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Grants Assistant

Grants Assistant


First things First: Who are we? 

Twice the size of our next largest competitor, First Student is the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. 

 About the Position 

 The First Student Grants Assistant will support the research and development of funding applications (grants, rebates, incentives) for electric vehicles, chargers, infrastructure, and other organizational projects as needed. 

Grants Assistant Responsibilities: 

  •  Assist in developing work plans, materials, and forms needed for the timely submittal of funding applications.
  • Partner with the internal Electrification Team, HQ internal staff, and field staff (AGM, Location Managers) to secure all deliverables needed to respond to funding opportunities in a timely manner.  
  • Support ongoing research of federal, state, local government, and utility company funding opportunities.   
  • Work with Electrification Team to further develop and maintain electronic funding preparation, submission, and record-keeping systems.
  • Organize funding opportunity calls, meeting note-taking, and distribution.
  • Development and ongoing upkeep of funding opportunity annual calendar.
  • Assist with ongoing external funding award reporting requirements.
  • Assist with other projects as needed

Grants Assistant Qualifications:  

  • Strong experience with Microsoft Suite and Adobe Pro required
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to independently run multiple projects/tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work with all groups and levels of the organization (electrification, operations, procurement, marketing, finance)
  • Experience with project planning, meeting timelines, adhering to the scope of work, and reporting requirements.


First for a Reason  



We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 


Apply today and get your career on the road with First Student!  

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

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99280 - Operational Tax
600 Vine Street, Suite 1400, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45202
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    First Student
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    Full Time
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