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Seeking Grants & Contracts Specialist

Generations United is seeking a Grants & Contracts Specialist to join our results-oriented team.

About Us:

Formed in 1986, Generations United is the national nonprofit that promotes and strengthens practices and policies to benefit all generations. As a Generations United employee, you have a unique opportunity to contribute to our collective efforts of improving the lives of children, youth, and older people nationally. Employees bring enthusiasm, creativity, initiative, and passion toward achieving our vision of valuing and respecting all generations.

Employees at Generations United enjoy a supportive and inclusive work environment focused on important, intergenerational work. What do staff value about working at Generations United?

“A culture of concern about the well-being of staff”

“Flexibility and encouragement to explore interests”

“Our advocacy genuinely helps change people’s lives”

Generations United employees also enjoy outstanding benefits, work-life balance, professional growth opportunities, a hybrid working environment, and more.


The Grants and Contracts Specialist is responsible for administering grants and contracts and providing other financial and administrative support for Generations United. These responsibilities include managing contracts and vendors, financial compliance, grants management, and supporting event logistics. Other activities include assisting with our biennial global conference and special events and engaging in Generations United’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Contracts and Vendors
    • Researching, developing, negotiating, finalizing, monitoring, and maintaining vendor, sub-recipient, consultant, and subject matter expert contracts and other contracts
    • Maintaining administrative relationships with vendors, subrecipients, and consultants
    • Following DEI protocols in managing contract and vendor processes
    • Maintaining contract and vendor files
  • Grants Management
    • Working with staff to submit required documentation for grant applications and reports
    • Organizing and participating in regular budget meetings for all grants, including kick-off, quarterly, and close-out meetings
    • Managing grant compliance, including updating accounting tracking documents, managing deadlines, and fulfilling reporting requirements
    • Assisting with the identification of grant opportunities
  • Other Responsibilities
    • Accounting support, including managing expense reports
    • Managing vendors and contracts for Generations United’s events and conferences
    • Proactively monitor media and make suggestions for social media, weekly GTW newsletter and other external communications
    • Assist with organization-wide events
    • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or finance, or a minimum of two to three years of relevant work experience is preferred
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Sound and accurate judgment with an ability to support and explain reasoning for decisions, include appropriate people in decision-making process, and ensure timely decisions are made
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Strong professional ethics and commitment to DEI
  • Support of Generations United’s mission
  • Ability to work in the Washington, DC headquarters office is preferred – the office is currently open with hybrid and remote work flexibility

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Works in office areas. Interacts with staff, the public, consultants, and outside vendors. May be subjected to interruptions throughout the workday.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is expected to use a handcart, move, or lift heavy items up to 25 pounds. Running errands on foot is occasionally required. The vision requirement includes close vision.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Generations United is committed to equal employment opportunity for all individuals. No employee or applicant for employment shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, conscience, national origin, disability, age, and sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy) and any other personal characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Classification:  Exempt

Status:             100% FTE

Reports To:     Finance and Operations Director

Salary:                $58,000 – $63,000 annually

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to