Senior Grants and Contracts Management Specialist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 27 July 2020
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Job Description


The Senior Grants and Contracts Management Specialist is responsible for managing all aspects of award administration, reporting, and budgets for complex federal grants and cooperative agreements. This includes managing the full range of pre-award and post-award activities associated with the financial compliance and evaluation, administration, management, and oversight of federal grants, cooperative agreements, and any other assistance instruments as assigned.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties

  • Lead proposal development efforts and serve as a resource, providing official review, approval, and on-time submission.
  • Review and interpret funding agency guidelines and regulations and ensure compliance with program announcement and all applicable regulations.
  • In collaboration with Legal, interpret and ensure full compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and the terms and conditions of the award.
  • Ensure and monitor compliance with cost-sharing goals and cost-sharing reporting requirements
  • Work closely with the Grant and Contract Specialists to issue, manage, monitor and close grants, sub-awards, contracts, subcontracts, etc.
  • Review sub-awards, contracts, and modifications, to ensure the appropriate requirements and flow-down language are incorporated, procurement procedures are documented, and budgeted costs are allowable and reasonable.
  • Work with the Director of Compliance to implement monitoring requirements and special conditions for subgrantees
  • Prepare official correspondence to the sponsor/funding agency (such as no-cost extension, supplemental requests, change of grantee application, etc.).
  • Lead, review, and coordinate the preparation and submission of program and financial reports
  • Generate and disseminate periodic internal reports on the status of grants, contracts, and sub-agreements.
  • Evaluate expenditure data and makes projections to ensure appropriate use of funds.
  • Manage closeout and post award process, including preparing and submitting indirect rate adjustments, and ensure that proper procedures are followed.
  • Maintain accurate award documentation and complete audit trails
  • Assist the Director of Grants and Contracts in developing and maintaining policies and procedures to effectively manage grants and contracts and comply with funder requirements.
  • Maintain a current awareness of changes or new Federal regulations; maintains familiarity with trends, issues, and advances in grants administration
  • Assist with special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related field preferred
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in managing federal grants
  • Experience interpreting and applying federal laws, regulations and procedures, statutory and regulatory requirements, and policies, such as 2 CFR 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Awards.
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial management terms and procedures and strong financial acumen
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels to assist in the planning and coordination of activities and provide guidance.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement, initiative and resourcefulness in making decisions
  • Must have a well-developed sense of propriety, diplomacy, and political acumen
  • Exhibits superior ethics and has a reputation for integrity and forthrightness
  • Superior analytical skills and ability to think in constructive manner
  • Detail-oriented, works well with deadlines and under pressure, and on several projects with overlapping deadlines.
  • Superior collaboration and relationship building skills and professionalism in interpersonal relations
  • High level of competency in managing highly complex projects
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong skills MS Office, and expert knowledge of Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specialized training in Grants Management (course hours)
  • Financial background – accounting, finance, etc.
  • Proficient in Salesforce and/or Workday accounting software preferred

About the Organization

As a proven and powerful national nonprofit, we bring together nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investment to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development.

Our story began more than 35 years ago. To date, Enterprise has created 662,000 homes, invested nearly $53 billion and touched millions of lives. And there’s more work to be done.

Our vision is that one day, every person will have an affordable home in a vibrant community, filled with promise and the opportunity for a good life.

And our mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities.

Uniquely motivated to build strong communities so families can succeed, Enterprise is in this work for the long haul. We’re in it for good.

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