Grants Manager - Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD), Kennedy Krieger Institute

Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Kennedy Krieger's community programs are family focused and maximize the potential of each child within their own home and community environments. Through these programs, Kennedy Krieger adapts services to the unique needs of children with disabilities and their families to help them adjust to the routines of everyday living in their home, schools and community settings. Providing direct treatment and acting as advocates for the children and families they serve, the interdisciplinary professionals at Kennedy Krieger help children achieve their potential and to access and benefit from community resources.

The cornerstone of these efforts is the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Through the Center's focus on professional training, community service, research, and information dissemination, we are working with our community partners to create opportunities and sustain change.

We are currently seeking a Grants Manager who will be responsible for the administration of all financial data relevant to the operation of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, including: the MCDD's training program, Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law), People On the Go, Department of Health projects, the Simon's Foundation contract. and other grants/contracts as needed. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the coordination of finance-related issues that pertain to the daily operation of the MCDD and its affiliated programs (e.g., People On the Go and the Simon's Foundation). This includes coordinating the transfer of information between the projects/programs and Kennedy Krieger's Finance department.
  • Initiate the preparation of an annual MCDD budget. Prepare budgets and financial attachments for new grant and funding proposals for the MCDD and its affiliated programs.
  • Set up and maintain grant files for pending and awarded grants for the MCDD and its affiliated programs. Allocate budget in accordance with grant award. Monitor grants and make recommendations for proper adjustments to the Director. Prepare journal entries to close grants and reconcile accounts.
  • Process check requisitions for the MCDD and its affiliated programs as needed. Reconcile credit card payments and submit for payment. Prepare deposits, monitor accounts receivable, distribute petty cash, and process personnel change notices and annual merit increases for MCDD faculty and staff. 
  • Prepare monthly analysis of MCDD and affiliated programs' budgets (including balances and projections) to actual revenue and expenses. Meet with the Director monthly to review results. Participate in quarterly meetings with the Director and program/project directors to review quarterly results.
  • Prepare quarterly statistical trend analyses of the MCDD and its affiliated programs.
  • Assist the Director and program/project directors and managers on related projects as needed.


  • Associate degree in business, accounting, life science, or other related field required.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of direct work experience related to the responsibilities of this position may be substituted for education. 
  • Must have a minimum of three years of accounting experience
  • Experience with fund accounting and non-profit accounting is strongly preferred.

The Kennedy Krieger Institute provides an excellent benefits package that includes health insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and a company-matched retirement plan. 

Individuals interested in learning more about our employment opportunities may apply through the Kennedy Krieger Institute careers page at:  JOB ID:  4962        

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet