The Ferguson Group (TFG) is a bipartisan government
relations consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC, that represents the
largest number of local governments of any firm in Washington. We are searching
for a motivated Grants Analyst that is interested in working with a fast-paced,
dynamic team to identify and secure grant funding for critical projects in
communities across the country.
Under the direct supervision of Senior Grants Team
personnel, the Grants Analyst will have the chance to work directly alongside
TFG partners and staff with decades of experience in public service and
government relations who are working to make a direct and meaningful impact in
communities across the U.S. The Grants Analyst will experience all aspects of
the federal funding process, from identifying funding opportunities to securing
This position’s contributions are critical to helping us
achieve objectives such as providing needed water, wastewater and
transportation infrastructure; supporting public safety and health efforts; protecting
waterways and endangered species; addressing various environmental issues;
rejuvenating neglected industrial areas into sustainable, vibrant economic
communities; developing economic revitalization plans for blighted cities or
neighborhoods; and aiding communities with disaster response and recovery. TFG
values its employees and is committed to training a Grant Analyst and supporting
their growth and advancement within the firm.
Directly contribute to the overall success of the firm’s
efforts to secure federal, state and foundation funding for communities across
Basic Functions and Responsibilities, including, but not
- Investigate and identify prospective funding
sources and programs to support the Firms client base.
- Assist with the preparation and submission of
applications to Federal, State and Foundation funders.
- Help determine prospective funding sources with
- Search previous and current appropriate bills
for critical information pertaining to Federal grants.
- Monitor and track the release of funding
- Maintain grant calendars for clients.
- Support the development of weekly grant
publications, funding guides and funding opportunity summaries.
- Other duties as assigned by the Grants Team.
At a minimum, candidates will have earned a Bachelor of Arts
or Science in political science, public policy, public administration,
economics, English, history, environmental sciences, urban planning, or related
disciplines. Preferred candidates will be working towards or have earned an
MA/MPA/MPP or related disciplines. Candidates must be available to work full
- Accuracy in written correspondence, record
keeping and ability to work under deadlines is critical.
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex
documents and instructions.
- Excellent grammar and strong research skills.
- Ability to understand and analyze project
- Must be highly detail-oriented, organized and
able to work effectively under pressure.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and
manage multiple competing deadlines.
- Proficient in researching, interpreting, and
analyzing diverse data.
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Ability to work collaboratively and
independently to achieve stated goals.
- Ability to use independent judgment
- Must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Word,
Power Point, Excel, Outlook, Adobe, and internet functions.
- Ability to format and manipulate documents
without guidance is essential.
requires all applicants to submit a policy-related writing sample or an excerpt
from a previously submitted successful grant application. Sample not to exceed
If you are interested in the available TFG’s Grants Analyst
position, please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to
firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your availability. The subject line of your
email should contain the words "Grants Analyst."