Program and Grant Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Department Criminology, Law & Society
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check, Financial Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? Yes, is not eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Financial Services Specialist I
Working Title Program and Grant Manager
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 10510z
Recruit Number Staff - 8533
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band Payband 4
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Program and Grant Manager, Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence

The Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) of George Mason University’s Department of Criminology, Law and Society (CLS) invites applications for a Program and Grant Manager position.
ACE! was founded in 2010 as a research center to bridge disciplines and bring researchers, practitioners, and policy makers together to grapple with issues that affect criminal justice and health systems. ACE! conducts experimental and observational studies as well as work with practitioner agencies on implementation of evidence-based practices and humane services.

Provide project support for the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) Research Lab and coordination of multiple overlapping research projects involving consultants, contractors, students and faculty. Assist the Director with development of new programs and research studies, and preparation of grant proposals and research reports. Manage and analyze fiscal matters related to funded projects. Provide administrative, human resources and office management support as necessary to run the ACE! Research Center. Supervise support staff in purchasing, travel, reconciliations, and other daily support activities. Job responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the preparation of grant proposals, with focus on budget details and budget narratives;
  • Monitoring and analyzing fiscal matters related to funded projects; coordinating funding details with the Office of Sponsored Programs;
  • Tracking and forecasting project expense activity, with a focus on labor effort and reporting;
  • Position creation, recruitment, hiring and on-boarding for all positions associated with ACE!;
  • Formats, compiles, edits and produces ACE!’s newsletter/publication and provides support in the preparation of project progress reports;
  • Liaison with other departments as needed to support ACE! and other CLS activities and events;
  • New projects will arise, responsible for the research and follow-through that goes into such new endeavors; and
  • Work with other Mason entities and outside partners on collaboration projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and e-mail applications, comfortable using variety of software applications;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Previous grant administration preferred;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Takes initiative, a self-starter;
  • Interacting with other agencies to achieve ACE! initiatives;
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign is a plus; and
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and sponsor rules and regulations related to grants and contracts is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer demonstrated experience working with budgets and administrative support experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please complete the online application at and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: February 12, 2018
Posting Date 01/25/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents