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Grant Coordinator


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JOB TITLE: Part Time Grant Coordinator


REPORTS TO: City Manager

JURISDICTION(S): City of Demorest



The City of Demorest is seeking applications for a Grant Coordinator. Demorest has an estimated population of 1800+/-. Demorest has a very long and important role in the history of Georgia. It is the home of Piedmont University, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, and Johnny Mize, the late baseball hall of famer. The city operates a water distribution and waste water treatment plant and it provides water to over 70% of Habersham County. City of Demorest is a Council-Manager form of government consisting of a mayor, four City Council members elected at large and a City Manager appointed by the City Council. Both the Mayor and Council focus on vision for the future of the city while the City Manager oversees daily city operations. The Mayor is the official spokesperson for the City and facilitates City Council meetings. The Council members are responsible for enacting local legislation, adopting budgets, determining policies, and appointing the City Manager, City Clerk, Municipal Judge, City Attorney, and City Treasurer. City services are provided by the Manager through 4 departments, 37 full-time employees with an operating budget of $10 million.



This position is responsible for identifying, requesting, and administering grand funds received from federal, state, and local grant funds for the City of Demorest, Georgia.



  • Coordinates development of grant funding in applications to secure grant funding for projects or programs assist with preparation of grant applications and related documentation as directed by grant outlines or instructions for submission to appropriate agencies.
  • Assists City Manager in budget projections based on allocation of grant funding and auditing controls.
  • Assists with financial oversight for administration of grant funds; and conducts routine monitoring
  • Prepares status reports on progress of projects and submits to appropriate individuals or agencies; ensures timely submission of required reports/documentation to appropriate agencies/individuals.
  • Compiles or monitors administrative and/or statistical data pertaining to grant activities: prepares status reports and other related reports; maintains associated files/records.
  • Develops, updates, and implements policies and procedures relating to grant administration and grant management.
  • Research new grant opportunities; establishes and maintains community relations



Includes, but not limited to:

  • Knowledge of potential funding streams from law enforcement agencies
  • Knowledge of various departmental operations and needs
  • Knowledge of grants and grant administration systems, processes, and budgeting
  • Knowledge of personal computers and relevant programs
  • Knowledge of current legislation and/or legislators at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Knowledge of auditing guidelines as dictates at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, elected officials, private organizations, and the general public
  • Ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information
  • Ability to prepare reports and correspondence, comprehend and mare inferences from written material                




Education and Experience: (or its equivalent)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, or public administration or a related field required; supplemented by (3) years’ experience in writing and administrating government grants; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all City or department policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position  



  •  The City Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions. The City Clerk spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature of propriety of the final results.



  • Guidelines include City Ordinances and applicable state and federal laws. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.



  • The work consists of other varied assignments of duties and task assigned by the City Manager



  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping
  •  The work is typically performed in an office





All applications are subject to the Georgia Open Records Act. The City of Demorest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, please contact and forward your application and resume to the contact below by Thursday, April 11, 2024. The application can be found on

City of Demorest

Megan Chastain, City Clerk


Telephone: (706) 778-4202

250 Alabama Street, Demorest, GA 30535

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