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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: GRANT MANAGER, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
Youth Opportunities
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Open Until Filled
Full Time
40 Per Week
$61,153 - $80,021 annually


The City of Worcester seeks qualified applicants for a Grant Manager for the Division of Youth Opportunities within the Department of Health and Human Services. This position will conduct detailed administration of local, state, and federal grants to support community initiatives relating to Division of Youth Opportunities priorities. This position will identify, apply, and manage new grants proposals for youth development, job readiness and other youth improvements related initiatives. The position will collaborate with community, neighborhood, and social service agency partners to serve as grant manager for new and existing initiatives and offer technical assistance as assigned.

Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply.


  • Managing overall grant efforts by identifying, applying, and managing new grants proposals for youth development, job readiness and other youth improvement related initiatives.
  • Responsible to administer the financials of grant programs, review grant financial documentation for compliance, review grant reconciliations, financial reports, and contracts.
  • Maintain compliance with all assigned grant requirements including but not limited to performance monitoring, fiscal reporting, and addressing contract concerns.
  • Develop internal and/or external Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to contracting and invoicing as outlined by grant requirements and according to City policies.
  • Take a major role in fiscal grant management and finance related project activities related to contractual and procurement budgets, including, but not limited to budget development, revisions, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Liaise with City Law, Budget, and other City departments to achieve grant requirements.
  • Engage and strengthen work with the local community and Grantor agencies to indemnify youth community needs
  • Develop and manage annual budgets, redirection, and carryover requests for grant programs, and ensure the budgets reflect work plans.
  • Track and analyze actual expenditures against budget, identify variances and recommend corrective actions.
  • Review award terms and conditions, agreement modifications, and other communications from the funding agencies
  • Assists with administrative procedures, including methods, reports, inventory, supplies, maintenance, employee relations, and other assignments as appropriate.


  • Strong understanding and experience with state or federal grant contract management, budget development, budget implementation, budget tracking and financial reporting.
  • Strong understanding of municipal procurement requirements and process
  • Proficiency in electronic databases and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Strong research, analytical and data skills
  • Must have excellent time management skills and be able to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong research, analytical and data skills
  • Must have excellent time management skills and be able to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports
  • Ability to facilitate interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Ability to conceptualize and organize projects into manageable tasks
  • Ability to convene and facilitate meetings
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, as required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Health, Business/Public Administration, or other related discipline
  • One (1) year of experience with grant and contract management.

o An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered in lieu of the above requirements.

  • Excellent written communication


  • Master’s Degree in Business/Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Finance, or other related discipline
  • Three (3) years of experience with grant and contract management
  • Two (2) years of experience working on federal grant contracts and budgets
  • Experience working at a local public health level, local municipality, and/or nonprofit agency

SALARY RANGE: $61,153 - $80,021 annually, full-time, exempt, with an excellent benefits package.

To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. OPEN UNTIL FILLED, applications received prior to or on FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024, will receive preference. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030,


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