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Grant Manager

Recruitment #21-007735-0001


The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (Council), a dynamic, statewide public policy and advocacy organization, is hiring a Grant Manager. The Grant Manager will join a small staff and work with a 30-member council and other partners to help advance the organization’s mission and improve policies, programs, and practices that impact the lives of Marylanders with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. The Council works to create change to make it possible for people with developmental disabilities to live the lives they want with the support they need. The Council is not a service provider. See for more information.

This position serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.




Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD)
217 E. Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Grant Manager serves as the Council’s subject matter expert related to grants. As such, the Grant Manager directs and manages all administrative, fiscal, and programmatic components of the Council’s grants activities. Grants serve as a critical tool for advancing the Council’s mission. The Grant Manager is the direct liaison for all grants and grantees. The Grant Manager also manages all aspects of reporting to the Council about grant activities and projects. This includes collecting and reporting on the extensive activities and outcomes of Council grantees. The position manages many details and performs other duties that support the work of the Council.

This position requires:

Strong attention to detail.  
Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal, and written communication and organizational skills.  
Exceptional editing skills.  
Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and ability to work effectively in a team.  
Strong analytical skills.

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


Grants Management:

Manages the process for soliciting, reviewing, and awarding grants and contracts including development of Requests for Proposals, technical and programmatic review of proposals to ensure compliance, development of grantee budgets and work plans, and contract/award execution.

Monitors grants and provides technical assistance and training to grant applicants and recipients pre-and post-award.

Monitors all grant activities. Tracks progress and budget, and ensures timely and effective reporting by grantees.

Visits grantees as part of the grant management and monitoring process.

Staffs Council committees and work teams related to assigned areas of responsibility, including grant development, monitoring, and management.

Evaluates and ensures effectiveness in the Council’s grant and contract management functions and ensures that policies and procedures adhere to state and federal laws, regulations, and polices.

Oversees the Council’s evaluation plan and related information management system to collect data and   progress reports about grants and Council staff activities.


Education:   A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  

Experience: Three years of experience in administrative or professional work. This experience must include experience leading initiatives or projects (project management) in the field of disabilities or a related field.  

1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work in the field of disabilities or related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.  

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year to year basis for the required education and experience.


Our preferred candidate will have three yearsof experience in each of the following:
- Managing grant funded initiatives.
- Ability to work independently on multiple projects and reports simultaneously.
- Evaluating data and compiling findings in a written format using various computer programs.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


The elvauation may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.