Director of Budget and Grant Administration
Job Details
Home Office (Headquarters) - DC - Washington, DC
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree Required
$80,000.00 - $95,000.00 Salary/year
Nonprofit - Social Services


The Director of Budget and Grant Administration is responsible for monitoring, supporting, and ensuring the life cycle of LSSNCA grants including budgeting, administration, 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 all funding agencies; coordinating with program managers to ensure regulatory compliance of grant and contract agreements as well as accounting policies and procedures and 2 CFR 200 Federal guidelines.  The Director will manage the LSSNCA budget process including preparation and ongoing analysis. The Director is the primary liaison between funding agencies, the finance department and program staff.  The Director will work collaboratively with Agency-wide team members and report to the Vice President of Finance, managing the Finance Department with an Accounting Manager who supervises the accounting staff.



  • Manage the agency’s grant administration processes.
  • Develop and execute the annual budget process including preparing agency-wide budget, working with program staff and funding agencies and submitting the annual document for approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Create budgets for administrative departments and indirect cost allocation rate.
  • Provide reports and actual to budget analysis on program and grant activity.
  • Develop proposals for programs, working with program staff and funding agencies.
  • Supervise the Accounting Manager to ensure the timely and accurate preparation of monthly invoices to agencies and reconciliation of the financial system.
  • Ensure the adherence of the life cycle of grant administration including the monthly accounting closing process and reporting activities.
  • Work with the accounting staff to provide all reconciliation, data, documentation, and reports for the year-end audits. 
  • Prepare quarterly and year end revenue and expense projections with recommendation on risks and exposures.
  • Working with Development staff, prepares/reviews budgets, and narratives for submission of grant proposals to governments, foundations, and corporations.
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to appropriately safeguards LSSNCA funds and mitigate risk exposure.
  • Maintain a process for cash flow forecasts and year-end financial forecasts.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis on risks and opportunities in LSSNCA’s programs.
  • Partner with VP of Finance to implement short and long-range department goals, objectives, and policies that support LSSNCA mission.
  • Prepare funding agencies’ interim and final financial report.
  • Ensure that allocations are made correctly and review methodology with program and finance staff.
  • Make recommendations for maximizing funding streams and diversifying funding sources to advance strategic goals. 

Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance or commensurate experience.  
  • 7+ years of progressive leadership experience in finance or accounting; preferably in a human services environment.
  • Strong coaching and supervision motivation, training, cross-training, and staff development, with a minimum 3 years’ supervisory experience.
  • Ability to work under pressure, keep all work current and accurate, and respond to identified department deadlines with a sense of urgency.
  • Very strong organizational and time management skills to be able to efficiently prioritize work and meet identified deadlines.
  • Experience in a non-profit managerial capacity, including knowledge of foundation and government grants.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage professional staff; analyze complex fiscal and administrative problems and recommend solutions; perform liaison activities and deal effectively with internal and external stakeholders; communicate effectively orally and in writing, including complex technical concepts.
  • Interpersonal, persuasion, and negotiation skills to deal with internal and external business relationships.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200, A-133 Audits.
  • Extensive experience with various financial software, Blackbaud experience preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills, intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, and Outlook, and the ability to work with finance databases and software.
  • Must successfully pass background and drug screenings, physical and TB test.



  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to work in a diverse, multicultural environment



  • Fun and friendly work environment
  • Flexible work schedule with teleworking available
  • Paid Training, Paid Holidays, Accrued Time Off, Two (2) Floating Holidays Yearly
  • 401K, Paid Life Insurance, Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, etc.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, or military service.