This role supports the lifecycle of a portfolio of awards, providing contractual and compliance guidance to program implementers. S/he is regarded as a subject matter expert with regard to complex contractual & grant compliance and internal policies & procedures.
The Institute of International Education (“IIE”) has a hybrid work environment that allows team members a combination of in-office work and telework at any of the locations listed above.
• Advises IIE team members on compliance-related processes and interpretation of related contractual language.
• Reviews and negotiates awards and amendments. Drafts, reviews, and negotiates subawards and amendments. Liaises with IIE internal stakeholders and clients on compliance-related issues. Supports the systematic closeout of awards in the portfolio. Identifies, recommends, and/or implements changes to process or templates to improve these processes.
• Serves as subject matter expert for a specific grants and contracts-related topic. Develops related tools and resources to build internal capacity and drive organizational compliance with IIE policy and client requirements.
• Reviews complex proposal budgets and budget narratives. Reads and compares solicitation or other client budget instructions to that budgeted costs are allowable and in accordance with client regulations and IIE policies. Recommends and negotiates changes as needed.
• Develops departmental process improvements by developing tools, templates, and procedures.
Education and Work Experience:
• Requires a Bachelor's degree and at least five years of related work experience, or combination education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Experience supporting compliance with the terms of contracts or related funding instruments; preferably for those funded by the US government.
• Working knowledge of pertinent regulations including OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to recognize and analyze difficult situations and to take appropriate action.
• Experience analyzing financial documents and processes and interpreting contractual requirements and grants, operating instructions, policies, and procedure manuals.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to maintain confidentiality for sensitive issues and projects.
• Strong negotiation skills.
• Demonstrated training experience preferred.
Salary Range: $82,103 – $109,190 A candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, internal organizational equity, and geographic region.
IIE offers a robust suite of benefits to team members including medical, dental, and vision plans, paid time off and holidays, student loan and tuition reimbursement programs, professional development reimbursement program, retirement plans and a family medical leave benefits. Please visit our careers page for further details.
Work Conditions & Physical Demands:
Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.