American Red Cross Senior Associate, Grants & Agreements - International Services Division in Statewide, United States

Job Description:

The American Red Cross (ARC) International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. With programs and partners in 70 countries, the American Red Cross working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent Network in order to deliver critical assistance to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world, reaching 100 million people annually.


The Sr. Associate will be responsible for coordinating and administering activities pertaining to contract development, the selection and award process, and post award contract administration; as well as the generation of international operating agreements within the Red Cross movement and with other international humanitarian organizations.

This is a great opportunity for a mid-level professional to join a fantastic team of international humanitarian professionals. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity!


  • Manage and prioritize a constantly changing portfolio of grant agreements, contracts, MOUs, cash pledges, and other agreements, ensuring their timely processing and execution required to support ARC's global humanitarian mandate.

  • Draft grant award documents, contracts, and agreements, facilitate, prioritize and monitor the efficient processing of various documents through all processes required for approval.

  • Provide technical support to program officers as needed in the preparation of cash pledges for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (International Federation) and other Red Cross Movement partners.

  • Lead and coordinate collaboration with the Office of General Counsel, Finance, Compliance, Risk Management, and external partners and vendors for coordination and resolution of grant/contract/agreement related issues pertaining to the Haiti Assistance Program as well as other ISD units, ensuring compliance with ARC policies.

  • Develop, oversee and maintain various databases and departmental records and files.

  • Provide technical support as needed in ARC Request For Application (RFA) process.

  • Support other Grants & Agreements processes such as local procurement and compliance as required.

  • Contribute to the revision and development (design) of templates, checklists, spreadsheets and other tools used to manage and administer all aspects of the Grants & Agreements Unit.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in business administration or other relevant field required.

  • Minimum of three years professional experience in full life cycle administration of grants, agreements, and contracts is required; experience in an international context is strongly preferred.

  • Strong and demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy, and customer service.

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential.

  • Strong analytical skills are required.

  • Red Cross business operations experience, with knowledge of the Red Cross Movement, its emergency and non-emergency operations, rules and principles is strongly preferred.

  • Training in federal regulations governing grants, cooperative agreements, and sub-awards, including OMB 2 CFR 200, , 22CFR226, 22CFR228 is helpful.

  • Experience in developing systems for tracking local and international procurement and Movement pledges in large scale disaster responses preferred.

  • 0-10% international travel required.

  • Ability to work in the U.S. without a current or future need for visa sponsorship or assistance.


Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment.