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Senior Grant Administrator (217952-924)

Company: Lake County IL
Location: Libertyville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Grant Administrator

The primary responsibility of Lake County Planning, Building, and Development is to provide public services that will provide natural and conservative planning and administration of Lake County's natural land layouts. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. If you have a background in Community Development, Lake County wants you!

Our Organization and Community

Lake County (pop. 696,535), located in northeastern Illinois along the shore of Lake Michigan and 30 miles north of Chicago, is a large, complex and professional organization consisting of more than 30 departments and divisions that provide services including law enforcement, water and sewerage treatment, public health, criminal justice, transportation, public works, land use planning, building inspections, and emergency management. Our work is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of approximately 2,600 employees, a $500 million budget, the leadership of an appointed County Administrator and the governance of a 21-member elected County Board which is led by a County Board Chair.

Lake County residents enjoy a tremendous quality of life that provides just the right balance between work and play from beautiful recreational areas and waterways, outstanding forest preserves, superb shopping experiences, and other entertainment venues to top notch schools, and global industry that help make its economy strong, Lake County promises the comforts of the suburbs with the pleasure of the city. To learn more about what makes Lake County special, visit

The Position

The Senior Grant Administrator under the supervision of Community Development Administrator will be responsible for oversight of grant administration and management. You will be responsible for administration of human services grants, evaluation of funding applications, the provision of technical assistance to grantees and grant applicants, program and project management/financial record keeping, and monitoring of grantee performance. The position will supervise Grant Administrators administering homeless, behavioral health and other grants. The role requires a highly organized individual with strong attention to detail, sense of urgency and ability to multi-task. The position is grant funded; continued employment is contingent on continued funding.

Required Skills

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal professional background and qualifications for the Senior Grant Administrator include:

  • Supervise the staff to administer human services grants funded through federal and local funding, including the provision of technical assistance to grantees and grant applicants, program and project management/financial record keeping, and monitoring of grantee performance.
  • Assess gaps and develop strategies to full critical communities needs in the areas of behavioral health, homelessness, transportation, economic development, and other needs of low-income residents.
  • Serve as the liaison to the human service providers in Lake County, serving as a representative to local coalitions and alliances.
  • Engage health and human service providers to send and receive electronic referrals to improve the overall provision of human services in Lake County.
  • Write grant applications and reports.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on grant compliance and best practices.

Required Experience

Education and Experience

Interested candidates should minimally possess the following education and experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferably in Social Work, Human Services, Public Administration, or a closely related field. A Master's degree in is desirable.
  • Also, three (3) to five (5) years of business experience with at least two (2) to four (4) years in a supervisory or managerial role.
  • Valid driver's license required with a satisfactory driving record.


Lake County is offering a competitive salary (hiring range is from $58,991 - $67,332 +/- (K7) commensurate with experience) along with an excellent and comprehensive benefits package. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program.

Interested professionals are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter by June 11, 2021 to

Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!

To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit Planning, Building, and Development. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action, visit our website to view videos.

If you need assistance writing your resume, we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Lake County IL, Chicago , Senior Grant Administrator (217952-924), Other , Libertyville, Illinois

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