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Homeless Grants and Administrative Support Coordinator

Published on February 1, 2019
Organization: Minnesota Housing


Minnesota Housing

Who may apply:
This position is open to bidders and qualified internal or external candidates simultaneously. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with contract provisions. Eligible bidders will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.

Eligibility to Bid:
AFSCME: You must be in the same job class as this posting, be a permanent classified employee, and not on probation. It does not matter what department you are in as long as you meet the other requirements.

POSTING DATE: January 8, 2019
EXPIRATION DATE: February 6, 2019
DIVISION: Multifamily
JOB CLASS: Housing Finance Paraprofessional
EMPLOYMENT CONDITION: Full-time, unlimited, classified

Minnesota Housing is hiring! We’re a mission-focused financial institution looking for a Homeless Grants and Administrative Support Coordinator to provide assistance with Housing Support grants.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide Request for Proposal (RFP) Grants support, including drafting and revising RFP documents and materials, reviewing grants documents for accuracy and completion and following-up with applicants as needed for additional information.
  • Prepare reports on grantee selections to be presented at Board.
  • Work with grantees in the grant closing process to receive additional materials and review them for accuracy.
  • Work with the Program Manager to present a Due Diligence Training to all grantees.
  • Provide grant monitoring support to the Program Manager, including coordinating on-site monitoring visits, providing desk reviews of documents, send monitoring documents to grantees and reviewing their submissions for completeness.
  • Pulling data from the HMIS system and following-up on items, such as tracking when a capital unit becomes operational and checking in with the provider to confirm readiness to do data entry and reporting.
  • Receive reports from Long-Term Homelessness and Housing Service Providers and reviewing for accuracy.
  • Assisting with conducting an Annual Supportive Housing Survey.
  • Performing general Housing Stability duties, such as responding to customer inquiries, maintaining the content of Housing Stability-related webpages, coordinating meeting logistics, in-state travel coordination, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Grants and housing support terminology sufficient to review grants documents for accuracy.

Ability to:

  • Learn how to establish, maintain, use and analyze information from databases.
  • Using spreadsheet software applications, such as Microsoft Excel, to enter, compile, store, and retrieve complicated data.
  • Using word processing, spreadsheet, and other software applications, such as Microsoft Word, to draft documents, meeting agendas and minutes, track records and to create and edit various documents.

Skill in:

  • Developing and implementing procedures for the Housing Stability Support department.
  • Interpreting and explaining program procedures to grantees.
  • Responding effectively to customers who have questions about request for proposal and grants management procedures and operations.
  • Database management sufficient to enter and retrieve data for reports, perform searches for data, collect, compile and maintain data.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of prior experience in a grant support role.
  • Familiarity with reading and interpreting grants documents.
  • Ability to organize assigned work and properly prioritize.

Annual Salary Range: $40,862 – $55,144

Additional Requirements
This position requires successful completion of the following:

  • Reference Checks.
  • Criminal Background Checks.

Physical Requirements

  • Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. A certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

To Apply:
External candidates should click here to apply or copy and paste this text into your browser:

Internal candidates should go to Employee Self Service > Careers and search for Job ID 29153

Why Choose Minnesota Housing?
Our culture consists of passionate, mission-driven employees focused on delivering the best programs possible to help Minnesotans access safe, affordable housing. We invest in our employees’ futures by providing a variety of professional development opportunities. We’re committed to providing employees with work-life balance by offering many work schedule options, flexible schedules and limited overtime. That’s why our average employee tenure is 11 years.

At Minnesota Housing, we know that affordable housing is an essential part of Minnesota’s infrastructure. When you work here, you’re helping to build stronger communities. We also have a national reputation as one of the finest housing finance agencies in the country.

Our top notch benefits include extremely inexpensive health insurance for employees and dependents, generous vacation and sick leave plans, eleven holidays per year, and tuition assistance. We offer a defined benefit pension plan with a guaranteed, life-long benefit based on tenure plus pre-tax and ROTH options to supplement the pension. For more information, visit our website at

Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer

This information can be made available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling (651) 259.3637 or (651) 282.2699 (TTY).

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