About Appalachian Voices
Appalachian Voices is a nonprofit advocacy organization that brings people together to protect the land, air, and water of Central and Southern Appalachia and advance a just transition to a clean energy economy. We currently have over 40 staff members across the region, and offices located in Boone, NC, Charlottesville, VA, and Norton, VA.
Commitment to Equity
Appalachian Voices is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion both in our work and in our organizational structure. We seek applicants who share and exhibit these principles. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
We understand people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the position details and responsibilities listed. If you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill many of the requirements of this role, we encourage you to apply. We may tailor the role to a talented or passionate candidate.
The Government Grants Manager manages Appalachian Voices’ growing government grants and awards portfolio that spans multiple federal agencies, state, and local governments. The role encompasses the financial, legal, compliance, reporting and subaward components of successfully securing and implementing these awards. Reporting to the Director of Finance & Operations, the successful candidate will utilize their government grants experience and expertise to work across the organization with the advancement, program, and accounting teams to help oversee and track a growing portfolio consistent with non-profit best practices.
Location & Timeline
This position can be offered as a fully remote position, or a remote/in-office hybrid role utilizing one of our three offices. Candidates located in or near the Appalachian region are preferred. The Government Grants Manager is a full-time staff position that requires 40 hours of work per week. Start date of January 2nd, 2024 or later.
Primary Roles & Responsibilities
- Applications: Play a leading role in successful government grant applications, including developing budgets, managing compliance requirements, and coordinating application submission.
- Government Grants Accounting: Manage all financial aspects of our government grants in our NetSuite accounting system to facilitate timely expenditure of government funds in alignment with grant budgets. Create and submit payment requests to funders. Assist the Senior Accountant to manage our federal single audit.
- Manage Subawards: Work with project managers and subgrantees to develop subaward agreements, manage financial and compliance details and ensure timely adherence to the subaward terms and conditions.
- Lead Reporting and Compliance: Work with project managers to create and submit all government grant reports and maintain compliance across multiple funders. Maintain files and records. Provide internal data analysis and reporting to aid leadership in strategic decision-making.
- Build Processes and Procedures: Implement best practices in government grants management to build policies, procedures and processes that help our department increase efficiency and accuracy.
Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor's or advanced degree in any business, finance or accounting field, or Bachelor’s or advanced degree in another field with strong equivalent experience.
- 3+ years of experience in management and/or accounting of government grants.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Strong analytical skills with attention to detail.
- Team player with the ability to effectively communicate across multiple departments with team members of varying backgrounds.
- Proficiency with Microsoft and/or Google office software, including spreadsheet applications.
- Ability to read, interpret, and apply government regulations, policies, and procedures.
- High level of integrity, professionalism, and diligence, with respect to internal security and controls.
This is an exempt position and is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit; specific terms and conditions of employment may be subject to a future Collective Bargaining Agreement. Appalachian Voices offers competitive compensation and benefits that include fully-paid health care, vision, and dental policies with options to include family members at a reduced cost; short- and long-term disability plans; generous paid vacation and parental leave; flexible working hours; and an employer-matched retirement plan.
Salary is commensurate with experience, however, the expected salary range is $75,000-$90,000. We are open to feedback from the market and would welcome the opportunity to connect with candidates who may be outside of the compensation band, however candidates seeking higher than this range should be able to demonstrate a very strong background, issue experience, and meet all of the qualifications listed above. Appalachian Voices is committed to equity in pay practices.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until this position is filled. For early consideration, candidates shall apply by December 1, 2023. Using this link, please submit a resume and a brief cover letter that addresses why you are interested in this role and why you would be a good fit for the position.
Appalachian Voices participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. This position also requires a standard background check.