Assistant Director, Contracts & Grants
GCS - Washington, DC

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Evaluates, drafts, and negotiates contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and other awards.

Negotiates with federal agencies, academic institutions, and vendors on behalf of the best interests of the company.

Ensures that executed contracts and agreements meet statutory & egulatory requirements.

Provides guidance and direction for program staff on grant & contract management issues.

Awards and reviews all reimbursement requests for appropriateness, and ensures that awardees are in compliance with established administrative and financial policies, terms and conditions of the award, procedures, and sound business practices. Following awards, monitors all phases of award and closing, including assessment of technical progress and performance.

Approves contract grant expenditures, reconciles with budget allowances and restrictions.

Assists with the development of Request for Proposals/Request for Quotes, reviews proposals and performs cost/price analyses.

Leads, coordinates, and consults with Program Managers/Directors on proposal submissions to federal agencies and funding institutions. Submits timely request for funding of prime contracts, cooperative agreements and grants.

Works effectively with companystaff on award/sub-award functions related to fiscal and program matters.

Drafts Memorandum of Negotiation for agency approval; prepares supporting documentation; and makes submissions via government websites.

Assists Director with compliance activities, including developing policies and procedures and training staff as appropriate. Meets reporting requirements to respective agencies or corporations including periodic contract or grant reports, in compliance with terms and conditions.

Reviews A-133 of assigned programs.

Works collaboratively with finance staff and program leaders.

Oversees assigned personnel and performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in senior role administering large scale ($50M+) federal contracts and grants, including budgeting and funding procedures, and management of staff.

Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and federal grants/contracting procedures and methods of source selection and proposal pricing requirements, as well as OMB Circulars (A-122, A-21, A-133) and other agency regulations.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with internal and external customers at all levels.

Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Ability to manage competing priorities and deliver against deadlines in a fast paced environment.

Ability to perform a variety of complex tasks with minimal guidance and exercise sound judgment.

Strong customer service orientation and attention to detail.

Solid proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of applications (MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.); working knowledge of MS Project.

Knowledge of National Science Foundation regulations (FATC) and NSF proposal process is highly desired.

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or a related field.

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