Number of Vacancies:
Area of Consideration:
Open to the Public
Pay Plan, Series & Grade:
Open Until Filled
4200 Connecticut Ave N.W. Washington, DC
Brief Description of Duties
The Budget and Grants Manager of the College of Agriculture, Urban
Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the
University of the District of Columbia, reports directly to the
Dean of the College & Landgrant Programs and plans,
coordinates, implements and analyzes a full range of financial
services in support of the academic and landgrant programs in
CAUSES. This includes: planning and establishing the annual budget
as directed by the Dean; monitoring the annual operating budget,
revenue accounts and grants; establishing spending plans; issuing
reports; analyzing and tracking purchases. The incumbent will work
closely and cooperatively with the Dean of CAUSES, the Associate
Deans, Department Chairs, Landgrant Center Directors, and other
staff; s/he must be a team player, work effectively and
efficiently, and perform duties with independence, initiative, and
reliability, and maintain strict confidentiality. S/he must work
well under the pressure of deadlines and be familiar with (or
familiarize themselves with) the regulations, policies and
procedures for finance and purchasing as established by USDA,
CAUSES, the University, and District of Columbia Government.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Plans, organizes, and coordinates a range of financial services
essential to the efficient and effective planning, implementation
and monitoring of budget, grants, procurements, and revenue
- Prepares reports and spending plans and works closely and
collaboratively with the Dean & Director of Landgrant Programs
to establish unit budgets for the academic and land-grant programs
in CAUSES, for special initiatives, and grants.
- Monitors budgets and spending plans, identifies discrepancies,
brainstorms ideas, and identifies strategies for continuous
- Maintains financial control systems to ensure accountability
and compliance to ensure that the requirements of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, the District of Columbia Government, and
other private and public sector sponsors.
- Monitors quarterly budgets and provides regular budget reports
to avoid overspending and ensure the full and effective use of
annual operating funds and grant funds.
- Works with the Office of Finance to ensure proper credit to
accounts and expedient and accurate issuance of reports according
the reporting requirements of program sponsors and funding
- Monitors procurements of goods and services to ensure spending
plans for academic and landgrant programs are met, and works
cooperatively with the Associate Dean of Landgrant programs to
resolve possible discrepancies and ensure the efficient processing
- Works collaboratively with the University’s Office of Finance
to monitor financial information, and serves as liaison with other
University offices for matters related to financial management,
monitoring, and reporting,.
- Serves as backup purchaser and transaction reviewer for UDC
Procurement Card for Landgrant programs.
- Supervises,supports and trains the Budget & Grants
Associate and other support staff in financial matters.
- Directs Student Internship enrollment process and payment
- Prepares and submits yearly USDA grant applications for all
- Serves as College HR Liaison, manages recruitment process,
monitors time entry and other human resources processes.
Minimum Job Requirements
- Works closely with Dean, Associate Deans, Program Managers,
Chairs, Directors to ascertain budgetary and procurement needs for
programs, projects, and activities in support of academic,
research, and outreach programs. '
- Prepares financial, expenditure, and invoicing reports for
review by the Dean.
- Performs other duties as assigned including special assignments
related to the areas of responsibility as well as the needs of the
1. Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a Business related
field; Master’s degree or CPA preferred.
2. Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in budget and
financial management and analysis.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union):
This position is not
part of the collective bargaining unit.
Selectee will be eligible for health
and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be
covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s
retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The District of Columbia
Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
candidates will receive consideration without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,
personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities,
matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination:
In accordance with the D.C.
Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section
2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of
Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived
actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age,
disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation,
marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial
status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily
offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered
veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and
Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of
sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In
addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories
is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act
will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary
Applicants claiming veterans preference
must submit official proof at the time of application.
The Residency Preference Amendment Act
of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that
any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services
who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a
residency reference at the time of application. An applicant
selected for an appointment based on District residency will be
required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide
District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained
from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7)
consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency
for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of
Pursuant to the requirements of the
Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill
this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to
notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than
five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute
occurring in the workplace.
Employment with the University of
the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory
background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory
background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the
University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse
to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or
review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based
on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume:
Resumes received outside the area of
consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given
consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive
consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For
the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job
applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC
application will be required.
Official Job Offers are made by the University
of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
All inquiries related to employment and
job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human
Resources at (202) 274-5380.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women,
veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For
a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please
visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal opportunity/