American Rescue Plan Grant Administrator

Job Details

Post Date: January 03, 2023

Application Deadline: January 9, 2023 5:00 pm

Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority | Territorial


The American Rescue Plan Grant Administrator is responsible for managing and administering funds received from the United States Department of Treasury’s American Rescue Plan of 2021. This is a Territorial grant-funded position.

Essential Functions

⇨ Oversees the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program, and all-American Rescue Plan funds allocated to the Authority.
⇨ Coordinates with multiple state and federal agencies to ensure the appropriate use and allocation of funding.
⇨ Develops and implement policies and procedures related to ARP funding.
⇨ Provide expert direction to management on the financial administration of funding, including forecasting a multi-year approach.
⇨ Formulates strategies that support objectives, new initiatives, activities, and changes in direction.
⇨ Coordinates all VIHFA responses related to ARP spending.
⇨ Responds to and/or prepares response to legislative inquiries
⇨ Prepares federal grant reports relative to the allocation and expenditure of ARP funding.
⇨ Prepares and submits required Treasury progress reports and closes out documents to appropriately invoice and account for funding and have supporting documentation for all ARPA procurements.
⇨ Responsible for managing projects within the scope, schedule, and budget baseline. Monitors project progress, forecasts expenditures, mitigate risks and addresses adverse variances to baseline.
⇨ Prepares budgets and funding reports for non-specific ARPA funds in accordance with federal requirements and Authority policies, procedures, and regulations.
⇨ Provides oversight of eligible use of funds and is responsible for periodic reporting to the U.S. Department of Treasury while complying with federal law and related accounting and reporting requirements.
⇨ Monitors record keeping and other related documents connected with ARPA allocation funding. Prioritizes projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals.
⇨ Confers and cooperates with management and other personnel to carry out projects.
⇨ Assist the Chief Financial Officer with the preparation, review, and presentation of reports and other written correspondence and documents to public officials, HUD, and other appropriate agencies and individuals and the public.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

⇨ Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field desirable
⇨ Experience: 5+ years grant writing experience; 1-3 years of Supervisor experience in customer service.
⇨ Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments; Advanced computer skills and knowledge of the most current industry standard computerized project control applications, such as cost and planning software; working knowledge of computer relational databases, computer estimating systems and budget control monitoring techniques; Proficiency in project control techniques and principles, and ability to perform comprehensive organizational forecasting and analysis; Knowledge and application of principles and best practices of budget, grants, research, and performance measurements; Ability to create a work program to support the goals and objectives of the Authority in regard to ARPA, and to engage with outside stakeholders on the impact of ARPA funds throughout the Territory; Ability to organize complex financial data and experience working with various grants, including federal grants and grant reporting with preference for the development and monitoring of budgets; Skilled in outreach and engagement with outside stakeholders and agencies to reach a common goal and/or outcome; Strong public speaking and presentation skills; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships Ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences; Strong time management and organizational skills to prioritize work and meet deadlines; Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment and problem-solve; Computer literate to include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and analytical abilities; Good oral and written communication skills; Ability to be flexible and work under pressure; Ability to work harmoniously with other agencies; Excellent phone etiquette and customer service skills; Previous grant writing experience; Experience working in deadline driven environments; valid Virgin Islands Driver’s License.


Salary: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 per annum depending upon qualifications

How to Apply

Application packages will only be accepted electronically at Signed original documents will be accepted at our main office at a later date.

Letters of Recommendations Are No Longer Required

To apply for a vacant position, please download our Application for Employment. Each question must be fully and accurately answered. Incomplete, illegible or unsigned applications will not be considered. Original application and your supporting credentials should be submitted to our Offices located at:

St. Thomas/St. John

3202 Demarara No. 3
Frenchtown Plaza, Suite 200
St. Thomas, VI 00802
TEL : (340) 777-4432
FAX : (340)775-7913

St. Croix

100 Lagoon Complex
Suite 4, Frederiksted
St. Croix, VI 00840
TEL : (340) 772-4432
FAX : (340)772-4002

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