Grant Administrator

What do they do? Obtain funding for forestry projects, award funding to applicants, and report back to a grantor how the money was spent and what the results are.

Description: For those with an eye for detail and a love of paperwork and organization, grant administration can be a rewarding career. Grant administrators can be found within small private organizations or large federal agencies. They work to select projects to receive funding and maintain accurate records of how the money is being spent and the benefits gained from the grant. Writing skills, a head for numbers, and the ability to meet deadlines are a must in this busy career.

Education: Computer skills and grasp of numbers, plus good communication skills.

Salary: Positions with nonprofits typically start at $25,000 and top out at $35,000. Government agencies pay more, with benefits.