Federal Grant Attorney
Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Are you ready to dig into a national crisis affecting millions? As the need for services increases exponentially, clinics, healthcare providers, and nonprofits struggle to keep behavioral health (BH) workers. How will we rebuild the BH workforce to meet this extraordinary need?
Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., (AHP) is looking for a federal grant attorney preferably licensed in the state of Illinois, who has extensive background and experience with federal grant administration and contracts, federal policies, federal regulations, and grant compliance for the Administrative Services Team. Applicant should have specific knowledge in grant management and knowledgeable regarding audit criteria. Applicant should be familiar with procurement criteria, indirect and allowable costs, record retention, uniform guidance, FFATA and GATA. Applicant should be familiar with state and federal rules and regulations pertaining to nondiscrimination, sexual harassment and equal employment opportunity. Additionally, applicant should be familiar with the cash management act and 200CFR regulations pertaining to federal grant funding and Ill Admin. code 7000.
The federal grant attorney of the Administrative Services Entity (ASE) at AHP will be pivotal in ushering in integrity-based stewardship of disbursement of funds for projects structured to serve the needs of our Client’s States. We are providing first class service by building an innovative team and seek a leader with subject matter expertise in federal grant administration, project implementation experience, and management experience in Administrative Services, third party administration, and/or legal and compliance.
The compliance attorney will work as a member of AHP’s Administrative Service team to develop and build out services, tools, risk mitigation, compliance, audit, and other components that are instrumental for success in answering the call that states have put forth.
The compliance attorney will work with internal and external team members and other stakeholders to effectively manage the work and provide services. And will also serve as a subject matter expert and leader in the development and build out of the federal grant requirements process specific to federal grant regulations, and the training programs and resources, as it relates to federally funded grant programs.
The Federal Grant Attorney will
- Review and evaluate federal grant contracts and assist in ensuring compliance with requirements by recipients.
- Lead and support the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems to enable the team to implement new approaches and programs that will develop, expand, and strengthen the compliance with federal grant administration criteria and federal regulations.
- Work closely with state and local governments, nonprofit agencies, tribal entities, and private sector organizations that will partner with AHP on initiatives; and
- Assist the Program Director and team to
- Interpret Federal and State regulations related to grant fund administration
- Create training tools/webinars/events for internal and external audiences
- Develop tools and templates to ensure compliance with regulations
- Establish guidance, timelines and communication protocol
- Collaborate with ASE, program teams, compliance, as well as AHP legal and finance departments
- Facilitate communication of needs to ASE Program Director and work to broker solutions, while actively managing work
- Analyze internal and external business systems to ensure compliance with federal grants and regulations.
- Monitor, review, research, and interpret applicable federal and state regulations and regulatory changes; including communication and implementation of required regulatory changes.
- As needed participate in audits and risk assessments.
- Work closely with the Program Director, and other ASE leadership, AHP leadership, clients, and other stakeholders to set and secure the strategic direction, goals, and objectives of the projects.
- Work closely by directing and collaborating with legal program associates in areas relative to grant administration.
- Lead completion of tasks, including providing content expertise, problem solving, creating standard operating procedures, monitoring, and evaluating project performance, and conducting quality control
- Foster collaboration and coordination between teams within AHP as well as external clients, partners, and vendors
- Complete project deliverables
- Develop written materials (e.g., reports, presentation slides, guidebooks, and planning documents)
- Help develop workflows, processes and templates
- Establish outcome measures and strategies to evaluate success and report accomplishments
- Compile, summarize, and analyze data
- Carry out meeting, training, and technical assistance activities specifically related to federal and state funding disbursement and grant administration.
- Plan meeting agendas, prepare supporting materials, and facilitate meetings.
- Develop training materials and manuals.
- Deliver online and onsite training and education (e.g., host/moderate webinars, serve as a subject matter expert)
Qualifications, Education and Training
- Candidates for this position should possess at minimum of a J.D from an accredited law school; a graduate or undergraduate degree in business, behavioral health, healthcare is a plus.
- Preferably licensed in the state of Illinois- however candidates licensed in other states will be considered.
- Ideal candidate should have at least 8 years of progressive experience in federal policies, grant administration, grant regulations, transparency compliance.
- Candidates should have extensive experience and understanding in working with federal grants.
- Self-motivated attorney who excels at identifying risk, problem solving, and implementing solutions.
- Ideal candidate should possess additional training and experience in Project Management (PMP preferred), Six Sigma, process improvement, etc. or possess comparable education and training.
- Familiarity with current efforts to expand and transform BH care.
AHP influences change in health and business systems to support vulnerable populations—from creating policy to engaging in ground-level, hands-on work. We help organizations and individuals reach their full potential through professional consulting; research, evaluation, and data analytics; technical assistance and training; and virtual solutions, publications, and events. Our areas of expertise include behavioral health, mental health policy and services, SUDs, workforce development, homelessness, housing and employment programs, trauma-informed care, criminal justice, women and children, veterans, health care reform, and population health management.
AHP is proud to have been certified as a Great Place to Work® for seven consecutive years. We earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by employees in anonymous surveys. We value employee well-being and are actively engaged in creating an environment that supports work-life balance, self-care, and mental and emotional health.
AHP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.
Research suggests that women and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they do not meet 100 percent of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive on our team to apply for this role.
Salary Range: $120,000 - $155,000
AHP, in an effort to be transparent with applicants about salary and in compliance with various state pay disclosure requirements, publishes the following information which is current as of the date of posting. The base salary range above represents the low and high end of the AHP salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be high or low in the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and education. The range listed is just one component of AHP’s total compensation package for employees.
Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, AHP provides a variety of benefits to employees, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family, a retirement plan with a 3% match, student loan repayment assistance, employer-paid life and disability insurance, generous paid time off, and much more.