Climate Finance Solutions (CFS) is a global consultancy that helps companies and organizations secure large-scale grant funding to develop and scale their high-impact climate solutions. The CFS team has a strong track record of success, having secured over $778M in non-dilutive funding and leveraged over $100M in co-financing. CFS is mission-driven, aiming to provide equitable access to the climate funding ecosystem. It is focused on supporting high-impact, climate-related ventures, and training and growing high-potential hires to develop the next class of leaders in climate.
As the Director of Post Award, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful execution, management, and compliance of awarded grants. You will oversee a team of professionals responsible for administering, monitoring, and reporting on grant funds, collaborating with grantees, and ensuring compliance with all regulations. Your leadership and expertise will be essential in advancing our mission and making a meaningful difference in the communities we serve. You’ll need an in-depth knowledge of most federal funding agencies’ post award requirements, including the Department of Energy, United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protective Agency, and National Science Foundation. Additional knowledge with Post Award Management Services (PAMS), Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA), Single Audit Act, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), DOE’s Federal Assistance Reporting Requirements (FARR), and Uniform Guidance - 2CFR200
- Oversee the post-award grant management process, including grant agreements, disbursements, and compliance monitoring.
- Develop and maintain efficient and transparent grant management systems and procedures.
- Ensure grants are executed in accordance with funding terms and regulatory requirements.
- Build, lead, and mentor a team of grant administrators, coordinators, and compliance specialists.
- Foster a collaborative and productive work environment, ensuring staff development and growth.
- Establish performance goals, conduct evaluations, and provide regular feedback to team members.
Compliance and Reporting:
- Stay current with all relevant grant regulations and compliance standards (Uniform Guidance - 2CFR200).
- Implement and enforce grant compliance procedures and policies.
- Prepare and submit timely and accurate grant reports to funding agencies and internal stakeholders.
Client Relationship Management:
- Build and maintain strong relationships and expectations with clients, serving as a primary point of contact for grant-related inquiries and support.
- Collaborate with clients to address concerns, provide guidance, and promote best practices in grant management.
- Identify opportunities for process improvements, automation, and technology adoption to streamline post-award grant services.
- Keep abreast of industry best practices and innovative approaches in grant management.
- Identify and mitigate potential risks related to grant management and compliance.
- Develop contingency plans to address unexpected challenges.
- Deep understanding of US federal agencies, including, but not limited to, the Department of Energy, US Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Science Foundation.
- Familiarity with federal SF42X forms
- Understanding of RPPRs, Patent Certifications, and Scientific/Technical Reporting
- Can speak confidently about the aforementioned agency’s interests and requirements with a wide range of stakeholders.
- Master's degree in a related field (e.g., business administration, public administration, nonprofit management, finance, and accounting).
- At least three years of proven experience in grant management, project management, or a related field.
- Strong knowledge of US federal grant compliance and regulations requirements. Additional knowledge of state and other systems preferred.
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
- Proven people and project management skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficiency in using agency post-award submission portals (e.g., PAMS, DOE Energy Link System (E-Link), and Research.gov).
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Commitment to the organization's mission and values.
- Previous supervisory experience.
- Experience working with pre-award government grants, foundations, or corporate donors.
- Certification Research Administrator (CRA)
- Knowledge of project management software (Asana)
- At least one favorite animal purrfurred.
- Generous healthcare reimbursement program
- 401k matching
- 3 months fully paid parental leave
- Unlimited paid time off
OUR COMMITMENT TO INCLUSIVITY
Climate Finance Solutions values diversity and is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment. We firmly believe that a broad range of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences is essential for addressing the complex challenges of climate change. We promote climate and social justice through our climate projects and within our own team. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities––including women/non-male folks, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, indigenous people, and people with disabilities––to apply to positions within the company. CFS is a member company of Empowering Diversity in Clean Tech (EDICT).
Status: Full-time, salaried with benefits
Location: Remote, USA time zones preferred
Compensation: $110,000 - 140,000 per year, commensurate with experience