Grants Manager (Re-advertisement) - Northern New Mexico College

Coordinates the pre-award planning, organization, and preparation, and the post-award administration of various grants. Responsible for maintaining an efficient and complete administrative record of all grant activities. Supports grant managers and monitors the progress of grant-funded projects to ensure successful implementation in accordance with grant contract terms and agency requirements.  Interacts with investigators and administrative staff to ensure that grants are in compliance with regulatory, funding agency, and policy requirements. Provides guidance and support to investigators in the identification and development of grant opportunities.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Department:   Business Office    FLSA:  Exempt


  • Develops and maintains budget tracking, monitoring, and reporting of large federal grants;
  • Responsible for pre and post award grant services, including contract processing and routing; time and effort reporting; and maintaining a grant repository for all of the institutions sponsored programs;
  • Prepares and compiles all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements;
  • Monitors and coordinates the administration of post-award grants to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are being followed; manages administrative problems and/or budget changes occurring during the awarded granting period;
  • Provides policy recommendations and development for the purposes of ensuring compliance and streamlining processes as they relate to sponsored programs;
  • Participates in the annual audit and provides information and access in matters pertaining to grants and contracts;
  • Ensures that grant spending complies with federal and state guidelines, and institutional policies;
  • Creates financial spreadsheets that allow for budget tracking across several of the institution’s organizations;
  • Develops and maintains specialized databases and systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related statistical information; creates and distributes standard and special reports, studies, summaries, and analyses, as required;
  • Works closely with NNMC departments and with grant officers at various educational institutions;
  • Works directly with college finance and budget staff;
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field and five (5) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities.


  • Knowledge of current developments/trends in area of expertise;
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications;
  • Database management skills;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections;
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities;
  • Ability to provide technical advice and information to faculty and staff in area of expertise;
  • Knowledge of federal, state and/or community funding sources and mechanisms;
  • Ability to lead projects;
  • Knowledge of restricted fund accounting principles, procedures, and standards;
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of Federal, State, and college regulations, guidelines, and policies covering contracting and granting process for public institutions;
  • Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • Knowledge and understanding of proposal and grant writing procedures and requirements;
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups;


  • No or very limited physical effort required;
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  A complete application must include:  1) a letter of interest; 2) resume; 3) names/address/telephone numbers of 3 professional references; 4) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring required degree.

Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts.

References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interviews.

Required application materials should be sent to:


Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.
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