Grant Compliance

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Website Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

There’s no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums; Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We’re committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

Grant Compliance provides analysis, pre- and post-award support, and oversight to ensure compliance with both OMB Uniform Guidance and grant-specific requirements; support grant-funded staff in interpreting and understanding eligible uses of grant funds, budget revisions, extension requests, program amendments, contract compliance, and applicable regulations.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ progressive experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment, required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Prior grant funding experience, budget experience, and compliance experience. Certified Research
  • Administrator (CRA) designation preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Work is primarily sedentary in nature; no special demands are required.

Essential Functions and Accountabilities:


  • Maintains current working knowledge of OMB’s Uniform Guidance; monitors changes in policy.
  • Maintains working knowledge of funder-specific regulations and requirements for funders including, but not limited to: National Science Foundation, United States Fish and Wildlife Services, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Allegheny Regional Asset District, Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, National Air and Space Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, among others; monitors changes in policy
  • Maintains complete working knowledge of all CMP government grant agreements, which total approximately $8-10 million at any given point in time, and government contracts.
  • Conducts routine compliance reviews of grant-funded projects and subrecipient activity.
  • Provides grant project staff with grant management and compliance training
  • Assists in preparations for external monitoring visits, reviews, and audits, and cross-site evaluations and participate as appropriate/necessary.
  • Advises on foundation and/or corporation agreement compliance on an as-needed basis.


  • Ensures that all of CMP’s policies are in alignment with the Uniform Guidance and funder-specific terms and conditions; collaborates with Human Resources to update CMP policies when needed.
  • Monitors compliance with purchasing regulations, equipment inventory, and sub awarding for all active agreements and contracts.
  • Advises, ACE, museum staff, and PIs with regard to Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) requirements.
  • Creates and manages required trainings and tracks compliance with requirements for responsible and ethical conduct of research programs.

Pre-award Support:

  • Advises ACE, museum finance, and controller’s office staff on pre-award/application compliance matters.
  • Interprets regulations and guidelines as needed.

Post-award Support:

  • Reviews contracts/agreements to ensure CMP’s ability to comply with terms and condition.
  • Serves as internal liaison to program staff in their roles as they relate to grant compliance, terms and conditions, procurement, sub awarding, etc.
  • Advises PIs, finance staffs, and ACE on budget revisions, scope changes, extension requests, etc.
  • Provides guidance in interpreting and executing applicable regulations and award terms and conditions for both CMP and all subrecipient.
  • Oversees all sub awarding activity from agreement through implementation
  • Other duties as assigned.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check
  • Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

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