Senior Grants Manager

June 3, 2020
Washington, D.C.
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Not specified
Base Salary
Not specified


About InterAction

InterAction is the largest U.S. based coalition of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with nearly 190 members working around the world in low- and middle-income countries, fragile and post-conflict states, and emerging/growth economies. Member organizations are large and small, secular and faith-based, with a focus on people living in the world’s most poor and vulnerable places. The U.S. public, foundations, and governments support the work of our member NGOs that collectively invest and manage more than $15.4 billion a year. InterAction revenues come from dues, government grants, private foundation and corporate grants, and a growing fee-for-service program portfolio. Using its collective voice and convening power, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change – that advance human dignity, human potential, and self-determination.

Position Overview

InterAction seeks an experienced Senior Grants Manager to collaborate across teams in all aspects of grant budget planning, management, compliance, and reporting. Successful candidates require a minimum of seven years of nonprofit experience, with a minimum of five years of experience with grant compliance and reporting, ideally with both private and bi-lateral government donors. The applicant will also have strong financial grant budgeting and forecasting experience, familiarity with donor contractual requirements, and the ability to work and communicate effectively with program managers and InterAction senior leadership.


  • Collaborate with Program teams throughout the lifecycle of grant processes beginning with the development of grant budgets, monthly and/or quarterly budget monitoring and reporting, including where matched donor funds are being reported, project audits, budget realignments, and grant closing and final reporting.
  • Thoroughly review grant agreements and donor requirements and work with Program teams to monitor compliance.
  • Monitor budget expenditures to ensure compliance with donor requirements and restrictions.
  • With oversight from Directors or Vice-Presidents, manage labor allocations, and budget realignments.
  • Prepare financial reports for submission to donors per required reporting schedules and reporting requirements.
  • Maintain all grant related documentation, including grant agreements and other materials pertaining to grant awards.
  • Assist with forecasting for the grant fiscal year, contribute to programmatic budget planning, and contribute to organizational financial forecasting.
  • Oversee grant rollover funds for multi-year grants.
  • Stay abreast of evolving donor compliance requirements and assist the organization in familiarizing staff with the requirements of new donors.
  • Other tasks as may be required by the Senior Director of Finance and Administration.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • A minimum of five years of nonprofit grant administration experience
  • A minimum of three years of experience in grant or project accounting and reporting
  • Proficient in understanding donor contracts, contractual compliance, and reporting requirements
  • Budget monitoring and grant-reporting experience
  • Familiarity with SAMS online reporting software
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel experience
  • Experience with U.S. federal grants (strongly preferred but not required)
  • Ability to effectively communicate grant financial information to non-financial managers.

Expected Start Date

Upon notice

Reports to

Senior Director of Finance and Administration

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

To Apply

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to with subject line containing title Senior Grants Administrator. The position will remain open until filled.





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