Grant Coordinator

Job Title: Grant Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Business and Operations

Location: Greater Houston Region (Magnolia/The Woodlands, Texas)

Salary: $30,000

FLSA Status: Part Time

JOB GOAL: To assist in the attainment of District objectives through management and implementation of various grant funding initiatives, including Autism grant funds. This will include ensuring allowable programming, expenditure, and reporting, and may include completing special projects, providing assistance to District staff in the area of compliance standards, conducting the comprehensive needs assessment, campus/district improvement plans, program evaluation, assist in developing and implementing a monitoring program and offering recommendations for improvement.


•   Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution (Required)

•   Master’s Degree from an accredited educational institution (Preferred)


•   A minimum of 3+ years of experience in operations or similar role in education or similar organization.

• Demonstrable experience of developing and implementing successful strategies and delivering activities in an education context.

•   Proven experience of managing staff with ability to motivate team members to achieve goals.

• Strong cultural competency skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse population.

Skills and Mindsets

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a good command of the English language and vocabulary.
  • Results driven approach to work with a passion for achieving goals and flexible attitude to the working environment.
  • Exceptional project management and data assessment skills, with an ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously.Knowledge of complex stakeholder management, ability to collaborate and develop and maintain successful and professional working relationships.
  • Proven experience building operational efficiency while proactively finding solutions.
  • Proven excellent IT and analytical skills and ability to gather and analyze data extracting insights and reporting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Highly-motivated and self-starter/self-directed learner with a “whatever it takes” attitude to work independently and as a team player.
  • Highly skilled ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize, problem solve and navigate through ambiguity.
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to the Thrive Center For Success’ mission and community.
  • Service-oriented, able to adapt to a changing environment while applying flexibility to work under pressure and remaining calm in the midst of competing demands.
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress.
  • High level of flexibility and openness to change.
  • A high level of self-awareness including transparent understanding of one’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Desire to serve as a team member and work collaboratively to serve campus community.
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making.
  • Initiator, problem-solver, and creative thinker.
  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, procedures, and programs specifically related to the business operation of public charter schools in Texas.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Authentic, humble, servant-leader orientation.
  • Growth mindset: strong receptiveness to give and receive frequent feedback.
  • Willingness to work on some weekends, evenings, or other non-standard business hours, as required by the needs of the school and in accordance with the duties outlined above. Willingness to do “whatever it takes” to serve students and their families at the highest level.


  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the grants awarded to Thrive with Autism, both from program and financial points of view
  • Coordinate with back office service provider to ensure all areas of grant compliance are met
  • Familiarize with EDGAR and FASRG to fully understand administrative standards of grant management
  • Lead CNA and CIP/DIP initiatives
  • Complete grant applications and ongoing required reports
  • Ensure grants manual stays current and relevant
  • Keep up-to-date with ever-changing laws and guidelines
  • Ensure that the charter stays complaint with development, upkeep, and retention of all required documentation
  • Report on grant progress as required to funders and stakeholders

Other duties as assigned


•   Demonstrates behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.

•   Participates in workshops, seminars, and conferences to enhance knowledge and skills.

• Demonstrates knowledge, and support of Thrive Center For Success’ mission, values, standards, policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, Employee Handbook expectations and code of ethical behavior as stated in the Handbook.

  • Ensures compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, administrative guidelines, and the Texas Educators’ Code of Ethics.

•   Serves as appropriate role model for Thrive Center For Success’ colleagues, students, staff, and parents.

•   Conducts self in a professional manner at all times.


•   Some light manual labor

•   Endures possible inclement weather conditions to provide for student safety


Thrive with Autism is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. All employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


  • Every Child Feels Valued
  • Celebrate Uniqueness
  • Inclusive, Safe Environment
  • Welcoming/Nurturing/Positive Environment
  • Educating one of us takes all of us
  • A “We” Community - Team Oriented
  • A “Yes” Community – Look for ways to make it possible. “Why Not”
  • Do Whatever It Takes
  • Open to Feedback/Constructive Criticism
  • Transparency
  • Live By Our Values - Servant Leadership