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Grant Researcher/Writer - Consultant

CCM Openings

Grant Researcher/Writer - Consultant

CCM, New Haven, CT

Posting Date: August 03, 2020
Closing Date: Until filled

Position Overview back to top

CCM is seeking a Grant Researcher/Writer to join its Municipal Consulting Service. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to professionally respond to requests from CCM member municipalities for the following types of services:

  • Write and submit grant applications per federal, state and private agency guidelines
  • Efficiently track and manage grant applications for entire grant lifecycle
  • Manage grant application calendars and remain abreast of current program regulations
  • Revise application processes and procedures as per grant maker regulations and customer needs
  • Research grant opportunities and develop plans for ongoing efficient and effective grant management
  • Assume additional related functions as requested

Qualifications back to top

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in English/English Literature, Communications, Community Development, or related field
  • Minimum three years of grant writing and/or research experience
  • Capacity to simultaneously manage a number of varied projects in a deadline-driven environment
  • Keen attention to detail and highly organized with a mind for thoroughness
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, articulate, and persuasive proposals
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as on project teams
  • Proficiency with Microsoft platforms – Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Compensation back to top

MCS consultants are independent contractors. Compensation TBD.

How to Apply back to top

Please submit a letter of interest, resume (including pertinent experience, preferably in the municipal and/or not-for-profit sector), and at least three references with contact information to: Andy Merola, CCM Energy & Program Development Manager, CCM, 545 Long Wharf Drive – 8th Floor, New Haven, CT 06511, or EEO/AA

About CCM back to top

CCM is Connecticut’s association of towns and cities. CCM represents municipalities at the General Assembly, before the state executive branch and regulatory agencies, and in the courts.

CCM’s membership includes 168 towns and cities representing more than 99% of the state’s population. CCM provides its members with a wide array of services, including management assistance, individualized inquiry service, assistance in municipal labor relations, technical assistance and training, policy development, research and analysis, publications, information programs, and service programs such as workers’ compensation and liability-automobile-property insurance, risk management, and energy cost containment. Federal representation is provided by CCM in conjunction with the National League of Cities. CCM was founded in 1966.

CCM is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the member municipalities, with due consideration given to geographical representation, municipalities of different sizes, and a balance of political parties. Numerous committees of municipal officials participate in the development of CCM policy and programs. CCM has offices in New Haven (the headquarters) and Hartford. Specific information about CCM’s Board of Directors and Officers can be found here:

About MCS back to top

In recognition of the needs of Connecticut’s municipalities for both consulting and temporary employment assistance, CCM created the Municipal Consulting Service (“MCS” – successor to CCM’s highly successful Field Services and Municipal Management Consulting services), which was launched at CCM’s annual Convention & Exhibition in November 2016. Information about MCS can be found here: