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 knowledgeable and experienced Data Analyst for Grant Writing and Administration that is interested in working with a fast-paced, dynamic team to manage clients, create funding strategies and develop competitive grants funding proposals that support critical projects in communities across the country. This position can be based in Washington D.C. or remotely throughout the United States.
We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Data Analyst to join the TFG Grants Team as a vital contributor to the grant writing and administration process. The position of Data Analyst will play a crucial part in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data to support grant services and ensure effective grant management. The ability to extract meaningful insights from data will be instrumental in securing funding opportunities and ensuring the successful execution of grant-funded projects. This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on our organization's ability to achieve its mission through data-driven decision-making and efficient grant administration.
Data Gathering and Analysis: Collaborate with various departments and stakeholders to collect relevant data needed for grant applications. Use quantitative and qualitative research techniques to analyze datasets and identify trends, patterns, and key metrics that strengthen grant proposals.
- Grant Proposal Development: Work closely with the grant writing team to provide data-driven insights, compelling visualizations, and evidence-based arguments to strengthen grant proposals. Use data to demonstrate the organization's impact, needs, and capacity to effectively utilize grant funding.
- Data Visualization: Create clear and visually engaging charts, graphs, and reports to present complex data insights to both internal and external stakeholders. Develop data dashboards for grant reporting, tracking project progress, and measuring outcomes.
- Grant Compliance and Reporting: Ensure accurate and timely data collection, entry, and reporting to comply with grant requirements. Collaborate with program managers and finance teams to track project expenditures and outcomes, ensuring adherence to grant guidelines.
- Grant Performance Evaluation: Assist in evaluating the impact of grant-funded projects by monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) and conducting program evaluations. Analyze the effectiveness of implemented strategies and provide recommendations for continuous improvement.
- Data Quality Assurance: Implement quality checks on data integrity and accuracy. Address any data discrepancies or inconsistencies promptly to maintain data reliability.
- Research and Funding Opportunities: Stay abreast of funding opportunities, industry trends, and best practices in grant writing and administration. Conduct research to identify potential funding sources and assist in crafting tailored proposals.
- Collaborative Efforts: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including internal and external stakeholders, to ensure a coordinated approach to grant-related activities.
- Database Management: Manage and maintain databases to store grant-related information, including funding deadlines, reporting schedules, and progress updates.
- Bachelor's degree in public administration, business, accounting, social science, data science, economics, or a related field.
- Proven experience as a Data Analyst, preferably in a grant writing, public agency, or nonprofit setting.
- Ability to analyze and prepare budgets.
- Familiarity with analyzing and using US census data and other publicly available datasets, such as Grants.gov and USAspending.gov.
- Knowledge of federal grant regulations, accounting principles, compliance, and reporting requirements.
- Proficiency in data analysis and accounting tools and interpreting fiscal audit and financial records, GAAP and CRF principles, and cost allocation plans and analysis.
- Experience preparing a Federal Benefit Cost Analysis is desirable.
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data sets and present findings effectively.
- Familiarity with data visualization tools.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
- Detail-oriented, with a commitment to accuracy and data integrity.
- Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- A passion for TFG's mission of helping to build stronger communities.
If you are interested in TFG’s Data Analyst for Grant Writing and Administration position, please send your (1) resume and (2) cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of your email should contain the words "Grant Data Analyst." TFG offers a salary commensurate with experience, a robust benefits package, and ample remote working opportunities.