The grants coordinator will assist the Director of Finance and Administration in managing federal grants and related accounting functions, support the mission of the organization by providing grants management support skills to oversee the full grant lifecycle, from application to approval and implementation.
Oversee the full grant lifecycle, from application to approval and implementation
Manage a portfolio of federal grants to ensure timely and accurate payments and reporting
Support the financial management of grants (e.g. budget preparation, budget adjustments, expenditures, etc.) for the purpose of complying with all program and funding guidelines of awarding agency
Provide tools for documenting grant payments and expenditures
Prepare grant proposals in collaboration with program staff
Oversee grant timelines and deliverables
Collaborate with senior staff to negotiate, administer, and monitor grant contracts
Ensure compliance with all laws and regulations governing federal grants
Maintain and update best practices for federal grants management
Pursue ongoing training to keep up to date with laws, regulations, and best practices
Ensure all required documents are accurate and submitted on time
Handle other accounting duties as directed
Support preparation for the annual audit
Relationships and Communications
Build trusting working relationships with federal agency grants and agreements staff
Maintain frequent communications with all program staff responsible for grant-funded deliverables
Monitor accomplishments, understand the details, and know the people for all programs and projects funded by grants
Interface with the Fiscal Specialist, Communications Director, Executive Director, and Committee Staff to ensure timely and accurate grant documentation and reporting
Provide support outside of job description as needed to assist other team members in small office environment
Other duties as assigned
1-3 years of experience managing accounting functions and federal grants. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field. Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills. Proven accounting knowledge and analytical thinking skills. Proficient in Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, and the use of spreadsheets and accounting software. Must be able to prioritize work and contribute in a small office team environment. Experience with small non-profit organizations is a plus.
About National Association of State Foresters
Established in 1920, the National Association of State Foresters is a non-profit organization comprised of the directors of forestry agencies in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State Foresters manage and protect state and private forests, which encompass two-thirds of the nation's forests. NASF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or any other non-merit factor.