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Program Budget and Compliance Officer:

Flourishing in Community Grantmaker Initiative

Center for Community Engaged Learning, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Program Officer, the Budget and Compliance Officer is responsible for overseeing the financial and regulatory aspects of the Flourishing in Community Grantmaker Initiative. This position ensures the accurate and ethical management of subgrant contracts, the dissemination of funds to subgrant recipients, and the adherence to all applicable regulations and guidelines.


This role is critical in maintaining the initiative’s credibility and effectiveness in advancing environmental and climate justice. This role collaborates closely with Fordham’s Office of Finance and Office of Sponsored Programs. This is a three-year grant-funding opportunity.


About the Flourishing in Community Grantmaker

The Flourishing in Community (FIC) Grantmaker Initiative, serving as the EPA Region 2 Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaker program, proposes an intersectional approach to place frontline communities in positions of power to advance environmental justice and climate justice in disadvantaged and hard-to-reach communities and communities

disproportionately impacted by climate change, pollution, and other environmental stressors in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.


The program leadership team will employ Fordham University’s infrastructure to provide grants to community-based organizations and other qualifying organizations, institutions, and agencies, prioritizing rural, remote, coastal, and urban communities, low-income communities, communities of color, and other communities and groups which historically have not had the capacity to apply for or receive federal funding for projects in this area. The FIC employs a participatory community-led governance structure and provides wraparound services including mentorship, research assistance, technical assistance, program management, and program evaluation to subgrant recipients and advances project sustainability post-award.


Essential Functions        

Collaborates with the Office of Finance and the Office of Sponsored Programs, oversees and manages the financial processes related to subgrant contracts, including the preparation, negotiation, and execution of contracts.
Ensures the timely and accurate dissemination of subgrant funds in accordance with the organizational procedures and funding agreements.
Develops and implements compliance policies and procedures for the initiative, ensuring all activities meet federal, state, and local regulations and ethical standards.
Communicates regulatory requirements to subgrant recipients, providing guidance to ensure their projects are in compliance.
Conducts risk assessments for subgrant projects, identifying potential financial, regulatory, and ethical risks and developing mitigation strategies.
Monitors compliance with subgrant agreements, conducting audits and reviews as necessary.
Provides training and support to staff and subgrant recipients on financial management, compliance, and reporting requirements.
Develops resources and tools to assist subgrant recipients in navigating regulatory landscapes and financial management challenges; prepares financial reports for internal and external stakeholders, including funders and regulatory bodies.
Maintains comprehensive records of all financial transactions, contracts, and compliance documentation related to subgrant funding.
Works closely with the Program Officer, Program Assistant, and other team members to ensure financial and compliance considerations are integrated into program planning and execution.
Serves as the primary point of contact for external auditors, funders, and regulatory agencies regarding financial and compliance matters.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Guides work of other employees who perform essentially the same work and/or student workers. Organizes, sets priorities, schedules and reviews work, but is generally not responsible for final decisions in hiring, performance management or compensation.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting, budgets, fiscal oversight, compliance, or financial services.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Proficiency in Excel and Google Sheets
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Experience supporting grant contracts and processes preferred
Proficiency in other commonly used compliance tools preferred

Minimum Starting Salary: $80,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $80,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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