This month on the blog, we're taking a deep dive into each department of PMG, and this week's spotlight is on Grants Management. Today, we're talking to Ashley Mallett, who has been with PMG for a little over a year in the Grants Management department. Keep reading to learn more!

What is your position at PMG?

Grants Manager

How long have you been with PMG? 

A little over a year

What is your favorite part of working at PMG?

It really is the people.  I have never worked with people who are so committed to making sure that their teammates are successful, fully supported and encouraged.  It makes any challenge encountered feel more within successful reach when there is a team of people behind you, cheering you on.

What is your favorite thing about Grants Management?

Grants are so unique, because each project is really a passion for someone, and the funding of a grant project means that the passion can impact lives and produce positive change. In grant management we get to witness first hand that change and provide support that helps others achieve real greatness in a field of study or interest. It is really rewarding when you can see someone’s vision come to full fruition and know that as a team we’ve contributed to that success by providing support and guidance.

What do you like least about your job?

I honestly enjoy every aspect of my job, from something that might appear tedious to unique requests because it all offers an opportunity to learn.  I’ve never worked with or been associated with an organization like PMG and it’s really a gift to be able to do what we do every day.

What are the first 3 things that should be taught to a new hire at PMG about Grants Management?

Use the resources you already have and make sure to bookmark any new resources along the way, build upon your knowledge as much as possible (never stop learning), and be willing to just listen in the beginning - it is amazing what can be recalled later when we take the time to really listen to those who are providing information or feedback.

What are 3 traits of a highly effective Grants Manager?

Be willing to learn new things all the time; work on multi-tasking not to become an expert but to recognize that being pulled in different directions is normal and manageable; be able to see the big picture, so that when people are in the weeds on projects or tasks, you can have that upper level view and help support on multiple fronts.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned during your time at PMG?

How being part of an effective team really does make all the difference when it comes to working toward and achieving set standards and goals. I feel like this is recognized and really valued at PMG and I really appreciate that.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your career so far?

Patience is key - I’m not always a patient person. It has been a great learning lesson for me over the years to recognize when patience is needed in a situation and what the benefits are in the long run.

We are so thankful for Ashley and her commitment to PMG!

We are always growing at PMG, so if you are interested in joining our team, please start the application process by clicking on the white button below!