Grants Manager – Government Contracts

Company: Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Job Function: Other



What We Do

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

Strategies We Pursue

  • Equip talent in underinvested communities with the skills and credentials to compete successfully for quality income and wealth opportunities.
  • Invest in businesses, housing and other community infrastructure to catalyze economic, health, safety and educational mobility for individuals and communities.
  • Strengthen existing alliances while building new collaborations to increase our impact on the progress of people and places.
  • Develop leadership and the capacity of partners to advance our work together
  • Drive local, regional, and national policy and system changes that foster broadly shared prosperity and well-being.

LISC LA is one of 39 local offices of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a national CDFI that forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America- great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families. For over 30 years, LISC LA has worked with local partners and residents to invest nearly $1B in small businesses, housing, health, education, public safety, and employment. LISC LA champions strategies that promote equity and economic inclusion in low-income communities of color across LA County.



LISC LA currently manages $30M+ annually in local and federal government grants and contracts. LISC LA seeks a highly organized Grants Manager to support the administration of a robust grant and consultant contract portfolio. The Grants Manager will work across LISC Los Angeles programs and teams, with a portfolio that may support the following: California Emergency Rental Assistance Program, County of Los Angeles Alternatives to Incarceration Program, HUD Section Four Capacity Building Program, and/or Americorps program.


  • Prepare and process grant contracts and or consultant agreements, which includes administering agreements, managing contracted partners, managing invoicing and monitoring performance to ensure alignment with agreed scope of work.
  • Work closely with LISC’s Government Contracts Management and LISC LA Leadership Team to ensure follow-up, and timeliness on deployment and execution of agreements.
  • Coordinate within GCM and Accounting to resolve open issues relating to the monitoring of grants, deliverables, invoices, etc;
  • Process disbursements and financial drawdowns for organization and or consultant contracts, including troubleshooting and providing recommendations, if issues arise;
  • Provide technical assistance (as needed) to selected organizations, as it pertains to contract agreements.
  • Work in coordination with LISC LA Program Officers to track progress on programmatic deliverables.
  • Create and maintain electronic files for grants and contracts; and
  • Assist in completing reports, such as narrative/financial reports, compliance reports, and other required reports as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Candidate should have at least 3 years of government grants management experience, including knowledge of sub-granting to other nonprofit organizations
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter and with strong analytical skills
  • A willing and creative problem solver
  • Demonstrated expertise in building and maintaining professional relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver training programs to address technical competency gaps.
  • Some knowledge of nonprofit accounting is a plus.
  • Knowledge of community development is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a hybrid work environment

Compensation and Benefits

LISC offers a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits

How to Apply

Apply directly to job posting with a cover letter and resume via email at

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.