Associate Analyst

  • Date Posted
  • Department Grants Administration
  • Location Flint, Michigan

About the Associate Analyst position

The Mott Foundation has an immediate opening in its Flint office for an Associate Analyst to work in the Grants Administration Department, responsible for organizing, auditing and controlling the day-to-day processing of grants, including IRS compliance issues. The associate analyst will report to the Director of Grants Administration.


  • Facilitate cross-departmental learning teams, comprised of Grants Administration, Programs and Information Technology to ensure peer learning and transfer of historical knowledge.
  • Review, analyze, submit, monitor and gather historical and current grant data and information.
  • Become proficient in tasks related to the review of grants to develop a greater understanding of compliance requirements that can then be translated into training materials for program staff.
  • Exercise strong project management skills to plan and conduct training programs; prepare and update grant and compliance-related material for use by staff; and provide technical assistance to staff.
  • Develop and utilize reporting systems to monitor and measure grant data while adding value and efficiencies.
  • Implement updates and improvements to grants processing and management operations including, but not limited to: creating and/or updating workflows; working with IT to optimize the Foundation’s use of the systems necessary for grants processing; enhancing reports and the processes used to generate those reports; removing duplicate record and unnecessary fields.
  • Keep abreast of current trends and practices in field of expertise.
  • Provide advice and assistance to program staff and grantees regarding accounting and reporting of grants, the control of funds, Foundation policies and procedures, the maintenance of records and other financial matters.
  • Review grant proposals, budgets and other deliverables for relevance, accuracy and compliance.
  • Prepare and adjust reports for trustee, management and other Foundation-related meetings, as well as for the budget book.
  • Trace and compare grantee information, verify amounts and other pertinent information, document and communicate concerns, and serve as the point person for program staff and attorneys on grantmaking issues.


You may be a strong candidate if you have the following attributes:

  • You’re a self-starter, capable of working on multiple tasks on deadline and under pressure.
  • You work collaboratively, building relationships, trust and credibility along the way.
  • You work well in a fluid environment where priorities may change quickly.
  • You would welcome feedback to improve the effectiveness of your work and that of the Grants Administration Department.

Qualifications and requirements

  • CPA preferred.
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in this position is required.
  • Five to ten years of experience is required.
  • The position requires an on-site presence in the Flint office Monday through Thursday, with the option to work remotely on Friday. Employees may flex their hours earlier in the week to work a half day on Friday.

How to apply for this position

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage interested parties to apply as soon as possible.

About the Mott Foundation

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, established in 1926 in Flint, Michigan, by an automotive pioneer, is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. It supports nonprofit programs throughout the United States and, on a limited basis, internationally. Grantmaking is focused in four programs: Civil Society, Education, Environment and Flint Area. In addition to Flint, offices are located in metropolitan Detroit, Johannesburg and London. In 2022, the Foundation made 385 grants totaling more than $187 million and had year-end assets of nearly $3.7 billion. For more information, visit

The Mott Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity of thinking, background and perspective among its staff. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

This position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as generous benefits and retirement plans.