Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas (CACTX) seeks to fill the position of Grants Administrator. As a statewide membership organization, CACTX works to restore the lives of abused children by supporting the 70 local children’s advocacy centers (CAC) across the state. Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Cherisse Robison, Director of Grants Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Reports To: Director of Grants Management
Exempt Status: Salaried, Non-Exempt
Commitment Type: Full-Time, On-Going
Base of Operations: Austin, Texas
Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Director of Grants Management, provides grants management, monitoring, and technical assistance for the local children’s advocacy center contracts with Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, including payment processing, site visits, desk reviews, and other monitoring activities.
Essential Job Functions:
- Participates in the review and awarding of formula-funded and competitive grants, including coordinating efforts with other CACTX departments and the local centers.
- Monitors grants and ensures local center compliance with conditions of grants by overseeing agreements, contracts, expenses, activities, and federal and state regulations.
- Processes reimbursement requests and budget amendments from local centers, ensuring accuracy and validity of requests, contractual compliance, and allowabililty of costs. Works with the local centers to resolve questions or issues of non-compliance.
- Conducts desk reviews and site visits focusing on grants compliance, program compliance with the Texas Standards for CACs, internal controls, and organizational capacity. Prepares written reports outlining relevant findings and corrective action plans.
- Reviews local center financial statement audits and develops corrective action plans, when needed.
- Maintains grants files and tracking systems to ensure grantee requirements are met.
- Provides guidance to local centers in regards to CACTX’s application, monitoring, reimbursement, and reporting requirements.
- Assists local centers in understanding federal and state grant standards and provides technical assistance related to financial management and organizational capacity.
- Participates in the development and revision of department policies, procedures, guidelines, and grants management tools.
- Participates in submitting grant applications to government and private funders.
- Performs other monitoring responsibilities as appropriate and necessary.
Minimum Educational/Professional Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience. One year of grant management experience, preferably managing government grants. Solid computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet design. Excellent customer service skills with the ability to make decisions with substantial latitude. Ability to travel up to 15%.
Desirable Professional Requirements: Prior experience with state and federal grants, especially victim services grants. Knowledge of UGMS and federal grant standards. Non-profit management experience and/or a finance/accounting background. Programmatic monitoring experience. Strong analytical skills and attention to detail. Ability to identify problems and offer solutions. Comfortable taking initiative and making judgment calls. Excellent time management and organizational skills. General knowledge and familiarity with the children’s advocacy center model and movement in Texas.
Desirable Personal Requirements: Maturity, a positive attitude, flexibility, high professional standards and ethics. Ability to get along with a wide variety of people and provide exceptional customer service to member organizations.
Job Location: 1501 West Anderson Lane, Building B-1, Austin, Texas 78757
Salary: $3,333 – $5,000/month, commensurate with experience