Grants Analyst

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Grants Analyst
Minneapolis | November 2021 | Fulltime

Hello Hello! So you’re interested in joining them? Welcome, Alight is happy you’re here.
They are a borderless global team relentless in their pursuit to co-design meaningful, human-worthy services. Their team is full of all ages, tribes, gender identities, abilities, and beliefs. They are community activists, accountants, engineers, social workers, designers, connectors, and more.

Their diversity is their strength, yet they hold many things in common. You’ll be at home here if you have…
Open heart and open mind. You start by listening. You believe another person’s truth and it changes you. It unlocks your way of thinking in that moment, it opens your world.

Curiosity. You are always learning. You ask why and why again. You know that change (big and small) is constant, which means your curiosity to learn is matched with adaptability to evolve.

Trust. You believe that people do their best, are disciplined, and care about this as much as you do. You take responsibility for your part and know how to step back and give others the space to shine.

The Role
Based in Minneapolis you’ll work for and with your Minneapolis-based and global counterparts in achieving their goals. You’ll work closely with your colleagues in the Grants Administration unit to provide compliance support to a designated portfolio of country programs, the Minneapolis office and Alight affiliates. You’ll be guided by and receive support from the Director of Grants Administration. Simply put, your scope/purpose/goal will be to ensure grants compliance activities contribute to ARC’s overall financial health by providing accurate and timely information to relevant colleagues and stakeholders, monitoring against key areas of risk and ensuring staff have tools and information needed comply with award terms and conditions. You will work to minimize organizational risk while lifting and supporting country teams to deliver quality programming to their customers.

You’ll know you’re doing well if:
You’re raising the right flags, to the right people, at the right time.
You’re also always thinking about how your job impacts people, not just numbers;
You’re Global Colleagues and their partners trust to come to you to help them face their challenges

The Team
The Platform Services team provides integrated Finance/Accounting, Human Resources/Administration and Grant Compliance and Support services to the Alight Family. The Grants Administration Unit within Platform Services provides grant compliance support and oversight as well as financial monitoring and risk management support to country programs, the Minneapolis office and Alight affiliates.
Building a shared organization takes time and intention. They will always be becoming Alight, which means your work will evolve and shift as well. For now, here’s how you could anticipate spending your time:
 Grant Award Processing (35%)
o Review Grant agreement for compliance check
o Coordinate with country programs in coding grant budgets; Enter budgets in accounting system and generate financial reporting templates
o Coordinate with Human Resources to maintain accurate grant coding in payroll system
o Enter grant reporting requirements in award tracking system
 Grant Compliance and Financial Risk Management (45%)
o Monitor Grant Spending and provide analysis/follow up with country teams as needed
o Monitor Grant Compliance and support Country Programs as relates to key areas of risk
o Maintain and monitor reporting and other deliverables schedules in grant tracking system and work with field programs to ensure timely and accurate submissions
o Maintain pre-and post-award documentation and coordinate with relevant departments to ensure maintenance of complete grant files
o Calculate and coordinate grant cash requests and follow up on outstanding receivables
o Liaise with management and US Government officials and other donors as appropriate to ensure administrative compliance.
o Prepare and submit US government and other HQ-submitted financial reports
 Organizational Financial Support and Monitoring (20%)
o Support accuracy of ARC general ledger and initiate follow-up on queried items.
o Support Organizational Audit
o Provide support in maintaining relevant agency registrations as relate to grants
o Coordinate with Country Programs in Developing and maintaining Operational Budget
o Provide analysis and support for new initiatives (grant and non-grant) as needed.
o Provide support to Platform partners in grants orientation and Award Vision support

New or Interesting Projects/Progressive Responsibilities –
 Lean into the things you love and spark your interest, within or outside your team. They need you to honor the work that you’ve committed to doing, but also know that when you are unleashed, so are they.
These are the things they’re aiming to find. However, they’re open to being surprised. If you embody the spirt of Alight, care deeply about the cause, and if you bring something else that’s special, then please reach out.
You have….
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
• 3-5 years’ experience in non-profit sector preferred
• Experience with and general knowledge of non-profit grants cycle processes and procedures preferred
• Knowledge of donor financial and administrative rules and regulations, particularly US Government and United Nations preferred
• Knowledge of grants accounting practices preferred
• Strong computer skills, particularly with excel required
• Experience working with an automated grant tracking and online systems preferred.
• Strong logistical attention to detail and ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines.
• Ability to travel internationally (estimated 5-15%)

You strive for…
• Humility. You learn from others with an open heart and open mind.
• Inclusivity. Their diversity is their strength. You value diversity of opinion and thought. You invite all voices to the table regardless of gender, ethnicity/tribe, sexual orientation, or physical/mental ability.
• Empathy. You know how to really hear other people and understand their meaning.
• Joy. Seriously! They believe that play and joy are core to co-creating value with customers.
• Reliability. In your data, for your colleagues and with their donors.
• Flexibility. They’re constantly designing and iterating. You’ll be working in ambiguity always – embrace it and see the possibility that it allows. The ability to roll with it will make that easier.
• Creativity. You have the ability to apply sound judgment and innovative ideas to meet challenges presented.

Borderless Team of 2,500 staff worldwide that sees possibility, celebrates moments of abundance, shares new ideas, and strives to do a better thing every day.
Family Friendly— They know that you are a whole person with a life and a family. They honor this. In return, they fully expect that you will take ownership of your work and follow-through on your responsibilities and your commitments; sometimes that might mean flexing your schedule and they’re ok with that.
Learning & Development – Access thousands of free online learning courses to take at your own pace and tailor to your professional goals.
Work in Northeast – They’re proud to work in a community as diverse as it is engaged – from Fortune500 companies to booming diaspora and immigrant communities, Minneapolis is a hub for innovation and change. Located in the historic Northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis, ARC is in close proximity to some of the best cultural venues (theatre, museums, music), restaurants, and shops in the state.
Health, dental, and MedEvac Insurance – They strive to offer the best-in-class healthcare plans to our staff each year. They cover 100% of the cost for your health premium and 75% of the cost for coverage for your spouse/dependents.
Retirement – They contribute 6% of your salary regardless of your contribution amount, after one year of service.
Generous Leave Time – Between vacation days, personal leave days, and holidays, you have ample opportunity to take time off when you need it.

They are on a journey to build Alight, a new platform of amazing people and organizations providing lifesaving services and creating breakthrough solutions for and with the displaced.
Alight is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. Alight complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.