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Federal Grant Administrator

Federal Grant Administrator

Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA

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Who We Are

Founded in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a private, not-for-profit educational, historic, and cultural institution that owns and operates one of the largest and best-known museum complexes in the world. Our mission is “that the future may learn from the past” through preserving and restoring 18th-century Williamsburg, Virginia’s colonial capital. We engage, inform, and inspire people to learn about this historic capital, the events that occurred here, and the diverse peoples who helped shape a new nation. Today, Colonial Williamsburg is the largest living history museum in the U.S. The Historic Area is the 301-acre restored colonial capital with 88 original buildings and 525 buildings reconstructed to how they appeared in the 18th century through extensive archaeological, architectural, and documentary research. The Historic Area is staffed by highly trained, historically dressed interpreters and expert tradespeople who bring the 18th century to life. The Foundation also owns and operates two world-class museums, the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and a renowned research library, the John D Rockefeller Jr Library. Additionally, Colonial Williamsburg is home to five world class accommodations at the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge Autograph Collection, the Griffin Hotel, the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotels and Suites and the unique Colonial Houses in the Historical Area. Visitors may also indulge in food and drink at our many on site restaurants and taverns that blend a historically inspired dining experience with today’s evolved tastes. Each year over 5 million people visit Williamsburg and another 20 million engage with us digitally.

About the Position:

The Federal Grant Administrator will be responsible for supporting all aspects of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s federal grant program across the Foundation. The incumbent will have a thorough and solid understanding of Uniform Guidance. The Administrator will work closely with other internal departments to manage federal grants, including proposals, acceptance, implementation, tracking and reporting. This role will function as a trusted advisor in day-to-day business decision-making regarding federal grants.

Essential Functions:

  1. Administers, coordinates, and oversees federal grant life cycle, including proposals, submissions, award acceptance, tracking, and reporting.
  2. Gathers information internally and externally for administration of federal grants.
  3. Develops and sustains strategic relationships that encourage and promote collaboration with a broad spectrum of internal stakeholders; persuades others to comply with federal grant requirements.
  4. Has oversight for the Foundation’s compliance to Uniform Guidance standards. Establishes compliance strategies; anticipates and evaluates requirements, trends, and variances; establishes critical measurements; develops action plans; resolves problems; and recommends changes.
  5. Works with stakeholders to create and/or update policy in accordance with Uniform Guidance for the federal grant process.
  6. Performs and aids in grant evaluation to determine outcome and effectiveness.
  7. Provides support, education, and training to staff regarding federal grants.
  8. Maintains critical knowledge regarding current and proposed federal grant rules and legislation, including Uniform Guidance; and recommends new procedures.
  9. Assists with other types of grants (city, state, private, etc.)
  10. Performs other job duties as assigned.

Required and Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Required:
    • Minimum 5-7 years of experience with federal grant administration.
    • Bachelor’s degree or additional experience in lieu of degree.
  • Preferred: Experience in implementing grant software a plus.


  • Federal grant/Uniform Guidance experience.
  • Stewardship and relationship building/management skills to expand the Foundation’s mission
  • Integrity and ability to maintain principles under pressure.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks, organize, prioritize, and manage time.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills; including superb writing and editing skills.
  • Professional and diplomatic demeanor.
  • Experience in project management, with skills necessary to interpret what is needed for the success of a project and to create appropriate schedules for timely delivery.
  • Familiarization with audits a plus.
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Colonial Williamsburg

Management Company

The Colonial Williamsburg Company has been driven by the same core values since 1930, when the ideas were first established by Williamsburg Tavern and Ordinaries, Inc. With a new formation of hotel properties, the opening of the Williamsburg Inn by Mr. John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1937, we’ve hosted and entertained guests from across the globe with our rich history and impressive collection of amenities.

Today, we offer gorgeous guestrooms & colonial homes, over 20 food and beverage outlets, three championship golf courses, a 30,000 sq. ft. spa wellness & fitness center, and a retail shopping district – all supporting The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s education mission and historic preservation. By utilizing our relevance, craftsmanship, courage, and inclusion we’ve continued to fuel our passion in providing captivating experiences for our guests and rewarding opportunities and benefits for each of our trusted employees. And as an Equal Opportunity Employer, we embrace diversity and incorporate culture to unite our team and ensure that we always exceed our guests’ expectations.