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The San Juan Bay Estuary Program (Estuario) is seeking a Grants Compliance Officer to support our State Revolving Funds projects.

The San Juan Bay Estuary Program (Estuario) is seeking a Grants Compliance Officer to support our State Revolving Funds projects to join our highly skilled grant management team.  

The purpose of this contract is to ensure successful management of grants funded by a variety of donors including government agencies, private donors and others. This will be achieved through the establishment and use of best practice project management systems, providing expert advice on donor requirements and regulations, by supporting contract negotiation. Another key aspect of the role will be to support reporting on all aspects of the San Juan Bay Estuary Program grants portfolio.

This position will report to the Executive Director and Grants Manager and working with internal staff and contractors.  The Grants Compliance Officer will create customized grant reports for funders, directors, and senior management, support grant writing and reporting as needed, including newsletters to funders and government agencies, mid-year and progress reports. 


  • Ensure that expected funding for grants is recorded accurately to support income tracking and reporting 
  • Carefully follows all regulations established by OMB Circular A-122 and Uniforms Guidance.
  • Lead high level monitoring and reporting of the San Juan Bay Estuary Program grant portfolio and advise project staff of areas requiring action or attention 
  • Create simple tools to support excellence in grants management Support the development and roll out of new tools to support reporting and grant management
  • Capacity building and support to ensure grants are managed in compliance with donor requirements 
  • Lead start-up and close-out workshops so project staff understand contractual obligations and donor compliance requirements 
  • Undertake activities to ensure donor compliance is achieved including audit support; on site verification and data quality via field visits 
  • Review funding opportunities and provide input on contractual requirements to inform decision making by senior leadership on the pursuit of grants opportunities 
  • Support vetting (as required) 
  • Lead capacity building activities to improve grant management including development of contract templates and training, where required 


  • MA Degree is highly desirable 
  • 2 years of experience in Grants Compliance or Grant Project Management 
  • Excellent written and spoken (English and Spanish) skills
  • Excellent analytical and writing (English) skills 
  • Knowledge of federal, state and donor regulations 
  • Knowledge of the program management cycle design, monitoring and evaluation 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills 
  • Sound planning, time management and administrative skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure, in a team, and for long hours if required 
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT 
  • Experience in working in environmental conservation and/or development 
  • Proven track record of coaching and capacity building 
  • Experience working in financial reporting and/or billing preferred



Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/CV by email no later than Tuesday, July 21, 2020 to: [email protected]. The email must be directed to Brenda Torres, Executive Director, and must specify in the subject the title of the position, “Grants Compliance Officer”. 




The San Juan Bay Estuary Program (SJBEP) is part of the National Estuary Program (NEP), created under Section 320 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), and managed nationally by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Its mission is to improve the water quality of the San Juan Bay Estuary. Per Section 320 of the CWA, each of the 28 entities affiliated to the NEP must submit to EPA Administrator a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) to guide the restoration efforts of the most important coastal ecosystems for the economy of the Nation. The main responsibility of each organization under the NEP is to coordinate and measure the implementation of the plan in partnership with the community, state, local, and federal governments and the Academia.


The Corporation for the Conservation of the SJBE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 

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