Director of Grants Compliance

Director of Grants Compliance


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location



$54,086.43 - $88,447.22 Annually


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Closes: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Target Start Date

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Business hours

Reports to

Dean, Sponsored Programs

Employment Type

Full-time Annual

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree

Five years' experience monitoring regulatory compliance
Five years’ experience leading projects, processes, and/or audits involving federal funds

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree, Project Management Professional certification, and/or research administration certification
Eight years' experience working in education grant management

Five years' experience managing the performance of multiple grant-funded programs
Two years' experience supervising staff with grant management functions

Position Description

Pay Grade: Manager 6

Leads the Office of Sponsored Programs' post award grants compliance functions by working collaboratively with grant program sponsors, project directors, administrators, and appropriate staff to support successful project outcomes. Responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating, and refining a system of on-going oversight, training, and support related to programmatic performance in the implementation and management of federal grants, including pandemic response related grants. Leads efforts to identify best practices as well as gaps in Wake Tech's grants compliance practices to ensure a high standard across the organization 

Most postings are open for a limited time, depending upon the number of applications received. When the stated closing date is "Continuous", please apply immediately. The position may close without notice.

 Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions):

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.  
*Working with the Dean of Sponsored Programs, provides leadership on all matters related to risk management and compliance of sponsored projects. This includes managing the legal, ethical, regulatory, and performance aspects of administering federal, state, and local government and privately funded grants to mitigate risk and ensure accountability and compliance
*Leads day-to-day management of all college pandemic relief funding post-award functions to include: deliverables monitoring, budget monitoring, evaluation oversight, training, and assisting personnel with workload as appropriate
*Works with the Dean of Sponsored Programs and Director of Grants Administration to develop and implement college policies, guidelines, standards, controls, procedures, and communication systems to provide internal controls over award activities and expenditures to ensure compliance
*Leads efforts to research and analyze existing, emerging, and new legislation and regulatory requirements of various government funding agencies to ensure Wake Tech's compliance with requirements governing grant-funded projects
*Ensures on-time submission, completeness, and compliance of pandemic-related funding grant reports to sponsors

Develops and maintains relationships within the Wake Tech sponsored programs community, with external sponsors, both federal and non-federal, and with other key stakeholders as required
Leads the college's efforts in preparing for and responding to pandemic funding agency monitoring visits, external audits, or other cross-site evaluations requiring a review of project documentation and practices
Develops and updates grant administration reports to senior leadership

Supports the Office in administering a portfolio of funded grant projects, including performance and budget monitoring
Assists Grants Development Team as funding proposals are being developed by providing planning, writing, and submission assistance to ensure that compliance is a prime consideration
Represents and speaks on behalf of Sponsored Programs to internal and external audiences at meetings and events as required
Completes an annual applied benchmark project on an individual or group basis 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of grant administration and grant compliance, including internal control procedures and processes for compliant financial management

Knowledge of US Department of Education’s HEERF I, II, and III funding regulations, rules, and guidance
Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws, policies and regulations related to sponsored programs including but not limited to the Federal Register, departmental regulations, 2 CFR 200, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, and the North Carolina Administrative Code

Ability to develop necessary processes and procedures to administer and monitor for compliance and risk a diverse portfolio of private, state, and federal grant projects greater than 15 million dollars
Ability to develop procedures for record keeping, budget monitoring, and sustaining program features
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including spreadsheets, program data collection and evaluation processes, and professional presentations
Excellent written, oral, and listening skills
Ability to communicate in a diplomatic, friendly, and effective manner with grant project directors, administrators, and college staff
Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced office environment
Ability to initiate, plan, organize and bring projects to conclusion without direct supervision
Strong time management skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines
Demonstrated analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills

How to Apply

Interested candidates may apply online through the following link: Director of Grants Compliance

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