Finance and Award Administrator


About the organization

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. By participating in Jumpstart’s yearlong program, children develop the language, literacy, and social and emotional skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained 54,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of over 136,000 preschool children nationwide. Jumpstart is also a proud member of the AmeriCorps service network. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed! Learn more at


The Finance and Award Administrator plays an integral role in supporting Jumpstart’s Finance team in all aspects of the department’s work. This customer-service oriented role is responsible for cultivating and strengthening relationships with site staff, site fiscal staff, and other staff members across the organization. The Finance and Award Administrator is expected to build and maintain a high-level view of the connection between Finance and Jumpstart’s field and site staff and coordinate and implement systems accordingly. This position plays an instrumental role in supporting national initiatives that have a direct impact on field operations, in particular a high level of attention to compliance in terms of finance, grants management, and AmeriCorps rules and regulations. This highly visible and collaborative role plays a lead role in educating and offering training and support to the organization and appropriate stakeholders. The Finance and Award Administrator reports directly to the Controller.

Grants Management
• Support monthly and quarterly reporting and invoicing to AmeriCorps commissions
• Support regular budgeting and reporting requests for private foundations and corporations
• Support member stipend review process in conjunction with other Finance staff and support site staff with member stipends

Field Fiscal Support
• Take lead on providing helpful and timely customer service to sites and site fiscal staff, inclu


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant professional experience
• At least 1-2 years of professional experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
• Desire to engage in extensive relationship building and collaboration; consistent service
orientation and commitment to excellence and professionalism
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications
• Ability to plan, implement, and balance multiple responsibilities and projects while
performing at a high level in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
• Commitment to Jumpstart’s core values: learning, connection, determination, joy and
• Experience and comfort working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities

Preferred or Ideal
• Prior experience/interest in social justice or diversity, equity, and inclusion work
• Systems-minded with proved project management skills
• Eagerness to solicit feedback, propose solutions, and demonstrate flexibility and desire to
continuous improvement
• Experience with, exposure to, or willingness to learn Salesforce, Sage Intacct, Adaptive



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Flexible location from one of Jumpstart’s Field Offices in Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; or Washington, DC

Applicants must be able to work from either one of these locations on a full-time basis

Salary - $55,000; along with competitive benefits and a great work environment

Please complete an online application at Both a cover letter and resume are required to complete your application. Applications without a cover letter may not be considered. Candidates will be reviewed on an on-going basis. Please upload/attach your resume to your applicant profile as well as your cover letter.

Jumpstart is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sexual and reproductive health choices, marital status, age,

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