Position DetailsYour Qualifications
To meet the basic qualifications for the Grants Coordinator opportunity, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship.
To be a strong fit for the role, you will also need:
- A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University plus a minimum of 3 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.
- Non-profit experience could be a good fit for this role but not essential for success.
- Strong computer skills, including:
- Microsoft Office Suite applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, etc.), including intermediate Excel skills.
- CRM system(s) experience, ideally Microsoft Dynamics.
- Ability to use the Internet, databases and social media for research and communication.
- A strong work ethic with grit and a positive attitude.
- The ability to adhere to deadlines in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment.
- Attention to detail and the ability to create complete and accurate grant applications.
- Strong analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills with a proactive approach and the ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including agencies, customers, sales and engineering teams, and many others.
- Initiative with the ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member.
- A drive for personal and professional growth and development.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Grants, as Grants Coordinator, you will provide financial and analytical support to the grants department to obtain funds for ongoing or special institutional projects and provide grant contract administration and management by performing a wide variety of duties.
This is a unique role with fast-paced deadlines and the grants you handle are not what you would typically find at a non-profit organization. Instead, you’ll work on applications for trucks (as well as stations and technology) that require research and analytical reasoning as well as collaboration with company experts to develop needed information emission reduction and mileage calculations. We’re looking for a professional who can bring a level of expertise with the writing, research and analysis of our grant opportunities, while also having the interpersonal skills to build relationships with a wide array of internal and external contacts including our funding agencies and Clean Energy teams such as Sales and Engineering.
Specifically, you will:
- Prepare grant proposals including various documents required in the grant application process.
- Identify and implement compliance requirements as required by federal, state, or regional government and non-governmental incentives and grants.
- Research funding source proposal requirements, submittal deadlines and maintaining report deadline calendar.
- Maintain current files, including database, on funding programs, projects and contracts.
- Write, edit and proofread grant proposals, documents and other reports or correspondence necessary for funding agencies.
- Calculate emission and job benefits as necessary to support grant application and management.
- Coordinate, prepare and assemble proposal and reporting documents.
- Ensure the timely and successful delivery of proposal and reporting documents.
- Schedule and coordinate critical dates related to grant or other departmental activities.
- Prepare grant and incentive invoices assuring all documents submitted are in compliance with funding contract.
- Track critical dates as required by funding agreements.
- Prepare all reports for the grants department as necessary.
- Review time sensitive, confidential materials and notifying proper parties regarding deadlines.
- Communicate with external and internal parties as directed or required to foster and promote Clean Energy’s grants related work or activities.
- Participate in government relations meetings, hearings and strategy sessions with grants team members and funding agencies.
- Participate in project development and strategy meetings with the grants team, business development staff and potential customers.
- As a mentor, provide guidance and oversight to new hires and summer interns as assigned.
- Manage other duties as assigned.
Pictured: Clean Energy is building America's Natural Gas Highway, a coast-to-coast infrastructure to deliver CNG (compressed natural gas), LNG (liquefied natural gas), RNG (renewable natural gas) to an expanding customer base.
More Good ReasonsStrong team
We have a small but critical grant team where you'll find strong mentors and business experts to help you get up to speed. Once you're trained, you'll enjoy the autonomy to own your role and excel. At the same time, you'll have strong support when you need it. In fact, one of your key contacts on the team has over 30 years of grant experience! On the flip side, we will look to you to share your knowledge and expertise with your colleagues.
In addition to a competitive salary and discretionary incentive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and other insurances, a 401(k) plan with discretionary company match, paid time off and more.
Green standard for sustainability
You probably already knew that natural gas burns much more cleanly than gasoline, diesel and electric trucks producing significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions. But did you also know that natural gas is increasingly renewable, using biomethane reclaimed from landfills, waste-water-treatment facilities and farms via waste-to-energy solutions? Clean Energy is helping companies and public organizations meet aggressive environmental goals, and you'll be part of that effort.
Proven strong leadership
You will join a team of accomplished, seasoned professionals at Clean Energy, led by Andrew Littlefair. Mr. Littlefair served as President of Pickens Fuel Corp (PFC), predecessor company of Clean Energy, which he co-founded in 1997 with Boone Pickens and was Staff Assistant to then President Ronald Reagan in the Office of Presidential Advance from 1983 to 1987.
Clean Energy has the right solutions at the right time, as more and more organizations are exploring alternative fuel vehicles and solutions. For instance, we recently entered into an agreement with UPS to provide them with 170 million gasoline gallon equivalents of Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. Clean Energy's Redeem is the world’s first renewable fuel made entirely from organic waste for commercial vehicles, and this partnership with UPS will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1 million metric tons.