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(Temp to Hire) Manager, Compliance & Grant Management (EFSP)

Alexandria, VA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
High School Diploma
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 22 May 2021

Expires on 22 May 2021

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(Temp to Hire) Manager, Compliance & Grant Management (EFSP)

Note:  This is a Temp-to-Hire Position

POSITION SUMMARY: Is responsible for the overall delivery of assigned work projects within the department/team.   Determines work tactics, project deliverables and resource requirements. Participates in the development of departmental action plans, work processes and systems. Provides backup for and support in assisting EFSP Controller with financial program management and providing program accountability for overall program including, grant management, Uniform Guidance audit support, Improper Payments Information Act assessment support, and Grant Programs Directorate review support.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF POSITION: An individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below at a satisfactory level:

Grant Management 

Management of assigned grants and activities of EFSP (Emergency Food Shelter)  Congressional appropriation(s): 

  • Manage review of applicant applications for adherence to grant(s) guidelines
  • Manage review of financial support documentation for the grant(s)
  • Manage notification of awards to grantees
  • Ensure funds are paid to grantees
  • Prepare reports as necessary of grant activities to the National Board and FEMA

 Financial Management 

Assist with management of financial functions of EFSP Congressional appropriations: 

  • Administrative budget, analyze and forecast to assure that expenditures adhere to budget guidelines
  • Assist in providing financial reports to the National Board and FEMA
  • Review check and EFT registers prior to submission to finance for signature

Independent Audit and UWW Internal Audits, Other Audits/Reviews 

  • Assist with preparation of all audit and financial schedules required by internal and external auditors
  • Assist auditors and staff during actual audit
  • Assist with other audits/reviews – Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA), Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) including preparation of materials, tracking of reviews of Local Recipient Organizations (LROs), reviewing documentation, and contacting Local Boards and LROs as needed

Program Compliance Review

  • Participate as a member of the team reviewing reports for compliance with program guidelines and eligibility
  • Troubleshoot as needed in the review of reports, including contacting Local Boards and LROs as needed
  • Participate as a member of the team reviewing follow-up documentation from Local Boards and LROs to resolve compliance problems as expeditiously as possible
  • Assist with editing and proofing compliance letters before sending to Local Boards and LROs
  • Assist with testing of Final Reports and Compliance changes to EFSP system

Site Compliance Reviews 

  • Perform on-site compliance reviews of agencies throughout the U.S., as required by the National Board, FEMA’s Inspector General to substantiate eligible expenditures and review of financial structure and stability or to investigate a fraud issue
  • Report findings to the National Board

Uniform Guidance Audit Review 

  • Request Uniform Guidance audits from funded agencies and track receipt
  • Review and note exceptions for Uniform Guidance audits required by FEMA’s Inspector General
  • Track findings from review for possible future site-audits
  • Report findings to the National Board

Consultation and Technical Assistance 

  • Backup for audit and fraud issues throughout U.S. for Local Boards and LROs
  • Provide information on program operation and guidelines through the most appropriate method (i.e., telephone, letter, email)

 Other duties as assigned

 Perform other duties as assigned to ensure EFSP meets program requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma, Bachelor’s degree, or commensurate experience.
  • Three years of experience in a similar role.
  • Advanced technical/functional knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff.
  • The successful team member candidate must be highly detail oriented, a motivated self-starter who can work independently in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.

Thank you for your interest in employment with United Way Worldwide. If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted.


United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. If you are passionate about your work and desire to help others achieve enhanced education, income, and health, United Way Worldwide is the place for you. 

United Way Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics, in accordance with applicable laws. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please e-mail or call 703.683.7863 and provide the nature of your request and your contact information. 

We are a charter member of Employers of National Service and encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply. 

United Way Worldwide is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits including: health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, employee assistance program, 403(b) plan, tuition assistance, paid time off, family sick leave, medical appointment leave, parental/adoption leave, dress for your day, free parking, onsite gym, monthly volunteering opportunities, and more.


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We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

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