Contracts Manager - Development Team

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



123 William St., 16th Floor
New York
United States


The Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center (CDP) seeks a Contracts Manager to help administer government funding contracts for legal services. This position will be responsible for ensuring timely reporting and invoicing for CDP’s government contracts, and as a member of CDP’s Development Team will also assist with general development and fundraising efforts such as individual giving or fundraising events. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, self-motivated individual with experience in contract management and a clear and demonstrated passion for social, racial and economic justice. This is a non-supervisory, non-legal position.


Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Prepare and submit timely reports to funders
  • Maintain accurate and updated records of contract statuses
  • Review, assign funding sources to and oversee database input of client intake information in conjunction with CDP’s Database Coordinator.
  • Input CDP client and case information into external databases as required by specific funders
  • Manage funder site visits and audits
  • Regularly communicate contract requirements and updates to CDP staff and community partners with whom CDP has joint funding to ensure contract requirements are met
  • Regularly check in and follow up with community partners who are subcontractors on CDP grants
  • Prepare and submit regular invoices to funders
  • Review and process invoices from subcontractors
  • Assist with general grants management for other funding sources such as foundations or major donors
  • Assist with CDP’s individual and event-based giving efforts
  • Attend regular CDP Development Team meetings
  • Participate on CDP committees and in overall CDP governance and operation
  • Qualifications/Skills:

  • 1-2 years government contract management experience a big plus
  • Experience with funder databases (such as Capricorn) a big plus
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to effectively manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work efficiently in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Experience with and/or commitment to grassroots efforts working towards social justice


About the Community Development Project:

The Community Development Project provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. We partner with community organizations to win legal cases, publish community-driven research reports, assist with the formation of new organizations and cooperatives and provide technical and transactional assistance in support of their work towards social justice. To learn more about CDP, visit


The Community Development Project is an equal opportunity employer. CDP encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, people from low-income backgrounds, and people with personal experience with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities we serve.

This is a bargaining unit position represented for collective bargaining purposes by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW, Local 2230.


Excellent benefits package is available, with generous vacation, personal, and sick time, along with industry leading medical and dental coverage. CDP’s staff are on a fixed salary scale, and the salary for this position will be determined based on years of relevant experience in accordance with the scale.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to, attn: HaQuyen Pham. The subject line of the email must include: “Contracts Manager.” Applications must be received by March 30, 2018 and will be considered on a rolling basis.