Grants Specialist
The Nature Conservancy - Eastern, KY

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Grants Specialist I is directly responsible for the administration of all aspects of government-funded awards, including review of proposals and preparation of budgets, set-up in central finance systems, preparation and submission of all invoices and financial reports to agencies, and maintenance of master agreement files. Works closely with project managers to ensure that the terms and conditions of agreements are met and properly documented, and communicates directly with agency contracting officers to clarify or negotiate financial and administrative requirements.

The Grants Specialist I is also directly responsible for the administrative aspects of grants out to grantee organizations, including assistance with due diligence activities, preparation and revision of agreements, review of invoices and financial reports, and maintenance of grant files. Works closely with project managers to ensure that the terms and conditions of agreements are met and properly documented, and directly with finance staff to clarify or negotiate financial and administrative requirements. Ensure that award monitoring meets TNC standards. S/he is the primary point of contact for local grantees on award administration issues and assists Operating Unit management with preparation of the work plan in response to internal grantee audits. Also responsible for tracking the resolution of action items detailed in audit response work plans.

The position will provide grants support to various state programs, and other programs, as determined by their supervisor. Position location is flexible, provided it is at an established TNC office preferably within the Eastern U.S.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or business administration and 2 years related experience in pre- and post-award grants administration or equivalent combination.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training with applicable U.S. Federal government circulars (OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133), state and local regulations, and of meaning of standard contract clauses.
  • Experience working with grants accounting.
  • Experience in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Access.
  • Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum 2 years of successful experience in government grants administration preferred.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of applicable U.S. Federal government circulars (OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133), state and local regulations, and of meaning of standard contract clauses.
  • Requires in-depth working knowledge of grants accounting.
  • Non-profit accounting experience preferred.
  • May require database management skills with ability to produce reports. Ability to use advanced computer functions including navigating the Internet. Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data.
  • Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • May require fluency in foreign language(s) to support global operations. Specific language(s) may be preferred depending on operating unit.

BENEFITS

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, a 401k plan, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

TO APPLY

To apply to position number 41765, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 12, 2014.

Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

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EOE STATEMENT

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process

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