• 08-Feb-2022 to 15-Jul-2022 (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is seeking an Awards and Compliance Specialist. Reporting to the Contracts Manager, the Specialist provides daily oversight, direction, and project management to ensure lifecycle management and reporting for NAEYC's $3 million annual portfolio of philanthropic/grant support and fee for service contracts (Awards). The Specialist will also support NAEYC's growing federal awards portfolio for compliance with state and federal laws and regulations by managing, monitoring, and ensuring NAEYC is current in its federal and state reporting requirements. The Awards and Compliance Specialist is expected to devote approximately 50% of effort towards Awards work, 25% towards compliance work, and 20% towards contracting work, 5% on Other Duties, and will not bear the responsibility for relationship development nor writing proposals.

NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. NAEYC advances a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and supports all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

Key Responsibilities

  • Awards Management and Support: Produces internal data summaries, reports, coding verifications, Awards statistics, geographic reports and custom analysis when requested, using synchronized information from programmatic teams, to deliver to internal leaders and external audiences.
  • Contract Management: Assists in the development, management, and completion of the contract lifecycle across NAEYC: monitor/manage contract review submission requests, contracting policies and processes, issues or exceptions, prepare agreements for electronic signature, and support post-execution activities.
  • Compliance Management: Develops internal policies, procedures, and controls relating to NAEYC's state, federal, and international registrations/licenses to ensure maintenance and renewal to permit business activities such as charitable solicitations, business licenses, and trademarks.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies or Paralegal Studies and/or business-related field such as accounting, project management, economics, finance, or related disciplines or equivalent related experience

Minimum of 3-5 years of experience providing project management and reporting for Awards and contracts, proposal preparation and related compliance

Successful track record of managing the complexity of federal grants and reporting requirements

Experience with contracts management systems, registration and solicitation vendors and systems

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent communication skills: writing, verbal, listening, and document review with strong attention to details

Demonstrated self-motivation, a self-starter and team player who balances competing demands, prioritizes to handle multiple actions, an effective problem-solver, works independently to manage time to deliver results that meet deadlines

Physical Demands

There are specific physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. For example, walking and moving throughout a building, handling materials and objects, and communicating freely - writing, speaking, listening. Further discussion and reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Designation(s): Business Continuity: indicates that this role is critical to business operations and may be called upon to be present in the event of an emergency or crisis. This role is eligible for telework. This role may be eligible for 100% remote work outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Telework and remote work eligibility is subject to NAEYC's Telework and Remote Work Policy.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - NAEYC is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, matriculation, genetic information, disability, or protected veterans status, or any other factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable.

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