Director of Grants Administration

City
Austin
State
Texas
Title
Director of Grants Administration
Description

POSITION TITLE: Director of Grants Administration
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Chief Equity and Impact Officer

THE OPPORTUNITY
Help us fight hunger by ensuring that our large portfolio of public grants is administered with excellence! The Director of Grants Administration is a newly created position to build a new team and innovate new processes that strengthen how Feeding Texas monitors, manages, reports, and complies with sophisticated public grants that bring food, health, and economic mobility to Texans facing hunger.

This position brings oversight of our large, public-funded grants under one roof with a strengthened focus to ensure effective project management, efficient processes, and coordination of timely grant deliverables and milestones. This Grants Administration Team will work closely with state agencies, member food banks, and our Finance and Programs Team to project manage deadlines and administrative procedures. The Director of Grants Administration will serve as a key leader of the Impact Department to ensure that our administrative grant processes and procedures are executed efficiently, timely, and in a manner that successfully builds relationships and collaboration with member food banks, funders, and Feeding Texas teams. This position supervises a Quality Improvement Manager and Grant Manager.

End date
Opportunity type
Job
Category
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities
• Oversees public fund grant administration, including grant and contract proposal preparation, fiscal process review and budget development, effort management, closeout and reporting oversight, and maintenance of grant management tracking systems. Serves as a liaison between state agencies, our subcontracting member food banks, and key internal stakeholders including Finance and Program teams and ensures that needs of people facing hunger, community stakeholders, partners, and funders are addressed.
• Provide leadership and collaborative supervision of the Grant Administration Team, including creating annual work plans and facilitating on-going opportunities for staff to contribute richly to the direction and execution of team goals
• Leads internal and external grant administration communication and coordination to ensure all parties are advised and will support compliance, timely deliverables, and responsive customer service. Ensures activities function within the parameters of funder expectations and ensures effective monitoring processes.
• In partnership with funders, member food banks, and team, identify opportunities to pivot and respond to changing condition and generate greater value for member food banks

All Feeding Texas staff are expected to develop an anti-racist knowledge base and awareness of racial equity and racial justice strategies, participate in regular anti-racist trainings, and contribute to the development and integration of a racial justice framework at Feeding Texas.

Application qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
You are the ideal candidate for this position if:
• You have seasoned experience in public funding grant administration. Familiarity with managing grant funding dispersed across a network of organizations is highly desirable.
• You have extensive skills in project management, reporting, compliance, and budget development. Rich experience navigating technical grant requirements while elevating the needs of people facing social needs is highly wanted.
• You have previous experience navigating technical grant requirements that cultivates responsiveness to the needs of the community and frontline staff

Skills and Attributes
• You share our organizational values – Care, Equity, Integrity, Collaboration, and Innovation. Feel free to ask us about them!
• You are a strong communicator and effective project manager
• You are methodical with a knack for efficiency and trouble-shooting complex systems
• You are a relationship builder and know how to leverage the power of influence to align multiple teams and organizations around common standards. You can interact productively with our team and network of food bank staff, all while maintaining poise, humility, and humor.

Applicants should also be committed to social and racial justice, with a belief that improving outcomes for all Texans – regardless of their race, place, or class – requires intersectional solutions that correct injustices and promote equity.

Benefits

COMPENSATION
The salary for this position is $90,950. Feeding Texas offers a competitive benefits package. We strive to provide non-cash benefits that encourage a work-life balance and promote the physical, mental, and financial health of our employees and their families.

Deadline
How to apply

TO APPLY
Please upload your resume and complete a brief questionnaire *at the link below*. The form will close at 11:59PM CST on Thursday, December 1st. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We expect to have a candidate selected by the end of December with a preferred start date of January 15.

APPLY AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://form.jotform.com/Jamie_Olson/feeding-texas-director-of-grants-ad

About the organization

ABOUT FEEDING TEXAS
Feeding Texas is a statewide network of food banks leading a unified effort to end hunger in Texas. Together with our 21-member food banks, we strive to ensure adequate, nutritious food for all Texans, improve the health and financial stability of the communities we serve, and engage all stakeholders in advocating for hunger solutions. Join us!

LOCATION
Feeding Texas operates in a virtual work environment. We provide the necessary technology, equipment, and other supports to ensure a comfortable and conducive home working environment for employees. All staff must be residents of the State of Texas within 30 days of their start date.

Additional information

Feeding Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages people with lived experiences of hunger and members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English.

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