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SENIOR GRANTS MANAGER

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CARE is seeking a Senior Grants Manager (SGM) position who will provides advanced level grants and financial management services to the portfolio of private grants and contracts that are implemented by CARE USA Country Offices (COs) and departments. The Sr. Grants Manager portfolio includes complex grants issued by professional foundations and corporate donors. The incumbent serves as the second-in-command to the Director, F&M Grants Coordination and is responsible for providing guidance, training and supervision to Grants Coordinators (GCs) on the team. This position provides effective and timely administration of donor agreements and sub-agreements through the award life cycle; developing an understanding of donor requirements and expectations for the agreement; ensuring compliance; and coordinating with COs, program staff, and others throughout CARE and within partner organizations as appropriate. The SGM is responsible for the initial preparation / review, negotiation, due diligence, monitoring and modifications of donor agreements (i.e. grants and contracts) as well as the submission of reports.  The SGM is responsible for monitoring financial reports and expenditures of current grants and contracts and identifying trends associated with over/under expenditure and making recommendations to resolve these. The incumbent will work with Fundraising Relationship Managers (RMs), Program, Partnerships and Learning (PPL) staff and COs to develop budgets for new opportunities ensuring adequate cost recovery, accuracy, reasonableness prior to submission to the donor. The SGM will coordinate closely with Award Management Solutions (AMS) during the pre-award phase to address potential exceptions imposed by the donor. The SGM will serve as a grants management subject matter expert for LEAN process improvement teams and ensure that GCs are fully trained. S/he will work closely with PPL GFMs within CARE USA HQ to ensure consistency in agreement administration and support sharing the work load when possible and appropriate. S/he will participate on the Grants Management Forum and assists in the creation/revision of the Grants Managers Onboarding Training. The SGM reports to the Director, Grants Coordination. Responsibilities: Staff Management Enhancing Operational Excellence Pre-Award Agreement Negotiations and Start-up Program monitoring and reporting; and financial management and reporting Point of Contact for assigned grants and coordination Other responsibilities as assigned Qualifications: Bachelor's degree 3-5 years in a grants management position 1-2 years managerial/supervisory experience Strong analytical and research skills Strong skills in financial analysis and reporting Proven communication skills, including written (drafting and editing) and oral Computer skills, including proficiency with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook Relevant experience reviewing budgets and grant agreements Evidence of strong time management, organizational and customer service skills Evidence of ability to work in an adaptable manner as a member of a small team  

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