The Grants Specialist is the primary point of contact and is directly responsible for the administration of all aspects of publicly funded awards, including review of proposals and preparation of budgets, set-up in central finance systems, preparation and submission of all invoices and financial reports to agencies, and maintenance of master award files. The Grants Specialist works closely with award managers to ensure that the terms and conditions of agreements are met and properly documented, and communicates directly with agency contracting officers to clarify or negotiate financial and administrative requirements.
The Grants Specialist is also directly responsible for the administrative aspects of grants out to grantee organizations, including assistance with due diligence activities, preparation and revision of agreements, review of invoices and financial reports, and maintenance of grant files.
The Grants Specialist provides specialized services in public awards administration, including reporting and financial accounting for Washington Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. They administer and maintain public awards in accordance with internal policies and procedures and best practices. The Grants Specialist provides guidance and assistance to staff and responds to moderately complex employee/management questions and problems based on advanced knowledge of the subject area.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 3 years experience in pre- and post-award administration OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with accounting/financial issues and analysis.
Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
Technical experience with spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports and financial management tools.
Experience, coursework or other training with U.S. Federal government circulars (OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133 and Uniform Guidance), state and local regulations, and standard contract clauses.
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since our founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than 1 million members and dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and ...more than 30 countries around the world — we are everywhere you want to be!
In Washington we are working to make sure people and nature both thrive in the face of climate change and increasing demands on nature. Our programs on land, water, oceans, cities and climate leverage science, partnerships and our connections around the world to work at scale and have the biggest impact possible on our state. We are committed to broadening who we work with and how we work, and to creating a welcoming, inclusive and supportive work environment, and are actively working to diversify our workforce