International Justice Mission
Global Specialist, Grants Finance (Biotech)
Who We Are
IJM is the global leader in protecting vulnerable people from violence around the world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 countries. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice unstoppable.
Motivated by God's call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve.
After two decades of continued growth and operational success in pioneering the work of protecting those who are experiencing poverty from violence, IJM has developed a sizable global grants portfolio from a diverse array of government, corporate, and foundation donors. As we continue this trajectory of growth, IJM is seeking a collaborative Grants Finance expert to oversee a variety of global work streams aimed at strengthening IJM's financial management capacity for grants portfolio wide.
This role is responsible for developing, communicating, and training staff on sound financial management practices throughout the grant lifecycle, starting with the cost proposal process and ending with responsible grant closeout. With deep expertise in grant budget development and management techniques for a variety of donors, the Grants Finance Specialist contributes heavily to internal capacity building initiatives; serves as the primary liaison between Global Grants and Global Finance divisions; maintains subject matter expertise in IJM's financial systems; and compiles and analyzes data for grant revenue forecasts for leadership.
This position is based at IJM Headquarters in the Washington, DC area and reports to the Global Director, Grant Partnerships.
Cost Proposal Development
Review grant solicitations and develop budget templates and guidance in line with donor requirements, best practices and internal requirements;
Oversee the cost proposal development process, collaborating with the Regional teams to ensure budgets and budget narratives are completely timely and accurately;
Provide coaching and feedback to Regional/Field teams throughout the budgeting process; and
Review draft budgets submitted by Regional teams and partners and provide final sign-off on cost proposal package before sending to Controller for approval.
Facilitate virtual and in-person training sessions for global staff on topics related to grant budgeting, financial management and donor rules and regulations;
Contribute to ongoing revisions and improvements to IJM's Grant Management policies and procedures, standards, best practices, resources and training materials as requested by the Global Director, Grants Management and/or Grants Compliance Manager;
Develop subject matter expertise in Workday Awards module by enrolling in external trainings and actively engaging in Workday Community and with other end users;
Develop training materials and job aids for IJM users based on changing system requirements and functionality for Workday Awards module; and
Up to six international trips per year may be required to conduct training of field staff and/or participate in proposal design workshops.
Grant Financial Management and Analysis
Provide coaching and technical assistance to Finance teams with regards to donor reporting requirements and best practices;
Work with the Global Director, Grants Management, Director of International Finance, and the AMOS team to develop custom reports, research and launch new Awards functionality, and troubleshoot problems in Workday Awards system;
Engage with consultants as needed to optimize and configure Workday Awards module;
Ensure IJM's Grant Management Dashboard and Tracker are maintained and distributed to relevant stakeholders. Ensure Grant Dashboard and Tracker are continually improved through the use of BI technology; and
Provide financial analysis on IJM's grant portfolio and KPIs as requested by the Global Director, Grants Management, Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis or Chief Financial Officer as requested.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance/Accounting required; graduate degree in business administration and/or CPA strongly preferred;
Minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience required;
Minimum of 3 years' experience with grant financial management;
Strong experience with successfully leading cost proposal processes with the U.S. Government required; and
Experience in financial management of foreign government, foundation and international/multilateral funding strongly preferred.
Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles' Creed;
Self-starter with strong initiative;
Disciplined with priorities;
Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness;
Exceptional verbal and written communication;
Flexible, collaborative and eager to support others;
Effective team player who fosters collaborative environment; and
Adept at creative problem solving.
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