Tarrant County College District Grants Compliance Specialist in Fort Worth, Texas

Job Summary

Provides pre-award guidance and post-award support and oversight to ensure fiscal and programmatic compliance with grant-funded project requirements, as specified by the government funding source(s) and by TCCD. Serves as a resource and point-of- contact for project directors, Grants Accounting team, Grants Development team, and other stakeholders in prospective, active, and closed grant-funded projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides guidance to Grants Development team in preparing proposals with programmatic and fiscal plans that are in compliance with the requirements of funding source(s)

  • Provides assistance to grant-funded project leaders/project managers in understanding regulatory requirements and in setting up accurate and reasonable budgets, in compliance with funding source requirements and TCCD accounting practices

  • Provides both pro-active and corrective training, oversight, and support with regard to allowable and unallowable expenditures for grant-funded projects, as well as for the accurate, complete, and timely preparation and submission of reports and other documentation required by various funding sources

  • Monitors all expenditures for timeliness and allowance, to ensure successful performance throughout the funding period of each grant-funded project

  • Assists grant-funded project directors/managers in working with Human Resources, Purchasing, and Financial Services for timely and appropriate implementation of project activities requiring hiring/realigning staff, purchasing products or services, and/or tracking revenue and expenditures for grant-funded activities

  • Serves as an internal consultant for problem-solving on programmatic and fiscal compliance matters for project directors/managers, Grants Accounting team, and other stakeholders in grant-funded projects

  • Assists with regular internal monitoring reviews, including “mock audits,” documenting and communicating issues of non- compliance with project director and Director of Grants Compliance

  • Assists grant-funded project teams and accounting team in preparations for external monitoring visits, reviews, audits, and cross-site evaluations

  • Assists in maintaining internal grants database system and other communication tools to ensure complete, accurate project records and timely dissemination of related grants compliance information and reports

  • Establishes and maintains individual electronic and hard copy files for each grant-funded project to be used for tracking and reporting purposes

  • Assists in researching/monitoring regulatory compliance requirements and changes likely to impact TCCD and other institutions of higher education

  • Assists with the development and implementation of written grants management procedures and other compliance-related training materials

  • Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite

  • Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through Tarrant County College (TCC)

  • Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College

The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Three (3) years of experience managing or supporting programmatic and fiscal compliance of grant-funded projects

  • Experience with computerized systems

  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures

  • Knowledge of the educational and community service mission of the community college

  • Proficiency with databases

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Ability to work on multiple projects

Special Instructions Summary Job Title:Grants Compliance Specialist

Posting Number:F002340

Position Status:Full Time

Grant Funded:No


Class Code:15

Pay Rate:Commensurate with education and experience


Department:DT Grants Development & Admin

Posting Date:06/16/2017

Contact:Arlisha Hunter