Grants & Contracts Specialist

Website Capstone Community Action

Since 1965, Capstone Community Action has supported individuals and families in Central Vermont in achieving stability and rising out of poverty. Guided by Capstone’s mission to create resilient households and communities and to advance justice in social, economic, and environmental policy, our programs and services focus on supporting individuals and families in making ends meet, building stronger families, creating warm and healthy homes, and opening doors to economic opportunity.

Position: Capstone Community Action fulfills its mission through programming funded by various sources, including public grants and contracts. Capstone’s Finance team is seeking a Grants & Contracts Specialist to coordinate and perform budget development, monitoring, reporting, and compliance oversight for designated programs, as well as general support to the Finance function. This administrative role contributes to Capstone’s mission and supports programs by working to ensure that complex grant and contract reporting, and compliance requirements are met.

Qualifications: Education and work experience requirements for the Grants and Compliance Specialist include a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration, or equivalent work experience, and 3+ years’ general ledger, grants management, and financial reporting experience.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Experience working in a nonprofit organization, and work with federal and state awards (preferred).
  • Proficiency with Excel; experience with Sage/Intacct and ADP Workforce Now (preferred).
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and grant accounting.
  • Knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance.
  • Understanding of budget processes, including generating, creating, and analyzing budget reports.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, with strong attention to detail and a compliance orientation.

Compensation & Benefits: This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position with a Monday-Friday schedule, offering competitive pay at $25.00 – $26.50/hour and generous paid time off, insurance, and retirement plan benefits.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter (preferred) and/or a completed application (here or at by email to [email protected]; applications may also be mailed via USPS mail to Capstone Community Action Human Resources, 20 Gable Place, Barre, VT 05641. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you need assistance or accommodation in the application process, please contact us at [email protected] or at 802-479-1053.

Capstone Community Action is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to equity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and consider applications for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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