Job: Grants And Contracts Manager at Access Now

Grants And Contracts Manager

Access Now is a global non-profit organisation that works to protect and defend the digital rights of individuals and communities.

New York, New York, United States

The Organization and Role

About Us

Access Now is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our Policy, Advocacy, Helpline, RightsCon, Grants, and Operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission.

About the Role

The Grants and Contracts Manager plays a key role with both the finance and development teams of our growing, global organization. The Grants and Contracts Manager leverages their financial management experience with grants within international/global nonprofits, and collaborates across the Organization to ensure smooth and timely grant processing, grant reporting, grant allocation, accurate spending against grants budgets, and compliance with funder requirements and applicable laws. The Manager brings a detail-oriented approach to managing competing priorities and deadlines, and drives exceptional coordination across cross-functional teams in a dynamic, collaborative, and mission-based environment.

The Grants and Contracts Manager reports through the global Director of Finance, and works closely with the Development Director and the Financial Controller, and with Access Now’s Development and Finances teams more broadly.

What You Will Do

The Grants and Contracts Manager is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the organization's financial management of its grants & contracts awards and sponsorships. The Manager’s work encompasses two primary bodies of work spanning financial grant analysis and compliance, and budget preparation and adjustments.

Financial Grant Analysis and Compliance 

Budget Preparations and Adjustments

Related Projects

About You

As a top candidate you will bring:

The Details


This is a full-time position, ideally located in New York City, with ability to attend occasional in-person meetings. At this time Access Now Team Members in New York City are working through hybrid office arrangements, combining remote at-home work with flexible use of Access Now's offices. 

Candidates elsewhere in the US, Berlin, Brussels, San José (CR), or Tunis who meet skills and background requirements will be considered. The successful candidate must have the legal right-to-work in the location in which they will be based. Visa sponsorship and/or relocation assistance are presumed to be unavailable for this recruitment. 



Access Now offers competitive salary - commensurate with experience - and benefits packages that align with our office localities. For candidates in the US, Initial placement within the salary range for this role is anticipated between $80,000 and $83,000 USD annually, and will be determined by depth of experience and preparation. Benefits for this specific role, if filled within the US, include paid healthcare - medical, dental, and vision - insurance, as well as access to a 401k retirement savings program match. If filled in one of the other locations listed above, salary and benefits will align to the corresponding Region, accordingly. All Team Members also benefit from a strong global culture aligned around:


How to Apply

Please submit the following documents:


Our hiring teams review applications submitted through our Career Openings page; email submissions are not accepted. In order for us to communicate with you on the status of your application, please be sure to add to your contacts list, and check spam or junk folders so that you do not miss updates from us.

We are a global human rights organization committed to inclusivity and equity, and seek the most talented team members who bring their true selves, with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. Our commitment applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination. 

Published: 2021-05-26

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