1860 - Grants Assistant

Job Type

Full Time




1025 "F" Street, NW
Suite 800
United States


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Grants Assistant based in Washington, D.C.

The mission of the Grants Administration department is to provide effective and efficient grants management, guiding grantees through the grant lifecycle to support their successful implementation of projects, in support of NED’s mission. The department strives to promote consistent implementation of policy and procedure, flexibility, responsiveness, innovation, and collaboration in the administration of NED’s grantmaking program.

Position Summary:

The Grants Assistant assists grants staff with reviewing, processing, and tracking grant agreements, amendments, payments, and other financial documentation, and preparing routine correspondence and reportsThe Grants Assistant provides an essential role in ensuring smooth grant operations, timely processing, quality control, and accurate recordkeeping. This is an administrative position.


­  Process and send final grant agreements, amendments, and routine correspondence. Tasks include database log-in, copying, distribution, tracking and filing. Keep grants staff members abreast of progress of agreements/amendments/correspondence.

­  Provide initial review of financial reports for accuracy, timeliness, compliance with format requirements and consistency with prior reports.

­  Provide initial review of grantee payment requests and route to appropriate grants staff.

­  Update the grants database as required and produce assigned reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner.

­  Assist with meeting set-up.

­  Perform other duties as assigned.


·        Knowledge/Experience:

­  Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience;

­  Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;

­  Knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.

·        Other Qualifications:

­  Interest in international affairs and the support and strengthening of democratic institutions worldwide;

­  Foreign language skills preferred. Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and/or Asian languages are of particular interest.

­  Authorized to work in the United States.

·        Competencies:

­  Attention to detail and ability to multi-task;

­  Strong oral, written communication, and analytical skills;

­  Strong team player, preferably in a multicultural environment;

­  Ability to maintain focus on tasks with minimal supervision;

­  Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


 Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application form. Please send to jobs@ned.orgJob #1860 Grants Assistant – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone calls.

NED Careers page: http://www.ned.org/about/jobs

NED Employment Application form: www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf