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Grants and Contracts Specialist

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Huckleberry Youth Programs
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San Francisco, CA

Huckleberry Youth Programs


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Published 17 days ago

March 15, 2021
$60,000 - $70,000

TITLE: Grants and Contracts Specialist

DIVISION: Administration

RATE: $60,000-70,000 DOE

STATUS/SCHEDULE: Exempt, FT, 40 hours per week (Some evening and weekend hours may be required)

SUPERVISOR: Director of Finance 

POSITION SUMMARY:

As a member of the Agency’s Finance team, the Grants and Contracts Specialist is charged with building collaborative relationships across the agency and providing support in pre- and post- award grants administration. Pre-award duties include: supporting staff through the proposal and budget development process and communicating effectively across programs. Post-award responsibilities include: approving grant expenses, monitoring budgets, and financial/compliance reporting as required by funders. Funders can be state, local or federal agencies or private foundations. The Grants and Contracts Specialist will administer policies and procedures with a strong focus on compliance with the funding agency and HYP’s accounting standards.   

The ideal candidate will have a welcoming attitude and be able to effectively manage difficult situations; will take ownership of assigned duties by independently shepherding tasks to a successful conclusion; will promptly communicate problems and issues to the Financial Director; will be able to meet deadlines and work accurately; and will be both a knowledgeable resource and the link between programs, staff and clients. They will work closely with Finance, Development, Administration and Programs staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide full-cycle fiscal management for all contracts and grants
  • Recommend grant-related policies to support overall organizational goals, priorities, and requirements, including compliance with laws and regulations
  • Develop budgets for grant proposals
  • Capture, track and report revenue and expenses; determine appropriate procedures for accounting record preparation, research of transactions and reporting.
  • Collect data and perform research on details of transactions. Generate, review, analyze and communicate financial data that reflects performance against approved budgets.
  • Work with Program Directors to determine appropriate financial charges that are allocable and allowable to the various funding sources.
  • Ensure compliance with contract and subcontractor award terms and conditions
  • Prepare grant-related financial reports
  • Manage monthly invoicing process and follow up 
  • Conduct budget review and revisions as necessary
  • Serve as a liaison between Finance and Development and Programs
  • Other duties as assigned

COMPETENCIES: 

  • Ability to administer a large-scale, highly collaborative grant program involving cross-department team members
  • Proactive and action-oriented personality; strong sense of pace and urgency
  • Familiarity with government grants - preferably local, state and federal
  • Knowledge of grant funding processes, procedures and techniques
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple complex tasks and maintain composure under demanding deadlines. Proven problem-solving skills and solutions-focused attitude.
  • Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of grants administration
  • Ability to manage high volume of transaction with an outstanding attention to detail
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with accounting systems 
  • Knowledge of restricted gift accounting and reporting GAAP requirements
  • Advanced communication skills, including the ability to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong professional ethics and discretion

COMPUTER SKILLS AND TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Intermediate or higher proficiency in G-suite, Excel, Word, Salesforce and Quickbooks

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  1. Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Accounting, and/or the equivalent working experience/training
  2. Two to four years of grants experience

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  1. Demonstrated experience in full-cycle grants management 
  2. Experience in non-profit accounting

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

This position operates in HYP’s Administrative Offices. The HYP Administrative Offices are located in San Francisco and are accessible by public transportation. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE: 

1. Must pass DOJ/FBI background check. Due to our requirements with licensing, candidates with backgrounds including items on the non-exemptible crime list will not be eligible for exemption at this time. 

OTHER DUTIES: 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 

Huckleberry Youth Programs is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing equal opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race; color; ethnic background; religion; gender; gender identity or expression; sexual orientation; national origin; ancestry; age; marital status; pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical condition; disability, including HIV- related conditions; or status as a covered veteran. This policy applies to every aspect of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, advancement, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, training and working conditions. 


FAIR CHANCE: 

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

TITLE: Grants and Contracts Specialist

DIVISION: Administration

RATE: $60,000-70,000 DOE

STATUS/SCHEDULE: Exempt, FT, 40 hours per week (Some evening and weekend hours may be required)

SUPERVISOR: Director of Finance 

POSITION SUMMARY:

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Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

We’re a great place to work! We offer excellent benefits and value work-life balance.

  • Medical coverage, Dental, Vision, Acupuncture and Chiropractic —100% employer paid for employee and 50% employer paid for dependents
  • Life Insurance—Employer paid
  • 16 Vacation days in the 1st year of employment
  • 12 Personal Necessity days
  • 10 Paid Holidays


We’re a great place to work! We offer excellent benefits and value work-life balance.

  • Medical coverage, Dental, Vision, Acupuncture and Chiropractic —100% employer paid for employee…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Associated Location
3450 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94118

How to Apply

Please include resume and cover letter

Please include resume and cover letter

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