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Community Partners

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 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.

Grants Administration

  • Review government agreements and prepare appropriate forms for contract execution
  • Review private grant agreements
  • Manage a portfolio of projects. 
  • Work with projects on budget review for government and private grant submissions
  • Submit government grant proposals through on-line system
  • Prepare monthly invoicing for government contracts
  • Prepare ad hoc contract invoicing as needed for city, private and school contracts
  • Assist in all areas of grant compliance and management for projects.
  • Manage project grants in Salesforce database and AccuFund
  • Prepare documentation for funder site visits and audits
  • Assist with preparation of annual audit materials
  • Draft MOUs and agreements, as necessary
  • Interact with Project Leaders addressing various financial matters
  • Prepare journal entries as needed 
  • Assist department with special projects
  • Other tasks as assigned

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.
  • Working knowledge of government contracts policies and procedures is a plus.  


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or related fields (or equivalent experience) with a minimum of 3 to 5 years exp. 

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 $50,000 – $57,000 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