Grants Specialist

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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

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OFFICE LOCATIONSacramento, California (CA) preferred but San Diego, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Cruz may be considered.CA402WORK WITH USThe Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit to learn more.The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.POSITION SUMMARYThe Grants Specialists are mission critical participants in achieving our goal of preserving biodiversity in California and throughout the globe. As a Grants Specialist s/he is responsible for providing financial analysis, budgeting support, grant administration and other financial management services as they relate to assigned government awards. Close consultation with unit and project managers, preparation and review of clear and timely financial reports, and close collaboration with operations and legal staff are required to ensure sound and smart business operations.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
* Finance
* Support and consult with unit finance lead on financial planning and budgeting processes.
* Lead effective monitoring of assigned award activity based on monthly financial reports and analyses, and provide guidance to ensure sound and smart business practices that relate to financial activity.
* Support and consult with the unit finance lead on the fiscal year end close process.
* Public and Private Grants
* Work closely with project managers and attorneys to develop public grant proposals, and to negotiate, administer, and track public grant awards in accordance with TNC and agency rules and regulations.
* Ensure timely submission of all invoices, reports and agency approval of extensions and budget changes as well as tracking payments and maintaining master files.
* Keep the program and project managers apprised of the status of individual grants and contracts, and alert them to deadlines and expiration dates.
* Work with the legal department to ensure appropriate use of contract forms, legal review, incorporation of comments, and appropriate authorizations and signatures
* Work with the Grants Service Network attorney, provide training, guidance and technical assistance to program and project managers to ensure compliance with Federal OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, and A-133, State or local requirements and Conservancy policies, procedures and performance standard
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* Work closely with Philanthropy and project staff to develop private grant proposals, and to prepare financial reports for private grants as neededMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
* Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or business administration and at least 2 years' experience in pre- and post-award grants administration or equivalent combination.
* Education, training and/or experience with GAAP and of fund accounting principles, practices and regulations.
* Experience with accounting/financial issues and analysis.
* Experience, coursework, or other training with applicable U.S. Federal government circulars (OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, and A-133) and Uniform Guidance provisions state and local regulations, and of the meaning of standard contract clauses.
* Technical experience with spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports and other financial management tools
* In-depth working knowledge of grants accounting
* Non-profit accounting experience
* Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems
* Ability to interpret guidelines and analyze factual information to adapt or modify processes in response to changing circumstances.
* Ability to act as a resource to others to solve problems.
* Ability to analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, and implement solutions.
* Experience organizing priorities, meeting deadlines, and managing peak periods of activity while maintaining related paper records
* Able to exercise independent judgment.Work affords significant opportunity to act independently on assigned tasks.
* Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidences
* Ability to ensure program complies with TNC policies and procedures and external (donor/legal) requirements.
* Excellent verbal and written skills in English
* Strong communication and presentation skills.
* Work and communicate with a wide range of people in multiple locations in order to develop, negotiate, and/or implement programs and projects.Work in partnership with other organizations in a collaborative or advisory role.
* Demonstrate professional, positive, approachable attitude/demeanor and discretion.HOW TO APPLYTo apply to position number 44552, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:
59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 23, 2016.Click 'submit' to apply for the position or 'save for later' to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact
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* The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
* Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
* The successful applicant must meet the requirements of
* The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.
* Job Title:

* Grants Specialist
* Location:

* California
* Job ID:

* 44552
* Regular/Temporary:

* Regular
* Full/Part Time:

* Full-Time .