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Grants Manager


History Nebraska is seeking a knowledgeable and motivated individual to serve as the organization’s Grants Manager. As a member of the Finance team, this position is accountable for managing all aspects of the grants program life cycle, including researching, writing, applying, monitoring, reporting, and processing payments. This integral position will be key in identifying and developing grant funding opportunities for History Nebraska to carry out its mission and expand its reach. This position is also cross trained on other key accounting roles to provide a strong financial foundation for the organization.

History Nebraska is a statewide agency that connects people to the past through our library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s mission is to collect, preserve, and open to all, the histories we share.

Our five core values are:

We Do It Better Every Time. We are always looking to improve. When we fail, we know why and learn from it.
We Have Each Other’s Back. We work in groups. We candidly support one another for the betterment of the organization.
We Own It. If we say we are going to do something, we do our best to get it done.
We Are Curious. We never stop learning, and we encourage curiosity in others.
We Are Inclusive. We seek multiple perspectives and value the uniqueness of each individual.


Examples of Work

  • Maintains working knowledge of procedures and requirements necessary to apply for federal funds; including developing instruction and application forms.
  • Researches federal, state, and private grant funding sources.
  • Advises project staff to availability of grant opportunities, and of approval or disapproval of grant applications.
  • Prepares grant applications including financial documentation, monitors funds including documenting match funds, ensures compliance with Special Conditions to grants and advance funds.
  • Ensures all reports and other required documents are submitted in a timely manner, including end of year reports and final reports.
  • Monitors status of all grants to projects as required through reviews of audit reports and insures follow-up action is taken when necessary.
  • Maintains knowledge of Historic Preservation Fund Grants Manual and other internal grants manuals; updates and edits as needed in conjunction with program staff.
  • Collaborates with finance team for backup and cross-training of other accounting facets, to include but not limited to pre-audit tasks, inventory, surplus, etc.
**History Nebraska collects, preserves, and opens to all, the histories we share. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is an essential element in making Nebraska’s rich history available to everyone. History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Our work is meaningful and challenging, and we believe diverse perspectives will make it better.

Qualifications / Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: High school education plus four years work experience significantly related to position's function; or Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, or other appropriate curriculum; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to the above requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge or understanding of grant administration.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with different funding streams and fiscal years concurrently.
  • Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, guidelines, policies, procedures, and other work directives.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including the ability to establish priorities and make decisions, and know when outside expertise is needed.
  • Ability to analyze and summarize data to be shared.
  • Strong organization skills, able to multi-task, and can manage time to meet changing priorities.
About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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