Under the general direction and guidance of the Program Officer, Strategic Funding for the Housing team, the Grants Coordinator, Housing will support critical aspects of Home For Good, the initiative to create and sustain an end to homelessness in LA County. The Grants Coordinator, Housing will be an essential member of the team’s strategic funding work, focused on managing funded housing partners and grants made through United Way’s Housing and Home For Good Funders Collaborative’s investments.
We invite candidates to join our dynamic team of collaborators working with a diverse group of partners to invest in innovative ideas and scalable solutions to homelessness. The work environment is fast-paced and energized, focused on continuous learning and improvement both internally and out in the field. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a deep passion for philanthropy and ending homelessness, possess a strong work-ethic, be analytical and adaptive, operate with a team & mission-first mindset, and exhibit a track record of cultivating easy, meaningful, and productive relationships with diverse partners.
- Directly Advise, Mediate, and Support efforts to end homelessness within LA County:
- Grants Management: In partnership with the Program Officer, Strategic Funding, works to cultivate necessary relationships with prospective and funded partners, coordinates partner contracts and payments, designs and maintains methods to collect grant impact and outcomes, and supports success of projects and partners throughout the grant term.
- Support Program Officer, Strategic Funding in identifying investment opportunities for development of request for proposals, and designing and executing application process for potential applicants/partners.
- Coordinate across the Housing team, United Way departments and Funders Collaborative members to compile and communicate investment impact to support continuous improvement of initiative, and work to increase revenue through grantseeking and fundraising.
- Supports Community Impact department and Housing team around annual HomeWalk event through representation on cross-departmental teams, management of departmental tracker and communications (external and internal) for HomeWalk.
- Collaborate with United Way’s Development, Marketing and Engagement teams to design and cultivate creative engagement opportunities for stakeholder participation in regional efforts to end homelessness.
- Identify, plan, and execute special initiative funding projects on an as needed and funding available basis.
- Serve as Home For Good’s secondary liaison to the Funders Collaborative, including providing meeting and member support in partnership with the Program Officer, Strategic Funding.
- Lead meetings and special projects of the Home For Good Funders Collaborative as needed.
- Support Home For Good team as needed in other events, campaigns and activities related to the success of the initiative.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Minimum 2 years relevant experience in systems change, policy work, non-profit, philanthropy and/or homelessness services.
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Social Work, Urban Planning or equivalent experience required.
- Expertise and background in philanthropy, continuous improvement, and systems change strategies.
- Working knowledge of the root causes of and solutions to homelessness.
- Must have excellent relationship building skills, strong organization, and follow up skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all organizational levels within a diverse environment.
- Must be able to transfer thoughts and ideas into concrete, coherent actions, while applying continuous quality improvement processes to evaluate outcomes.
- Must be able to exercise initiative, independent good judgment, flexibility, discretion, and solid decision-making.
- Must be able to utilize creative strategies to engage stakeholders and maintain effective working relationship with key stakeholders.
- Should possess strong interpersonal skills, written, and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to persuade small and large groups alike.
- Must be able to successfully consolidate competing priorities from stakeholders toward a singular goal.
- Must be able to prioritize work, meet specific deadlines, and make appropriate adjustments to changing circumstances as necessary
- Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) is essential.
- Grants database management systems experience a plus.
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