Grants Manager
Natural Resources Defense Council - New York, NY

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NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 430 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Livingston, Montana and Beijing.

Position Summary :
NRDC is seeking a Grants Manager to work with our Finance and Accounting team in our New York office. The Grants Manager manages reporting, compliance and recognition of federal, foundation and any other applicable grants. S/he will partner with budgeting, program and development staff to effectively plan for, track, monitor, and analyze grants. Additionally, the Grants Manager will be a key player in the development, implementation and training of new grants systems and procedures that will allow NRDC to more accurately track expenditures on grants.

Responsibilities :
Assists in the development and implementation of systems and procedures for grant tracking. Trains staff on how to manage their grant awards.

Prepares grant budgets with program and development staff prior to grant acceptance.

Manages the federal grants process from start to finish, including proposal development, reporting and compliance management, and preparing close-out paperwork.

Prepares grant budget-to-actual reports and partners with program and development staff to ensure restricted funds are used in accordance with donor intentions or appropriate modifications are requested. Ensures that fiscal requirements for grants and contracts are identified, realized and monitored through regular monitoring meetings.

Prepares monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports for funders.

Maintains a working knowledge of laws, regulations, policy, and other requirements that affect grants management.

Reviews coding of expenses against restricted grants to ensure appropriate recording in general ledger.

Supports special projects to ensure effective and efficient management of grants.

Works with development staff to update master grant schedule and comply with reporting requirements.

Works with accounting and development staff to reconcile restricted funding received.

Required Skills

Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or MPA preferred.

5-10+ years of work experience required, analysis and interpretation of grants experience preferred.

Minimum 5 years federal grants management experience

Strong analytical skills, communication skills and ability to problem solve.

Excellent report writer skills and ability to running reports and work with systems.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate financial information to non-financial staff.

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Working knowledge of Great Plains Version 9 or up a plus.

Ability to effectively prioritize multiple responsibilities

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please create a profile and upload a resume and cover letter. No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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