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Senior Grants Administrator

Walton Enterprises has an opening on the Walton Family Foundation Legal team for a skilled, highly motivated, and entrepreneurial individual to join the foundation as a Senior Grants Administrator.

This role is based in Denver, CO.

Please include a cover letter with your resume.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization to foster an environment where all associates THRIVE and belong. We do this by creating:

  • a culture committed to continuous learning that recognizes and values differences
  • an environment of respect and connection to learning from the richness of identities, experiences, and perspectives
  • fair access for all to opportunities for growth and advancement

About the Position

The Senior Grants Administrator is an essential part of the foundation’s grants management function, guiding and coaching stakeholders across teams throughout the grantmaking lifecycle, and serving as a trusted resource for program and legal staff. Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and manage assigned areas of the foundation’s grant and contract lifecycle through all stages: from approval, drafting, and signature through payment, at all times communicating effectively with key internal and external stakeholders and maintaining accurate and complete records in the foundation’s grant management and accounting systems.
  • Train and support grants administration staff and program support staff in understanding and implementing the grantmaking processes and policies.
  • Serve as point of contact for program officers and program support staff in troubleshooting and problem-solving issues related to active grants.
  • Generate and review grant agreements, contracts, and specialized documents such as loan agreements, draft and review additional documents and templates as needed, and coordinate negotiation and changes requested by counterparties.
  • Verify compliance of grants, contracts, and loans with foundation requirements and policies involving fiscal sponsorship relationships, charitable intent in grants to for-profit and foreign entities, and advocacy activities, as well as operational, reputational, and governance risks, working closely with the foundation’s legal team and program teams to identify and resolve issues.
  • Process payments by verifying any preconditions to payment have been met, handling the ACH process, ensuring that all payment information is consistent and accurate, and troubleshooting issues with internal and external contacts.
  • Identify and take the lead on process improvements for all aspects of the grantmaking lifecycle, working across teams, and managing knowledge documentation for program-specific legal considerations.
  • Complete other projects and assignments as requested.

Who we are looking for

Qualifications required for your success

  • Strong technical skills, including knowledge of grant management software (ex. Salesforce, EveryAction, or SmartSimple Amplify for Grantmakers)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a strong focus on effective client service
  • Minimum 5 years of administrative work experience, including work in a self-driven, compliance-oriented role
  • Attention to detail and clarity in drafting, substantive compliance, and communications
  • Proven skills in organization and time management
  • Proven ability to exercise good judgment on a consistent basis; able to anticipate needs, solve problems independently, and take initiative to get things done
  • Demonstrated capacity to work as part of a team, as well as independently

Personal attributes that support your success

  • You are helpful, a team player, and show respect while collaborating with others
  • You are results-oriented and exercise sound judgment in your work
  • A lifelong learner, who is inquisitive and solves problems with bold thinking and innovation
  • A visionary who plans with imagination and wisdom
  • You are dedicated to achieving excellence and working with others to tackle the tasks at hand

All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement and background check. In addition, you will need to provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.

Salary Range:  $81,000 - $101,000

Benefits Information: We offer a comprehensive and generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401 (k) retirement plan and paid time off.

*This information is provided to comply with Colorado Law

How to Apply

Applications must include an updated resume and a cover letter that explains how previous experiences have prepared you for this role and why this role in particular aligns with your career goals.

Click here to apply.

About the Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation is, at its core, a family-led foundation. Three generations of the descendants of our founders, Sam and Helen Walton, and their spouses, work together to lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities. We work in three areas: improving K-12 education, protecting rivers and oceans and the communities they support, and investing in our home region of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. To learn more, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Walton Family Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.