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Senior Grant Specialist

Date Posted:  May 21, 2022
Requisition ID:  347781

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Department of Education (DOE):

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of innovative support to Indiana's schools, teachers, students, and parents. We are proactively working with educators, policy makers, business leaders, and community-based organizations to achieve our mission of "Working Together for Student Success."



This position traditionally starts at $35,568 per year and may be commensurate with education and work experience. 

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

The Student Pathways Senior Specialist supports programming for high ability and non-traditional students with a focus on Grant administration, tracking, support, analysis, and professional development for the field. The Specialist is responsible for assisting Indiana school corporations in identifying the needs of these populations and supporting schools in developing partnerships that will assist them in providing resources and support to their high ability, alternative education and homeless populations. 
The Senior Specialist is responsible for grant submission and approvals, monitoring and reporting financial expenditures and reimbursements, data collection, analysis and providing support strategies, and tools to the field based on data reporting.

The Senior Specialist will collaborate with schools, school corporations, charter schools, alternative education programs, high ability partners, homeschool, and other state agencies and service providers as necessary. The Senior Specialist is the subject matter expert for the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Student Pathways Moodle Communities, providing educators with state updates on alternative education, high ability, and McKinney Vento/homeless reporting, data collections, surveys, and resources. 

A Day in the Life:

●    Leads the grant application process and approval system for the state's alternative education, high ability, and McKinney Vento/homeless programs. 
●    Coordinates and approves the FTE report and fiscal distributions. 
●    Leads the data collection and reporting of; alternative education, high ability, and McKinney Vento/homeless. 
●    Provides support to alternative education, high ability, and McKinney Vento/homeless programs for students throughout the state.  
●    Assists in connecting regions of the state to resources, community partners in order to better serve student needs and opportunities.  
●    Plans professional development opportunities focused on best practices in alternative education, high ability, and McKinney Vento/homeless and related topics.
●    Subject matter expert in the revising of policies and procedures.
●    Maintains communication with school communities throughout the state with policies,state laws and regulations. 
●    Manages the program effectiveness via the grant data and DOE reporting.
●    Manages budgets and prepares contracts, grants, and claims.
●    Other duties as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:

●    Bachelor's Degree and three years professional work experience in education with knowledge of alternative education, High Ability programs, and Homeless Youth initiatives 
●    Knowledge of current instructional methodologies, state programs, and other alternative education supports such as academic mastery, CTE programming, and graduation requirements.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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