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Grants Manager

Description: 

The Ohio State Legal Services Association is committed to searching out the patterns, causes of, and solutions to the repetitive and fundamental legal problems facing low income Ohioans and pursuing the legal recourse needed to address those problems through its three components: Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) and the Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC), which represent and advocate for low-income Ohioans in 36 counties, and the Ohio Poverty Law Center (OPLC) which assists all Ohio legal aid programs through legislative and administrative policy research, analysis and advocacy.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for helping ensure all grant funder expectations are met.  This position is responsible for tracking and communicating grant deadlines, coordinating and submitting grant reports, assessing and coordinating grant compliance, and monitoring completion of grant deliverables.   A top priority of this individual is to ensure that the organization stays on track with stated grant objectives, and tracks work done to complete approved program initiatives.  A key responsibility is to provide the overall planning and coordination of resources, tasks, and necessary steps to meet grant obligations.  Additionally, coordinating effectively with program management, staff, relevant committees, funding agencies, and grant partners is paramount.

Essential Tasks:

  • Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations as described by the grantor.
  • Formulate and recommend policy or procedural changes or modifications for grant compliance.
  • Serve within management as a liaison with other managers, staff, and grantors on issues regarding grants.
  • Perform functions of financial administration and reporting including, but not limited to: preparation and timely submission of grant reports, coordination of budgeted funds, and ensuring that work performed is in line with grant requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with management, program staff, and grant partners to promote understanding of grant guidelines, grant reporting deadlines, and grant deliverables.
  • Monitor programs and projects funded by grants to ensure compliance with grantor guidelines.
  • Develop policies, processes, and strategies to ensure compliance with grantor guidelines.
  • Monitor dates for grant applications and renewals and coordinate processes with staff and management.

Skills Needed:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with granting organizations, especially the funding officers.  General knowledge of federal grant requirements is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of basic accounting principles, including ability to monitor budget to actual for monthly, quarterly or whatever reporting requirements are established by the grantor.
  • Superior organization and project management skills to coordinate and implement internal grant tracking, and various compliance routines including grant monitoring, time and effort reporting and overall financial accountability and reporting requirements. 
  • Ability to keep track of all projects, and ability to summarize key metrics to report financial and program progress status of grants to key stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of technology including, but not limited to, Excel and SharePoint.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an open and collaborative work style.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Requirements: 

Essential Tasks:

  • Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations as described by the grantor.
  • Formulate and recommend policy or procedural changes or modifications for grant compliance.
  • Serve within management as a liaison with other managers, staff, and grantors on issues regarding grants.
  • Perform functions of financial administration and reporting including, but not limited to: preparation and timely submission of grant reports, coordination of budgeted funds, and ensuring that work performed is in line with grant requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with management, program staff, and grant partners to promote understanding of grant guidelines, grant reporting deadlines, and grant deliverables.
  • Monitor programs and projects funded by grants to ensure compliance with grantor guidelines.
  • Develop policies, processes, and strategies to ensure compliance with grantor guidelines.
  • Monitor dates for grant applications and renewals and coordinate processes with staff and management.

Skills Needed:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with granting organizations, especially the funding officers.  General knowledge of federal grant requirements is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of basic accounting principles, including ability to monitor budget to actual for monthly, quarterly or whatever reporting requirements are established by the grantor.
  • Superior organization and project management skills to coordinate and implement internal grant tracking, and various compliance routines including grant monitoring, time and effort reporting and overall financial accountability and reporting requirements. 
  • Ability to keep track of all projects, and ability to summarize key metrics to report financial and program progress status of grants to key stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of technology including, but not limited to, Excel and SharePoint.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an open and collaborative work style.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in business administration, public administration, or similar field.
  • 3+ years’ experience in Grants Management including budget development and financial oversight experience; project and resource management experience; and project status reporting to key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in working with internal and external stakeholders, and major initiatives.
  • Ability to look at situations from various points of view.
  • Commitment to high ethical standards.
  • High comfort level working in a diverse environment.
To Apply: 

In addition to a salary of $40,000-50,000 DOE, we offer an excellent benefit and leave package.

Reply with resume and references to Stephanie Harris, Development Director, at sharris@oslsa.org.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
May 23, 2019
Organization Information: 
Ohio State Legal Services Association
1108 City Park Avenue Suite
Columbus, OH 43206
United States
Phone: 614-221-7201