The Grants Manager is responsible for managing the administration of designated grant,
contract, and/or special programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Directs the activities of a small to medium-sized professional and administrative support staff through lower-level supervisors, including hiring, training, evaluating job performance of subordinates, and coordinating work assignments.
Coordinates and monitors the implementation of grants, contracts, and/or loan programs by overseeing funding procedures, developing goals and objectives, and monitoring implementation to ensure compliance with institution policies, laws, and regulations.
Prepares financial reports, negotiates funding sources, monitors disbursements and invoices involving granting and contracting agencies, and allocates resources for
Prepares statistical reports by analyzing grant information, develops record keeping procedures, and disseminates information to program participants and funding sources concerning new programs or changes.
Reviews grants for compliance, recommends reallocation of funds, and researches and recommends sources for new funding.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of grants, contracts, and special funding programs. Knowledge of grant implementation, monitoring, and fiscal control practices. Knowledge of state budgetary and accounting practices and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate grant program compliance. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written technical information and reports. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, or a related field; plus two years of experience in the administration of grants, contracts or related area, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.