Sample Job Description for Grant Manager

Given hereunder is a sample job description template for the position of Grant Manager:

Job Title: Grant Manager

Location of the Job: New York, NY 10029

Years of Experience: 1 to 3 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree

Job Summary:

An Administrative Grant Manager position is open at a major academic institution in New York City.​ The candidate will be responsible for pre- and post-award grant management, including financial and administrative analysis and planning of multi-million dollar NIH-, VA-, Department of Defense- and privately-funded grants and contracts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Maintains historical records by entering and verifying data; maintaining and backing up system.
  • Maintains system performance by developing budgeting and reporting systems applications.
  • Complies with federal and state financial and legal requirements by preparing tax returns.
  • Prepares Cost reports and completes special projects by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Presents financial projections by explaining data and assumptions.
  • Provides planning and control information by assembling and analyzing historical financial data; identifying trends; providing forecasts; explaining processes and techniques; recommending actions.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by researching and correcting variance problems.
  • Assembles and interprets economic and competitive data by analyzing and interpreting data; making comparative analyses.
  • Assembles financial projection planning and control data by collecting, summarizing, and consolidating data; allocating variances.
  • Implements financial projection planning and control processes by following time schedules; monitoring deadlines; adhering to policies and procedures.

Position Requirements:

  • International experience required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications and experience working with several different accounting software packages required.
  • At least 5 years hands on accounting experience.
  • Experience with information systems support.
  • Experience with budget preparation/compilation.
  • Experience with financial report preparation.
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP, internal control systems, OMB A-110, A-122 and A-133 circulars and Government Auditing Standards.
  • Knowledge of Development work is also preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with major donor agencies such as USAID, EU, and/or DIFID.

Salary: $12.00 – $15.00 Hourly DOE