Grants Analyst - 115

USA

POSITION: GRANTS ANALYST

FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT EMPLOYEE

REPORTS TO: GRANTS MANAGER

 

WHO WE ARE

Want to be part of a team that is leading the broadband revolution? Join the best and brightest leaders in the industry to connect more cities and rural communities to the digital economy. We look for people with strong business skills, deep technical abilities and a passion for exceptional client service. We empower our employees to leverage their know-how and experience to ensure we meet client objectives every time.


Magellan Advisors provides planning, engineering and implementation of the fastest, most advanced fiber and broadband networks. We work for municipalities, utilities, co-ops, regional governments and providers but serve any organization that is building fiber and broadband infrastructure.


Our mission is to connect every community, one at a time, to the digital economy so that no one is left

behind. Our work ensures that communities are able to access every opportunity the internet has to

offer so they can thrive in the connected world.


Due to the increasing demand for federal and state broadband funding from Magellan’s current and

future client base, this candidate will provide support to the Vice President for Rural Broadband Strategy

and the Senior Broadband Consultant as well as the senior leadership team on all federal and state loan

and grant program funds.


The enactment of the infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act of 2022 (IIJA) and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) has brought unprecedented levels of funding for broadband projects to Magellan’s current and future client base.

This position will report directly to the Vice President of Rural Broadband Strategy and provide direct

support to the Senior Broadband Consultant to accelerate Magellan’s leadership position in the federal

and state broadband grant and loan application planning, preparation, development and submission in

accordance with federal and state procurement requirements.

 

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


• Conduct research and analysis on all relevant federal and state broadband funding programs to

determine best options for Magellan clients in coordination with the VP of Rural Broadband

Strategy and the Senior Broadband Consultant.

• Establish a federal and state financial assistance tracker that summarizes key details for each

broadband grant and loan program; updates shall be made to reflect the implementation

processes of these programs. The tracker will be used by Magellan senior leadership and the

Senior Broadband consultant to determine key dates, program requirements, eligibility criteria,

financial and operational feasibility thresholds as well as environmental and regulatory post

award compliance requirements.

• Provide direct support to the VP of Rural Broadband Strategy and the Senior Broadband

Consultant on all pending federal and state loan and grant applications for broadband projects.

The specific support duties include:

o Compilation and validation of all required documentation for applicant portal upload;

o Development of all financial document templates for financial analysis requirements of

each application;

o Research and compile all key demographic and economic data and social welfare

characteristics of each client’s serving area that will be included in all proposed project

narratives;

o Conduct competitive market analyses of the proposed funded serving areas of each client;

o Research and develop summaries of each federal and state USF program that can be used

for client reports, grant/loan applications, client talking points and

o Track all obligated RDOF investments by state and by provider to ensure Magellan

leadership and mapping team is informed and able to make expedient business planning

decisions on behalf of each client;

o Track all FCC proceedings to ensure Magellan’s pending projects are poised to comply with

FCC policies and or leverage new regulatory opportunities.

• Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates all aspects of grant-related initiatives including research,

acquisition, training and compliance with the terms of the grant process.

• Monitor grant administration and accounting compliance with federal and state requirements, as

well as any policies and procedures.

• Monitor compliance with grant stipulations and program progress through on-site evaluations

and reviews of plans and reports.

• Create and produce innovative written materials to stimulate interest on the part of potential

funding sources.

• Effectively work with and communicate with management team and our clients to understand the

department/services/program needs. Understand the various functions of the departments to

effectively assist our clients seeking and implementing grants.

• Research grants and funding opportunities for all aspects of telecommunications and broadband

investments in conjunction with Grants Manager.

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• In conjunction with Grants Manager, make recommendations for program development,

completes required forms, and implements standardized use of pre-defined evaluation tools to

monitor outcomes.

• Ensure that grant administration and accounting conform to GAAP and GAAS related to grants.

• Prepares grant proposals and provides progress reports to management team and clients to

ensure that deadlines and format requirements are met.

• Prepares reports for management team to advise of future trends based on demands, economic

and demographic changes in the county, legislative actions at both the state and federal level, and

other key issues that impact the local budget.

• Maintain and organize grant and contract files.

• Collects and manages required financial and program documents for agency audit and

reimbursement purposes.

• Participates in local, state, and federal administrative meetings.

• Other job-related functions as assigned.

 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

functions.

Education/Experience:

The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and business partnering and influencing

skills. This person must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be comfortable

participating as both an effective contributor and listener in group settings, which include senior staff.

This person must be well organized, resourceful, effective and efficient at prioritization and coordinating

multiple resources to get things done; can work on multiple tasks at once without losing track; foresees

and plans around obstacles.

• Bachelors in Finance, Accounting or related field.

• Three years of increasingly responsible experience performing budgetary, administrative and

operational support work.

• A client focused attitude

• Ability to work independently

• Ability to travel

• Effective “roll up the sleeves” work ethic

• Experience with one or more of the following federal financing agencies is required: NTIA, FCC and

or USAC, USDA, US Treasury, OMB or any other federal agency or Department with program

funding oversight


Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:

• Time management skills

• Prioritization skills

• Delegation skills

• Oral and written communication

• Professionalism

• Ability to travel