Grants & Contracts Coordinator

Position Summary

The Grants and Contracts Coordinator is responsible for overall grants/contracts coordination, contracts/agreements review, oversight of grant and contract budgets, match tracking, deliverable tracking, administration of the Regional Conservation Partnership, and serving as a liaison to funding sources and partners.  The Grants and Contracts Coordinator provides support to Palouse Conservation District programs to develop and track program budgets, review deliverables for the annual plan of work and track annual plan of work progress.  The Grants and Contracts Coordinator assists the Finance & Admin Manager with salary tracking, posting payroll to grants/contracts, and annual budget development and tracking.  The Grants and Contracts Coordinator ensures that all District grants and contracts are administered in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and policies.

Position Details

FTE: Full Time (40 hours/week)

Compensation: Starting at $53,433.00 / year (depending on experience)

Position Type: Regular (benefit eligible)

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Public Administration or a related field.


Three (3) years of supervisory experience, program coordination, grant/contract/agreement review and administration, budget development, deliverable tracking, grant billing and reporting.


Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and interpret complex contract/agreement information to resolve issues and make recommendations; and initiate and implement process improvements.


Demonstrated ability to manage the technical aspects of budget development, including: preparation and justification of budgets, financial modeling and analysis; and ability to interact effectively with program leads and staff by providing financial information to facilitate budget formulation and execution.


Ability to gather, interpret, and communicate financial data to technical (budget/finance background) and non-technical audiences.


Experience managing multiple, diverse issues.


Experience in grant and contract administration.


Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Demonstrated ability with multi-tasking and project management simultaneously in a dynamic environment while meeting deadlines and time constraints.


Ability to build respectful and productive relationships with internal colleagues and external stakeholders.


Valid, unrestricted driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Certified Public Accountant, Certified Public Finance Officer, and/or Certified Governmental Financial Management.


Advanced knowledge of grants management and public sector budgeting.


Professional knowledge of policies and practices of Conservation Districts.


Experience using federal and state funding to administer cost-share programs for natural resource conservation on private lands.


Experience with Springbrook Express (BIAS) software for financial and grants management.


Proficiency with Smartsheet for collaboration and work management.


Experience with WA BARS accounting system.

Application Instructions

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Please be prepared to submit a letter of interest and a resume by November 1, 2021. Applications that do not include both a letter of interest and resume will not be considered. Palouse Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description

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Palouse Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy that employees and applicants will

not be subjected to discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin,

honorably discharged veteran’s status, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or

any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal or local laws.