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State of Minnesota Grants, Equity, Access and Research (GEAR) Grants Administrator / Human Services Program Representative 2 in St. Paul, Minnesota

Working Title: Grants, Equity, Access and Research (GEAR) Grants Administrator

Job Class: Human Services Program Representative 2

Agency: Human Services Department

  • Job ID : 76731

  • Location : St. Paul

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 05/15/2024

  • Closing Date : 05/28/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office

  • Division/Unit : DHS-Central Office / ADSA GEAR Team

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift, 8:00am-4:30pm

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : Yes, up to 10%

  • Salary Range: $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,001 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

a) Telework (Within Minnesota or Neighboring States)¿and Flexible Hours Options Are Available

The Department of Human Services is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the start of employment.

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

The GEAR Grants Administrator will provide technical assistance, develop proposals and manage grants associated with the Grants, Equity, Access and Research Division (GEAR) within the Aging and Disability Services Division. The GEAR Division support’s multiple new grant and contracted services for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) through the enhanced Federal Medical Assistance percentage (FMAP) funding and 2023 Minnesota Legislature appropriated funding. These include grants for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) provider capacity expansion grants in rural and underserved areas, workforce capacity grants for new Americans, respite care grants, workforce development grants, research contracts for financing of long-term services and supports, and additional other projects as determined by needs. In addition to developing and implementing these programs, GEAR also pays particular attention to embedding equity in to the grant making process.

This position exists to:

  • Develop manage vendor grants and contracts

  • Manage contractor performance to assure compliance and performance outcomes

  • Provide support and technical assistance so that contractors and grantees may conduct their work and meet their goals

The incumbent will:

  • Provide ongoing technical assistance to new, potential and existing partners and vendors

  • Provide education and engagement on funding opportunities, proposal development, program expectations and DHS contracting guidelines and expectation

  • Support the development and implementation of skills training to grant recipients and ensure vendor compliance

Minimum Qualifications

3 years professional experience with DHS policies, procedures, processes, rules and laws pertaining to services for older adults. Experience must include:

  • Program development and planning

  • Grants and/or contract management

  • Needs assessment and evaluation methodologies

Bachelor’s Degree in related field may substitute for 1 year of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of the barriers, as well as opportunities, to information and access among various ethnic and cultural groups (e.g., African American, American Indian, Hispanic, Somali, Hmong)

  • Understanding of the barriers, as well as opportunities, to information and access among New Americans and immigrants regardless of immigration status

  • Methods and processes for developing RFPs and contracts and for contract management; unit, agency, state and federal contracting requirements

  • Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and/or cultures

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.