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Director of Grants & Contracts

February 22, 2013 - March 27, 2013
Location:Austin, TX
Salary Range:Competitive
Benefits:Benefit Eligible
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Grants & Contracts
Description:LifeWorks is looking for a Director of Grants & Contracts who can jump in quickly and take a leadership role in establishing the Grants & Contracts Department and team. The Director will work with team to streamline and centralize G&C processes, keep track of all the varying contract requirements, and locate and procure funding opportunities.

Our ideal candidate:
• detail oriented
• flexible
• organized
• even-tempered
• good communicator
• strong follow-through
• excellent technical skills
• expert in systems design/process management
• relationship and team builder
•Manages the Department of Grants and Contracts, including staff hiring and supervision, budget oversight, and development and implementation of G&C Department procedures.
•Coordinates research of funding opportunities and the preparation, review and submission of proposals.
•Oversees the development of pre-award budgets and post-award fiscal management for public funding.
•Interprets and communicates grant and contract regulations and guidelines and coordinates execution of duties with staff.
•Assists program managers in grants/contracts maintenance activities including account set-up, monitoring budget and expenditures, budget revision and close-out of accounts.
•Develops and maintains subcontracts as needed.
•Coordinates communication between stakeholders throughout grant cycle to ensure quality and accountability.
•Works with program managers and Finance department to ensure the timely and accurate submission of required reports.
•Coordinates with appropriate staff to ensure that information and documentation is provided as requested during contract audits and appropriate action is taken in response to audit findings.
•Participates in long and short-term planning of Department goals and objectives.
•Participates in OMT and SMT+, including presentation of monthly Grants Reports.
• Bachelor’s degree in social or behavioral sciences, human resources, human services, business or related administrative field; and
• 7+ years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience in grant writing and securing funding in non-profit area (social or behavioral sciences) or business. Knowledge of foundation and philanthropic resources.

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