Grants And Contracts Manager
Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you!
The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 170 employees, including more than 80 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact healthy, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic change—actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org.
Position: Reporting to the Chief Development Director, the Grants and Contracts Manager serves as the primary grant writer, engages in compliance reporting, manages funder relationships, and supports special project initiatives. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, project management skills, with an emphasis on grant compliance and outcome measurement. This position is currently on a hybrid work schedule.
*Assigned location is subject to change during course of employment.
- BA/BS degree and a minimum of 5 years professional experience in a nonprofit environment in grants/project management, fundraising or related field;
- Demonstrated analytical and persuasive writing skills experience as well as superior editing skills, including ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience;
- Strong administrative skills and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in an effective and efficient manner;
- Demonstrated computer literacy, with very strong word processing, accounting spreadsheet, database and internet research skills;
- Detail-oriented, with strong organizational ability;
- Ability to collaborate effectively as a team player;
- Self-starter with initiative to overcome obstacles and recommend solutions to problems;
- Ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines without sacrificing quality;
- Demonstrated commitment to applying principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in performance of job duties (required);
- Experience working in a nonprofit institution of comparable complexity and scale; experience working as part of a team to successfully manage multiple projects with competing timelines;
- Knowledge of priorities, trends, and requirements in the government funding arena, especially within Los Angeles County and California; and
- Knowledge of legal services or human/social services preferred; ability to quickly grasp and translate complex subject matter.
- Lead grant proposal development/submission – preparing and organizing materials for proposals and submitting and monitoring grant applications.
- Develop and implement policies and procedures to effect programmatic compliance with all public and private funding contracts, including:
- Working with the Director of Client Access and Compliance on compliance and trainings;
- Working with the Finance Department to facilitate the appropriate allocation and timely invoicing of grant funds;
- Working with the Grants Development Coordinator generate case statistics and other outcome data;
- Submitting required financial and performance reports; and
- Monitoring performance of contractual partners.
- Serve as primary liaison to representatives of granting agencies and contractual partners, including negotiating contract terms with the assistance of the lead legal manager; ensuring timely and effective communication, and coordinating monitoring visits and presentations.
- Research, write and coordinate submission of public and private grant applications on the local, state, and national level, including recommending projects for funding, developing grant budgets, and working with the Legal Directors, Managing Attorneys, Finance, and Executive Director regarding staffing.
- Research new funding opportunities on local, state, and federal levels to expand existing programs and create new programs for funding in the advancement of LAFLA’s program priorities.
- Perform other related development activities as needed.
LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend.
Please submit a cover letter and resume online to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Grants and Contracts Manager” in the subject line.
INTRODUCTORY PERIOD – A one-year probationary period will be required.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.
NOTE: LAFLA requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with the exception of staff who are entitled to a reasonable accommodation due to a medical disability or sincerely held religious belief under the law. You will be required to submit proof that you are fully vaccinated upon hire.