Grant Accounts and Compliance ManagerResearch and Sponsored Programs

Openings: 1


JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP), the Grant Accounts and Compliance Manager provides financial management and compliance oversight for grants, contracts, and other awards from foundation, corporate, and government sponsors in support of faculty research, scholarship and creative activities, as well as those in support of curricular, programmatic, and College initiatives.

Employment Type: Full-time (12 months), Exempt (Salaried), Benefits-Eligible

Review of applications will begin January 8, 2024, with an anticipated start date Feb 1, 2024. This position is grant funded, reviewed every two years. Continued employment is contingent on favorable performance evaluation and continued grant funding.


  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and College regulations and policies.
  • Research, interpret, and apply sponsor regulations and guidelines effectively to ensure compliance.
  • Develop policies and procedures, and document internal controls for financial compliance.
  • Track and maintain records for state and federal compliance requirements including audit reports, procurement, compensation certification, and risk assessments.
  • Manage grant related data, prepare financial reports, and lead monthly grant management meetings.
  • Set up grant funded summer appointments and academic year reassignment time for current Gustavus employees.
  • Review and approve grant expenditures ensuring they are allocable, allowable, and reasonable
  • Track and report on cost-share commitments.
  • Assist with budget revisions during the grant period.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Office during grant and College audits.
  • Assist the Finance Office with grant related invoicing, subaward-recipient risk assessment and monitoring, and award close-out.
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • 5+ years of accounting and internal controls/auditing 
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office Suite products, Google apps and accounting software Strong problem-solving skills and understanding of data analysis and forecasting 
  • Organized, detail-oriented professional with the ability to carry out tasks autonomously and collaboratively 
  • Handle highly confidential information responsibly 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially with non-financial people


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, accounting, or related field 
  • Experience with grants and contracts administration in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with the federal Uniform Guidance

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, to complete the online application and submit a resume and any supporting documents. 

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities. 

Click on the following link to learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Gustavus offers competitive and comprehensive benefits which include:

  • Medical insurance (which includes access to Nice Healthcare) as well as dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Workplace accommodations for physical or mental health concerns
  • Onsite health services
  • Free parking, exercise classes, and use of library and athletic facilities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Employer contribution to retirement savings plan (after one year of employment)
  • Tuition scholarships for dependents
  • Tuition benefit plan for employees and spouse
  • 13 paid Holidays + generous PTO plan

Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,200 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of the Twin Cities.


Sarah Bridges | | 507-933-7049

Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2023

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