Specialist, Award Compliance Operations

Fairfield, CT, USA
negotiable Expires in 19 hours



The Specialist, Award Compliance Operations ensures awards are set up accurately and efficiently in Save the Children’s financial system and supports the award setup and startup processes, ensuring clean award data. The Specialist also provides compliance oversight for a portfolio of non-award and non-traditional funds.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Award Setup (50%):
    • Ensure records are accurately set up and modified in Save the Children’s financial system (Agresso) by working closely with the Coordinator, Award Systems and the Grants & Contracts team to draft and review new and modified awards in Agresso;
    • distribute award startup data to relevant stakeholders and facilitate required startup conversations
  • Award Data Quality (25%):
    • Assess award data quality within AMS & Agresso, flag issues, and ensure corrections are made as needed;
    • flag opportunities for training and capacity building for stakeholders
  • Award Administration (25%):
    • Support assigned non-award and non-traditional award portfolio;
    • review proposals, awards, modifications and other related award documents when applicable;
    • provide feedback and identify risk factors;
    • liaise with relevant stakeholders in Award Management, Financial Planning & Analysis, Financial Operations, and External Financial Reporting & Accounting Policy, as necessary; perform other duties as may be required


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ relevant experience
  • High School diploma or Technical/Vocational Degree
  • Experience with financial records maintenance (data analysis/quality)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field
  • Knowledge of compliance requirements for key SCUS donors (USAID, Global Fund, UN, Gates Foundation, USDA, BPRM, etc.)
  • Experience with award management, award compliance and/or non-profit financial management
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills



Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)