The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America's electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:
* Top Workplace by the Washington Post * 100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine * 50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian * CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance * Best Place to Work Award Recipient - Lincoln, NE * Gold Well Workplace - Wellness Councils of America * State of NE Governor's Wellness Award - Grower Level
At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields. They are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting, constantly evolving, and requires new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person's overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance. EEO/AA- M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status/Genetic Data
Summary Grants & Contracts Manager P.3
Position Summary: Responsible for providing full life cycle management and oversight of NRECA's grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and subcontracts to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with donors' regulations and the organization's policies. Prepare and review cost proposals for compliance and quality control. Recommend actions to ensure mutually satisfactory performance on contracts and mitigate risk. Analyze and monitor the financial status of contracts against budget. Participate in agency, contract, and financial audits. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment supporting a meaningful mission.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyzes, interprets and applies donor regulations, award terms and conditions, and NRECA policies in the day-to-day management of programs.
Serves as subject matter expert and lead compliance advisor to program staff by providing ongoing guidance to program staff on donor regulations, internal procedures, award management and overall daily troubleshooting. Works collaboratively within and across teams.
Manages a broad spectrum of awards, primarily from U.S. Government agencies from reviewing proposal and budget packages prior to submission, negotiating terms and conditions of awards and modifications, preparing/reviewing consultant agreements to reviewing procurement actions.
Assesses and monitors the financial status of all International Program Development contracts/grant and ensures compliance with all federal financial and reporting requirements by preparing/reviewing/reporting comprehensive assessments and financial status to program teams and others.
Develops proposal pricing schedules and cost proposals. Reviews proposal and cost applications for compliance with key regulatory and cost requirements, NRECA policies, and cooperating country benefit and tax laws. Reviews award documents and assists/leads negotiation with awarding agencies.
Participates in project start-up and close-out planning, and audit processes, provides guidance on and interpretation of applicable contractual and regulatory requirements.
Prepares/reviews lower tier subcontracts in accordance with prime contract requirements, U.S. Government regulations and NRECA policies. Provides subcontract management guidance as needed throughout life of program.
Reviews/prepares consultant agreements in coordination with team members. Serves as point of contact on consultant agreements, providing guidance on compliance with donor regulations and NRECA policy.
Participates in the development and maintenance of necessary tracking tools/systems.
Reviews documents on behalf of executive leadership from a compliance and risk management perspective.
Contributes to the development and/or revision of policies and resource materials, including manuals, guides, templates, checklists, and other tools to assist program staff with award management and compliance with donor regulations and NRECA policies.
Contributes to the management and maintenance of an award management/record repository system and NRECAs system of record, Oracle Project Accounting.
Assists project managers in reviewing actual and budgeted cost for each project and developing each project's annual fiscal budget.
Responsible for the proper security and disposal of any confidential information that he or she may possess in the course of performing this position's job duties, in accordance with NRECA's Personnel & Administrative Policy and HIPPA Privacy and Security Policies & Procedures Manuals.
Direct Reports to this Position: None
Requirements and Qualifications
Formal Education Required: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field. Federal Contracting or Grant Management Certification preferred or the ability to complete within a reasonable timeframe upon being hired. Knowledge of FAR, AIDAR, 2CFR200, and other applicable rules and regulations regarding implementation of federal awards preferred.
Experience and Certifications Required: Five years experience managing awards from U.S. Government agencies, particularly USAID. Experience developing price proposals and managing awards from other bilateral or multilateral donors, such as WB, IADB, UN Agencies, preferred. Major ERP experience required with preference given to Workday.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required (as demonstrated by prior work experience):
Knowledge of U.S. Government regulations (2 CFR 200), FAR/AIDAR) and their respective processes and procedures (USAID, in particular) and non-USG donors (e.g., WB. IADB, UN Agencies).
Ability to be persuasive, negotiate, and collaborate with individuals at all levels throughout organization.
Ability to define issues, establish facts and draw valid conclusions and apply to work environment.
Ability to effectively interact with others and work in a team environment and providing follow-up when needed.
Ability to manage competing deadlines and assignments with attention to detail.
Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse membership, employees and/or vendors in a clear and precise manner.
Ability to use Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point) in the day-to-day essential duties of the job. Advanced level of Excel knowledge.
Ability to operate various office equipment such as personal computer, copier, printer, fax machine or other job-related equipment.
Ability to provide service excellence by building relationships, being resourceful, responsive and respectful.
Essential Physical Requirements: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal and extensive reading. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
Disclaimer Statement: The preceding job description has been written to reflect management's assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.