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Funding Solutions Assistant

Company: NRTC
Location: Herndon
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

NRTC serves more than 1,500 rural utilities and affiliates in 48 states. Our purpose is to help provide solutions to electric and telephone members to bring all the advantages of today's evolving technology to rural America. NRTC has helped its members successfully obtain government funding to support and enable broadband deployment across unserved and unserved communities. Several federal and state/local funding programs are emerging to bridge the digital divide and modernize rural America's electricity sector through advancements in network resiliency, renewable energy, and Smart Grid solutions. Moreover, cybersecurity programs continue to gain traction to protect our nation's telecom and electrical networks. NRTC is expanding the Funding Services Team. NRTC seeks a Funding Solutions Assistant to help members apply for these funding opportunities through: opportunity identification; multifaceted communication programs to alert members and explain program guidelines; coordination with NRTC members, internal staff and partners to develop and review proposals; special projects that successfully position members to obtain grants and thereby advance development in rural America. Job Summary -The Funding Solutions Assistant will help identify and summarize emerging federal and state/local funding programs for NRTC members and staff. These include programs for broadband deployment and adoption, energy initiatives (e.g., Smart Grid, resiliency, renewable energy), and network/cybersecurity enhancements. The Funding Solutions Assistant will help NRTC members, staff, and grant writers collect and assemble grant application documentation, manage document exchange and review final proposals to ensure all program criteria are effectively met. Responsibilities

Track federal, state, and local grants programs across broadband, energy, and network security. Closely read and distill key points regarding objective, eligibility criteria, scoring framework, compliance requirements, and application submission guidelines. Summarize key program points through authoring a variety of outputs (e.g., program briefs, memos, blogs, slides) and presentations (e.g., workshops, webinars, individual meetings, etc.) Apply various research tools to identifying emerging programs including online resources, paid subscriptions, conversations with industry stakeholders, etc. Manage multiple simultaneous priorities for information gathering and analysis with short deadlines, diverse information sets, and complex government rules and guidelines. Maintain databases of all funding opportunities, member proposals, awards granted, etc.; run reports and engage in analysis regarding project activity and status of grant applications being developed. Maintain a comprehensive, well-organized shared directory of grant applications and research findings.Provide timely responses to member inquiries regarding member inquiries regarding funding programs, proposal development status, information requirements, etc.Works collaboratively with colleagues to advance continuous improvement in grant application processes Workflow tracking and updates based on assigned tasksCan manage a team of cross discipline individuals, using project management techniques to assemble large quantities of data required by state and federal infrastrucure grant authoritiesCan communicate complex ideas, verbally and in writing, so that others may understand them Well-organized and self-directedHighly attentive to details and accurateProficient with computers and spreadsheet/word processing applicationsOther duties as assigned -Qualifications -Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - - - - - - - - - -
Track record in having performed research across a complex set of issues and topics; prefer that research involve any of the following - local, state or federal public policy, telecom technology, utilities, and economic developmentAbility to consult and provide advice that is evidence-based, analytical, holistic to the set of circumstances, and timelyDemonstrated success in developing reports, memos, briefs, slides, etc. Ability to create and manage databases of large information sets and run reports Cooperative and member-focused mindsetAbility to interact well with external parties such as members, vendors, and partners and internal leaders and colleagues Ability to excel in a team environmentHighly attentive to detail Excellent writing, presentation, and organizational skillsExcellent proficiency in Microsoft tools, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Ability to handle priorities in a fast-paced environmentAbility to complete multiple tasks within critical deadlines -Minimum Education and Experience -
  • Bachelor's degree in public policy, business, accounting, telecommunications, liberal arts and sciences; Masters-level education preferred but not required
  • Experience with federal and/or state-local grant programs preferably in broadband and/or electrical utilities Physical Demands -
    Work is typically performed in an office or remote setting -Minimum domestic travel may be required up to 10% - -Disclaimer: - The above job description summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. - It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of required responsibilities, duties and skills. - The order in which responsibilities, duties and skills are listed is not significant. - -#zrPowered by JazzHR

Keywords: NRTC, Germantown , Funding Solutions Assistant, Other , Herndon, Maryland

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