Grant program activities including researching potential grant
opportunities, developing grant funding strategies; completing
necessary grant programming and application materials; and
preparing grant related reports.

  • Coordinate the planning and preparation of grant proposals.
  • Aid the Steamship Authority in the interpretation of funding agency
  • Grant contract administration activities including developing grant
    contract documents; administering grant rules, regulations, and
    requirements; developing grant amendment requests; tracking project
    activities, and preparing project status reports for all federal, state,
    agencies, including but not limited to Federal Transit Administration
    (FTA), National Transit Database (NTD) and Massachusetts
    Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
  • Managing invoicing, reimbursement, and related activities for all
    Steamship Authority grant-funded activities and projects. Monitor and
    coordinate the administration of post-award grants to ensure that
    administrative and budgeting policies, procedures and agency
    requirements are being followed; manage administrative issues
    and/or budget changes occurring during the awarded grant period.
  • Developing and maintaining multiyear funding plans and financial
    models following high-level independent analysis of current and
    potential funding sources.
  • Collaborating with the Treasurer/Comptroller to incorporate grant
    funding into the annual budget and short- or long-range business
  • Assisting with internal and external financial or grant-related audits
    and reviews of the Steamship Authority’s capital, grant, fixed asset, or
    other related programs.
  • Assisting in the preparation and analysis of local, state, and federal
    financial and operating reports.
  • Working with project managers and accounting staff to resolve grant,
    project, budget discrepancies or questions.
  • Prepare and oversee the completion of federal and state required
    grant reports through FTA’s Transit Award Management System
    (TRAM) and MADOT’s electronic reporting systems.
  • Other duties as assigned

This position is responsible for identifying, applying for, and managing grants, as well as helping to ensure compliance with all Federal and/or State policies, procedures, and guidelines in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration,
    Finance, Accounting, or related field – additional years of experience
    may be substituted on a year-for-year basis in lieu of a degree.
  • Four years of experience in public sector financial or management
    analysis or equivalent experience including capital budgeting or
    planning, grants administration and analysis.
  • Experience in public transit or transportation planning is highly
  • Knowledge of Federal, state, and regional transportation funding programs, regulations, and processes.