Director, Grant Budget and Administration

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Washington D.C.
May 31, 2022
Jul 05, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

Position Announcement #122010 –

Director, Grant Budget and Administration

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a private, nonprofit corporation created to ensure universal access to non-commercial high-quality programming and telecommunications services. We invest in programs and services that are educational, innovative, locally relevant, and reflect America’s common values and cultural diversity. We encourage the development of programming that involves creative risks and that addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences, particularly children and minorities.

CPB is currently seeking to hire a Director, Grant Budget and Administration (level 8). Salary $76,425 - $132,650 (salary level is commensurate with skills, education, and experience). This position reports directly to the VP and General Manager, Education Strategy and Content.

General Description:

Directs the business operations of the Educational Media and Learning Experiences department with primary responsibility for financial and budget management of the Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Executes Sub-recipient monitoring activities related to the Ready To Learn grant and ensures compliance with federal Uniform Guidance and U.S. Department of Education regulations. Ensures department business planning and grantee budgets and expenses are financially sound and managed with financial integrity and appropriate oversight; and operational activities are coordinated within the department and across the organization to guarantee execution in accordance with established plans, procedures and policy requirements.

Manages all traffic flow, including audit resolutions, quality and corporate compliance within the department; and effectively implements processes to ensure oversight of its financial and business operations.

Specific Duties:

• Ensures RTL financial and operational activities are conducted in manner that complies with federal Uniform Guidance, U.S. Department of Education rules and regulations.

• Coordinates the development of the department’s business plan by working closely with the department’s leadership. Establishes departmental budgets that support operations to achieve the established objectives.

• Adheres to CPB’s financial processes to ensure the adequacy of financial controls and compliance with CPB financial policies and procedures.

• Prepares invoices and other department expenses for approval as authorized. Reconciles monthly financial statements to verify department expenditures.

• Provides budget analysis and oversight by reviewing proposed project/production budgets, and financial reports ensuring uniformity and compliance with CPB’s policies; Provides business operations support to department leadership in the development and execution of content initiatives and strategies; and guidance to staff in the review of financial deliverables.

• Develops, maintains, and distributes financial reports for the department and for Ready To Learn specifically including overall financial analysis, original vs. amendment budgets across time, annual budget projections, variance analyses, spending forecasts, and cost comparisons. 2

• Conducts required Subrecipient monitoring tasks in collaboration with the RTL team and CPB Subrecipient Monitoring Committee. Supports staff understanding of applicable guidance, rules, and regulations.

• Defines appropriate work processes to ensure efficient operations within the department and throughout CPB. Manages department responses to audits conducted by the Office of the Inspector General. Coordinates with attorneys to ensure contracts are completed in a timely fashion and in priority order. Works to minimize institutional risk by acting as a responsible steward for CPB.

• Designs and implements departmental project management processes in order to assist and monitor the department’s grant-making activities, and evaluate project performance against objectives.

• Creates and utilizes a variety of vehicles and methodologies to disseminate, educate, and communicate with others internal and external to the department, including CPB leadership and the CPB Board, regarding departmental activities, performance against objectives, budget/financial status, CPB policies and procedures, and other relevant analytics and/or requested information.

• Acts as an internal consultant to and partner with departmental leadership to ensure that departmental operations, processes, and systems are integrated, and department expectations are reinforced across the team. Acts as a liaison with Office of the General Counsel , the Office of the COO and other departments as appropriate.

• Meets or confers regularly with VP-General Manager and RTL Executive Director to review the RTL Initiative’s financial information, budgeting needs, and on-going reporting requirements (i.e. monthly, annual, cumulative, and special business anlaysis, as needed).

• As assigned, manages special projects and grant assignments assuming primary responsibility from concept development to specific contractual documents.

• Recommends changes in direction, new approaches, and/or new procedures and processes to ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s operations.

• Maintains productive relationships with grantees and other external stakeholders within the public broadcasting system including finance, business affairs, programming, and production management staff.

• Provides effective leadership to department staff, establishing an environment that fosters collaboration, accountability, quality, and teamwork.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, project management or related field (liberal arts or science degrees will be considered with the appropriate experience).

• Seven years of related business experience with responsibilities requiring skills in project management, grants administration, contracting, budget development and financial/business analysis, and/or administrative management.

• Demonstrated knowledge of and skills related to project management (e.g. establishing goals, planning, organizing and managing resources – including budget), monitoring progress, and analysis.

• Experience with federal grants or with regulations governing federal grants.

• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and lead processes and workflows, and work independently, as well as with others on a team. 3

• Solid understanding of financial, budget and business planning processes. Excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines, while having an attention to detail and quality. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with a demonstrated proficiency in business writing and analytical skills.

• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office.

• Demonstrated ability to independently develop a plan of action and to seek new and innovative techniques and solutions.

• Some travel required.

Desired Qualifications:

• Advanced business or similar degree.

• Experience with or knowledge of production budgeting or programming operations.

• Experience in a non-profit cultural or public service environment.

For more information about CPB, our programs, and our mission, please visit our website at Please submit your cover letter and resume to –

As of May 2022, all CPB staff are temporarily working 100% remotely/telework due to the pandemic health situation.

Starting July 2022, CPB will use a flexible, telework schedule which requires employees to work and attend meetings in the Washington, D.C. office on certain days, depending on the requirements of their positions. Applicants should apply for positions only if they are willing to relocate or travel at their own expense to be in the Washington, D.C. office as may be required. For questions, please contact the CPB HR office.

Must show proof of COVID vaccination while employed by CPB. Exemptions for religious and medical reasons will be considered. Must follow all workplace safety and health protocols as directed.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has a commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we welcome applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or status with regard to public assistance