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Community Partners

Senior Grants Associate

Employment type
4 months ago
Los Angeles

Community Partners offers expert guidance, essential services, and a strong dose of passion to help foster, launch, and grow creative solutions to community challenges. For 25 years, hundreds of individuals, groups, foundations and other institutions have worked with Community Partners to create new nonprofit projects, establish coalitions, and manage major philanthropic initiatives to benefit the region.

Across all program areas, Community Partners works toward our organizational vision: A vibrant society in which individuals and institutions use knowledge, resources, and relationships to build equitable, democratic and thriving communities.

Our work includes:

Fiscal Sponsorship

  • We provide the structure, finance and administrative services, expert counsel and connections that help nonprofit leaders succeed.


Intermediary Services

  • We help foundations, corporations, government agencies and other institutions achieve greater impact.


Knowledge Sharing

  • We offer workshops, reports, speaking engagements and a range of publications to help strengthen the field.


Community Partners today works with upwards of 180 fiscally-sponsored projects and 15 initiatives and manages roughly $44 million in revenues annually. Our work spans the fields of civic engagement, arts and culture, education, social justice, health, public policy, social services and youth. To learn more, please visit us at

Community Partners seeks a full time Senior Grants Associate. Reporting to the Manager of Grants, this position supports the department in a variety of roles related to grants and contract administration and other related activities as assigned.


  • Review private and government grant agreements 
  • Work with projects on budget review for government and private grant submissions 
  • Submit government grant proposals through on-line system 
  • Oversee and prepare monthly invoicing for government contracts 
  • Prepare contract invoicing as needed for government, private and school contracts 
  • Provide guidance to projects with finance portion of required funder reports 
  • Prepare for funder site visits and audits 
  • Prepare annual audit materials including special A-133 federal expenditure audit 
  • Draft MOUs and agreements, as necessary 
  • Oversee close out of monthly cash management process 
  • Assess contract receivables in connection with analysis of project’s fund balance position
  • Assess project’s open contracts prior to project separations 
  • Work with Grants Manager to improve Grant Database – design and maintenance 
  • Interact with Project Leaders addressing various financial matters 
  • Prepare journal entries as needed 
  • Assist department with special projects
  • Other tasks as assigned 



  • Prepare and process year end representation letters
  • Coordinate other audit related documents



  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skill, be highly attentive to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in MS Office is required.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and maintain a high degree of confidentiality due to the nature of the position.
  • Able to understand an issue and take initiative to develop and implement solutions.
  • Excellent client service and interpersonal skills, and professional demeanor in communicating with staff members at all levels throughout the institution, and with vendors and others.
  • Familiarity with databases, including accounting and HR software.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business related field. Master degree preferred. A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in an accounting, finance departments or grant management (or equivalent experience). Accounting software knowledge a plus.  


The employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, frequently required to walk and stand.  The employee must also use his/her hands to operate office equipment and reach with hands and arms.  Employee may occasionally climb, stoop, kneel or bend.  Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform essential job duties.

Salary $60,000 – $70,000 D.O.E
Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, metro pass, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off.

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Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring