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Senior Director, Grants Administration

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials


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Published 19 days ago

February 10, 2021

Summary:  The Senior Director for Grants Administration will lead the Grants Administration team, which manages federal and non-federal grants through their lifecycle. The successful candidate will have substantial experience managing a team of technical experts, have relevant software expertise, work effectively across multiple teams, and have a strong donor relations orientation.

Principal Functions:

  • Serves as lead technical resource to all ASTHO teams by responding to complex compliance-related and legal questions, advises on grants and contractual matters throughout life cycle, and reviews pre-award, post-award and sub-agreement documents for accuracy, consistency and compliance.
  • Maintains a strong relationship with grant and program officers from funding agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other government agencies, and private foundations.
  • Maintains extensive knowledge of federal regulations, including 2 CFR 200 and other funding requirements. 
  • Directs and develops internal manuals, standards, guidelines and training materials to ensure compliance and efficiency and effectiveness of grants and contracts operations while identifying and implementing process improvements.
  • Leads and ensures successful integration of the grants management process within the organization’s Enterprise Resource Planning system.
  • Reviews and signs proposals, grant agreements, contracts, modifications & sub-awards prior to signatures that may be needed by executive team.
  • Maintains a broad and deep understanding of cooperative and Foundation/donor agreement policies, regulations and procedures to build knowledge among programs and operational team members; maintains knowledge of funding agency and institutional requirements. Formulates, establishes, and communicates grants administration policies, procedures and systems dedicated to the improvement of grants administration.
  • Establishes, monitors and reinforces ASTHO’s policies and procedures to minimize risk to the organization. Provides input at the management level to surface issues/concerns and to reduce organizational risk.
  • Reviews and reports on proposal budgets and budget modifications with financial and programmatic staff.
  • Ensures contractual terms are in the best interests of ASTHO. 
  • Reviews grant proposals to ensure budget aligns with proposed deliverables and is in the best interest of ASTHO.
  • Tracks and analyzes relevant grants management performance and compliance data for the department and the organization, making recommendations to improve performance and compliance as needed. 
  • Tracks, reviews and ensures accuracy and compliance with timely and accurate grant cash and financial reporting requirements.
  • Monitors and reviews grant cash draws and submitted by Accounting to PMS.
  • Monitors and reviews grant receivables analyzed by Accounting.
  • Promotes staff development and growth opportunities through professional training programs, seminars, performance management and mentorship.
  • Develops cost-effective, streamlined procedures and systems to achieve efficient and effective grant and contract management to ensure optimal support to programs and financial staff. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required, Master’s Degree preferred, Grants accounting experience/knowledge beneficial.
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant experience.
  • Minimum of three years focused on Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), CDC, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), or other similar federally funded grants and contracts.
  • Prior management and supervisory experience required.
  • Knowledge of HHS cooperative agreement regulations and guidelines highly desired.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal regulations to include Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), etc.
  • Ability to work closely and flexibly with internal ASTHO customers of contracts administration and to design and manage processes to minimize delays and satisfy customers’ contracting needs.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to prioritize, develop best practices understand, interpret, review and provide feedback on programmatic budgets.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and ability to present contract issues and matters to subordinates, superiors and colleagues.
  • Highly skilled in project management with a focus on grants and contract writing


Summary:  The Senior Director for Grants Administration will lead the Grants Administration team, which manages federal and non-federal grants through their lifecycle. The successful candidate will have substantial experience…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States

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