Director, Fiscal Grants Operations

Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor


The National Urban League (NUL) is a premier and historic civil rights organization devoted to empowering underserved and minority individuals and communities throughout the United States. Serving as a national intermediary, the NUL provides funding and contract management to 91 affiliates nationwide.

The NUL seeks a dynamic, energetic, and results-oriented individual with strong financial analysis and interpersonal skills to direct the grant-related Fiscal functions of the Finance Department in partnership with the Programs department. Currently, this includes a large and diverse Federal portfolio, a robust set of Foundation grants, and numerous corporate grants across the Workforce Development, Entrepreneurship & Business Development, Housing and Community Development, Health & Quality of Life, and Education and Youth Development, divisions.

A successful candidate will possess a combination of traits including financial acumen, strategic thinking, systems thinking, creative vision, collaborative spirit, previous experience in the area of federal grant management, and strong financial analysis and organizational skills. A demonstrated commitment to the National Urban League’s mission and its role in the community is essential.

The position will require, but is not limited to, the below skills and competencies:

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee a robust portfolio of Federal and Private Grants and develop or improve on systems to track and monitor fiscal compliance, including invoicing, developing monthly and quarterly budget reports for internal use, and preparing interim and final reports for funders.
  • Assist in the development and management of individual grant budgets and reports
  • Function as the primary point of contact for affiliate staff on all fiscal matters related to sub-grants, including all related training, professional development, onboarding, and closeout activities.
  • Provide fiscal technical assistance and reporting guidance to affiliate leadership and senior NUL Program Staff.
  • Compile, review, analyze and report on financial and statistical data across the Department’s portfolio, with a specific emphasis on slow spending, financial risk assessment, and proper invoicing.
  • Update and maintain records of all active grants in furtherance of monthly, quarterly, and, annual reports on the subgrant portfolio.
  • Prepare and review internal and external fiscal reports as needed (in the aggregate, by Division, and for specific projects/grants).
  • Review NUL fiscal grant reports assuring proper recording of financial transactions of the grant with Finance Department staff and leadership.
  • Lead Annual Single Audit Process.
  • Assist independent and governmental auditors in the performance of their audits of the grant and subcontracts.



  • MBA or master’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance required.



  • A minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of work experience in a non-profit or governmental agency with a demonstrated ability to investigate and analyze program and financial information and records of a large-scale program.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Sound understanding of OMB Super circular / Unified Guidance.
  • Principles of accounting (GAAP), including governmental generally accepted accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Budget preparation, budget control, and financial reporting procedures.
  • A demonstrated ability to initiate and implement required corrective actions, develop financial forecasts, write reports and provide technical support to Department leadership and staff about the program and financial records maintenance, budget analysis, and fiscal management techniques.
  • Ability to speak and write concisely conveys ideas, and report data to internal and external audiences.
  • Must have experience in MS Excel and other spreadsheets and financial databases.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace, juggle multiple projects, and thrive under pressure.
  • Results-oriented; detail-oriented; and comfortable managing data
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and management -Ability to delegate and prioritize and provide clear direction and feedback.
  • Ability and willingness for national travel up to 15 percent of the time.
  • Position is hybrid


Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift to 15 pounds at times.


Following extensive monitoring, research, and advice from internal and external experts, the National Urban League has required all full-time and part-time employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment as of September 13, 2021. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and a booster shot. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a medical condition or disability or a sincerely held religious belief, can request a reasonable accommodation. Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the above policy. Mandatory vaccinations support the National Urban League’s commitment to making our workplace and public events as safe and welcoming as possible.


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