FLEX LOCATION - Sr. Manager, Grants & Contracts Administration (Finance)
People & Systems - Chicago, IL

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Teach For America in New York City (www.teachforamerica.org) has partnered with nonprofit search firm, People & Systems (www.peopleANDsystems.com), to locate their next Sr. Manager, Grants & Contracts Administration (Finance).

TITLE: Sr. Manager, Grants & Contracts Administration (Finance)

ORGANIZATION: Teach For America

LOCATION: Flexible. This person could be in NYC, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, etc. …anywhere one could get to NYC in a few hours time.

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity that exists along socioeconomic lines.

Since their founding in 1990, Teach For America has become one of the leading interventions in public education and has built a pipeline of leaders committed to educational equity and excellence. This year, 6,200 corps members are teaching in over 1,000 schools in 29 regions across the country, collectively reaching approximately 400,000 students. At the same time, more than 14,000 alumni are working within education and from every field to effect fundamental change. Teach For America is a high-growth, outcomes-oriented organization, with a $119 million budget and close to 1,200 staff. They operate in an entrepreneurial environment, maintain focus on quantitative measures, and are committed to continuous improvement.

Are you a grants and contract professional who can bring 5+ years of expertise to build best practices at this renowned organization? Do you enjoy working with people to create strong systems and continually improve efficiency? If you are seeking an opportunity where you can use your talents to continue this important work while simultaneously building a better organization, this may be your next career move.

In this exciting and highly visible new role, you will collaborate with regional teams to create, implement and sustain a transparent and compliant programmatic, fiscal and audit infrastructure in federal, state and private grant funding. You will work in conjunction with a Managing Director to develop budgets, establish awards, and monitor sponsored program requirements while providing assurances that expenditures are properly tracked, documented and recorded in the general ledger. This includes establishing, developing and maintaining relationships between internal departments (Regional Development and Operations, Human Assets, Planning & Analysis and General Accounting) as well as external federal, state and private funding entities. You will also work directly with Planning & Analysis and Regional Operations to develop and oversee grant-related budgeting, while proactively establishing coding structures and cost tracking methodologies to ensure that direct, allocated, and matched costs are necessary, reasonable, and consistently treated per contract provisions, GAAP, OMB Circulars, agency regulations and SOX best practices applicable to the non-profit sector. You will be the point of contact for all fiscal and audit inquiries and work closely with the regions and the Managing Director, as well as the Controller to help ensure compliance.

Mandatory Job Qualifications The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field; (MA degree or CPA a plus) and 5+ years in grants management/sponsored programs, administration, financial analysis, and/or consulting with a grants portfolio of $20 million or greater. This experience should be coupled with demonstrated supervisory experience, team building, and organizational leadership success. Ability to foster collaborative management based on open, transparent, and inclusive decision-making is a must. Travel requirements would be 5% for someone based in NYC; 20-30% outside NYC (will need to travel to New York for team meetings).