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Grants Management Specialist
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The Alaska Community Foundation is Hiring a Grants Management Specialist Near Anchorage, AK

Grants Management Specialist

Join the team that was responsible for awarding over $38M in grants to nonprofits in Alaska and across the country last year!

About us

The Alaska Community Foundation (the Foundation) is a nonprofit, public foundation with a mission of inspiring the spirit of giving and connecting people, organizations, and causes to strengthen Alaska’s communities now and forever. To learn more please visit our website: alaskacf.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Grants Management Specialist is an entry level position, responsible for administering Foundation’s grants, including the creation of competitive application cycles, the processing of awards, maintenance of grant records, monitoring of grantee performance, and compliance with organizational policies and IRS rules and regulations.

This position is responsible for managing the application process of roughly 10 competitive grant programs and administering thousands of individual grants across every region in the State and all nonprofit sectors. The position works collaboratively with the Program and Grants team and members across all departments at the Foundation, particularly Finance. This is an in-office position based in Anchorage.

Grants Management Responsibilities

  • Competitive Grant Process Support
    • Lead the implementation of and ensure adherence to grantmaking workflow processes and procedures, from building out the application to the review process, the initiation paperwork, and all the reporting through closeout.
    • Serve as a liaison to the grantees as they navigate the application, initiation, and reporting processes, corresponding with applicants and grantees as requested, and providing a high level of service at all times.
    • Provide draft review feedback to grant applicants.
  • Assist applicants and reviewers with technical questions regarding the online system.
  • Coordinate annual, competitive, and non-competitive grant processing for ACF in partnership with the Director of Programs & Grants.
  • Help maintain ACF’s external facing grantee and grant application portals – Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM).
  • Grant Due Diligence
    • Ensure that grants are coded accurately and consistently, as a basis for providing reports to ACF staff and partners.
  • Enforce compliance with grants management system policies and procedures.
  • Working with the Development department, connect with fund holders about questions/concerns regarding their grant recommendation.
  • Provide Foundation staff and partners with both high-level and detailed data about the grantmaking programs of ACF that demonstrate the organization’s impact in our communities.
  • Develop and maintain queries, data extracts, and reports in response to ad hoc requests; as well as scheduled needs such as the quarterly production of board-related materials.
  • Assist with the archiving of ACF’s grant records.
  • Maintain grants operations manual.
  • Understand and ensure compliance with IRS and ACF requirements and regulations.

Program and Grants Team Role

  • Collaborate on annual planning with the Foundation's Program and Grants team.
  • Educate and trains staff on grants management systems where appropriate.
  • Support other Foundation grant & scholarship cycles as requested by the Director of Programs and Grants.
  • Support the Pick.Click.Give. program eligibility application cycle.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you bring

  • Your appreciation for Alaska and its nonprofits.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Your excellent communication skills, including enthusiasm for and comfort with database management.
  • Your ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment and to adjust daily as priorities shift.
  • Your ability and eagerness to work as part of the Foundation team.
  • Your talents for working independently and taking initiative when appropriate.
  • Your good judgment and professionalism.

Position Qualifications

  • Experience working with a nonprofit agency professionally or as a volunteer.
  • Associate degree or equivalent experience in a nonprofit, paralegal, or accounting role.
  • Strong computer skills and database management including Microsoft Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc.).
  • Strong critical thinking and analytic skills.
  • Experience with accounting or paralegal work preferred, but not necessary.

What we Offer

The salary range is between $45,000 and $55,000 and is commensurate with experience and expertise.

Benefits (upon eligibility) include:

  • Health, Dental and Vision plans with generous employer funding of employee premiums and some employer funding of dependent premiums.
  • A 401(k) retirement plan with an employer match after one year of service.
  • Starting PTO is 18 days year and rises incrementally after 2 years of service.
  • 12 paid Holidays per year.
  • Group insurance including life/short term disability/long term disability provided by employer.
  • Other benefits include an Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Spending accounts, and an Employee Giving Program.

Application Process

If you are comfortable with the salary range, meet the position qualifications and are ready to bring your knowledge skills, and abilities to our team please apply for the Grants Manager position. This position is open for applications until filled. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

The Alaska Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of applicants.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required, sometimes for extended periods, to stand or sit. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, multi-function machines, and filing cabinets. The employee is occasionally required to climb stairs; use hands to type, finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; balance stoop, kneel, or crouch; and get in and out of vehicles. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move small or large objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Job Summary

JOB TYPE

Full Time

INDUSTRY

Business Services

SALARY

$68k-88k (estimate)

POST DATE

07/24/2023

EXPIRATION DATE

01/23/2024

WEBSITE

jessicasfoundation.org

HEADQUARTERS

Anchorage, AK

SIZE

<25

INDUSTRY

Business Services

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