| April 17, 2024

Senior Grants Manager, Climate United

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Website Climate United

About Climate United

Climate United will use funding from the EPA under the Inflation Reduction Act to rapidly deploy low- and zero-emission products, technologies, and services to all American communities in order to (1) reduce GHG emissions and other forms of air pollutants; (2) bring direct benefits to American communities in the form of energy security, energy savings, cleaner air, and quality jobs; and (3) transform the capital markets so they can drive an equitable clean energy transition at scale. Visit Climate United (weareclimateunited.org) for more information. Climate United will focus its investments in Distributed Power Generation and Storage, Building Decarbonization and Electric Transportation.

Calvert Impact, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (“Calvert Impact”), is sole member of Climate United. The successful candidate will be employed by Calvert Impact or one of its subsidiaries.


Job Description:

Climate United Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (“Climate United”), is seeking a full-time senior federal grants manager to lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive federal grant compliance program with the support of outside counsel. The role will be mission critical to ensuring that money from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund’s National Clean Investment Fund (“NCIF”) is deployed in a manner that meets programmatic and statutory requirements.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and implementation of a federal grant compliance program to address programmatic and statutory requirements, including those related to procurement, cost-accounting, timekeeping, reporting, oversight and monitoring of subreceipients, Davis-Bacon and Build America, Buy America.
  • Be a primary point of contact for the EPA Project Officer.
  • Collaborate with accounting, risk, and investments counterparts to ensure a cohesive and integrated compliance program.
  • Supervise and help build a compliance team of 10+ employees.
  • Effectively communicate compliance processes and procedures across the organization to expand our culture of compliance and risk management.
  • Continually test and improve the compliance program.
  • Be a positive contributor to our high-performing, no-ego, mission-driven culture.
  • Occasionally travel.


Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience, including leading the design and implementation of a major U.S. federal grant compliance program.
  • Working knowledge of relevant federal requirements (e.g., 2 CFR Part 200 and OMB circulars)
  • Strategic thinker with ability to incorporate Climate United strategy into the design of the compliance program.
  • Self-starter able to drive complex projects forward in a fluid organization that is ramping up operations.
  • Experience supervising federal single audit process.
  • Experience managing a compliance team.
  • Exceptional commitment to maintaining well-organized and meticulous documentation of the compliance program.
  • Bachelor’s degree.


Preferred Qualification:

A demonstrated commitment to addressing the climate crisis, accelerating the clean energy transition, and/or helping low-income and disadvantaged communities.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Senior Grants Manager-Climate United” in the email subject line. Cover letters should directly address how the candidate’s experience makes them a good fit for this position. No phone inquiries please.

To apply for this job please visit calvertimpact.org.