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Position Announcement

Director of Contracts and Grants

CAL Classification: Management
Program/Business Area: Finance
Hours Per Week: Full time (35 hours/week)
Position Available: Immediately


The Contracts and Grants Administrator has primary responsibility for the organizationís contract and grant administration in accordance with terms and conditions of awards & relevant funder rules and regulations.

  • Coordinate proposal submissions, including final check for completeness and securing necessary signatures
  • Review solicitations to ensure proposal compliance with solicitation terms and conditions; contact funding agency with questions, if needed
  • Prepare business proposals (responses to certifications and representations) and assist with development of budgets for proposals
  • Receive and review all contract and grant awards
  • Coordinate approval of negotiations, contracts, grants, and subcontracts with appropriate management staff
  • Develop and negotiate sub-agreements with partners
  • Manage contract and grant modifications, amendments, and budget revisions
  • Monitor contract administration, including budgets and timely submission of scheduled deliverables
  • Manage contracts with the state and municipal jurisdictions, e.g., NYC Department of Education
  • Provide advice and interpretation of contract requirements
  • Oversee contracts and grants database
  • Assist in the preparation and updating of internal policies and procedures, as appropriate
  • Create the project schedule for annual budget preparation and federal schedule for the audit
  • Maintain and enhance knowledge of relevant contractual procedures and practices
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the VP, Finance
  • MA/MS in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or a BA/BS in a related field and 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Outstanding skills in communicating across all levels of the organization
  • Proven ability to participate in business development that results in the acquisition of public and private funding
  • Strong skills in budgeting and financial management
  • Significant experience in managing processes
  • Ability to effectively work with CAL’s senior Leadership Team
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Capacity to understand the rules and policies of funding organizations and foundations
  • Capacity to work with and understand U.S. government agencies
  • Ability to work strategically with a wide range of senior officials
  • Advanced knowledge of OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 & A-133 and Federal Contract Regulations, including FAR, DFAR, EDAR and others
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word & Excel


Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator, Recruitment 13-13

Attn: Recruitment 13-13

CAL offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. We are conveniently located two blocks from the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

The Center for Applied Linguistics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other reason not related to employment.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will be required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United States.

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