Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Apply by 16 May 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 16 April 2018

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

The Grants Coordinator (GC) provides grants and financial management services to the portfolio of private grants and contracts that are implemented by CARE USA Country Offices (COs) and departments. The private portfolio consists of grants issued by major gifts donors (e.g. individuals, corporations, family and professional foundations). The incumbent is responsible for ensuring effective and timely administration of donor agreements and sub-agreements through the award life cycle; developing an understanding of donor requirements and expectations for the agreement; ensuring compliance; and coordinating with Country Offices, program staff, and others throughout CARE and within partner organizations as appropriate.

The GC is responsible for the initial preparation/review, negotiation, due diligence, monitoring and modifications of donor agreements (i.e. grants and contracts) as well as the submission of regular reports. The GC is responsible for monitoring financial reports and expenditures of current grants and contracts, and identifying trends associated with over/under expenditure and making recommendations to resolve these.

The incumbent will work with Fundraising Relationship Managers (RMs), Program, Partnerships and Learning (PPL) and COs to develop budgets for new opportunities ensuring adequate cost recovery, accuracy, and reasonableness prior to submission to the donor. The GC will coordinate closely with Award Management Solutions (AMS) during the pre-award phase to address potential exceptions imposed by the donor.

The GC will work closely with PPL counterparts within CARE USA HQ to ensure consistency in agreement administration and support sharing the work load when possible and appropriate. The GC reports to the Director, Grants Coordination, yet is also a member of the wider organizational grants and contracts management team supported by AMS.


  • Pre-Award
  • Agreement Negotiations and Start-Up
  • Agreement Administration
  • Program Monitoring, Financial Management and Reporting
  • Award Close Out
  • Point of Contact for Assigned Grants
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree International Affairs, Business, Finance, Political Science, Communications, or Other Relevant Field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 2-4 years previous professional experience in a similar position
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite of products, specifically Excel, Access, Word and Outlook
  • 1 year of Peoplesoft and Salesforce use or similar products
  • Must be flexible and work well in a demanding, dynamic environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • General understanding of or willingness to learn generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Appreciation for diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Evidence of strong time management, organizational and customer service skills

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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