RHLS is hiring a Grant/Contract Manager

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Job Summary 

Regional Housing Legal Services (RHLS) is a public interest legal agency that for over 45 years has provided specialized legal and technical assistance throughout Pennsylvania to non-profit organizations that develop affordable housing, create economic opportunities, and revitalize low-income neighborhoods. RHLS attorneys also engage in systemic policy and advocacy efforts designed to improve housing and utility-related issues for low-income households. RHLS has offices in Glenside (Philadelphia suburb), Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

RHLS is seeking a Grant/Contract Manager. The Grant/Contract Manager will be responsible for managing the fundraising calendar, facilitating team communication, guiding relevant parties through the required steps to ensure a complete and timely submission, as well as writing, editing, and submitting grants and reports. This position will be in the Glenside office and will report to the CFO/Director of Administration (who works remotely). 

Job Responsibilities  

Grant/Contract Management (70%) 

  • Act as the point person for applications and grant/contract reports, creating a process efficiently communicate information to and from team members. 
  • Read and understand proposal requirements and develop plan for proposal completion, including systematically collecting components. 
  • Maintain systems and databases for receiving, processing, and acknowledging grants, contracts, and contributions. 
  • Maintain annual grants calendar. 
  • Create and maintain systems for gathering data needed to track progress toward grant/contract deliverables.  
  • Responsible for providing regular reports to Management Team on progress toward fundraising goals and progress toward grant/contract deliverables.  
  • Work with attorneys and staff to identify funding opportunities and potential funders, and to develop proposal and application narratives, budgets, outcomes, and reports. 
  • Research new funders to increase the number of grants, contracts, and total funding received. 
  • Schedule funder meetings for attorneys and staff; prepare marketing materials, as needed. 

Individual Fundraising (20%) 

  • Manage small annual appeal (draft appeals & acknowledgements; mail appeals & acknowledgements; track and report results. 
  • Manage NeonCRM, ensuring donor data is entered accurately and timely. 
  • Manage annual board giving. 

Coordination with Communications Staff (5%) 

  • Ensure uniform language and messaging 
  • Help identify topics or venues for communications that advance RHLS’s fundraising goals and support to attorneys as they create targeted communication pieces. 

Other (5%) 

  • Staff liaison to the Board Development Committee, as needed. 
  • Other duties, as assigned. 

Required Education and Experience  

  • Three+ years grant writing experience. 

The ideal candidate will have:  

  • An understanding of affordable housing and community development. 
  • Experience working with community-based non-profits and/or low-income individuals. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and racial equity. 
  • Strong writing skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and execute multiple complicated and continuing grants in a timely manner. 
  • Flexibility. 
  • The ability to be persistent and tactful. 
  • Familiarity with LegalServer and NeonCRM, or demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technologies. 

Salary range for 3-5 years of experience is estimated to be between $43,000 and $52,000. Excellent benefits package will be provided. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by March 6, 2019. 

Send a letter of interest and resume (via email, using subject line: Grants/Contract Manager) to: 

Rachel Blake 

Associate Director 

Regional Housing Legal Services 


RHLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, persons who are bi-cultural, bilingual in Spanish, women, and persons who are disabled are encouraged to apply.