Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree plus three years’ specialized experience*, one of which must have been at a supervisory level OR 4 years of equivalent work experience may substitute for a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree may substitute for one year of non-supervisory experience beyond the bachelor’s degree.
*Specialized experience includes:
Experience in the administrative side of a professional arts or non-profit organization.
• An understanding of capital projects, including construction budgets and the architectural design process.
• Ability to read, understand, and communicate contract requirements.
• Highly organized and detail oriented, with ability to work optimally in a fast-paced setting with multiple deadlines.
• Proficiency with Excel and other data management systems (Grants Gateway and Smart Simple in particular).
• Working knowledge of capital projects in the non-profit arts sector of New York State is an asset.
Duties Description Founded in 1960 as the first state arts agency in the country, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is a leading source of funding for the vibrant arts and cultural sector across the state. New York is home to over 500,000 arts workers and a creative economy that generates $123 billion per year. NYSCA funding, which reaches all 62 state counties, is a valuable catalyst for the growth of New York’s creative ecosystem and a driver of community-building and the well-being of all New Yorkers.
NYSCA is seeking a Project Officer to provide grant and contract administration for its Capital Program. The program, which is funded through legislation, provides grants for capital improvements to enhance the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of arts and cultural organizations within New York State. These opportunities stimulate long-term economic development and provide transformative funding for our state’s cultural organizations by stabilizing their facilities, bolstering their artistic efforts, and strengthening their services to their communities.
The Project Officer will report to the current Deputy Director of Programs and Project Director for Capital Projects. Grant-funded activities can be complex and typically take 3 – 5 years to complete, which makes ongoing communication with grantees essential to the program. There are currently approximately 300 ongoing capital projects, with grants ranging from $49,500 to $10 million. A significant number of new grants are expected to be awarded in FY2024, with a $37 million Capital budget.
To support this program, the new Officer position will work closely with the Project Director taking on the following responsibilities:
• Contract Management: Assist with contract and report review; process incoming contracts and reports and correspond with grantees about missing or incomplete submissions.
• Grantee/Applicant Relations: Field inquiries from prospective applicants and current capital grantees and provide assistance as needed.
• Project Status Tracking: Update tracking sheets and assist with preparation of more detailed reports as needed.
• Panel Evaluation Support: Assist with panel meeting preparation, panel process, and applicant feedback communication.
Additional Comments NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.
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