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Director of Grants Management & Compliance

Description: 

Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provides a wide-range of legal services aimed to address issues that disproportionately impact the poor.   These services include litigation, providing litigation, training, policy advocacy, technical assistance, and community education.

Under the direction of the President & CEO, the Director of Grants Management & Compliance is responsible for supporting the strategic priorities of Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) by managing all grants, including proposals, projects and reports; including corresponding audits.  This position will also ensure Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Program compliance and oversees the program’s LSC regulation and compliance committee.

 

 

Position:

Director of Grants Management & Compliance

 

Availability:

 

Availability is Immediate.

 

Salary:

 

Starting at $115,000 + commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the President & CEO, Chief of Staff, and other substantive supervisors, leads and drives all grant proposals, ensuring impeccable, thorough and complete grant writing.  Leads major grant reporting including, but not limited to, Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and the CA State Bar; delegates responsibilities to other leaders as needed.  Manages the timely completion and submission of all grant reports, and keeps relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables.  In consultation with senior leaders, identifies and evaluates grant opportunities that would advance the strategic goals of the organization.  Provides training to new staff on grants management and reporting requirements.  Oversees the program’s LSC Regulation and Compliance Committee and, with that committee, facilitates all LSC compliance training for new and existing employees, and oversees drafts and updates of all LSC compliance policies, manuals and materials.  Tracks and updates LSC guidelines, programming, and policies and informs staff accordingly.  Coordinates and ensures a timely response to audit findings, and other requests from funders/grantors.  Routinely provides reports on grant spending levels and updates supervisors on status of deliverables.  Oversees supervisor compliance and grants management.    The candidate should have thorough understanding of the organization’s overall strategic plan and objectives.  Works with Vice-President of Operations and Technology to update IT systems to capture grant data and manage data collection and reporting.  Identifies grant process gaps and develops strategies to optimize the grants administration process.  Works with the President & CEO, the Chief of Staff and other senior leaders on NLSLA priorities and pursues funding, as necessary.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

The ideal candidate requires a J.D. and must be admitted to practice law in the State of CA.  A minimum of four (4) years of experience in cross department initiatives, program development, and grant oversight with a non-profit.  A solid understanding of budgets as it relates to grant proposals and management, including a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience therewith.  Solid and demonstrated experience in grant writing.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.  Demonstrated commitment to serving the public in a mission-driven organization.  Organizational and leadership skills and knowledge of administration and supervision.  Self-motivated, detail oriented, highly-organized, and experience using online resources and other sources to locate grant-related information.  Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.  Excellent interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills.

 

 

About NLSLA:

 

 

Founded in 1965 as part of our nation’s War on Poverty, NLSLA is now one of the largest and most prominent public interest law firms in California. NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 150,000 low-income residents of Los Angeles County each year. Its operating budget for 2020 will reach $22 million, with a staff of more than 160, including 80 attorneys.

 

NLSLA serves all of Los Angeles County with a special emphasis on the poverty communities of the San Fernando, San Gabriel, Pomona and Antelope Valleys, as well as the central county cities of Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena.  NLSLA staff members are housed in four regional offices located in Pacoima, El Monte, Boyle Heights, and Glendale - where the program’s administrative offices are also located.  In addition, NLSLA advocates are co-located in courthouses in Van Nuys, Lancaster, Chatsworth, Pomona and Downtown LA; Hospitals and health centers in Sylmar, Van Nuys, North Hollywood and El Monte; and with social services providers in the Antelope Valley.

 

Advocates specialize in areas of the law that disproportionately impact the poor, including affordable housing and eviction defense, access to public benefits, support for domestic violence victims, access to healthcare, worker and consumer rights, as well as employment and training. NLSLA is particularly known for its innovative programs and collaborative models for delivering services across the County. Among those are the NLSLA Health Consumer Center (HCC) and Medical Legal Community Partnership projects ensuring that everyone receives the health care they need; Shriver Housing - LA providing right to counsel for evictions; Self-Help Legal Access Centers assisting the un-represented with domestic violence, family law and eviction cases in nine courthouses; Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project (PEHP) providing legal help to the homeless in Antelope, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys; and Disaster Legal Assistance providing support and help to low-income disaster survivors.

 

Requirements: 

 

The ideal candidate requires a J.D. and must be admitted to practice law in the State of CA.  A minimum of four (4) years of experience in cross department initiatives, program development, and grant oversight with a non-profit.  A solid understanding of budgets as it relates to grant proposals and management, including a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience therewith.  Solid and demonstrated experience in grant writing.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.  Demonstrated commitment to serving the public in a mission-driven organization.  Organizational and leadership skills and knowledge of administration and supervision.  Self-motivated, detail oriented, highly-organized, and experience using online resources and other sources to locate grant-related information.  Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.  Excellent interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills.

 

To Apply: 

 

 

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume:

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive

Glendale, CA  91205

Fax: (818) 291-1790 E-mail: employment@nlsla.org

 

NLSLA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at NLSLA are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by federal and CA state laws. NLSLA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

 

 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
June 15, 2021
Organization Information: 
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1104 East Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205
United States