The Grants Administrator position is a key member of Great River Greening’s team, supporting our scope of work, and the corresponding growth in, and complexity of, our associated financial and information management needs. S/he will work with virtually every project and grant as an integral team member to assist the Directors of Conservation Programs, Operations, and Finance, in meeting our grant-related information management needs. The position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration.
The Grants Administrator is a full-time, 40 hour-per-week, position. Pay range is $45,000 +/- per year depending on qualifications, with benefits including health, dental, 401k, LTD, FSA, life insurance, and a generous PTO plan.
- Manage the collection and preparation of information from partners, project managers and grant administrators and, in some cases, the submission of reports to granting agencies.
- Synthesize and prepare pertinent spatial and tabular data for grant status reports and final reports, and then, coordinate review with the appropriate Program Manager.
- Develop and maintain operational expertise in the varied State, Federal and foundation grant requirements, protocols and documentation/compliance needs. Lead the delivery of annual grant training refreshers for staff.
- Track Grant budgets, identifying issues that need resolution. Communicate with appropriate staff members to resolve problems identified including project managers, Program Managers, Operations Director, and Director of Finance department, as appropriate.
- Execute in conjunction with Project Managers conservation project closeout protocols; i.e., organize and track grants, tracking forms, program finance, etc.
- Manage, execute and monitor – grant activities, grant management database and grant closeout protocols
- Assist Program Managers and other staff to gather supporting information for writing of grant proposals.
- Prepare amendments to grant accomplishment plans and associated contractual agreements as necessary.
- Assist Director of Finance in providing up-to-date grant budget expenditure and grant status summaries as requested.
- Conduct periodic internal audits of grant-funded projects to ensure organizational compliance with and documentation of grant requirements in coordination with Directors of Finance and Operations.
- Manage all grant-related electronic and hard copy files in accordance with requirements set forth by respective grant and organizational protocols.
- Track outcomes for all grants and grant phases.
- Assist Director of Finance with requests for reimbursement from state and federal sources.
- Attend to other duties as assigned.
- College degree and at least 3 years of experience in grants management, or a related field.
- Experience with State/Federal Grants protocols and reporting requirements, budget management, and compliance activities.
- Experience with comprehensive data management systems.
- Experience with various software programs: exceptional skills in MS-Excel, well developed skills using other MS-Office programs.
- Ability to initiate project tracking and record keeping, and follow through with minimal direction to meet established deadlines.
- Demonstrated attention to detail.
- Ability to work effectively with staff and partners, over which the position has no in-line authority, to obtain necessary grant-related information and encourage compliance with grant requirements.
- Familiarity with environmental conservation and conservation funding programs.
- Experience working in the nonprofit sector.
- Experience providing training or mentoring.
- Experience with and working knowledge of ArcGIS.
- Sense of humor.
Electronic applications only. Send cover letter on why you are applying for the job, resume that details your qualifications, and at least 3 references who can attest to your qualifications to:
Deadline: 29 March 2018