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Grants and Contracts Financial Specialist

Company: Saga Education
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Employment status: Full-timeReports to: Senior Director of Grants and AdvancementApplication period: Open until filledStart date: ASAPSalary range: $60,400 - $69,500, commensurate with experienceWho We AreSaga Education is a national leader in high-impact, in-school tutoring. We leverage the power of human capital and technology to accelerate student outcomes and create more equitable learning for students.Since our founding in 2014, we have reached more than 30,000 students and counting. With our proven-to-work tutoring model and focus on relationship building, we have been able to reach students who need it most and support families, educators, and districts through our services. Whether that be through our work in providing direct solutions, building cutting edge products, or advocating for impact, our vision to make education equitable for all students is realized daily.For more information about Saga Education's mission, vision, and services, please visit us at www.saga.org.What We DoInside each student lives a story waiting to unfold. We know every student is capable of shaping a story of successin school, and in life. But not every student has had a fair chance to see it. Saga Education envisions a world where studentsespecially Black and Latinx studentshave equitable access to economic and social mobility. To achieve this, Saga seeks to establish high-impact, in-school-day math tutoring as an integrated part of a student's education, as a proven response to accelerating educational equity.Our research shows our program worksnot only to raise math scores but to foster the confidence and sense of belonging that underpin all academic success. As a trusted leader in building powerful tutoring programs, Saga provides the resources and tools to enable all districts to take advantage of our expertise. Saga has the evidence and experience to know what works.What You'll DoReporting to the Senior Director of Grants and Advancement, the Grants & Contracts Financial Specialist at Saga Education plays a critical role in managing the financial aspects of all of Saga's philanthropic and government grants and contracts, ensuring compliance with funding requirements, and supporting the organization's mission through effective financial stewardship. This position requires strong financial acumen, attention to detail, an understanding of philanthropic strategy, and collaboration across teams.Your responsibilities will include the following:Philanthropic Grants Financial ManagementManage the financial aspects of Saga's philanthropic grants throughout the entire grant lifecycle, from proposal preparation to reporting, ensuring compliance with grant requirements, budget restrictions, and deadlinesAssist the Grants team by preparing grant proposal budgets and providing financial expertise and input to enhance competitiveness and alignment with funders' priorities and philanthropic strategiesCollaborate with the Finance team on post-award account set-up to advise on budget alignment and eliminate redundancies among funded grant budgetsDevelop and monitor budgets for grant-funded programs, working closely with program managers (as necessary) and the Finance team to ensure accuracy and alignment with grant budgets and organizational goalsPrepare and submit timely and accurate financial reports to grantors, effectively communicating financial performance, including expenditures, budget to actuals, variances, and projectionsState and Federal Government Grants Financial ManagementManage Saga's state and federal government grants financial duties throughout the grants lifecyclePrepares state and government grant budgets, budget revisions, and no-cost extensions with an understanding of cost principles and allowable costs for each granting agencyGather supporting documents for monthly and quarterly federal grant invoicing, including but not limited to AmeriCorps, National Science Foundation, and OSSE funding, as well as invoicing of indirect costsManage and monitor budgets and financial reporting and prepare invoices for state and federal grant reimbursements, including the tracking and certification of matching fundsLead as the subject matter expert on state and federal grant post-award financial compliance by engaging with external stakeholders, leading during federal audits, and providing thought partnership to Senior Leaders as it relates to the execution and management of the AmeriCorps Direct Service program and other federal grant programsOperate through a risk management lens by identifying and mitigating financial risks associated with grant-funded activities, proactively addressing issues, and implementing risk mitigation strategies in collaboration with the Senior Director of Grants and Advancement, as neededAssist the CFO and Finance team with applying for a federal indirect cost rateDistrict Contract ManagementOversee Saga's district contract administration and product user contracts and monitor adherence to district requirementsCollaborate with Saga leaders during district contract acquisition to ensure a clean handoff of contracts, that contracts are aligned, and to eliminate conflicts among disparate contractsServe as the point of contact for all district contracts post-contract negotiation to execute timely invoicingGather supporting documents for monthly and quarterly contract invoicing.Prepare invoices for district and other contracts for services rendered by SagaCorrespond with external stakeholders regarding invoicing, payment receipt, or purchase ordersSupport the development and implementation of Saga's contract management platform in Salesforce and will use it to maintain information on district and product user contractsOther ResponsibilitiesResponsible for AR collectionsProvides grant-related documentation during Saga's annual financial audit (e.g., schedule of expenditures of federal awards, grant and contract agreements, receivable listing)Provides support as needed in managing and tracking other forms of philanthropic fundingEnters grant-related financial information in the Salesforce platformCollaborate with the Finance team on post-award account set-up to advise on budget alignment and eliminate redundancies among funded grant budgetsWhat We'll Use To Measure SuccessCommunicates Effectively - You deliver clear, multi-mode communication to various audiencesStakeholder Focus - You build and value strong stakeholder relationshipsInterpersonal Savvy - You relate openly and comfortably with diverse groupsCollaborates - You build partnerships and work collaboratively to meet shared objectivesAction Oriented - You take on new opportunities and have a solutions-oriented approachWhat You BringBachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field.3+ years of experience in grant accounting, financial management, or related field, preferably in a nonprofit or educational setting.Understanding of accounting concepts, including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) accounting principles for nonprofits, fund accounting, restricted versus unrestricted funds, and the unique financial reporting needs of nonprofits.Knowledge of Federal OMB Circular A-133, the Super Circular, and Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 and applies this knowledge to grant financial management.Knowledge of procurement and related federally mandated programs and application of this knowledge to grant financial management.Proficiency in financial software and tools (e.g., Sage Intacct, Google Sheets, Excel) and the ability to learn new systems quickly.What We'll ProvideSaga Education offers competitive compensation and benefits, which includes IVF coverage, paid parental leave, opt-in FSA, and telehealth benefits. Saga provides a generous PTO package including a paid Winter Wellness Break, an opt-in 401k with discretionary match and company provided technology. All employees have access to our comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, Saga 360 Wellness Program and DEIB events and initiatives.Saga is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. In compliance with the ADA, we provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process, contact recruitment@saga.org.To remain at the cutting edge of educational innovation and impact, we celebrate and leverage our diversity in all of its intersectional identities and nurture a sense of belonging at all levels of the organization. We welcome ideas and perspectives from all employees to fulfill the full promise of our mission. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage veterans and people of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this and all available roles.Thank you for applying to Saga Education.#LI-Remoteby Jobble

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