#65030184 Grants Administrator I (Apprenticeship Grants Administrator)

#65030184 Grants Administrator I (Apprenticeship Grants Administrator)


North Carolina Community Colleges System Office
200 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-807-7100

Job Location

200 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603


$39,456 – $65,500/NC10


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, January 23, 2023
Closes: Monday, February 6, 2023

Target Start Date

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

8am - 5pm M-F

Employment Type

Full-Time/4 Year Time-Limited Position

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or a related discipline from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


The North Carolina Community College System (System Office) is a statewide network of 58 public community colleges. The system enrolls over 500,000 students annually. It is the 3rd largest in the nation based on the number of colleges. It also provides data to the North Carolina Learning Object Repository by collecting, contributing, and sharing digital learning resources for use in traditional or distance learning environments. The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a global, multicultural, and competent workforce, and improve the lives and wellbeing of N.C. citizens. To learn more about the NC Community College System Office and the Great 58 visit our website About Us | NC Community Colleges

NC Community Colleges System Office has an opening for an Apprenticeship Grants Administrator in the Economic Development Division. The recruitment range: $39,456 – $65,500.

The Economic Development team provides education, training, and support services for new, expanding, and existing business and industry in all 100 North Carolina counties through our network of 58 community colleges. The mission of ApprenticeshipNC is to ensure North Carolina has an innovative, relevant, effective, and efficient workforce development system that develops adaptable, work ready, skilled talent to meet the current and future needs of workers and businesses to achieve and sustain economic prosperity.

Categories of Apprenticeships: There are many types of apprenticeships programs of various duration, level of required technical education, and level of employer investment.  Depending on their design, these programs may be more attractive to specific demographics, including an employer’s existing workforce, veterans, high school, or college students.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:  The ApprenticeshipNC Grant Administrator will be responsible for all aspects of the grant operations as set forth by the North Carolina Community College System including overseeing and managing the daily operations of the project. The individual will work to ensure the effectiveness of the grant and that services provided to the participants follow the guidelines of the grant and as outlined by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).

The Grant Administrator works in collaboration with the respective System Office divisions and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to ensure compliance with guidelines in fiscal reporting and grant activities associated with the project. The selected candidate oversees and manages the scope of work, budget, and schedules for the grant project to ensure project deliverables are attained and within budget as set forth by the grant (i.e., number of new apprentices, new programs, etc.). The Grant Administrator also prepares necessary documentation required throughout the life of the grant, manages, and monitors the allocation of financial resources needed to accomplish the goals and objectives of the grant. This information is reported to the ApprenticeshipNC Director as required throughout the life of the grant. This role is also responsible for managing, monitoring and accountability of budget accuracy and disbursements, ensuring validity of all expenditures. The selected candidate must also proactively anticipate any changes to budgetary requirements and revise documentation, accordingly, ensuring costs remain within budget parameters.

The Grant Administrator ensures project goals, performance objectives, and milestones are being managed from inception to completion as defined in the grant work plan and communicates the status of the grant to the ApprenticeshipNC Director. Grant administrator will also provide data related to the ApprenticeshipNC Director and any staff supported by the grant.

The Grant Administrator will attend meetings as necessary and will coordinate with stakeholders at all levels of the public and private sector to accomplish goals. The Grant Administrator will communicate with the community colleges on a regular basis and will report directly to the ApprenticeshipNC Director according to established protocol.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/AND ABILITIES: The preferred candidate must possess a working knowledge of the following: the general principles of financial management and generally accepted accounting principles and/or grants administration practices; current federal, state, and local government grant programs; and technical and administrative rules and regulations in the subject area. The preferred candidate must also possess communication skills to relay industry information regarding current issues and must be able to present findings in such situations. The preferred candidate must demonstrate the ability to prepare written findings and present recommendations supported by facts; prepare and analyze financial information involving existing issues pertaining to the subject area and to present it in oral and/or written form; basic problem-solving skills to interpret compliance and report findings to management; basic project management skills to work as a team member to develop new processes and procedures based upon changes in laws and regulations or industry practice; the ability to provide appropriate documentation to support conclusions; the ability to organize and format reports to comply with applicable guidelines; and the ability to review and document compliance with laws and regulations.

PREFERENCES: The preferred applicant should possess some experience working with grants.

How to Apply

STATE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: We value our employees and offer a wide variety of competitive and family-friendly benefits. The state of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits. Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis). Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and community service leave. In addition, paid parental leave, and personal observance is available to eligible employees. Some highlights include:

  • The best-funded pension plan/retirement system in the nation according to Moody’s Investor’s Service
  • Twelve (12) holidays/year
  • Fourteen (14) vacation days/year which increase as the length of service increases and accumulate year-to-year
  • Twelve (12) sick days/year which is cumulative indefinitely
  • Longevity pays lump sum payout yearly (based on length of service beginning 10 years and up)
  • 401K, 457, and 403(b) plans

Learn more about employee perks/benefits:


The North Carolina Community College System Office uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions SUBJECT to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range or recruitment range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. All post-high school degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must complete the online process at https://www.nc.gov/jobs, Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of the application. Work history and credentials must appear on the application to receive consideration during the selection process.

Job Post Contact

North Carolina Community College System
Human Resources | Caswell Building
5001 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-5001
Phone: (919) 807-7177 | Fax: (919) 807-7222