Join the Assel Grant Services Team
Grant Management Specialist

Assel Grant Services (AGS) is accepting applications for a full-time Grant Management Specialist. This position requires a focused, energized, and self-motivated individual able to work out of their own home. AGS is a professional grant services firm specializing in grant writing, strategic planning, organizational development, grant management, coaching, and grant training. Our expert team of over 20 grant professionals (19 of whom are credentialed by the Grant Professional Certification Institute, two of whom are credentialed by the National Grants Management Association, and one of whom is credentialed by the Project Management Institute) have written over 1,400 grants and secured over $400 million for our clients since 2007.

“This job has let me be a mom, and be present to my family. I can do normal mom things like reading kids stories, making dinner, etc. without feeling like my kids are in the way because I’m no longer trying to get work done in the evening when they are home. I’m not putting kids to bed and then working late into the night to meet deadlines. I’m still growing and learning, being challenged, and advancing in my field. I feel supported by the company without being asked to do more that interferes with the rest of my life.”

AGS Grant Specialist

We want our clients to operate more efficiently and ethically, with a focused strategy to achieve their goals and improve their capacity. With each client, we seek to understand their mission, programs, and target populations so we can work with the same dedication and passion as our clients. We help organizations set up better internal processes and procedures to carry out their grant-funded programs.



We are currently looking to add a full-time Grant Management Specialist to the AGS team. We’re seeking a focused, energized, and self-motivated individual who is able to work remotely with the possibility of occasional travel.


Overall, our grant management services support organizations in their compliant and ethical implementation of grant funding. This position supports organizations who are examining grant management requirements as part of their decision process to apply for a grant opportunity and guiding pre-award grant teams to reduce post-award amendments and budget revisions.


Given the variety of clients with whom AGS works, this may include working with clients who have never applied for a federal grant all the way through complex organizations like hospitals, institutions of higher education, and municipalities who need support in integrating federal government requirements with their current policies and procedures. This position will be heavily involved in the reviewing and writing of organizations’ policies and procedures to ensure they are appropriate and compliant for their current and future funders. This position will also be involved in the training and monitoring of our client’s staff implementation of these policies and procedures, including subaward technical assistance and monitoring.


The Grant Management Specialist will come alongside the funded organization to ensure compliance with funder requirements, especially those listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (like 2 CFR 200); provide technical assistance on areas like procurement, allowability, indirect cost; and post-award support for budget modifications, reporting, and close out. We also support clients with grant strategy regarding grant cash flow, budget forecasting, internal controls, and appropriate organization staffing.


Ideally, this position will have experience with federal, federal-passthrough, and foundation grants for health care, education, nonprofit, and government organizations, including those who are seeking to build a high-quality grant infrastructure.


Supporting Client Grant Management:

Review grant opportunities for post-award requirements

Review, edit, and create grant management policies and procedures alongside clients

Train and coach clients on grants management

Train clients on cost center development

Coach on IRS requirements for nonprofits, including 990PF and audit reporting

Provide technical assistance on foundation, federal, and state regulations and guidance

Provide technical assistance on allowability, procurement processes, and indirect costs

Review expenditures for allowability, contacting and coaching clients to contact funders on questionable areas

Conduct subaward contracting, technical assistance, and monitoring

Conduct reviews of documentation and internal controls

Review drawdown documentation to ensure appropriate and accurate payments

Review and prepare budget revisions, financial reports (e.g. SF-425), and final tangible personal property reports (e.g. SF-428 series)

Assist in the development and maintenance of strategy budgets and monitor budget‐versus-actual activity.

Advise clients on appropriate staffing to support grant activities

Advise clients on appropriate grant management software


Supporting In-House Grant Professionals:

Creating and updating a templated grants management manual

Train and coach staff on grants management

Participate on strategy teams and support staff in developing applications, budgets, and contract requirements


Ideal Candidates Will Have:

A bachelor’s degree, preferably, with accounting experience or commensurate work experience. A background in education, healthcare or non-profit organizations would be helpful.

Expanded conceptual knowledge of finance, accounting, auditing, and business functions.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Excel and Word), proficiency in Asana (project management), and an understanding of accounting basics.

Certified Grants Management Specialist or research administrator certification is preferred.

Strong experience with comprehensively reviewing grant agreements.

Proficiency in financial management and analysis including budget creation, analysis skills, and compliance.

Grants and contracts or related research administration experience is preferred.



Growth mindset – Willingness to learn and continue with training and education

High ethical conduct and compliance

Effective communication – verbal and written.

Able to adapt and be flexible.

Ability to work collaboratively, inspiring confidence and motivating others.

Empathy and emotional intelligence – An understanding of diverse perspectives, fostering positive team dynamics

Building and maintaining relationships with clients and stakeholders.


AGS strives to be more than an equal-opportunity employer. We seek to be culturally competent and to grow and promote all staff according to their strengths and interests. We seek to employ professionals from all walks of life who wish to continue growing through formal professional development and interprofessional conversations. Here you will be supported and empowered by some of the best and most successful professionals in the field.



Assel Grant Services offers flexible scheduling; competitive wages ($70,000-$80,000) depending on education, credentials, and experience; paid holidays, paid time off; health insurance; matching retirement contributions; professional and financial support to attain and maintain the relevant credentials; as well as extensive networking and professional development opportunities.


Application Instructions:

Send the following information to

Cover Letter (1 page, 1” margins, 12pt Times New Roman) describing your passions around grants management, training/coaching, and nonprofits.


Contact information for three professional references

Salary Requirements (annual)


Be prepared to:

Describe why you want to work as a consultant, how your experience could help a variety of clients become compliant, your career plan, and your professional development philosophy in an interview