CARES Act Grant Manager

$57,000 yearly
  • Northwest Indian College
  • 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Mar 22, 2021
Full time Accounting

Job Description



CARES Act Grant Manager (FT, 12 months)


Opening Date:           March 22, 2021

Review Date:             April 5, 2021

Closing Date:             Open until filled

Start Date:                 As soon as possible

Location:                    Lummi Main Campus

Salary:                       $57,000 Max DOE

The salary placement upon hire is based on the selected candidate's education and relevant work experience as outlined in the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the classification of position to be filled.

This is a temporary position funded by the COVID-19 CARES Act grant, with continuation dependent on available funding. All duties will be focused toward the preparation and safety management of all students and staff during this pandemic.


The Grant Manager serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for all CARES Act funding received by NWIC.  The Grant Manager is the primary individual responsible for the preparation, conduct and administration of all COVID related grant awards and funds.  The Grant Manager is responsible for the management and reporting of all COVID-related funds and for managing and monitoring the integrity of any collaborative relationships. Additionally, the Grant Manager is responsible for the direction and oversight of compliance, financial, personnel, and other related aspects of the grant awards and for coordination with other NWIC personnel to assure funds are spent in accordance with federal regulations and university and sponsoring agency policies and procedures.  This position reports directly to the NWIC President.



  • Oversees administration of all CARES Act and COVID-related project funds.
  • Coordinates with NWIC personnel to determine whether the project charges are allowable and allocable in accordance with federal regulations and university and sponsoring agency policies and procedures.
  • Verifies the authenticity and accuracy of expended funds.
  • Assures that all key personnel involved in financial management have met training requirements in accordance with federal regulations and university and sponsoring agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that the grant operates efficiently; streamlines grant administration and follows fiscally sound practices.
  • Supports and endorses cooperation with University compliance and monitoring efforts related to financial management and reports instances of noncompliance to the appropriate compliance office.
  • Makes key budgetary decisions and verifies that appropriate budgets and cost projections are prepared to deliver the proposed project scope.
  • Prepares or coordinates with department administrator to prepare categorized budget and justification and confirm accuracy and completeness of budgeted costs. 
  • Complies with terms of award acceptance, including technical, progress and compliance reporting requirement in accordance with federal regulations and university and sponsoring agency policies and procedures.
  • Submits accurate and timely closeout documents to applicable federal agencies, NWIC departments, and the sponsoring agency in accordance with federal regulations and university and sponsoring agency policies and procedures.



There are no supervisory responsibilities assigned to this position


QUALIFICATIONS to perform the position successfully:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA degree in Business Administration or equivalent
  • Budgeting and accounting experience.
  • Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
  • Knowledge of auditing policies.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration.
  • Certification in grant management or previous grant management experience.
  • Experience working in a tribal college
  • Experience with and sensitivity to Native American people and cultural


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Methodical and strategic thinking.
  • Project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer literacy.  Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues.
  • Ability to work within a team and provide support to the junior staff.
  • Ability to perform in cross-functional team approach and job responsibilities.
  • A multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.



Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only.


  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the position qualifications
  2. NWIC Application
  3. NWIC Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form
  4. Current and complete professional resume
  5. Copies of college transcripts (can submit unofficial copies at time of application)
  6. Three letters of recommendation from persons, who are not members of your immediate family, who have firsthand knowledge of your qualifications for the position
  7. If applicable to the position, provide copies of certificates/licenses/credentials


The job announcement and application forms are available online at 

or may be requested from and submitted directly to:


Human Resources

Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Road

Bellingham, WA 98226-9278

Telephone/Fax:  360.392.4230