Grant or Contract Coordinator

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Minnesota, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

DEED is seeking qualified candidates to fill two positions for the Office of Contracts and Grants unit. These positions assist with management of the grant and professional-technical (P/T) contracting operation within DEED in accordance with Minnesota Statutes and applicable Federal Laws. These positions also provide policy direction to the department’s management, and specific granting instruction and assistance to the indirect and direct grant and contracting personnel at DEED relating State laws, the Department of Administration’s Office Grant Management and P/T policies, Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) and budget encumbrance mandates, and DEED internal policies and procedures.

These positions require extensive knowledge of complex granting, and P/T contracting laws, policies and guidelines outlined by multiple governing bodies for contractual and agreements involving all types of grants and all other contracts assigned. These positions play a vital role for DEED grant and contract coordination, performing contract reviews, providing lead work activities for the unit, and establishing agency policies and procedures.

This position will be open on a continuous basis until posted end date or until all positions are filled and this posting may be used to fill multiple positions.

Minimum Qualifications

To receive credit for your education and experience, your resume should clearly describe how you meet each minimum and/or preferred qualification listed, including dates of employment.

Grant Coordinator;

Three (3) years* of grant and contract management experience involving evaluating, administering, accounting for, training and/or monitoring of grant/grants proposals, grant agreements, or grant recipients for a grant-making organization.


Professional-technical Contract Coordinator;

Three (3) years* of professional-technical contract experience evaluating, administering, and accounting for contracts.

*Bachelor’s degree in Law, Business, Accounting, Finance or other closely related fields as determined by the agency can substitute one (1) year of experience; master’s degree substitutes for eighteen (18) months of experience; PhD substitutes for twenty-four (24) months of experience.

Applicants that meet the above minimum qualification will be further evaluated on the following:

Organizational skills to manage, track, and report expenses, financial transactions, and invoices using Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Contracts or project management experience.

Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures with the ability to interpret and communicate those to grant recipients.

Communication skills to make concise presentations before public and private groups. Knowledge or experience writing policies and procedures.

Working together to improve the state we love.

What do Minnesota's State employees have in common?

  • A sense of purpose in their work
  • Connection with their coworkers and communities
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth


As an employee, you'll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well.

Your benefits may include:

  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans
  • Fertility care, including IVF
  • Diabetes care
  • Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children
  • 6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children
  • Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years)
  • Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care
  • Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being

Support to help you reach your career goals:

  • Training, classes, and professional development
  • Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at studentaid.gov)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life support:

  • A voluntary confidential program that helps employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job performance
  • Common sources of stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues
  • Daily Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning, child/elder care

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