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Director - Office of Partnership and Grants


OPEN:  December 4, 2017

CLOSE:  Open until filled

SALARY RANGE/GRADE:    Excepted Service ES9, ($104,335 to $156,502)


The Mayor’s Office of Partnerships and Grant Services’ (OPGS) mission is to enhance the capacity of District government agencies, community and faith-based organizations, and nonprofits to identify, apply, and secure resources that advance the Mayor’s top public policy priorities.  The Executive Office of the Mayor seeks a skilled and dynamic leader for the position of Director, Office of Partnerships and Grants (OPGS). OPGS is the only entity that has the authority to solicit, review, receive and approve donations to the District government.  The agency also serves as the District government’s grants clearinghouse in order to effectively administer mandatory policies and procedures that govern the solicitation of competitive grant funds among District agency grant seekers and their prospective grantees and/or sub-grantees.  For more information on OPGS, please visit here.



The Core Functions of OPGS are to:

  • Oversee the planning and execution of competitive grant funding requests from district agencies to federal, foundation and private sector grantors
  • Provide capacity-building training and technical assistance to district agencies and nonprofits in identifying, applying and managing potential and existing competitive grants funds and related in-kind resources
  • Implement and enforce mandatory policies and procedures pursuant to the Rules of Conduct Governing Donations Made to the District Government (Mayor’s Memorandum 2012-3, dated May 16, 2012), and any successor Mayor’s Memorandum on the same subject, including the solicitation, acceptance and use of private donations
  • Facilitate the establishment of collaborative philanthropic relationships or partnerships with private, public, nonprofit and individual donors to advance the Mayor’s public policy priorities. 
  • Conduct weekly research on District, Federal, and Foundation competitive grant opportunities
  • Publish weekly Funding Alert/Federal Grants Bulletin and distribute electronically to its subscribers
  • Serve as the District’s Single State Point of Contact (SPOC) for federal grant applicants pursuant to E.O. 12372
  • Manage the District’s Grants Information Data System (GIDS) that tracks the government’s competitive grant activities including the District Grants Clearinghouse, Grants Search Application, and Grant Application/Awards Report
  • Oversee the District’s City-Wide Grants Manual and Sourcebook
  • Provide one-on-one technical assistance to District agencies grant managers
  • Develop and provide Grant Proposal Writing training to local government and nonprofit service providers
  • Provide GIRC training on finding competitive grant opportunities to local government and nonprofit service providers.
  • Provide capacity building training and technical support (e.g. logic modeling, budgeting, and program evaluation) to District government grantees and past unsuccessful grant applicants
  • Organize Public Private Partnership Conference with local government and multi-sector grant making entities and service providers
  • Donation Solicitation/Management:
  • Manage the District’s Donation Solicitation and Approval Process
  • Provide guidance to D.C. agencies on the use of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance DC crowdfunding platform.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, public policy or a related field.
  • At least five (5) years experience in government relations, public administration, grant-making, economic development or a related field.



There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted and Executive Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment.  The law also requires that Excepted and Executive Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment.  Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.



Candidates interested, must complete this application process.  No letters or calls of endorsement are required.

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