• Manager, Finance and Grants

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/1/2018 5:47 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Manager, Finance and Grants will manage administrative and fiscal aspects of Smith Child Health Research, Outreach, and Advocacy Center programs including Strengthening Chicago’s Youth (SCY) and Preventing Alcohol Abuse in Chicago Teens (PAACT). This position will have responsibility and oversight for grant and contract management, budgets and reporting, human resources processes, and general administrative support.


    1. Development and management of project budgets and fiscal reporting in collaboration with SCY Executive Director and faculty, including the development of new grant proposals.
    2. Creating, streamlining and ensuring consistency in office processes and overseeing other administrative aspects of day-to-day operations. Work with SCY and PAACT staff to reduce inefficiencies in core program processes, communications and resource development.
    3. Development and oversight of all contractual arrangements. This may entail working with outside partners (e.g., funders, subcontractors, consultants, etc.) and Lurie Children’s administrative departments (e.g., Lurie Children’s Foundation, Accounting, Office of Sponsored Programs, Human Resources) on the creation, review, and approval of contracts, memoranda of understanding, letters of agreement, job descriptions, etc.
    4. Serving as a primary point of interface with other Lurie Children’s administrative departments (e.g., Lurie Children’s Foundation, Finance and Accounting, Office of Sponsored Programs, Human Resources). This will include attending all appropriate SCHR and Lurie Children’s business meetings, and ensuring that program interests are well represented.
    5. Coordination of HR processes. This will include working with the SCY Executive Director to develop job descriptions and working with the Lurie Children’s HR department to ensure the timely and effective administration of hiring and onboarding for staff and interns.
    6. Development and management of administrative databases.
    7. The authority to hire, separate, promote, demote, write and administer performance evaluations. Supervision of the Program Assistant and student interns.
    8. Other job functions as assigned.


      1. Bachelor’s degree required, master's degree in business, nonprofit management or other relevant field preferred; experience in a hospital, university, or large nonprofit setting highly desirable. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of the degree when the experience has been directly related to the duties of the job.
      2. Three or more years experience with progressive project leadership; experience developing and managing budgets is essential, experience with federal and state grants is preferred.
      3. Demonstrated ability to manage complex budgets and funding streams.
      4. Ability to communicate clearly about finances with both experts and nonexperts.
      5. Commitment to social justice and community driven processes.
      6. Strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills required.
      7. Strong working knowledge and skills in Microsoft computer software applications and database technologies. Mastery of Microsoft Excel required.
      8. Ability to take initiative and work independently.
    • Organizational skills: Experience independently planning and managing projects; excellent attention to detail; ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests and needs, sometimes on short notice.


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