Technical and Administrative Grants Manager

Internet Society

Posted: 8/12/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Programs

Primary domain: Other

City: Reston

Postal code: 20190

State: Virginia

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

Not Available

Website:

www.isocfoundation.org

Mission statement:

The Internet Society supports and promotes the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society.

Our work aligns with our goals for the Internet to be open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy. We seek collaboration with all who share these goals.

Together, we focus on:

  • Building and supporting the communities that make the Internet work;
  • Advancing the development and application of Internet infrastructure, technologies, and open standards; and
  • Advocating for policy that is consistent with our view of the Internet

Position Details:

Job Description:

About the Internet Society & Internet Society Foundation

The Internet Society (ISOC) supports and promotes the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society. Our work aligns with our goals for the Internet to be open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy. We seek collaboration with all who share these goals.

Together, we focus on building and supporting the communities that make the Internet work; advancing the development and application of Internet infrastructure, technologies, and open standards; and advocating for policy that is consistent with our view of the Internet.

The Internet Society Foundation (Foundation) is a newly formed, non-profit organization that works in concert with the Internet Society. It exists to demonstrate and support the positive difference the Internet can make to people everywhere and promote the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society.  Learn more at  https://www.isocfoundation.org/.

About the Position

The Technical and Administrative Grants Manager (TAGM) works closely with the Grant Program Officers and potential grantees on the submission, administration, review and decision notifications for all grants.   The Grants Manager has primary ownership of the following five grant programs to be managed through our Grants Management System:

1.   Beyond the Net Funding Program. Chapter grant funding for local and regional projects aligned with the Internet Society’s mission.

 2.   Community capacity building. Support for broader initiatives that improve Internet access and bridge the digital opportunities gap.

3.   Disaster relief and recovery. Support our partner’s efforts to ensure communities can be reconnected quickly after natural disasters.

 4.   Research. The Foundation will explore opportunities to fund research and strengthen research capacity across technical, economic and public policy topics.

 5.   Innovation. This fund will encourage and fund technology initiatives and innovative technologies that contribute to the open Internet.

The TAGM reports to the Executive Director and will take the lead role in implementing a new Grants Management System (GMS) for the Foundation and will establish financial controls and ongoing administration for the GMS. The TAGM will also support the Communications Director in website management as needed.

Location: US-Reston, VA

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and maintain a new Grants Management System/Software; mastering and managing the software to meet requirements and ensuring data integrity, including interface with general ledger software;
  • Develop, maintain, and ensure proper grants management procedures are in place and consistently followed, including but not limited to award notifications, grant agreements, and grant reporting;
  • Conduct grantee due diligence checks to verify nonprofit status and conduct organizational research as needed;
  • Manage pre- and post-grant processes for all grants, including workflows for grant proposal intake and review, grant approvals and contract routing, grant payments, grantee reports, and grant close-outs.
  • Manage all grants through their lifecycle, and ensure proper due diligence for Foundation grants including timeliness and accuracy of all relevant data fields;
  • Oversee the invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other processing functions to ensure successful execution of the grant process;
  • Provide training, as necessary, on grants applications, management, and reporting requirements;
  • Work closely with Program Officers and approved grantees to ensure the timely submission of all grant reports;
  • Maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly records for all grant related activities;
  • Monitor documents connected with grant-funded programs;
  • Coordinate and collaborate with ISOC IT team and foundation staff;
  • Determine and report metrics and evaluations;
  • Provide regular status updates to the Executive Director;
  • Escalate issues to vendor(s) as needed;
  • Support Communications Director with website maintenance as needed.

Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications & Competencies

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of experience in database management, preferably in a grant-making institution or nonprofit;
  • Ability to review and create qualitative, narrative and financial reports.
  • Strong database and technical skills, including proficiency using Microsoft Office 365
  • Experience using and supporting online databases, portals and grant management software such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Salesforce or customized database systems and Internet application
  • Grants management experience at a foundation that provides grants globally;
  • Basic Webmaster skills;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Self-starter, with proven ability to work independently and as part of a distributed global team;
  • Ability to proactively research issues and find solutions;
  • Ability to work under pressure, balancing and prioritizing many activities concurrently while maintaining attention to detail;
  • Proven ability to track and manage several projects and processes simultaneously;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Exceptionally motivated, organized and detail-oriented;
  • Passion for, and demonstrated commitment to, a more accessible and trustworthy internet for all

Applications will be evaluated until the position has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation committee. 

Benefits:

Not Specified

Salary:

$100k - 120k

Posting Expiration Date:

10/11/2019

How to Apply:

Please apply at https://internetsociety.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=75


 

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