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Grants Administrator
KIPP Foundation in San Francisco, California
 
 
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Date Posted 08/07/2019
Category
Philanthropy-Grant Writing
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Grants Administrator
Grants Management, KIPP Foundation 

KIPP
Great education transforms lives. KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is a non-profit network of 242 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating more than 100,000 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. KIPP schools, KIPP regions, and the KIPP Foundation – are united by a common mission, a commitment to excellence, and a belief that if we help children develop the academic and character strengths they need for college and choice filled lives, they will be able to build a better tomorrow for themselves, for their communities, for us all.

The non-profit KIPP Foundation trains and develops outstanding educators to lead KIPP schools, provides tools, resources, and training for excellent teaching and learning, promotes innovation, and facilitates the exchange of insights and ideas within the KIPP network and with partners including: other charters, districts, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations across the country.

Why work at KIPP?
By working for the KIPP Foundation, you help more students across the country receive the high-quality education they deserve. 
●Support KIPP leaders, teachers, and staff on the Network Leadership Development, KIPP School Leadership Programs, Teaching and Learning Labs, KIPP Through College, or Knowledge Sharing teams
●Ensure smart growth and great results on the Network Growth and Sustainability, Strategy, Research & Evaluation, or Insights and Analytics teams
●Broaden our impact on the Government Affairs, External Impact, Marketing, Development, or Talent teams
●Keep us connected and operational on our IT or Finance team

If you believe all children deserve great schools and programs where they can gain the knowledge, skills, character, and habits necessary to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place, join us!
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Position Overview
KIPP Foundation provides $15-20M in grant funding to KIPP schools and regions every year.  Reporting to the Manager, Federal Grants Administration, the Grants Administrator will be responsible for managing KIPP Foundation’s grant-making to KIPP schools and regions. He/She/They will proactively communicate with leaders across the KIPP network, liaise with program teammates to assess grantee eligibility, issue funds and relevant documentation, and serve as the main point of contact for questions and ongoing grant support.  Throughout, s/he/they will ensure compliance and accuracy, build strong systems and processes, and provide exceptional customer service to colleagues and grantees. The Grants Administrator will work closely with KIPP Foundation’s Development, Finance, and Program teams. 

This is a full-time, exempt position located in San Francisco, CA. Occasional travel inside the US may be required.

Key Responsibilities and Duties
To manage the Federal & philanthropic pass-through grant administration process, the grants administrator will:

•Manage the Federal & philanthropic pass-through grant administration process.
•Design and manage to project plans and accompanying deadlines.
•Work collaboratively with Development team to bring grant opportunity from concept to reality.
•Assist with implementing web-based grant management system.

To ensure compliant usage and timely payment of grant funds, the grants administrator will:
•Provide timely and professional customer service in response to inquiries regarding grant status, compliance, and procedures, and future opportunities.
•Review and approve spending plans; monitor budget and forecast for each grant opportunity.
•Issue grant payments and accompanying grant correspondence in an accurate and timely manner.
•Coordinate risk assessments and conduct monitoring site visits of KIPP regions and schools.

To ensure grant files, reports, and other documentation are up-to-date and organized, the grants administrator will:
•Create and maintain grant files that meet legal, auditing, and foundation requirements. 
•Coordinate grant reporting, including collecting and reviewing data from grantees.
•Document grant processing procedures and strive to make grant administration processes as efficient and effective as possible.

Key Competencies

•Achievement Orientation 
oDemonstrated ability to stay organized and manage deadlines in fast-paced environment
oProven ability to perform tasks independently with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
•Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
oContinuous improvement-driven, systems thinker that is comfortable with ambiguity
•Continuous Learning
oDemonstrated ability to understand, interpret, and implement regulatory policy 
•Planning and Execution
oStrength in project management
•Stakeholder Management 
oStrength in working across multiple stakeholders
•Communication
oExcellent verbal and written communication skills

Experience and Qualifications
•3+ years of related experience
•Experience with web-based grant management systems (Salesforce) preferred.

Compensation and Benefits
KIPP offers competitive salary commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package, generous vacation and PTO, 401k retirement plan with both pre- and post-tax options, as well as gym reimbursement, flexible spending account (FSA), and cell phone reimbursement are also offered by KIPP.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter online. Resumes submitted via email will not be accepted. 

KIPP Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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