Senior Grants Officer

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Job location
1735 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Bay Area Legal Aid
Street address: 
1735 Telegraph Ave
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Organization: Bay Area Legal Aid's (BayLegal) mission is to provide high quality legal assistance regardless of a client's location, language, or disability. BayLegal is the largest provider of free civil legal services to low-income residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, with regional offices in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. BayLegal's 100+ staff members provide wraparound legal services in housing preservation, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, economic security, consumer protection, and healthcare access.
Position and Responsibilities: BayLegal's Senior Grants Officer, in consultation with BayLegal's Development Team, will: 

  • Ensure programmatic compliance with all sources of grants and contracts, including complex cost reimbursable grants
  • Maintain a portfolio of grants, including: researching funding prospects, working with staff and collaborative partners to develop projects, preparing and submitting applications for new and renewal funding, coordinating with the Accounting Department to develop budgets, ensuring timely submission of invoices and monitor spending, processing contracts, coordinating and attending site visits with funders, preparing required reports, meeting any additional funder requirements 
  • Establish, maintain and build good relationships with funder contacts
  • Maintain grants and contracts tracking system, records, files, and databases (Salesforce)
  • Assist the Development Director and Executive Director with various projects as needed

Qualifications: The Senior Grants Officer shall:

  • Be passionate about BayLegal's mission and possess an ability to understand and enthusiastically articulate the goals and vision of a multi-disciplined poverty law firm 
  • Possess a strong personal work ethic and ability to organize time, solve problems, manage diverse activities and meet critical deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate the ability to be entrusted with sensitive information and conduct daily activities with the utmost professionalism and integrity
  • Exhibit excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Be a creative problem solver with experience using a wide range of resources to accomplish complicated tasks and goals
  • Possess the ability to remain calm under pressure and to work well as a dedicated member of a dynamic team
To apply: 

Applications: Bay Area Legal Aid thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply before March 11, 2016. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to: David McGee, Director of Human Resources at [email protected]. Please reference Senior Grants Officer in your application.

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental, life insurance; long term disability; law school loan repayment; and 401k retirement plan.
Salary range: 
Submission deadline: 
Friday, March 11, 2016