Community Investments Grants Specialist (Program Specialist 2) / Employment

November 15, 2020

Organization Name: Washington State Arts Commission

Organization Location: Olympia, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free to Apply


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This position is assigned to our Olympia location; however, all positions are currently teleworking daily for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This position will remain eligible for partial teleworking, subject to agreement by Supervisor and the Executive Director.

What you will be doing:
Here at the Washington State Arts Commission, in our Community Investments Department, we have a fantastic opportunity for you to work with our Arts in Education (AIE) and Grants to Organizations (GTO) programs. The Community Investments Grants Specialist organizes, plans, and coordinates administrative operations for the GTO and AIE grant programs, a division that manages up to $3 million in grants, and provides direct administrative support for GTO operations. The position has delegated authority to resolve problems and provides consultation regarding AIE and GTO programs to constituents.

The Community Investments Grants Specialist serves the arts and cultural sector of Washington state through assisting in the design and refinement of innovative systems that increase access and support for constituents.

Who we are:
The mission of the Washington State Arts Commission, also known as ArtsWA, is to be a catalyst for the arts, advancing the role of the arts in the lives of individuals and communities throughout the state. Our Arts in Education programs focus on strengthening arts education as part of and fundamental to K-12 basic education; our Grants to Organizations programs focus on expanding arts participation across the state, with a particular interest in serving diverse populations and increasing equity and access in the arts. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website to gain insight into the agency’s mission and strategic plan.

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a team member with exceptionally strong administrative skills and enthusiastic interest in and understanding of supporting arts organizations and arts education across Washington State. You need to have a strong understanding of the administration of granting processes including online grant-application platforms, as you will assist in the development of projects, contracts, and grant programs.

You will support two program managers in a busy department; the work requires exceptionally strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communications skills, and the ability to manage multiple overlapping projects and deadlines. You must appreciate the importance of relationship building as you will be interacting with a diversity of outside constituents, grantees, and applicants across the state.

Why YOU would be interested in this position:
This position is an integral part of the Community Investments Department’s program management. Your work will shape efficient and responsive administration processes for programs that have a deep impact on arts in education, arts participation in communities, and the creative economy of Washington State.

Because we are a small agency, you will have many opportunities to develop, grow, and become deeply involved in the work of our department, that you mostly won’t find in a larger agency. The Community Investments team is deeply committed to the arts and arts in education. We work hard and truly enjoy what we do while maintaining pride in our work. We are busy year-round. If you enjoy staying busy and like a variety of duties and opportunities to shape those duties, we promise you won’t get bored. If this position fits your experience and you are passionate about the arts, we encourage you to apply.

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