Managing Director, Grants & Contracts Compliance (M3)

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Managing Director, Grants & Contracts Compliance (M3)

  • Post Date:July 15, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Experience 8 Years +
    Gender Both
  • Industry Management
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary from $127,000/year to $155,000/ year
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number MANAG005052
    Location Remote-United States
Job Description


Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


The Managing Director, Grants & Contracts Compliance is responsible for contributing to the agency’s ability to successfully implement awards by leading the donor compliance function for Save the Children’s portfolio of grants and contracts. This position is also responsible for leading the training program that equips across SCUS, SCI and external partners with the skills and knowledge needed to compliantly implement grants and contracts from the US Government, Global Fund and other key donors, ultimately reducing risk of non-compliance.

You will lead a team of experts to identify compliance risks and put in place appropriate controls to mitigate risk of non-compliance across SCUS and SCI. The position will work with business leaders across the organization and movement to ensure policies and procedures support compliance with donor requirements.

Your position will set goals that foster excellence in donor compliance and provide portfolio level reporting that supports decision making within the division and with business partners.

As the subject matter expert, you will provide consultative and advisory recommendations to movement wide initiatives ensuring compliance requirements are met.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Grants & Contracts Compliance (30%)

  • Work collaboratively with leadership across SCUS and SCI to drive an understanding of donor compliance that informs management decisions.
  • Provide accurate and timely information regarding the impact of new and/or revised donor requirements and collaborate with affected functions across SCUS and SCI to revise policies and develop guidance and tools that support our ability to remain compliant.
  • Identify risks posed by requirements and work with appropriate functions to implement mitigations and controls.

USG Contracts Strategy and Implementation (20%)

  • Collaborate with IP PGP, IP AM and other teams within finance to drive compliant contracts implementation and grow the contracts portfolio
  • Manage the design and implementation of the contracts strategy, including contracts readiness efforts
  • Collaborate with functional teams across SCUS and SCI to identify and drive change needed to successfully implement USG contracts
  • Serve as the SME on the USG contracts transformation project core team

External compliance requirements (10%)

  • Lead the annual SCUS SAM renewal process, ensuring SCUS remains eligible to receive USG funding
  • Manage the portal on behalf of SCUS, ensuring staff have appropriate levels of access
  • Responsible for annual CPARs reporting

Team Leadership (20%)

  • Train, develop, coach, lead and supervise staff, clearly communicating organization, division and department priorities, and how their work contributes to our mission, ensuring that the working environment continually fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging – supporting Save the Children values.
  •  Recruit, manage and develop the Grants & Contracts Compliance Team in providing accurate and timely support in ensuring donor compliance requirements are met across SCUS and SCI

Additional requirements (20%)

  • Design and implement a training curriculum focused on donor compliance for SCUS managed donors
  • Advise on process improvements that will allow SCUS to streamline operations while remaining compliant
  • Provide business insights, drawing on experience and expertise to support compliant award implementation within the SCA operating model
  • Serve as a SME in internal and industry wide for a
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 10 years of relevant experience
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Knowledge of USG, Global Fund and other donor rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated experience working on or providing oversight to USG Contracts
  • Experience developing and delivering our training
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex requirements, communicate impact and influence stakeholders at all levels, and drive change

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Arabic, French and/or Spanish
  • Experience working with Power BI


Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • Geo 1- NY Metro, DC, and other locations with labor costs significantly above national average: Up to $155,000/ year
  • Geo 2-Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Up to $141,000/ year
  • Geo 3-Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Up to $127,000/year

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team… 

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more. 

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!