About the Position:
Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA and our flexible hybrid work environment is the place for you!
The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 170 employees, including more than 80 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics put LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic change—actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org.
The Position: Grants Data Coordinator will serve as the data collection and reporting specialist for a specific portfolio of grants; will engage in compliance reporting, analyze grant data, support the Grants department with grant writing, look for new funding sources, coordinate grant audits and support special project initiatives. This position will also be responsible for pulling data out of LAFLA’s case management system. This position requires strong data analysis, excellent writing, and communications, project management skills, with an emphasis on grant compliance and outcome measurement.
- BA/BS degree and a minimum of 3 years experience with grants in a nonprofit environment;
- Strong administrative skills and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in an effective and efficient manner;
- Demonstrated computer literacy, with very strong word processing, accounting spreadsheet, database and internet research skills; ability to learn multiple database systems used by government agencies and grant funders;
- Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills; quick learner
- Ability to collaborate effectively as a team player;
- Self-starter with initiative to overcome obstacles and recommend solutions to problems; and
- Ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines without sacrificing quality.
Examples of Duties:
- Assist with the management of a portfolio of grants with responsibility of grant reporting and grants management;
- Support grant reporting for Federal, State, and Foundation cost reimbursable grants with online databases requiring detailed data entry;
- Coordinates with Fiscal staff to ensure timely submission of invoices and monitor grant spending; and assist with preparation of grant billing for County grants;
- Coordinates with IT staff to generate case statistics and other outcome data and develop reporting forms;
- Process and maintain grants contracts;
- Track all grant-related travel;
- Assist management in coordinating site visits and audits with funders and prepare staff for such meetings;
- Run monthly grant reports in consultation with Managing Attorneys;
- Serve as backup to development assistant for processing donations and “Thank You” letters;
- Serves as primary drafter of corporate grants for ATJ Dinner;
- Collect and track quarterly and semi-annual data on workgroup outreach events and seminars; and
- Assist the Grants Manager, Grants and Contracts Coordinator, Development Director, and Executive Director on grant and development-related projects as needed.
How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume online to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Grants Data Coordinator” in the subject line.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD – A one-year probationary period will be required.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.
Benefits & Compensation
LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability, long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend. Please visit https://lafla.org/get-involved/careers for our salary scale for union, non-management staff.