Grants Specialist I
The Nature Conservancy-Worldwide Office - Boulder, CO

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Position Summary

The Grants Specialist I is directly responsible for the administration of all aspects of government-funded awards and contracts, 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 or contractors to clarify or negotiate financial and administrative requirements.

The Grants Specialist I is also directly responsible for the administrative aspects of government-funded 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. The Grants Specialist I 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. The Grants Specialist I is responsible for tracking the resolution of action items detailed in audit response work plans.

The position will be based in Boulder, Colorado.