Director of Grant Programs

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, and in coordination with the Chief Academic Officer, the Director of Grant Programs will serve as a liaison between the Finance Department and the Academic Department to ensure the smooth administration of existing grants. The Director of Grant Programs will also increase federal funding for the NJC. He or she will manage and develop critical national partnerships. The position will represent a national level agenda to federal agencies and partner organizations to increase their knowledge of NJC, develop and/or enhance partner relationships. This position also collaborates with other judicial education organizations and states and agencies. Further, the position drafts new grant proposals and manages the budgets of existing grants.

Essential Functions

  1. Researches available funding opportunities on a regular basis.
  2. Develops and submits grant proposals in response to available opportunities, in coordination with the Academic Department.
  3. Attempts to shape the opportunities that become available through relationship-building and communication with federal agencies and partner organizations, and ongoing research about the changing priorities of funding entities.
  4. Develops abstracts or proposals that reflect the strengths of NJC, and finds opportunities to promote NJC’s agenda to partners and funding entities.
  5. Oversees existing grants to ensure fiscal and programmatic compliance.
  6. Oversees subcontractor work on federal grants to ensure fiscal and programmatic compliance.
  7. Convenes regular meetings with personnel responsible for the day-to-day administration of grants to ensure coordination and communication between Finance and Academic departments.
  8. Write policies and procedures to create sustainable internal best practices in the acquisition and management of grants.
  9. Travel is required.
Position Requirements
  • Extensive experience working with judges and other stakeholders in the justice system, and demonstrated ability to communicate issues of import to the judiciary.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of justice related issues and the ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission and vision to decision makers and partners.
  • Financial and written development, management, and administration of new and existing federal awards, grants, and entrepreneurial programs.
  • Thorough understanding of federal financial guidelines, rules, and regulations and the ability to effectively work within the constraints of federal grant funding requirements.
  • Ability to effectively develop policy and procedures, and implement them across the organization to support the management of federal awards, grants, and related new programming.
  • Development and facilitation of judicial education programs including workshops, symposia, and conferences.
  • Ability to work across departments to ensure grant compliance with financial and operational goals and specifications.
  • Ability to develop travel related policy and procedures and negotiate effectively with related vendors.
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of experience at a director level or greater in a judicial/social justice organization; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a relevant field. Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Substantial responsibility for direct or collaborative management of grants, contracts, entrepreneurial endeavors, and/or unrestricted funding of 1 million dollars or more in a non-profit setting for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal; follow-through; attention to detail; diplomacy; and the ability to create and maintain efficient working relationships with co-workers, judges, community stakeholders, and allied professionals.
  • Familiarity with policy, education, and technical assistance involving judges and courts.
  • The ability to facilitate curriculum development meetings, staff development meetings, roundtable discussions, etc.
  • Computer literacy; familiarity with Microsoft Office products and various online tools and meeting technologies.
  • Understanding of grant expenditure reconciliation, and oversee/assist with preparation and submission of monthly and quarterly compliance reports.  Familiar with grant audits from a fiscal and operational standpoint.
  • Collaborate effectively and improve/sustain relationships with other justice organizations.
  • Ability to write and edit proposals to capture the appropriate judicial tone and language.
  • Represent the assigned program and NJC in a leadership capacity on a national level.
  • Experience supervising and collaborating at all levels of staffing.

Department: Finance, Full-time, Exempt/Salaried with Benefits
Position Reports To: Chief Financial Officer, in coordination with the Chief Academic Officer
This position is open until filled.

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The National Judicial College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, ADA organization, and admits participants of any age, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.

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