Public Grants and Contracts Manager

YouthBuild Boston

Job Description


Public Grants & Contracts Manager

at YouthBuild Boston [In-Person]

Job Title: Public Grants and Contracts Manager

Organization: YouthBuild Boston

Location: Boston, MA

Position Type: Full-Time

Reports To: Director of Finance & Administration

Work Hours: 8AM –4PM

Salary Range: $70K-$80K

Start Date: March 4, 2024


Do you want to play a role in reshaping the landscape of the architecture, engineering, and construction industry in the City of Boston? YouthBuild Boston’s mission is to empower and assist young people of color with essential social, vocational, academic, and life skills necessary to navigate a positive pathway to self-sufficiency, neighborhood responsibility, and careers in the building industry. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Public Grants & Contracts Manager to join our team and contribute to the organization's continued growth and impact.

YouthBuild Boston envisions a city rich with opportunity for all young people, and a building trades sector that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We envision a region with a strong supply of affordable housing and an economy that provides pathways for everyone to thrive.


We are seeking a dynamic Public Grants & Contracts Manager to join our team, dedicated to empowering young individuals aged 17-24 through comprehensive workforce development programs. As a Grants & Contracts Manager, you will play a crucial role in preparing our students for successful entry into the workforce by establishing and managing public funding opportunities to fund YBB programming.


  • Develop financial processes, internal controls, and procedures in partnership with Program, Finance, and Development departments to ensure and enhance fiscal compliance and efficiency of government contracts & grants.
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant federal, state, and city contract regulation, as well as with YBB policies and procedures.
  • Manage all contractual obligations relating to financial functions, including completing and submitting required financial reports, monthly and quarterly billings, and other financial deliverables.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports that track and analyze income generation, billing, collections, along with recommendations for process improvement. Analyze the financial impact of new and existing initiatives and programs and support the development of plans to create financial sustainability.
  • Apply compliance standards required for federal, state, and local government contracts.
  • Partner with Programs and Development departments to provide support to maximize funding requests in new grant proposals.
  • Conduct internal training regarding processes and procedures as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field required or equivalent work experience. Demonstrated knowledge of financial analysis in non-profit setting with fund accounting and public and private grant accounting, GAAP and strong analytical skills.
  • Minimum of four (4) years relevant experience (preferably with non-profits) in a finance or accounting environment that requires compliance with federal regulations.
  • Prior experience with pre- and post-award federal grants and contracts procedures, experience with Code of Federal Regulations (CFR Part 200) required and experience with Commonwealth of Massachusetts or City of Boston contracting preferred.
  • Experience working with financial reporting in the management of grants and with budget development and review.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and implement fiscal elements of contract terms and conditions and operationalize compliance systems.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel and high proficiency in other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to use qualitative and quantitative data to make recommendations and decisions.
  • High degree of competence, initiative, communication, and organizational skills, and the ability to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and assignments under time constraints and changing priorities.
  • Ability to work in a diverse setting with people of all backgrounds, cultures, and orientations.


YouthBuild Boston offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package (including paid time off; medical/dental/vision insurance; 100% employer-paid life and disability insurance; 503(B) retirement; and professional development funding. We also offer a healthy work-life balance that includes a hybrid work environment. When you join YBB, you will be working with a talented and diverse group of professionals who are committed to advancing the mission of YBB.


YouthBuild Boston is an equal-opportunity employer. YBB is passionate about fostering a diverse, inclusive, and respectful work environment. Applicants of all races, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientations, education, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.


Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: The application deadline is February 22 or once the position is filled.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • Boston, MA: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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