Grants and Contracts Manager – Fiscal Sponsorship Services

  • Nonprofit Full Time
  • Maryland
  • City: Baltimore

Website Fund for Educational Excellence

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Acting as a fiscal sponsor is a critical part of the Fund’s mission.  We provide  essential support in the areas of budget, grant and human resources management to a range of local nonprofit organizations and community programs. We play this same role for private dollars in support of Baltimore City Public Schools. Our services help our clients focus on their day to day program work. The Fiscal Sponsorship Services team helps to ensure private and public grant dollars are put to work quickly, efficiently, and appropriately to meet our clients’ missions and needs, and ultimately benefit Baltimore City youth.  Our fiscal sponsorship clients trust us to process close to $30M in expenses for organizations each year.


Your department leader is the Fund’s Senior Director of Fiscal Service. In addition to your departmental team members, you’ll work closely with the teams whose work represents the other aspects of our fiscal sponsorship services: finance and human resources.  To maximize the value of our knowledge and expertise to our clients, Salesforce is our technology of choice to manage service delivery and information sharing.  Your work will regularly involve interfacing with clients, funders and other third parties who support our work and our systems.


Your working position title at the Fund will be Program Manager, Fiscal Sponsorship Services.  As a PM, you will be assigned a portfolio of fiscally sponsored projects.  You will be your clients’ main point of contact, overseeing budget, grants and contracts management for each of your customers.  On a typical day, you may be asked to provide guidance, advice, training or manage a variety of processes in one or all of these areas for your portfolio:

·        program and grants budget development and ongoing management with the support of our Sage Intacct finance system

·        oversight and administration of new and existing grants, e.g., review, approvals, onboarding new grant awards, expense management, reporting, client and funder interface

·        contracts administration, e.g., issuing, tracking and documenting contracts; providing guidance to your clients on contract provisions

You will contribute to our team’s commitment to continuous improvement by ensuring the integrity of our data and information in Salesforce and collaborate with your team members on efforts to develop useful procedures for our clients.


·        A combination of education, training and work responsibilities equivalent to at least five (5) years of experience working with budgets, grants and/or contracts management, and client services. Prior experience working with public sector grants (federal, state and city) would bring additional value to the Fiscal Sponsorship team

·        Demonstrated written and Excel skills (candidates selected for interviews will be given an assessment), experience working with databases, an aptitude for learning the basics of related finance and grants management systems

·        A high attention to detail, supporting our commitment to accuracy of the information we provide to and maintain on behalf of our clients

·        Strong project and time management abilities, allowing you to work effectively in our fast-paced environment, and balance multiple client-facing projects and priorities

·        Commitment to provide a high quality of service and support to our clients

·        Commitment to ensuring racial and educational equity for youth in Baltimore City


Competitive Compensation.  Our compensation package includes a base salary range of $58,000 to $67,000.  If offered employment with us, your starting salary would be within this range based on how well your skill profile aligns with the duties of the position.  Our team members also have the opportunity to be eligible for annual incentives, based on individual and organizational performance.

A great place to work!  At the Fund for Educational Excellence, culture matters!  We work every day to make our organization a great place to work, and we believe in supporting our team members beyond the workplace.  The Fund offers a hybrid work arrangement, flexible work schedules and a full benefits package, including, medical, dental, life and disability benefits, a 401k retirement plan with a loan feature, a transportation allowance, a remote work stipend and generous leave benefits.  Most of our benefits are available to our team on the first day of employment.

Be the change you want to see in Baltimore City!  The Fund is an independent nonprofit organization working to close the equity and opportunity gaps for all students in Baltimore City Public Schools. We believe that a strong public school system is the foundation for the health and success of Baltimore.

Be a part of an organization committed to the work of equity.  At the Fund, our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace begins with acknowledging and understanding the complexities of racism in our society.  We actively work to unlearn old behaviors and learn new ones which support the creation of a work environment where everyone’s contributions are recognized and respected.


Send your resume to using the title “Program Manager Fiscal Sponsorship Services” in the subject line of your email.

The Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe our work and programs are strengthened when they are developed and supported by individuals with diverse life experiences, and whose understanding of social and cultural issues can help make our work and our organization more inclusive. We encourage bi-lingual and multi-lingual candidates, as well as applicants of all ages, racial, economic, social, cultural, sexual orientation, ability and gender expressions, national origins and veteran statuses to apply.

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