TITLE: Director, Grants Management and Financial Analysis
DEPARTMENT: Finance and Administration
REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer
LOCATION: Washington, DC


Named one of the best groups to support by “Outside” magazine, American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® and National River Cleanup® campaigns. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 350,000 members, supporters and volunteers. American Rivers maintains a positive work environment with a culture of learning, support and balance. For more information please visit www.americanrivers.org.

American Rivers embraces and celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do. Rivers Connect Us is more than just our tagline. The beauty of rivers is that they connect all people and communities, and we seek to build and embody this diversity in our organization and throughout the conservation field.  Each individual brings life experiences, knowledge, innovation and talent to our work, providing perspectives, experiences and competencies that are critical to our effectiveness.

JOB SUMMARY:  The Director, Grants Management and Financial Analysis is responsible for monitoring, supporting and ensuring effective life cycle administration, grant budget management, and compliance for grants from foundations, federal and state agencies and other non-profit organizations. Responsibilities include ensuring sound fiscal management and reporting to foundations, federal and state agencies and other non-profits; coordinating with program managers to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of grant and contract agreements as well as the organization’s accounting policies and procedures; and assisting program staff in monitoring sub-recipient awards. The Director, Grants Management and Financial Analysis will also work closely with program staff on grant budget preparation, establish cost tracking methodologies to ensure that costs are necessary and reasonable and are treated consistently per all contract provisions, GAAP, OMB circulars and best practices, and ensure that reimbursable costs are invoiced and collected timely.


  • Manage the organization’s grants administration processes.
  • Work closely with Conservation staff to ensure sound management of all foundation, federal, and state grant funds, including the development of proposal budgets and the management and tracking of grant funds.
  • Assist program managers in complying with grant financial and program requirements. Track remaining funds available; communicate routinely with program managers regarding available fund balances and spend-down plans, and prepare internal and external fiscal reports.
  • Complete financial reporting for foundation and government grants, including the preparation of required federal and state forms, draws and reimbursement requests.
  • Monitor all expenses to guard against unallowable costs and ensure that all funding is appropriately spent with grant terms and deadlines.
  • Lead the development of grant proposal budgets for new awards.
  • In conjunction with program managers, review and monitor agreements with sub-grantees and consultants to ensure adherence to policies, procedures and reporting requirements.
  • Supervise the Staff Accountant, Grants and Contracts.
  • Act as liaison to auditors regarding federal grant awards.
  • Establish Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement for federal funder approval.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or business.
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years relevant experience including management of federal grants, sub-grants, and A-133 audits.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200, indirect cost rate development, and other federal grant regulations.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with accounting software, Abila preferred.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects with aggressive timelines; ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to work with range of personalities and working styles of staff at all levels within the organization.
  • Team player and demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues to advance an organization’s broader goals and meet deadlines.
  • High energy level, self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a geographically dispersed team.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidences.


Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time employee benefits include health, dental and life insurance, a retirement plan, and generous leave time.


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter at https://americanrivers.bamboohr.com/jobs/ 

No phone calls please. 

American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.