Grants Management Associate
A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
About the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation (Clark Foundation) is a private organization funded by the Clark family and committed to building on Mr. Clark’s legacy through targeted and thoughtful philanthropy. Reflecting Mr. Clark’s pragmatism, strong character, and deep sense of patriotism, the Clark Foundation focuses its efforts on education, veterans’ support, engineering, and the well-being of the DC community.
Skills and Qualifications
- Support Program Directors in conducting due diligence on potential grant investments, processing grants and monitoring grantee performance.
- Capture and share grantee successes, challenges, learning and performance data.
- Generate award letters, manage the grant payment process, and coordinate the development and signature of grant agreements in coordination with Program Directors and the internal legal team.
- Support the Director of Operations in implementing best practices in grant administration and legal compliance.
- Serve as an administrator of the Foundation’s grant management system, foundationConnect.
- Create and manage online applications, reports and user profiles.
- Provide direct technical assistance to applicants, grantees and internal foundation staff.
- Manage and ensure the accuracy of grant data.
- Develop reports and dashboards to support grantmaking operations.
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
- One to three years of work experience, preferably in a nonprofit or foundation setting
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Ability to manage changing priorities and competing deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively in a fast-paced environment, and organize time and priorities with minimal supervision
- Track record of successfully developing and managing relationships with external stakeholders
- Strong computer skills with proficiency working with budgets, databases, web-based systems, common online research tools, and with Microsoft Office applications
- Flexible work style and an interest in being a part of a dynamic and evolving organization
- A sense of humor, flexibility, and a terrific work ethic
- Impeccable integrity and discretion
The Clark Foundation is committed to providing equal opportunities. The Clark Foundation will not discriminate against any employee with respect to any term or condition of employment, including but not limited to less favorable treatment, exclusion from employment or employment opportunities (including hiring, assignment, performance assessment and promotion) on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, expression, veteran’s status or other protected characteristic or status.