Grant Advisor

Expiring today

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 01, 2021
Closes
Apr 14, 2021
Ref
12460945
Function
Other
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP Foundation is AARP's 501 c3 charitable affiliate. We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals. AARP Foundation's vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US.

Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face each day. Through the Foundation's many groundbreaking and innovative programs and services, we create and advance effective solutions to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.
Summary

The Performance Management Grant Advisor is part of the Grants team with a focus on data management, analysis and reporting for external grants, including an emphasis on managing the grants management online Salesforce-based platform (foundationConnect), and overseeing a diverse grant portfolio.

The Performance Management Grant Advisor will lead collection efforts and monitor grant data to ensure standards and compliance. The Advisor will oversee analysis of data and complete necessary reporting within Foundation systems. The Advisor will work with the Evaluation, Strategic Planning and Program teams to ensure alignment with evaluation, strategic plan and program needs. The Advisor will also regularly interact with grantees and contractors.
Responsibilities
  • L eads the collection, analysis and reporting of grant performance data.
  • Manages data-tracking systems and organizational tools to track and monitor external grants.
  • Analyzes grant program data to identify trends and provide recommendations for new processes to identify and manage external grants.
  • Completes necessary monthly and quarterly reporting within Foundation dashboard system, ensuring accurately and timely data reporting.
  • Communicates grant performance to internal stakeholders
  • Manages the grant lifecycle for a portfolio of external grants, including activities related to the Application, Award, Accountability and Assessment of grants.
  • Applies project management skills to lead cross-functional teams to achieve grant goals.
  • Identifies external programs that align with AARP Foundation strategic objectives.
  • Oversees Salesforce-based grants management system, including developing and implementing an operational plan to enhance effectiveness and managing external relations with vendors. In addition, identifies, recommends and implements solutions to increase effectiveness and efficiency of platform while maximizing cost-effectiveness and budget.
  • Develops monthly and quarterly grant operations reports and materials for Foundation leadership team and Board.
  • Develops data visualizations accurately depicting grantee impact.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
Requirements
  • Completion of Bachelor's degree
  • Graduate degree in business, public health, or other relevant field preferred.
  • Six (6) or more years of directly relevant experience in the nonprofit sector in program and/or grants management or comparable experience.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and obsessive attention to detail, with the ability to produce quality reports and manage data with accuracy.
  • Experience with database systems, including Salesforce.
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to meet multiple deadlines, balance numerous projects, and work independently.
  • Creativity, flexibility, a proactive problem-solving approach, and strong relationship-building skills are essential to success.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, cultural sensitivity, and community service.
Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.
Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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