Recovery Grant Specialist

An exciting opportunity exists to play an instrumental role in Berkshire County’s pandemic recovery efforts. Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), as the fiscal agent for a group of region-wide entities, seeks a collaborative yet self-motivated individual to identify and secure federal and state grant funds for Berkshire County municipalities, non-profit organizations, schools, and businesses to aid in pandemic-related recovery and rebuilding efforts. This position will collaborate with a wide range of Berkshire County interests.

The primary areas of focus will be supporting an interactive, web-based repository of recovery-related grant information, researching grant opportunities to share with potential applicants, and overseeing training programs for grant-seekers in the Berkshire region. With selected opportunities, this position may serve as the primary author of high-priority applications. The position will be supported by an advisory committee that will oversee the implementation of these efforts, with representation from 1Berkshire, Berkshire Bank, Berkshire Black Economic Council, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Berkshire United Way, and others.

The successful candidate must demonstrate strong research, analytic, and writing capabilities, the ability to communicate effectively in person and virtually, and the ability to work collaboratively and provide leadership across a wide spectrum including engagement with diverse regional stakeholders, non-profit organizations, businesses, legislators/staff, and municipal staff and officials. A strong background in MS Office Suite is required. Working knowledge of WordPress and/or web-based database software is preferred.

Minimum requirements: BA or BS degree, with a master’s degree in public administration, organization development, planning, or closely related field strongly preferred, with at least four years of increasingly responsible experience, preferably at the local or regional level. May be substituted with direct experience. Recognition from a professional grant writing program is preferred. Requires valid driver’s license allowing operation of a motor vehicle in Massachusetts. This position will require frequent in-person contact with Berkshire County organizations and personnel. Experience working in Berkshire County is strongly preferred.

Compensation is commensurate with experience within a range of $32.00 – $50.00/hour. This is intended to be a 1FTE full-time (35 hours/week) fully benefited position. Depending on responses a full-time position may be substituted with several part-time, unbenefited positions. The selected individual(s) will be required to provide their own workspace. This position is partially state funded and is subject to approval through the state budget process, expected soon after July 1, 2022. This position is expected to start soon after July 1, but will remain open until filled. Applications for part-time work will be accepted throughout the year.

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Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and a one-page writing sample to info@berkshireplanning.org. Include the phrase Recovery Grant Specialist in the subject line. No telephone calls. EOE/Smoke- and Drug-free Workplace. 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield, MA 01201.