Benefits & Grant Navigator for Federal and State Grant Funds

The town of Easton is accepting applications for a qualified individual to fill the position of Benefits and Grant Navigator, part time, approximately 20-30 hours per week. The position is grant funded and is expected to run through December 31, 2024 unless extended or as funding permits.

The purpose of this position is to increase awareness and accessibility to financial assistance, benefits and grants for Easton residents, businesses and civic groups, especially those temporary or novel programs authorized under the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) and other related COVID-19 economic recovery programs on the state and federal level. The Benefits and Grant Navigator is responsible for assisting individuals in understanding and enrolling in the benefits.

Duties include but are not limited to  keeping informed through research and independent study of new programs, benefits and legislation that may affect benefit availability; creating, maintaining, identifying and promoting public facing website and other resources available to residents and businesses; working with  municipal and community groups to increase awareness and access to programs; conducting basic assessment of individuals eligibility for benefits and programming; makes referrals to appropriate agencies; tracks and monitors progress of applications; assists with scheduling of appointments and addressing transportation and communication obstacles; makes home visits as necessary; attends and schedules public information workshops; attends and participates in required educational programs and staff meetings.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred or demonstrated and significant experience in working with case management, public benefits screening protocols and/or grant writing required, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to obtain and maintain certification as a Certified Application Counselor, SHIP/SHINE Counselor.  Possession of a valid Class D Driver’s License required. The successful candidate must provide proof of an acceptable driving record from the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

This is a non-union, hourly grant funded position with excellent benefits and Step 1 is $29.44 per hour; anticipated hiring range is $29.44 – $32.51 per hour DOQ.

Required employment applications and complete job description can be found at under the “Residents” tab and then “Employment Opportunities”.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and employment application to Human Resources Coordinator Mary Southworth via email to (preferred) or by mail at the Easton Town Offices, 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA  02356.  Applications will be accepted through February 4, 2022.
The town of Easton is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diverse and talented candidates to apply.