Finance Grants Manager
About Third Future Schools:
Third Future Schools (TFS) is an award-winning network public charter schools. The vision of Third Future Schools is founded on recognizing that the Year 2030 workplace will require proficiency in the areas of critical thinking, information literacy, computer programming, communication skills, statistics, and learning how to learn – subjects focused on how to think rather than what to think.
“Third Future Schools prepares students for college and the modern workplace. Through personalized learning and a focus on critical thinking skills, our school closes achievement gaps and allows every student to reach her/his potential.”
Third Future Schools’ mission and culture are focused on building a high-performance and caring culture that has high expectations and where the main instructional delivery model is personalized learning.
TFS currently operates three schools in Colorado and two in Texas. Its first school, the Academy of Advanced Learning, is located in Aurora, CO. Two other schools, Coperni 2 and Coperni 3, serve students in Colorado Springs. TFS serves Pre-K – 8 students in two states, four cities, with four separate authorizing representatives.
Third Future Schools website: www.thirdfuture.org
You will be working with a high performing collaborative team focused on providing all students with opportunities to high-quality instruction and experiential learning preparing them for a Year 2030 world and workforce mastering competencies in informational literary, critical thinking, problem solving, communications, creativity, and collaboration.
Grants Manager – All Federal, State, Philanthropic, and Local Grants
Compensation – $65,000 – $72,000
How to Apply – Link to apply for Grants Manager on Indeed
Job Description and Responsibilities:
The Grants Manager is responsible for grant management of all competitive and non-competitive, federal, state, and local grants for Third Future Schools. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Grants Manager will also work closely with the CEO and the Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation, Central Office departments, and other end users of grants under management.
The Grants Manager may eventually be asked to contribute to the writing of grant proposals but will primarily serve in the areas of managing and maintaining all of the data systems necessary to secure public funds and report on their use.
- Works with the Director of Finance to track public grant revenue and expenditures, ensuring timely receipt of secured funds, clearly communicating grant guidelines, creating timelines and KPIs, ensuring that all funds are appropriately used and accounted for, and works with the Finance department to ensure all grant funds and expenses are recorded accurately
- Develops and maintains up-to-date reporting on all federal, state, and local grants for tracking and reporting to ensure fiscal compliance
- Builds dynamic and efficient templates for each grant
- Maintains calendar of grant deadlines and a detailed work plan including KPIs to meet those deadlines
- In-depth understanding of statutory guidelines as they pertain to grants, EDGAR procurement procedures, and allowable uses of funds for all grants
- Review and approve all requisitions and expenditures on a weekly basis to ensure expenditures are allowable, in compliance, and spending is on track
- Prepare any required amendments or budget revisions for submission to the Director of Finance
- Leads all reporting and compliance aspects of federal, state, and local grants
- Provides support in preparation of annual fiscal audits, grant audits, and annual reviews
- Performs extensive quality control on all documentation including maintaining spreadsheets and data systems
- Conducts research required for strategic initiatives, special projects, executive meetings, and program meetings
- Completes and submits all reports, invoices, and other documentation to the Director of Finance for timely submission to authorizing representatives
2+ years’ (required) 5+ years’ (preferred) experience working with charter school network or public-school districts in grant compliance and management (or equivalent experience in the private or public sector)
Minimum – Bachelor’s degree
Preferred – Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, accounting, or related field
Knowledge and Skills:
Proven track record of data management and analysis
Clear and articulate communicator orally and written
Excellent timeline management skills
Spreadsheet and database expertise
Constantly staying apprised of and communicating new requirements of federal and state grant compliance
Exceptional customer service and interpersonal relationship skills
$65,000 – $72,000