California Community Foundation,

Program Manager, Young Adult Housing & Economic Opp Initiative

Posted
1 month ago
Employment type
Full-Time; Exempt
Location
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

California Community Foundation's mission is to lead positive systemic change that strengthens Los Angeles communities. We envision a future where all Angelenos have the opportunity to contribute to the productivity, health and well-being of our region. And we believe that our common fate will be determined by how successfully we improve the quality of life for all our residents. The impact we help create is of, by and for Los Angeles, because the community is our foundation.

CCF seeks to build a strong and diverse community. We strive to be an employer of choice – offering a competitive compensation package, development opportunities and a rewarding environment. CCF believes in equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or other protected status. We consider qualified applicants in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local laws.

About this job

Young Adult Housing & Economic Opportunity Initiative Background:

Vision: Young adults in LA County have good job opportunities, housing options, wellness and the ability to afford critical needs such as healthcare, childcare, education and contribute positively to the LA community.

Strategy: The initiative will provide charitable investments that support young adults (age 18-30) struggling with poverty, mental illness, and/or lack of family supports to thrive in stable, vital and affordable communities. The initiative is particularly interested in supporting young adults exiting the foster care system (transition age youth) through three focus areas:

Housing: By funding the creation of new housing and/or rehabilitating existing housing while fostering innovation in creating housing that is high-quality, cost-efficient and time-efficient; also by funding housing services such as housing navigation, rental assistance, etc.

Economic opportunity: By funding economic opportunity services for young adults to be able to support themselves through living-wage careers while contributing positively to their community and the LA economy.

Mental health: By funding mental health supports for young people to be able to stabilize and thrive

Roles & responsibilities

Major Responsibilities:

  • Community Engagement & Relationship Management: Provide responsive client service for the initiative and manage the relationship engagement timeline of the initiative and program team including:
  • Ensuring the team is continuously cultivating relationships with grantees, funder partners, community-based organizations, funder tables, and other stakeholders.
  • Arranging and providing technical assistance for community-based organizations as necessary.
  • Providing support in sitting at stakeholder meetings, convenings, site visits, webinars, etc. as discussed with colleagues.
  • Grantmaking Management: Manage administration of the initiative’s grantmaking portfolio for existing and prospective grantee organizations including:
  • Facilitating the discovery and due diligence process of prospective grantees including through letters of interest (LOIs) and seasonal request for proposals (RFPs)
  • Tracking the budget of the initiative including grant payments, totals awarded to date and other relevant items related to grant funds
  • Managing grant award including coordinating with the program, grants management and donor relations teams to ensure terms are reflective of collective expectations
  • Monitoring proposal and the grant process including the production of grant agreements, progress reports, payment requests, and other related correspondence and meetings with grantees
  • Working closely with the program, grants management and donor relations teams to apply and improve existing processes and practices
  • Creating drafts of grantmaking materials including meeting agendas, due diligence criteria, applications, reporting template, etc.
  • Program Administration: Manage the administration of the initiative including:
  • Scheduling calls, in-person meetings, and site visits with the fund relationships, relevant CCF staff, grantees, prospective grantees, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Meeting management including agenda setting, notetaking, circulation, and follow-up
  • Maintaining internal project management infrastructure including SharePoint files and other internal CCF systems
  • Routine clerical tasks as required
  • Research: Conducting research and analysis on potential and current grantees, landscape of providers, relevant policies, networks, evidence base of program models, etc. as requested by colleagues and the initiative’s relationships including:
  • Attending various workshops and trainings relevant to the work of the initiative and report back to the broader team on insights.
  • Conducting research as part of the discovery, due diligence, monitoring and evaluation parts of the grantmaking lifecycle with prospective and current grantee relationships.
  • General: Other duties as assigned, dependent on portfolio needs and employee skills.

Qualifications

Experience: Minimum of four years of experience working on mission-driven programs; preference for experience in a relevant field (housing, homeless services, youth development, economic opportunity and/or mental health). Program management, client management, and grantmaking experience and project teams to achieve results are preferred. Previous experience with developing and working with program budgets and understanding of nonprofit financial models is preferred. Lived experience in one or more of the fields of interest is highly preferred.

Community and Field of Interest Knowledge: Knowledge of the Los Angeles County nonprofit community, familiarity with diverse neighborhoods throughout the region, and experience in working effectively with diverse and broad-based community constituencies is essential. Working knowledge of best practices in fields of interest to the foundation, familiarity with nonprofit financials, public and private funding streams related to the foundation’s domains of work, and a working understanding of outcome measures and evaluation methodologies aimed at assessing program effectiveness is preferred.

Convening and Facilitation Skills: Able to facilitate meetings and group processes for the purposes of fact-finding, decision-making, peer learning and problem solving. Strong meeting management skills are necessary.

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