CHS has an exciting opportunity in our CHS Foundation and Corporate Citizenship group. We are looking for a Stewardship Specialist to oversee the database management, compliance, finance and operation functions, and grant metrics and evaluations for CHS Stewardship (which includes the charitable giving work of both the CHS Foundation and CHS Corporate Citizenship).
This position requires someone who can work both as an independent contributor and in a support role. To be successful, you must possess strong financial skills, be customer service focused, detailed orientated, organized and have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You will:Oversee the grants management system (MicroEdge GIFTS). Key tasks include:
Managing the design, maintenance, enhancement, coding and administration of the grantmaking database to ensure data is accurate and accessible. Manage grant application and requirement forms ? designing, creating, maintaining, enhancing and updating as necessary.Manage the grant disbursement process to include downloading applications, verifying applicant tax status, processing approvals and declines, and processing payments.Generate and process reports from the GIFTS database to communicate grant awards with stakeholders, including the CHS Board of Directors, CHS Foundation Board of Trustees, CHS employees, and all other internal/external stakeholders.Manage the annual budget and quarterly forecasting process.Oversee monthly forecast reconciliations, coding of invoices, and deposits, and request journal entries as needed.Partner with internal audit and tax to ensure the appropriate controls are in place, maintaining compliance with government policies and regulations.Participate in the grant review committee.Partner with external auditor to facilitate annual audit of CHS Foundation.Participate in the membership committee, evaluating the sponsorships and memberships, processing dues enterprise wide, and making sure various business units are represented.Attend CHS Foundation Board of Trustees meetings, recording minutes, managing materials, and assisting with logistics to ensure meetings run smoothly.Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.Basic Qualifications: (required)Bachelor?s degree5 years Accounting or Financial Analyst experiencePrevious experience with budget and forecast managementKnowledge of charitable giving programsAble to travel less than 10% per yearPreferred Qualifications: (desired)Familiarity with MicroEdge GIFTS grant making software