The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. We provide leadership through research, policy development, and grant making. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nations 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
This position is located in the Institute of Museum and
Library Services, Office of Library Services (OLS). The incumbent serves as a Program Specialist
in the Discretionary Programs Division, Office of Library Services. The Institute of Museum and Library Services
(IMLS) is an independent federal grant-making agency whose mission is to
inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, learning, and cultural and
civic engagement by providing leadership through research, policy development,
and grant-making. The incumbent will
provide support to Program Officers within the division.
This position is works under the supervision of the
Associate Deputy Director for Library Services, and in coordination with the
Program Officers, the incumbent fulfills program activities in grants
administration. Provides technical support in
reviewing grant applications, annual reports, and required forms for the
fulfillment of financial prerequisites and compliance with standard policies or
regulations. Assists in researching
administrative and regulatory citations and liaising with grant applicants and grantees as needed. Coordinates the finalization and
dissemination of grant documents.
Assists with processing grant applications and contacting grant
applicants. Coordinates the peer review of
grant applications and provides technical assistance to reviewers.
Works closely with program staff
and other agency staff as needed to develop and deliver training workshops and
presentations on grant processes, requirements, and other matters. Responds to external and internal
inquiries. Provides general guidance
regarding basic program requirements but refers difficult questions or issues
to a Program Officer. May contact
grantees regarding incomplete reports or other matters as directed by program
staff. Tracks and manages official grant
files and documentation both in hardcopy and electronic format. Provides assistance with special
projects, meetings, and conferences.
Researches, compiles, and prepares responses to Freedom of Information