Director of Grants and Compliance

Do you get excited at the idea of getting into the details on grants and contractual requirements? Are you interested in coordinating with multiple team members to make sure that compliance requirements are met? Do you have solid experience in accounting that you want to use to support survivors in the West Michigan community? If so, this may be a great position for you.


The YWCA West Central Michigan is looking for a full-time Director of Grants and Compliance to join our Finance team and partner with our programmatic leaders. This position will be key in strategizing how to most effectively leverage the multiple state and federal grants the YWCA receives. The organization offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance with options for employee-only level premiums paid entirely by the YWCA, generous paid time off, and vision insurance at a low cost. After 2 years of employment the YWCA will contribute 7% of your salary into a retirement plan.

Salary Range – $65,000 to $75,000


Our mission is Eliminating Racism; Empowering Women and Girls; Promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom, and Dignity for All. Where racism and sexism give rise to domestic and sexual violence, we help empower survivors with expert, comprehensive services: 24-hour confidential helpline, safety planning, legal help, domestic violence emergency shelter and supportive housing, medical-forensic examinations, counseling and support groups for victims; supervised parenting time and safe custody exchange. We seek to reflect the diverse community it serves and be a welcoming, inclusive space for all. Applicants from diverse experiences, backgrounds, and identities are encouraged to apply.

We are known for excellence, cultural and professional humility, exemplary victim-focused and trauma-informed care, a shared commitment to doing what needs to be done to mitigate the impact of domestic abuse and sexual violence, and to address the intersectionality of racism and interpersonal violence. We are passionate about our work. We have high expectations. We work hard because the work matters, and we pay attention because details matter. We seek to constantly improve ourselves – individually and collectively.


  • Read and fully understand each grant.
  • Be a resource for staff with grant questions.
  • Work with CFO and finance department staff to develop grant budgets and organization financial budgets.
  • Review monthly grant billings for accuracy.
  • Prepare grant-related reports for internal and external use.
  • Maintain internal records of grant spending and billing.
  • Review organizational spending to ensure the maximum amount is being billed to grants.
  • Review program budgets with program directors.
  • Assist accounting staff with coding invoices related to grants.
  • Coordinate the annual single audit.
  • Work with program directors to develop policies and procedures related to their grants.
  • Assist with various accounting tasks as needed.
  • Monitor grant and other compliance due dates to ensure reports are filed on time.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • Non-profit accounting experience required
  • Single audit experience required
  • CPA certification preferred
  • Experience in government funding compliance preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively including with those from diverse cultures and backgrounds is required.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication skills are required.
  • Ability to handle stress and tough issues.
  • Physically able to: reach, pull, lift, grasp, talk, hear, see, and type.
  • Analysis of data, viewing a computer terminal, extensive reading and writing, or making general observations of facilities and/or surroundings.
  • Has access to and willingness to use transportation for business purposes, with compensation as allowed by policy.
  • Employment is dependent upon satisfactory background and reference checks.


  • Light work: mostly sitting and exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and up to 10 pounds of force frequently for purposes of lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects.
  • Irregular work hours may exist, including early morning, weekends and evenings.
  • Regional travel during the workday is required regularly.
  • Conditions are subject to occasional exposure to agitated or threatening individuals.
  • Requires concentrated, complex and variable mental efforts, with emphasis on synthesis of information, written and oral communication.



If you are interested in joining our team, submit your cover letter and resume by 5 pm on Monday, 4/8/2024. Concisely outline how your experience will help make this position successful.


Hiring Manager: Fred Kooistra, CFO



The YWCA West Central Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer