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Grants Manager - International Trade
Company: Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Location: Richmond, VA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/16/2021
Expire Date: 08/16/2021
Job Categories: Government and Policy
Job Description
Grants Manager - International Trade
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking an experienced grants manager to manage the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant and other grants that provide international trade assistance to Virginia businesses.

This position manages multiple concurrent STEP Grants, each providing approximately $200K in export development reimbursements to Virginia businesses. The Grants Manager will also identify, apply for, and manage additional grants to help Virginia companies grow their international sales.

This position is part of VEDP’s International Trade division, which is recognized as the leading state international trade development program in the U.S. The International Trade division provides a range of resources such as customized market research, international business meetings, and programs to support Virginia exporters.

VEDP was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1995 to encourage, stimulate and support development and expansion of the Commonwealth’s economy. Like the special Commonwealth that it serves, VEDP has long been regarded as among the best in the country.

Responsibilities:
 Work directly with Virginia businesses, in collaboration with colleagues, to advise businesses on how to utilize grant resources
 Evaluate and approve applications from participating companies to confirm they meet grant program requirements
 Manage a budget of approximately $200K per grant by tracking and forecasting expenses and matching funds each month
 Review reimbursement requests from grant participants and approve reimbursement payments according to VEDP guidelines
 Manage grant reporting by gathering data from participating businesses, calculating results, and reporting regularly on grant performance
 Develop and submit a proposal for the STEP Grant each year
 Identify new sources of grant funding, apply for grants, and manage new grants to help Virginia business grow international sales
 Develop and maintain grant documentation and materials including application forms, reimbursement forms, and program guidelines
 Interpret grant guidelines and implement strategies to improve grant management and the results achieved by participating businesses
 Stay up to date on international business practices and serve as a subject matter expert to advise colleagues and businesses on how to utilize grant resources
 Support international trade mission delegations by working with international consultants to deliver successful events for participating businesses

Skills:
 Demonstrated ability to engage in effective working relationships with colleagues, business leaders, and partner organizations
 Demonstrated ability to proactively and independently manage multiple priorities
 Ability to navigate and track changing requirements
 Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
 Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
 Ability to analyze data from multiple sources and calculate performance results
 Enjoys providing excellent service to internal and external customers and meeting deadlines

Education/Experience:
 Significant experience managing grants, writing grant proposals, maintaining grant records, and reporting on grant results
 Significant experience managing programs or complex projects
 Experience with budget tracking, reporting, and recordkeeping for grants, programs, or projects
 Knowledge of international business practices, foreign customs, and cultures
 Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience with Salesforce and Adobe Acrobat is a plus
 Undergraduate degree in business administration, marketing, international affairs, or equivalent experience; Master’s degree preferred
 A valid driver’s license and passport are required
 Candidates must have U.S. worker authorization status

This position requires occasional in-state and international travel. VEDP offers a competitive salary and benefits package, featuring a defined benefit retirement program that vests in just five years.

All candidates must apply through our website https://www.vedp.org/about-
vedp. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on June 28, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDP’s intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or vedphr@vedp.org. TDD 1- 800-828-1120
Contact Information
Contact Email: vedphr@vedp.org
Website: https://www.vedp.org/about-vedp...
Company Description:
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1995 to encourage, stimulate, and support development and expansion of the Commonwealth’s economy. To accomplish these objectives, the Partnership focuses on business recruitment, expansion, and international trade. VEDP has offices in Virginia, Germany, Japan, and South Korea.
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