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 www.VisitLakeCounty.org.
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
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
- 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
- Serve as the liaison to the human service providers in Lake
County, serving as a representative to local coalitions and
- 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
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
- Valid driver's license required with a satisfactory driving
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
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.