City of Boston

Grant Compliance Manager

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/17/2023 11:45 AM)
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Treasury-Treasury Division
Regular Full-Time
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Brief Job Desription:


Reporting to the Community Preservation Director, the CPA Grant Compliance Manager (GCM) will be responsible for overseeing the compliance of all Community Preservation Act grant agreements and memorandum of agreements (MOA) with the City of Boston. The CPA GCM will ensure grant agreement and MOA requirements are met annually and monitor agreement terms.

Will participate as a member of a small, highly functioning, multi-disciplinary team advancing the policies, procedures, and mission of the Community Preservation Act Program.


  • Oversees all Community Preservation Act grant agreements and memorandum of agreements with the City of Boston and serve as the internal expert on grant compliance monitoring.
  • Monitors agreement terms; fifteen-year commitment, permanent restrictions, and multi-year clawback provisions.
  • Works with CPA Director to develop, implement, and execute monitoring processes, including conducting file audits, assessments, and documenting results.
  • Assists in developing and administering policies and procedures for CPA grant compliance monitoring.
  • Conducts annual site visits for all CPA funded projects, review annual maintenance and operation plans and identify potential areas of risk factors.
  • Remains abreast of all CPA grant agreements and MOA updates, and communicate appropriately with staff concerning policies and procedures.
  • Provides compliance update reports to the CPA director and senior management as directed or requested.
  • Works with the CPA contracts administrator on the development, maintenance, analysis, and tracking of grants and MOAs.
  • Assists, when necessary, the CPA contracts administrator to compile grants and MOA requests.
  • Provides assistance to the department in the grant application and submittal process.
  • Attends meetings and events, and helps manage the extended hours and crunch period in the CPA funding round cycle, when the workload is heaviest, including work on evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, grant and agreement experience, professional management and project management experience of which one (1) year was in a supervisory or managerial capacity
  • A./B.S. in business or public administration, contract management, government, accounting or finance or other related fields is strongly preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience
  • A master’s degree in the above-listed fields or a related field is highly preferred and may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze contracts and interpret financial documents, prepare and maintain grant funding records and reports.
  • Ability to work independently and take charge as needed.
  • Strong negotiation, writing, and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of three issue areas: affordable housing, open space, recreation, and historic preservation.
  • Proven leadership experience at the local level professionally or as a volunteer.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications (MS Word, Excel, and Google Drive)
  • Strong writing and presentation skills; able to share information in a direct and user-friendly manner; demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods; experience working across race, community, age, and class lines.
  • Ability to respond quickly in a fast-paced environment when needed
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with diverse community groups and colleagues in the City of Boston
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job





Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Non-Union/MM2-6

Hours Per Week: 35 


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