The Grant Performance and Compliance Manager oversees an interdisciplinary team responsible for ensuring that AAWDC meets the programmatic and fiscal requirements, performance metrics, and data reporting requirements of the grants awarded to the organization. The Manager is also responsible for producing regular and ad-hoc performance reports as well as analyzing reports and data to evaluate impact and initiative performance. The Manager serves as AAWDC’s local grants officer for all subrecipient awards.
• Implement policies and procedures to ensure that the requirements of grant awards are followed, working with AAWDC’s corporate and financial compliance staff when necessary.
• Ensure that programmatic costs align with grant activities.
• Develop, implement, and manage reporting schedule and system for all grants and sub-grants.
• Participate in development of tracking systems and processes to ensure a high quality of data being collected and reported.
• Prepare data for analysis and reporting of grant/initiative performance for internal and external use.
• Provides guidance and technical assistance to staff on eligibility, case management, and follow up requirements and documentation processes, including the use of the Maryland Workforce Exchange and other databases.
• Conducts regular internal monitoring to evaluate the compliance status of participant eligibility, service, and outcome documentation.
• Conducts regular monitoring of all subrecipients to evaluate the compliance status with grantor requirements/AAWDC policies and procedures.
• Develops policies to ensure that all grants comply with the requirements of the grant award.
• Track and analyze key contract and regulatory data.
• Analyze and interpret contract and regulatory requirements and develop user-specific methods and guidelines to assess level of compliance.
• Provide Executive Leadership regular reports of monitoring outcomes and corrective action plans.
• Advise program management regarding areas of performance risk and recommend action to reduce organizational risk.
• In coordination with grant development team, review grant submissions for compliance with the solicitation requirements, as well as providing input on performance and grant compliance management as needed.
Labor Market Research
• Research and analysis of labor market information (LMI) to advise AAWDC’s staff and board members on labor market trends.
• Conduct LMI analysis to inform development of AAWDC strategies and initiatives.
• Conduct research to support a variety of client engagements in the nonprofit, corporate and public sector, and internal thought capital projects.
• Design data collection processes that integrate industry best practices and requirements.
• Design and develop research summaries, impact reports, scorecards, and dashboards, as appropriate.
Supervision Staff Management
• Perform supervisory functions of staff including interviewing, coaching, and monitoring performance to ensure that goals and other requirements are met.
• Provides clear and concise direction to staff.
• Support staff in overcoming barriers to meeting goals and objectives by maintaining open and timely communications.
• BA/BS, Research and Economics, Data Analysis, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.
• Certification in quality assurance preferred.
• At least five or more years of grant or programmatic management, research, data analysis, and program evaluation experience.
• Experience with non-profit and human services organizations and knowledge of grant compliance.
• Knowledge and experience with federal, state, and local workforce development grants.
• Ability to understanding, or experience with, grant management laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Ability to prepare detailed statistical and narrative reports, evaluate data, compare data to existing standards, investigate situations and extract and organize facts.
• Outstanding knowledge of reference and research methods and techniques in collecting, compiling, and organizing data.
• Knowledge of government grants compliance principles.
• Ability to understand economic trends and forecast future trends impacting workforce development.
• Proven proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Excel).
• Ability to manage multiple, frequently changing priorities.
• Communicate effectively – writing, speaking, and listening, with a diverse customer population, along with internal and external partners.
• Demonstrate AAWDC’s mission and values in the performance of position duties.
• Adapt and navigate in a fast-paced environment while committed to exceptional outcomes.
• Work collaboratively with team members to ensure that performance goals are met/exceeded.