Centralina is Hiring: Grants & Contracts Administrator

Centralina Regional Council seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual for the position of Grants & Contracts Administrator.   The Grants & Contracts Administrator works with multiple Centralina departments to lead administrative and financial coordination related to grant research, grant development, grant and contract management and compliance. This position assists with pre and post award support responsibility for simple to moderately complex grants or contracts with local, state and federal units of government.

MAJOR DUTIES include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with grant and project monitoring for state and federal grants, such as Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Local Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  Working alongside team members, the incumbent will review activities and monitor compliance with federal regulations; collaborate with project manager or lead to review files; assess compliance; and prepare reports as necessary.
  • Leading contract and grant development processes (application to pre-award) for Centralina and member governments to include:
    1. Coordinating with departments to prepare technical components (narrative andsupporting documentation).
    2. Developing and reviewing proposal budgets.
    3. Obtaining approvals of final application package and maintaining master project files.
    4. Ensuring a smooth hand-off and coordination of activities from pre-award to post-award responsibilities and maintaining strong documentation of pre-award activities.
  • Coordinating state and federal grant reporting by Centralina departments to ensure accuracy and timely submission.  
  • Maintaining internal processes and procedures for contract administration, grant development, reporting and monitoring.
  • As assigned and based on workload, the incumbent may participate as a team member on grant projects related to skill set and interest.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of grant writing, administration and monitoring.
  • Knowledge of state and federal grant requirements, procurement and applicable federal policy, including Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, 2 CFR Part 200, as adopted by the Department of Treasury at 2 CFR Part 1000.
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance issues associated with the various types of grants, including housing and community development, infrastructure, brownfield, disaster recovery and water.
  • Ability to effectively manage grant related records, information and follow-up.
  • Ability to gather and analyze facts on a variety of subject matter and to assemble reports and  communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze budgetary line items for compliance with budget guidelines.
  • Must possess the ability to multitask and manage multiple and simultaneous priorities while managing time and resources in an efficient manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local, state and federal officials, community and business leaders, contractors and the general public.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Accounting or other closely related field required with and 5 to 7 years’ experience in various aspects of finance, including budgeting, grants monitoring, and/or audit.  Salary is depending on experience with excellent benefits including NC Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System; 401-K;  paid sick, vacation and holiday leave; excellent medical, dental and vision insurance; disability and life insurance.

Send cover letter and résumé to admin@centralina.org. Position is open until filled with rolling interviews. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. EOE.