Current Openings

Grant Coordinator


The Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD), whose mission is to create a public system of parks and interconnected trails within Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois, is seeking a positive, energetic, and qualified professional to fill the position of Grant Coordinator.

Primary job responsibilities include the administration and oversight of all incoming and outgoing grants, including drafting and implementing all MEPRD grant programs, coordinating with grant applicants and event sponsors, and tracking progress of projects. Additional responsibilities include assisting with website maintenance, marketing materials, social media, special events, and individuals with questions about parks and trails located throughout the Metro-East.

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, planning, management, or related field, and three years demonstrated experience. The ideal candidate must have strong writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to work in a small group environment, and be proficient in MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and electronic forms.

Starting salary: $45,000 to $55,000, plus a comprehensive benefit package.

Please send a hard-copy letter of interest and resume to:

Metro East Park and Recreation District
Grant Coordinator Position
104 United Drive
Collinsville, Illinois 62234

Electronic submittals will not be considered. Application deadline is September 16, 2019.