Grants Administrator

KIPP Foundation

Posted: 8/7/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Finance/Accounting

Primary domain: Education

City: San Francisco

Postal code: 94105

State: California

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +


Mission statement:

Great education transforms lives. KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is a non-profit network of 242 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating more than 100,000 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Apply online at KIPP Careers ONLY

Key Responsibilities and Duties

To manage the Federal & philanthropic pass-through grant administration process, the grants administrator will:

  • Manage the Federal & philanthropic pass-through grant administration process.
  • Design and manage to project plans and accompanying deadlines.
  • Work collaboratively with Development team to bring grant opportunity from concept to reality.
  • Assist with implementing web-based grant management system.

To ensure compliant usage and timely payment of grant funds, the grants administrator will:


  • Provide timely and professional customer service in response to inquiries regarding grant status, compliance, and procedures, and future opportunities.
  • Review and approve spending plans; monitor budget and forecast for each grant opportunity.
  • Issue grant payments and accompanying grant correspondence in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Coordinate risk assessments and conduct monitoring site visits of KIPP regions and schools.

To ensure grant files, reports, and other documentation are up-to-date and organized, the grants administrator will:

 Create and maintain grant files that meet legal, auditing, and foundation requirements.

  • Coordinate grant reporting, including collecting and reviewing data from grantees.
  • Document grant processing procedures and strive to make grant administration processes as efficient and effective as possible.

Key Competencies

  • Achievement Orientation
    • Demonstrated ability to stay organized and manage deadlines in fast-paced environment
    • Proven ability to perform tasks independently with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Continuous improvement-driven, systems thinker that is comfortable with ambiguity
  • Continuous Learning
    • Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret, and implement regulatory policy
  • Planning and Execution
    • Strength in project management
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Strength in working across multiple stakeholders
  • Communication
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • 3+ years of related experience
  • Experience with web-based grant management systems (Salesforce) preferred.


KIPP offers competitive salary commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package, generous vacation and PTO, 401k retirement plan with both pre- and post-tax options, as well as gym reimbursement, flexible spending account (FSA), and cell phone reimbursement are also offered by KIPP.



Commensurate with Experience

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