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Grants Manager (Open Positions: 1)

Location: Mental Health & Recovery Sevices Board - 701 Adams Ste. 800, Toledo, OH 43604
Department: Mental Health and Recovery
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Hour Per Week: 40
Rate of Pay: $24.61 - $28.46
Status: Open until filled
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Job Description


 The newly created Grants Manager will lead the research, response, coordination, and implementation of all federal, state, and local grants.  This position will be responsible for obtaining, reviewing and approving grantee budgets, ensuring compliance with state and federal grant guidelines, and submitting grant applications to OhioMHAS.  This position will also ensure that grant goals and objectives are aligned with vision, mission, and strategic plan of Board.  This includes managing all grant timelines and deliverables.  The Grants Manager will assist leadership with conducting gaps analyses in the system of care in order to determine where the Board should apply for and/or offer grant opportunities. 



  1. Lead project manager for researching, responding to, coordinating, and implementing federal, state, and local grants (assumes all functions while keeping departments and leadership updated). Ensure that grant goals and objectives are aligned with vision, mission, and strategic plan of Board. Manage grant timelines and deliverables.
  2. Work with leadership to determine resources needed to implement grants. Assist leadership with conducting gaps analyses in the system of care in order to determine where the Board should apply for and/or offer grant opportunities.
  3. Ensure that grants awarded in the community have documented language-access, culturally and linguistically sensitive, and/or trauma-informed protocols in place, or provide agencies technical assistance for agencies to have such protocols in place.
  4. Manage the Board’s processes for writing and responding to Requests for Proposals training, RFP, proposal scoring committee, final recommendation, communications with grantees, etc.).
  5. Coordinate, facilitate, and participate in committee meetings relevant to grants and planning (and/or as assigned).
  6. Meet with contracted grantees/sub-awardees on a regular basis in tandem with Board monitoring, program, and/or finance staff to ensure programmatic and financial goals and outcomes of grants are on track. Provide feedback, technical assistance, and quality-improvement strategies to assist grantees/sub-awardees and Board staff if goals/outcomes of grant is not on track. Work closely with key stakeholders in regard to trouble-shooting and identifying potential areas for enhancements and systems solutions.
  7. Obtain and review grantee plans for funding, along with budgets and narratives. Review program budgets to ensure they are appropriate, reasonable to achieve program goals, and in compliance with OhioMHAS and/or federal guidelines. Must understand Federal Uniform Grant Guidance and be able to apply principles to grantee budgets, ensuring budgets meet all state and federal guidelines and best practices.
  8. Coordinate with OhioMHAS to ensure that all training and technical assistance activities for state and federal grants are carried out.
  9. Responsible for ensuring state grant financial management system is completed for the application and liaison between OhioMHAS and grantee for any issues with the program and/or budget.
  10. Monitors grant spending to budgets and regularly communicates with grantees on spending, outcomes, goals and data requirements.
  11. Ensures all financial and programmatic reporting as required by OhioMHAS is completed as required by coordinating with grantee and other Board Staff as needed.
  12. Work with grantees/sub-awardees to help answer questions about data collection processes and ensure a high rate of quality assurance.
  13. Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, nonprofit management, finance, accounting, or equivalent.  Grant-writing experience preferred.  Desired applicants will have a proven record of managing multi-faceted, complex projects and federal grant implementation, including financial reporting.



Given that the Grants Manager will work with various stakeholders, the individual in this role must be adaptable, data-driven, and a keen listener, and should have superior project management, group facilitation, and verbal/written communication skills and the following qualifications:

  • Methodical and strategic thinking
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Budgeting and accounting experience, including knowledge of Federal Uniform Grant Guidance
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and the ability to learn online grant management systems


Additional Information

To apply, please do one of the following:

1) Apply online


2) Mail a completed application, or a cover letter and resume, to: Lucas County Personnel Department, One Government Center, Suite 450, Toledo, OH 43604 ATTN: Grants Manager


3) Apply in person at the above address.

If applying online, please combine all documents into one pdf prior to attaching to your application.


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