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Grants and Contracts Manager


The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) seeks a highly skilled, enthusiastic, and motivated Grants and Contracts Manager. This is a fast-paced and pivotal position for an organized and dynamic team player who wants to use their skills, innovation and experiences to positively affect change for those who benefit from our programs. JDC advances fairness and equality by providing pro bono legal services to low-income people and educational programs that foster diversity in the legal profession. JDC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a $6.5 million annual budget supporting our core areas of focus: Pro Bono Legal Services, the Homeless Advocacy Project, Immigration and Diversity Educational programs.

About the Job
The Grants and Contracts Manager is responsible for obtaining grants from foundations, corporations, and the government; obtaining and managing government contracts; managing the relationships with these donors; and submitting required reports. Specifically, this individual will work closely with development and executive staff to plan and implement institutional fund-raising strategies; research, track and fully manage government, foundation, and corporate grant opportunities; proactively identify RFP opportunities and prepare proposals as necessary and research statistics and policy developments. Grants Manager is responsible for developing and implementing cultivation and stewardship plans for current and prospective grant funders.

Specifically, this position will:

  • Maintain calendar of proposal submissions
  • Maintain a list of current and prospective grant funders
  • Maintain an appropriately balanced portfolio of current and prospective grant funders to meet the institutional needs of JDC and related entities
  • Write and submit grant proposals
  • Respond to RFP’s and LOI’s
  • Track the status of grant requests and follow up
  • Develop and steward relationships with representatives from funding agencies
  • Schedule and attend site visits, and be available by phone and email to answer their questions;
  • Review contracts and file declarations, reports, and other information necessary to ratify and comply with contractual agreements
  • Write and submit grant reports, edit reports prepared by project directors, and submit reports to funding agencies
  • Assist in developing revenue projections as part of the annual budgeting process
  • Develop project budgets in concert with program and accounting staff and work with accounting department, as needed, to ensure that government contract invoices are submitted properly

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, or an equivalent combination of relevant education, training, and expertise sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position
  • Minimum of five years’ experience and a proven track record of success
  • Experience with and a successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, and soliciting corporations, government entities, and foundations for support (grants and other funding)

Skills and Requirements

  • Established and effective communicator; highly skilled in writing and speaking; ability to communicate JDC’s mission and interests to a broad audience; adept at crafting proposals, responding to RFP’s, and other kinds of materials
  • Maintain a database/system of current program descriptions, data, etc. for ongoing use in grant writing and management
  • Knowledge of corporate and foundation giving, as well as working with government agencies such as the City and County of San Francisco and Federal agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to be straightforward and to work effectively with and quickly gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including board and program managers and other staff members, grantors, foundation and civic leaders, volunteers, and community partners
  • Strong project management skills: ability to strategize and be adept at planning, prioritizing, organizing, and following through; highly energetic and able to balance multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to be highly entrepreneurial; resourceful, and flexible; able to anticipate and act on events and opportunities which advance JDC’s mission locally, regionally, and nationally
  • A catalyst with vision who can create excitement and energy around JDC’s programs and encourage others to support the organization; persuasive, persistent, and determined in the pursuit of the organization’s fundraising goals
  • Ability to be responsible and accountable to the organization and to colleagues
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Foundation Center Research, Grants Station or similar research tools and accessing data and generating reports

Preferred Qualifications

  • Commitment to JDC’s mission and programs with knowledge of the issues faced by the underserved in the community who need help with legal issues, homelessness issues, and/or knowledge of diverse communities who need guidance and assistance with education issues
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Why Work For Us
We offer a collaborative work environment, a progressive work culture, and a wonderfully diverse staff. Additionally, we are a mission and values based organization.

We also offer a generous benefits package that includes: a choice of medical insurance plans, dental insurance, vision insurance, pretax commuter, health, and dependent care accounts, employer paid short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a retirement and profit-sharing benefit, and more.

To find out more about JDC, please visit

To Apply
Starting salary is competitive with other nonprofits. JDC is strongly committed to diversity and encourages applications from people who can contribute to our diversity.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: or Human Resources, JDC, 301 Battery Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111 by June 23, 2017.

No phone calls please. Due to the amount of resumes we receive each day, we will not be able to respond individually with the status of your application.