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GRANTS AND CONTRACTS SPECIALIST

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Published 18 days ago

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS SPECIALIST - CENTRAL

Our Organization

Legal Services NYC fights poverty and seeks justice for low income New Yorkers. For over

50 years, we have challenged systemic injustice and helped clients meet basic needs for housing, income and economic security, family and immigration stability, education, and health care. LSNYC is the largest civil legal services provider in the country; our staff of almost 600 people in neighborhood-based offices and outreach sites across all five boroughs helps more than 100,000 New Yorkers annually.

We partner with scores of community-based organizations, elected officials, public agencies, pro bono lawyers, and the courts to maximize our effectiveness. Our work fights discrimination and helps to achieve equal opportunity and economic, social, and racial justice for all New Yorkers.

The Opportunity

LSNYC seeks a Grants & Contracts Specialist to handle reporting and data management duties related to the administration of grants and contracts. The Grants & Contracts Specialist (“G&C Specialist”) will report to the Deputy Director, Grants & Contracts Management (“Deputy Director”). The G&C Specialist will handle reporting for foreclosure, immigration, and low wage worker contracts, and support the development of contract proposals and reports for citywide funding sources. The G&C Specialist will be located at the Central office but will work closely with the local offices on grants administration tasks.

Tasks and responsibilities include:

The G&C Specialist will be responsible for the reporting for several of our major funding sources, including those specifically related to foreclosure prevention, immigration, and low-wage worker projects, as well as working with the Deputy Director to prepare reports related to general funds from the Legal Services Corporation, Office of Court Administration, and Interest on Lawyer Account funds.

Depending on the funding source, this will include soliciting information from borough offices and preparing responses in appropriately formatted spreadsheets, compiling statistical information related to grant performance (benchmarking), and narrative responses. The G&C specialist will be responsible for supporting the borough offices in their reporting requirements by proactively identifying potential compliance problems with cases.

The G&C Specialist will also assist with compiling data to support responses for Requests for Proposals, provide information to borough offices on contract and reporting requirements, and work with the Deputy Director to ensure that LSNYC’s case management system meets the needs of the legal units in the boroughs. There may be other related duties assigned by the

Deputy Director and Director within the scope of preparing and submitting these reports.

Legal Services NYC

40 Worth Street, Suite 606, New York, NY 10013

Phone: 646-442-3600 Fax: 646-442-3601 www.LegalServicesNYC.org

Raun J. Rasmussen, Executive Director

The G&C Specialist may be expected to travel to various borough offices, city agencies, and funder offices for grants and contracts administration-related duties.

We seek a candidate with good judgment as well as strong quantitative, writing and oral communication skills. In addition, the successful candidate must have good problem-solving skills and a demonstrated initiative and capacity to complete self-directed tasks and the skills to work with diverse teams. Candidates who show an interest or aptitude in learning data science skills to support grant reporting will be favorably considered. Finally, we seek someone who can both see the big picture and focus on the small details related to grants & contracts management.

Requirements include: A minimum of 3 years of experience in grants and contracts management. Significant experience in report running, benchmarking, program reporting, and compliance monitoring; Significant experience with computerized case management systems, preferably LegalServer; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Strong oral and written communication/editing skills. Strong abilities in Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel; An ability to work collaboratively within a high paced multidisciplinary environment (borough legal managers and grant managers, directors of administration, supervising and staff attorneys, and intake staff, etc.) with many competing priorities; An ability to manage multiple priorities, work under tight deadlines and to exercise good judgment when supporting the borough offices’ grant management and reporting needs; A strong attention to detail in all facets of the work; and The ability to work independently and under tight timeframes.

In addition, we seek a candidate with: Familiarity with NYC, NYS, and federal grants supporting the provision of general civil legal services as well as targeted immigration, low wage worker, foreclosure, and disability civil legal services preferred; A commitment to social justice, interest and experience working with and supporting diverse, low-income communities; and An interest in contributing to LSNYC’s mission by performing grants and contracts administration tasks.

Interested individuals should email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to jobpostings@ls-nyc.org. Applications will be accepted until 4/19/21.

This position will be a member of LSNYC’s collective bargaining unit, and compensation will be determined by experience in line with Salary Scale C of LSNYC’s collective bargaining agreement.

Please write “Grants and Contracts Specialist” in subject line.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls. LSNYC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job# 5_2021

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS SPECIALIST - CENTRAL

Our Organization

Legal Services NYC fights poverty and seeks justice for low income New Yorkers. For over

50 years, we have challenged systemic injustice and helped clients meet basic needs for…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement

Salary

Compensation will be determined by experience in line with Salary Scale C of LSNYC’s collective bargaining agreement.

Benefits

This position will be a member of LSNYC’s collective bargaining unit, and compensation will be determined by experience in line with Salary Scale C of LSNYC’s collective bargaining agreement.

This position will be a member of LSNYC’s collective bargaining unit, and compensation will be determined by experience in line with Salary Scale C of LSNYC’s collective…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
Legal Services NYC, 40 Worth Street, Suite 606, New York, NY 10013

How to Apply

Interested individuals should email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to jobpostings@ls-nyc.org. Applications will be accepted until 4/19/21.

This position will be a member of LSNYC’s collective bargaining unit, and compensation will be determined by experience in line with Salary Scale C of LSNYC’s collective bargaining agreement.

Please write “Grants and Contracts Specialist” in subject line.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls. LSNYC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals are welcome and encouraged to apply

Interested individuals should email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to jobpostings@ls-nyc.org. Applications will be accepted until 4/19/21.

This position will be a member…

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