Jun 10, 2022

Grants Financial Analyst/Administrator

  • Roca Inc.
  • Chelsea, MA, USA
Full-Time Administration/Operations Data/Analysis Finance/Accounting

Job Description

About Roca

Roca’s mission is to be a relentless force in disrupting incarceration, poverty and racism by partnering with young adults, the police, and systems at the center of urban violence to create safety, address trauma, and find hope.

Roca is a fast-paced, data-driven, and relentless organization that annually serves nearly 1,300 young people at the center of urban violence – the young people most likely to shoot or be shot. Founded just outside of Boston in 1988, Roca operates a nationally acclaimed Intervention Model with five sites in Massachusetts, one in Hartford, CT and one in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Over 34 years, Roca has learned that to impact urban violence, we must work directly with the young people and systems at the center of it. Roca’s Intervention Model engages this population of very high-risk young adults in an intensive four-year program to address trauma, teach life-saving cognitive-behavioral skills, and break the cycle of incarceration and poverty that traditional youth programs alone can’t break. And, because it takes all of us, Roca also helps institutions like police and state agencies change the way they work with young people who are traumatized and living at the intersection of gangs, drugs, poverty, violence, immigration challenges, and involvement with multiple public systems.

Roca’s approach is rooted in understanding brain development, neuroplasticity, and the impact of trauma on the brain; the Intervention Model is built on the foundational theories of Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Stages of Change and Systems Change.

Roca is in a period of tremendous growth as we continue to expand our direct service work, lead policy and system change initiatives in Massachusetts and Maryland, and increase our national footprint through the Roca Impact Institute. Complementing our direct service work, the Roca Impact Institute is the coaching arm of our work that scales Roca’s work to cities across the U.S. that are seeking proven approaches to community violence intervention. The Impact Institute enters into intensive, on-the-ground coaching partnerships, showing communities how to implement our research-based, trauma-informed approach violence intervention.

Position Overview:

The Grants Financial Analyst/Administrator will report directly to the VP, Finance and work closely with the other Grants Financial Analyst and finance team.  This position will prepare the monthly analysis for a number of grant funded projects to ensure they are being charged correctly and achieving the stated goals and timelines.  This will be accomplished by working in partnership with the operational managers to prepare the original funding proposals, understand the project details and reviewing the prepared reporting throughout the project to make needed adjustments.  This position will also ensure that the regulatory requirements are being followed properly.

Grants Management

  • Support projects’ funding proposals:  assist with budgets, review proposals, provide supporting documents.
  • Ensure complete documentation of funding awards. 
  • Work with project directors to comply with funder’s terms and conditions, manage deliverables, monitor spending, request amendments, and plan spend-out.

Financial Management

  • Support budget creation, budget projections and analysis of expenses as needed.
  • Review salaries being charged to projects and adjust to ensure correct allocation.  
  • Prepare, review, and distribute monthly reports, funder reports and others. Document and address issues requiring attention and/or further discussion. 
  • Analyze and monitor projects’ fund and cash balances and keep project team informed of status, issues.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of payables, deposits, and billings.
  • Ensure expenses accruals are properly recorded

Financial Analysis

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and YTD financial reports (e.g. income statements, balance sheets, site reports, and revenue reports)
  • Institute new financial models to deliver information to managers
  • Implement tools to allow for more efficient delivery of reporting (MIP and excel)
  • Assist with the preparation of government filings (UFR, 990)
  • Reconcile various financial accounts
  • Perform other duties as required.

Hiring Organization

Roca Inc



The very nature of Roca’s work requires an individual of great commitment and energy to the mission.  Roca seeks a highly driven individual who is a good fit both personally and professionally for the culture of Roca.  In addition, the ideal candidate for this position will be a trustworthy decision-maker.  He/she will have a sense of humor, feel passionate and committed to direct work with high-risk youth, and demonstrate interest in coaching and supporting coworkers.   

 Roca expects candidates to have the following skills:

  • Capacity for creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, violence prevention 
  • Ability to work as a part of a team. 
  • High level of attention to detail and organization
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Capacity to think and act        intentionally and strategically 
  • Creative problem-solving and thinking
  • Excellent at organizing, managing and completing multiple complex projects and tasks simultaneously with thoroughness, accuracy, timeliness and good humor.
  • Self-motivation, initiative, sound judgment, and commitment to ongoing learning are essential
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills are all essential to this position. 

Requirements for the position: 

  • BA preferred in Business, Finance or Accounting/Equivalent experience accepted
  • Non-profit accounting experience highly desired
  • Proficient in Excel, MS Office and financial software applications. Familiarity with Abila MIP Fund Accounting software is a plus.
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19, subject to any accommodations under applicable law.
  • Ability to travel around the service area
  • Criminal background and current driving record check required
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours, and Holidays and/or weekends as needed. 
  • Working with diverse cultures

Industry/Service Area

Healthcare/Public Health, Human Services, Social Justice




  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 403(b) matching - up to 4% of annual salary
  • Life Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Payment of the employee tax for Paid Family Leave in Massachusetts
  • Generous vacation time
  • Sick time
  • 3 personal days every July 1st to use in the fiscal year. 
  • 11 paid Holidays

Application Instructions

Cover letter and resume required.

Roca is an equal opportunity employer

Roca is a Certified Age Friendly Employer - https://institute.agefriendly.org/initiatives/certified-age-friendly-employer-program/

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