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South Carolina State Library : Grants Administrator

Grants Administrator

The South Carolina State Library (SCSL) serves the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment.  We develop, support, and sustain a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger.
If you are looking for an organization that offers:

  • a collaborative and inclusive work environment
  • an excellent work culture
  • paid professional memberships
  • professional development and learning opportunities for staff
  • tuition assistance
  • an opportunity to work with professionals that are passionate about delivering exceptional results and advancing the mission and vision of their organization
Then South Carolina State Library is the organization for you!
We have a great career opportunity available for a Grants Administrator in our Columbia, South Carolina headquarters. 
The Grants Administrator coordinates all aspects of the subgrant program for public libraries issuing from the federal Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA) grant program, and serves as the Agency’s contact point for all general questions and communication regarding LSTA activities.  This position also investigates other arenas for potential library funding.  
We outwardly demonstrate who we are as an organization through our values. Our people are our greatest resource and our values drive our people.
  • Communication:  We believe communication in every direction and through multiple methods is essential to doing our work at the highest level. As an information organization, we use a transparent process for decision making which encourages creativity and fosters collaboration among staff and our community.
  • Flexibility:  An agile organization is one that can change course to provide better services. We define our organization in this way and pride ourselves in being good stewards of all resources.
  • Community Driven:  Our community is the state. Our value is demonstrated in what we are able to give back as public servants. We believe that by remaining open to our community’s needs, we can personalize experiences for individuals and groups.
  • Inclusivity:  We strive to expand opportunities to better connect with others and break down barriers. Integrity, respect, and equality guide our performance and we are committed to hiring staff that reflect our community.
  • Professionalism:  Our staff model professionalism by providing a welcoming environment, excellent customer service, valuing diversity, and supporting multiple methods of service delivery. A well-trained and knowledgeable staff is our greatest asset.
Major Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates and promotes LSTA program subgrants for public libraries.
  • Assists LSTA subgrant applicants with guidance and training in various formats for preparing grant requests and complying with grant requirements.
  • Review LSTA funding recommendations and implements fiscal procedures consistent with the regulations and goals of the grant program.
  • Serves as liaison between funding agencies and state library administrators; serves as point of information for agency staff regarding all aspects of LSTA or other granting agency.
  • Informs and trains library personnel statewide as needed in order to promote LSTA funding opportunities and make it possible for libraries to compete successfully for funding.
  • Oversees the subgrant selection and award process with attention to LSTA and state goals and priorities; monitors the distribution of subgrants and reimbursements to grantees; reports and evaluates the use of grant funds.
  • Maintains files and records; monitors and improves subgrant documents, guidelines and procedures, and website/libguide content for the information of grant applicants.
  • Identifies potential sources of federal, state, local, and other funds to support the objectives of the agency.
  • Researches alternative funding sources for public libraries, including grants, foundations, and other funds.
Need more reasons to apply?
SCSL is committed to providing our employees with a collaborative and inclusive work environment that provides challenging work, personal and professional growth, and a work/life balance. 
In addition to all the great perks we’ve already shared, we also offer:
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement, and more
  • 15 days of annual leave per year
  • 15 days of sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Team Building Activities – We believe in growing together
Don’t miss this great opportunity to take your career to the next level!  Apply today.  
As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age (over 40), sex, including pregnancy and childbirth (or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree and business, personnel, grant-in-aid, or public administration experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, public administration, or a related field.
  • Two (2) years of experience managing grants.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines under limited supervision. 
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact courteously and effectively with internal and external customers. 
  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures involved in obtaining grant funds from various federal, state and local sources.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration.
  • Knowledge of government accounting and budgeting practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with all levels of staff and management. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with grant recipients and with federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Ability to identify and investigate potential alternative sources of funds such as foundations, donation programs, and other kinds of support for libraries.
Additional Comments

Additional Comments:
Work takes place in an office environment.  Overnight travel is not expected for this position, however may be occasionally necessary.  Some local travel is expected.  Occasional work on evenings and weekends. 

  • Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from consideration for employment.
  • Complete the state application to include all current and previous work/salary history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed in lieu of a completed state application to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
  • Include a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts, and three professional references. Reference and background check will be conducted.
  • 13 October 2021
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