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CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Grants Management Specialist

Tuesday, August 28, 2018  

Grants Management Specialist

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This position is responsible for providing grant management support to include coordination and submission of grant information, as well as compliance of operational and grant policies and procedures. The position will have significant interaction with Programs, Evaluation, Contracts, and Accounting teams. The position requires an individual who can work cooperatively with others. The individual must have effective oral and written communication skills, be detailed, and have a solid understanding of grant administration and management. The position will report directly to the Director of Finance.

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in grant management and serve as point of contact for grantors;
  • Coordinate with conjunction of Senior Director of Programs or designee the planning, preparation, and submission of grant applications or proposals;
  • Manage and facilitate the pre-award, management, and close-out activities of grants, to include drawdown of funds, completion and submission of progress reports, carry forward, redirect, and no cost extension information;
  • Track and report programmatic and financial status of grants to include the FFR- Cash, FFR, and Annual Progress Reports in collaboration with Association consultants, Finance Department and Program Evaluation Department to promote compliance of grant/proposal requirements;
    Assist with the preparation of the indirect rate audit proposal with the cognizant agency and with the Single Audit (formerly known as the A133);
  • Serve as point of contact for consultants for federal budget preparation and adjustments to include review and approval, as well as making budget changes due to carryforwards, redirects, NCEs, grant applications, etc.;
  • Promote consistent communication and outreach to grant funders and sub-grantees/vendors;
  • Facilitate the completion of the Association’s Program Closure Report with Association consultants and staff;
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance to program consultants, staff, and vendors in interpreting and applying grant regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Analyze federal agency grant procedures/regulations and the Association’s grant management practices and ensure Association policies and procedures are appropriate;
  • Identify new grants that align with the Association’s mission and strategic plan, which may include grant/proposal writing;
  • Conduct analysis of the Association’s grant/project portfolio to include identifying strength and opportunities;
  • Assess grant management impact of new and proposed legislation and regulations;
  • Gain full understanding of grant management cycle
    Participate in monthly Consultant Calls to remain informed about grant/program activity;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Degree in Business Administration or Public Health Administration or equivalent years of related work experience;
  • At least five years of experience of grant administration, including the administration of federal programs;
  • At least four years of experience with government or non-profit accounting;
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of financial statements;
  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of the full grants lifecycle and grant regulations, policies, practices, and system
  • Experience with researching possible grant opportunities for the Association;
  • Experience with writing compelling grant proposals for possible program funding;
  • Experience in working with Health and Human Services (HHS) organizations;
  • Experience with indirect costs, federal audits, cost allocation planning, and OMB circulars;
  • Experience with researching statutes, legislation, regulations, and directives that govern a government organization;
  • Demonstrated management of multiple complex projects in a fast-paced environment paired with the ability to meet critical deadlines;
  • Must possess high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in written, oral and visual form;
  • Ability to maintain effective record keeping systems;
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively and build relationships;
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office Suite; preferably expert with Excel

This position is located in Decatur, GA. The successful candidate will enjoy a highly entrepreneurial, diverse and collegial office environment with high aspirations, frequent deadlines, open door policies and a collaborative team focused on maximizing efficiency and impact. NACDD offers a competitive compensation package, including medical coverage, 401K retirement plan, paid vacation and holidays, and flexible work schedule.

Position is located in a comfortable, indoor environment. Sitting and standing for extended periods of time. Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.

Full-time employee

Decatur, GA-based position. NACDD will not pay relocation cost.

For more information about NACDD visit the rest of our website, Applicants must send a resume to the following email address:

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
325 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA 30030
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.