Compliance Manager, Grants Stewardship (Apply by: May 31st at 5pm EST)

JFF - Remote - Full time

About JFF:

Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation of the American workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all.

About the  position:

With its recent rapid growth, JFF is now managing an increasingly complex portfolio of grants and contracts. The Compliance Manager will help to strengthen our grant administration activities across JFF’s Federal contracts and grants and assist the Director of Grant Stewardship to stand up and maintain JFF’s Federal Compliance Program. Specifically, they will partner with the Grants Stewardship team to implement and maintain a holistic and timely workflow from the project kickoff to grant/contract closure. They will support and collaborate across the Grants Stewardship team and other teams in the Finance team.

What you'll do: 

Grant Management

  • Maintain and manage grants administration processes on federal grants and contracts to ensure a smooth workflow from award through grant/contract closure, with support and guidance from Director, Grants Stewardship.
  • Support project leaders in subcontractor management, including learning the use of systems to track spending on federal awards aligned to IRS regulations for grants and contracts,
  • Partner with Grant Stewardship team and project budget owners to track expenditures against budget and keep project team members apprised of budgetary issues and concerns and provide other organizational support.

Risk & Compliance

  • Work with Director of Grants Stewardship to develop and maintain JFF’s Federal Compliance Program, assist to develop Grants Stewardship policies and procedures, and maintain organization of federal reporting due dates.
  • Collaborate with program team and Grants Stewardship team to ensure that all grant and contract transactions are reasonable, allowable, and allocable to the project budget, and are recorded properly in the accounting system in accordance with budget terms of the grant/contract, specifically subaward and subcontractor spending.

Relationship Building & Management

  • Provide support and guidance to program budget owners and seek to improve the budget management experience,
  • Coordinate grant stewardship team with finance business partners and project leaders to ensure timely and efficient management of project budgets.
  • Partner internally on process flows that impact Grants Stewardship and participate in departmental and team activities to support the overall financial wellbeing of the organization.

Strategic & Analytical Thinking

  • Prepare reports and analyze budget data for trends and risk assessment.
  • Prepare financial reports required by funders, review subaward and subcontractor invoices, review project-specific budget spending, and assist budget owners in budget management.

Who you are: 

  • You possess high energy and passion for JFF’s mission and the ability to apply JFF’s core values to all areas of your work
  • You have 3-5 years of experience in grants and contracts administration with familiarity of best practices
  • You have knowledge of current Federal and IRS regulations and requirements related to grants and contracts and expenditures responsibility rules
  • You’re a strong communicator and are comfortable working with a diverse set of stakeholders, both internally and externally
  • You seek to provide excellent customer service to internal and external partners, with a collaborative and solution-oriented mindset.
  • You model inclusive leadership, working effectively with colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds, and building and stewarding an organizational culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • You build positive, effective, collaborative cultures and teams wherever you work
  • You are a curious and adaptive learner, with a willingness to take in new information, perspectives and data to inform your work
  • You demonstrate a growth mindset and a desire to continuously improve in your work
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel, Word, and familiarity with other computer applications for maintaining databases
  • You are detail oriented, well-organized, self-motivated, and dedicated to working in a small and collaborative working environment
  • You have strong financial, budgeting, and analytical skills


JFF is committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. JFF fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, JFF strongly encourages people impacted by the criminal legal system to apply.


As part of your application, please include your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, addressed to our People & Culture team, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. We are accepting applications through May 31st. Applications submitted by that date will be reviewed, and candidates will receive candidacy updates by June 1st

Things to note about this hiring process:

  • If you are invited to a phone interview, our People & Culture Team will share additional context about our teams’ current needs. 
  • Positions at JFF are not eligible for employer-visa sponsorship or open to F-1 student visa holders.

All JFF employees are required to be fully up to date on their vaccinations against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption has been requested and a reasonable accommodation approved.

JFF offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience and skills. 

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Experience Level

Mid Level

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