Director of Community Programs and Grants Management
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

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Director of Community Programs and Grants Management


Summary of Position Description

The CRLA Director of Community Programs and Grants Management is responsible for developing, managing, and integrating current and new programs of CRLA and identifying, developing and submission of grant applications. The Director of Community Programs and Grants Management will manage the CRLA annual campaign, major gifts campaign, and other fundraising activities as directed.

The Director of Community Programs and Grants Management will work with Central administration staff, field staff and consultants or contractors for the development and implementations of all non-legal programs.

Essential Job Functions
  • Experience with, research data (quantitative and qualitative) development and analysis.
  • Experience in development and management of community based programs and projects.
  • Experience in project management, administrative practices, and management.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing administrative projects with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral communication and presentation skills; demonstrated written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship management skills, and working in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and to collaborate with teams of individuals in diverse settings, with solution-oriented approach.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and work well under pressure, including working with interruptions and deadlines; ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on schedule with attention to detail.
  • Experience with development, submission and follow up of grants to foundations, corporations and other potential funders.
  • Experience with the development and management of fundraising activities including mail and electronic mail lists, and annual and special events.
Essential Functions and Performance Expectations

1. General
  • Recommend hiring of staff, provide guidance, and annually evaluate staff.
  • Manage staff including training, reinforcement of training and recommendation of disciplinary actions up to and including termination.
  • Meet with stakeholders including appropriate government agencies, community, business and non-profit leaders, and legal services committees.
  • Prepare and present Reports for the Executive Director, Board of Trustees as directed.
  • Attend agency meetings as directed.
  • Assist agency staff with developing local funding sources, grants management, community programs and other related training.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed.
2. Fundraising
  • Research, plan manage, and evaluate organizations fundraising activities
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, Directors of litigation, design, develop, and evaluate goals, objectives, methodology, staffing and sustainability plan for new and existing programs.
  • Develop, send, and follow up letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, and other written communication for funders, potential funders, donors, potential donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Direct and supervise annual campaign, including events, mailings, database publications, and print and online publications.
  • Develop, cultivate and nurture relationships with current and future funders including short term and long-term agency support.
3. Community Programs and Initiatives
  • Coordinate and provide oversight of non-litigation community advocacy in support of CRLA's strategic goals.
  • Works with agency staff to develop and implement new large-scale and/or local initiatives.
  • Incubates special initiatives provides oversight during initial implementation.
  • Works with senior management staff to prepare and review program budgets and actual expense of new initiatives.
  • In conjunction with the Directors of Litigation, provides direct support to managers and directors of programs/initiatives in developing strategic litigation that advances the goals and outcomes of program initiatives.
  • Engages in strategic review of litigation, through participation with the Senior Litigation Circle, with special consideration of program initiatives, long-term goals and desired outcomes.
  • Develops systems for effective oversight and review of CRLA programs and special initiatives to ensure alignment with long-term goals, organizational mission and vision.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Senior Managers to ensure review of grant proposals and reports to LSC, IOLTA and other funding sources are prepared and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Represents CRLA at national meetings of professional groups, foundations, and other designated organizations as directed.
  • Is a member of the agency committees as appointed by the Executive Director.
  • Monitor, advise and attend funder-driven convening's, conferences or related contractual obligations for training and professional development
  • JD, MSW or Master's Degree in related field with relevance to the CRLA mission, or demonstrated equivalent experience in a high level, management capacity.
  • Experience with financial management skills, including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a local and state-wide team; ability to provide support for CRLA staff, while holding staff accountable for their performance.
  • Proven ability to network, cultivates relationships, and interacts and communicates within a diverse community both internally and externally.
  • Exceptional communication skills both oral and written with an attention to detail.
  • Computer literate including the use of word processing, spreadsheets, and internet/email.
  • Ability to review and analyze financial and research data.
  • Strong commitment to social justice, with a focus on rural justice.
  • Knowledge of CRLA programs and processes preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer software, including Word, Excel, and grant and email programs.
  • Bilingual, Spanish/English desired.
Working Conditions
  • Office environment is busy, with many deadlines, simultaneous projects, interruptions and many incoming emails and calls.
  • Ability to travel throughout the state
  • Normal office physical conditions with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc.
Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Executive Director and Deputy Director

Supervises: Development Officer Grants and Contracts, Development Associate, Director of Community Workers, and non-legal Program and Initiative and Program Directors and Managers.

Salary, Benefits and Hours of Work

Job Location: CRLA Central Office, San Francisco

Salary: $55,000.00 to $84,500.00

Full-Time Management Salaried Position

Benefits: Comprehensive Health Package

Union: Nonunion position - 22 months ago - save job