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Grant Administrator

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

The Grant Administrator develops resources, researches funding sources, and writes proposals to a variety of organizations. Prepares contract proposals in accordance with business goals and objectives, administers major contracts, documents. Assists in monitoring proposal process, ensures funder's policies and legal requirements are followed. May negotiate contractual provisions with potential partners. Functions as a liaison to federal and non-federal grantor agencies and subcontracting institutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Interacts with program managers to develop proposal approach
  • Assists in processing proposals through the grant application (RFP) cycle
  •  Maintains document database to facilitate the grant (RFP) preparation process
  • Monitors grant application process as well as grant status after application
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the organization’s programs and anticipated programming
  • Responds to inquiries or problems from grant writers, program grant participants, and funders
  • Prepares grant-related reporting
  • Oversees administrative and clerical support to meet organizational grant objectives as needed
  • Strong sense of teamwork and commitment to achieving department goals and advancing organization mission
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Education
    • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
  • Experience
    • Two to four years of experience in the administration of grants, including grant writing
    • Experience working with publicly funded grants or grants management, preferred
    • Knowledge in grant writing principles and process
    • Strong computer skills, required
    • Some database experience a plus
  • Skills and Abilities
    • Demonstrated excellent business writing skills (writing samples may be requested)
    • Demonstrated ability to write proposals
    • Proven ability to organize multiple projects simultaneously
    • Strong research, analytical and planning skills.
    • Proficient in understanding and communication of the spoken and written English language
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.