Grants/Contracts Manager - Regional Housing Legal Services, Glenside

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Regional Housing Legal Services (RHLS) is a public interest legal agency that for over 45 years has provided specialized legal and technical assistance throughout Pennsylvania to non-profit organizations that develop affordable housing, create economic opportunities, and revitalize low-income neighborhoods. RHLS attorneys also engage in systemic policy and advocacy efforts designed to improve housing and utility-related issues for low-income households. RHLS has offices in Glenside (Philadelphia suburb), Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

RHLS is seeking a Grants/Contract Manager. The Grants/Contract Manager will be responsible for managing the fundraising calendar, facilitating team communication, guiding relevant parties through the required steps to ensure a complete and timely submission, as well as writing, editing, and submitting grants and reports. This position will be in the Glenside office and will report to the CFO/Director of Administration (who works remotely).

Job Responsibilities

Grant/Contract Management (70%)

  • Act as the point person for applications and grant/contract reports, creating a process efficiently communicate information to and from team members.
  • Read and understand proposal requirements and develop plan for proposal completion, including systematically collecting components.
  • Maintain systems and databases for receiving, processing, and acknowledging grants, contracts, and contributions.
  • Maintain annual grants calendar.
  • Create and maintain systems for gathering data needed to track progress toward grant/contract deliverables.
  • Responsible for providing regular reports to Management Team on progress toward fundraising goals and progress toward grant/contract deliverables.
  • Work with attorneys and staff to identify funding opportunities and potential funders, and to develop proposal and application narratives, budgets, outcomes, and reports.
  • Research new funders to increase the number of grants, contracts, and total funding received.
  • Schedule funder meetings for attorneys and staff; prepare marketing materials, as needed.

Individual Fundraising (20%)

  • Manage small annual appeal (draft appeals & acknowledgements; mail appeals & acknowledgements; track and report results.
  • Manage NeonCRM, ensuring donor data is entered accurately and timely.
  • Manage annual board giving.

Coordination with Communications Staff (5%)

  • Ensure uniform language and messaging
  • Help identify topics or venues for communications that advance RHLS’s fundraising goals and support to attorneys as they create targeted communication pieces.

Other (5%)

  • Staff liaison to the Board Development Committee, as needed.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Three+ years grant writing experience.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An understanding of affordable housing and community development.
  • Experience working with community-based non-profits and/or low-income individuals.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and racial equity.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and execute multiple complicated and continuing grants in a timely manner.
  • Flexibility.
  • The ability to be persistent and tactful.
  • Familiarity with LegalServer and NeonCRM, or demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technologies.

Salary range for 3-5 years of experience is estimated to be between $43,000 and $52,000.

Excellent benefits package will be provided.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by February 28, 2019.

Send a letter of interest and resume (via email, using subject line: Grants/Contract Manager) to:

Rachel Blake
Associate Director
Regional Housing Legal Services

RHLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, persons who are bi-cultural, bilingual in Spanish, women, and persons who are disabled are encouraged to apply.

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