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Grants Management Associate - PTI

Department: Police Training Institute
Location: Washington, DC

Police Training Institute

Grant Management Associate 

Reports to: Director, Police Training Institute 

Team: Council for a Strong America - Police Training Institute 

Description:  The Police Training Institute (PTI) is a program of the Council for a Strong America that provides evidence-based, high-level training to law enforcement officers and youth in communities nationwide.  Created as a result of a request of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids members, PTI’s mission is to work with law enforcement to improve the way police officers interact with youth with the intent to raise understanding by both parties, creating safe, healthy communities.  The Grants Management Associate is a part-time position that conducts research on new grant funding opportunities, prepares grants for submission, and tracks grant progress throughout the life of the grant. 

This position reports to the National Director, Police Training Institute and is co-located in the DC Office with the Development and Strategic Planning team. Working alongside CSA’s highly skilled and motivated Development team, PTI’s Grant Management Associate has access to the resources and experience of the Development Team to effectively research, apply, secure, and manage grant funding for the PTI team.  In this position, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work ˝ time in the DC office and ˝ from a home office.

This position will focus primarily on securing federal grants for the delivery of PTI’s Connecting Youth & Communities with Law Enforcement (CYCLE) training curriculum and community engagement.  As opportunities become available, this position will also research, apply, and track foundation grants for PTI. 

Status: Part-time, regular, Exempt, time-limited Hours per week:  20 hrs 

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  1. Works closely with the National Director, PTI to identify grants and other funding opportunities to support PTI. 

  2. Works closely with CSA’s Development Team to ensure all grant proposals are in compliance with CSA’s non-profit status and enhance CSA’s ability to carry out its overall mission. 

  3. Conducts research on available grants being offered through the federal, state and local governments that would support PTI’s delivery of CYCLE training. 

    1. Prepares and maintains a written summary (via google docs) of all grants researched.

    2. Creates and maintains a tracking method to show all grants identified grant opportunity, and status. 

  4. Prepares all required inquiry letters, correspondence, proposals, and follow-up for all PTI grant activity.  

  5. Maintains accurate records of all grant activity and keeps all records updated in Salesforce, CSA tracking software. 

  6. Maintains an awareness of PTI’s activities, available trainings and reports, periodically participates in PTI trainings to stay current on PTIs work. 

  7. Working closely with the PTI team creates reports due to funders as required. 

  8. Other duties as assigned. 

Skills, Competencies, and Knowledge Required for the Position:

Essential Qualifications:

  1. Experience working in a nonprofit organization 

  2. Experienced researcher, grant writer, and grant manager 

  3. Professional, self-motivated, independent, energetic, and organized individual

  4. Excellent writing and interpersonal skills required 

  5. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and an extremely high level of attention to detail

  6. Proficient with Google Office/Word/Excel/PowerPoint

  7. Ability to work independently in both a home-office environment and in the DC office  

  8. Commitment to assisting CSA and the PTI team in bridging the gap between police and youth and communities 

Desirable Qualifications:

Familiarity with law enforcement, training, grassroots organizing, and community engagement. A strong commitment to working in an environment to improve law enforcement and community relations, especially with youth. 

Minimum experience required:   

A minimum of one-year relevant professional experience. 


High School Diploma: Required       

College Degree:  Required      

Post Graduate Degree: Not Required 

Professional Designation: Not Required

Travel Required  Modest travel may be required

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