Grant Manager

Grant Manager
City of Champaign Finance Department
 Champaign, Illinois
Job Description

The City of Champaign seeks qualified candidates for a Grant Manager in the Finance Department. This is a full-time position available through June 30, 2025.

Responsibilities of Position

Responsibilities for the Grant Manager include performing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and other grant administration activities; preparing and submitting performance and fiscal reports; monitoring subrecipients to ensure compliance with federal regulations; maintaining proper documentation supporting determinations of costs and applicable compliance requirements related to award management; maintaining appropriate expenditure records; working with, training and mentoring outside agencies on grant compliance; and drafting necessary policies and procedures regarding grant management.

The annual starting salary range is $65,825 - $74,936 DOQ, plus an excellent fringe benefits package. Applications must be submitted online to no later than Sunday, October 24, 2021.

The City’s mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community. The following values guide our work: Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, Results. The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion.

The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Public Administration or a related field
  • Two years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience
  • Or an equivalent combination of work experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Experience working with commercial financial software, spreadsheet and word processing applications
  • Excellent oral, written and communication skills
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with applicable policies and regulations
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks and adjust priorities as necessary
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with other City staff, local business leaders, local organizations, the general public and public officials

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior grant management experience
  • Prior experience preparing and submitting performance and fiscal reports for grants
  • Prior experience working with outside agencies on grant programs and compliance, such as mentoring, monitoring and/or reporting
  • Public sector accounting or financial administration experience
  • Drug screening and criminal background check will be required.