duties include:

- Leading project planning, analysis, and related professional support and communication for incoming federal formula grants and supporting competitive and partnership grants;

- Providing planning and related professional support and coordination for outgoing grant Request for Proposals (RFP's);

- Creating, providing, and updating department wide grants training.


Minimum Qualifications

Four years of professional experience as a project manager or grants manager


A bachelor's or master's degree and three years of professional experience as a project manager or grants manager

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with multiple different types of grants including formula grants, competitive grants, and/or legislatively mandated grants;

Government and/or education project management and implementation experience

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply to the MN Careers website http://www.mn.gov/careers Job ID 58492. Applications not submitted through the Careers site will not be accepted.

If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.


If you have questions about the position, contact Kelsey Baumann at kelsey.baumann@state.mn.us or 651/582-8550.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.


Posted: 2022-10-29 Expires: 2022-12-13

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