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Manager Grant Writing

Job ID: PS103592
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery Services Office
Date Posted: Dec 5, 2023


This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.


Manager, Grant Writing


Construction & Development


Development / Capital Finance Management


Director, Grant Development


2 Broadway


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM or as required (7.5HR/ DAY)




$83,981 to $110,225


Open Until Filled



MTA Construction & Development (C&D) is hiring a Manager of Grant Writing to coordinate and develop discretionary grant applications for various federal grant programs across MTA’s $55-billion Capital Program. This position reports to C&D’s Capital Finance Management unit, which is tasked with simplifying and improving existing capital-related financial and administrative processes, with the desired result of reduced turnaround time and lower capital and/or administrative costs, without bypassing critical controls.


The Manager will work closely and collaboratively with C&D senior leadership and project teams, MTA Headquarters (Capital Funding, Federal Policy), MTA Operating Agencies and other internal and external stakeholders, serving as primary C&D contact points for a portfolio of applications and discretionary grant programs.  They are tasked with coordinating the selection of projects to pursue discretionary funding for and the development of quality applications, reflecting the input of all key stakeholders. This requires developing a detailed plan to ensure all parties are aligned and can promptly act on notice of funding opportunities.



Work closely with stakeholders to map out an application strategy for each federal discretionary grant program and develop a detailed schedule, including sufficient quality assurance/quality control time.


Produce and finalize application narratives, benefit-cost analyses, and all other required documents.


Participate in discretionary grant-related meetings, strategy sessions, and webinars to remain informed and plan for upcoming applications, including beginning to pull data requests and develop outlines before the notice of funding is issued.


Coordinate and maintain a master list of potential capital projects that may be considered for these federal grant programs.


Maintain a library of related information around grant programs, selection criteria and relevant data that can help inform decision-making and application strategy.


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in business, architecture/engineering, accounting, finance, public administration or public policy, city or urban planning, transportation, or a related field required.

Master's degree from an accredited college in business, architecture/engineering, accounting, finance, public administration or public policy, city or urban planning, transportation, or a related field preferred.

Minimum five (5) years of grant writing and benefit-cost analysis experience required.

Must have analytical capabilities and quantitative skills.

Must have intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


Familiarity with the MTA network and the MTA Capital Program.


Experience with project planning, scheduling, and/or budgeting.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Excellent organizational and presentation skills.


Ability to work with all internal levels within a given organization.


Ability to work in a high-profile, high-pressure environment effectively.


Ability to communicate effectively with key internal and/or external stakeholders.


Ability to complete short- and long-term projects effectively and as efficiently as possible.


Familiarity with the MTA's policies and procedures.


Other Information

As an MTA Construction & Development employee, you may be required to complete the New York State financial disclosure statement – annually if your position earns $108,638 (this figure is subject to change) per year if the position is designated as a policymaker.


Selection Criteria

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.


How to Apply

MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the “Careers” link. Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.


Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.


The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.

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