Director, Grants and Contracts in Los Angeles, CA at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 2/12/2020

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Job Description

Goodwill Southern California (GSC) prepares and places thousands of individuals into sustainable employment through programs and services throughout Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. As one of the leading non-profit brands in the world, and the largest non-profit in Southern California, we have been transforming lives through the power of work for over 100 years. Goodwill Southern California supports its mission with proceeds generated from over 78 retail stores and over 44 attended donation centers, as well as from charitable donations and grants from the public and private sectors. Goodwill SoCal is a rapidly evolving organization and yet we have never been more focused – on our mission, on our people, and on our future. It’s always a GOOD day in SoCal!

Primary Responsibility / Summary

Develops, evaluates, and implements the Company’s procedures and policies regarding the administration of grants and contracts.  Ensure compliance with applicable regulations and statutes.  Engages in budget development and comparative reviews with actual results.  Coordinates audits and acts as a liaison with outside agencies.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
1.Develops, evaluates, and implements the Company’s procedures and policies regarding the administration of grants and contracts.  
2.Ensures compliance with GAAP accounting, OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133, FAR regulations and any other applicable statutes.  Performs periodic internal audits with the focus on compliance and continuous quality improvement. 
3.Engages in pre-award and post-award budget development, modifications and amendments of Grants and Contracts proposals, awards and RFP’s.  Reviews program budgets to ensure compliance with applicable contractual requirements and government regulations.  Monitors execution of funding and notifies WCD management of any issues and potential resolutions.
4.Coordinates the Single Audit (A-133) as well as any other outside fiscal reviews related to grants and contracts.  Acts as primary contact for the various government and other overseeing agencies.  Effectively and efficiently addresses any issues discovered during the course of the audits.
5.Directs and monitors the monthly billing and accounting process of the grants and contracts unit.
6.Directs the monthly private funding draw-down calculation and ensures that supporting documentation is adequate and well organized.
7.Facilitates and provides leadership role in the resolution of problems referred by Grants & Contracts staff and other departments.  Takes action to resolve any outstanding issues regarding reimbursement.
8.Identifies grant accounting training needs of WCD supervisors and coordinates delivery of training. 
9.Establishes and maintains effective and productive working relationships with staff from other departments within and outside the organization including Federal, State, City , and County officials.  
10.Ensures timely reporting for all internal and external entities related to grants and contracts.
11. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; developing, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
12. Participates in professional organizations, attends conferences and other seminars to be aware of the current developments in government requirements and related matters.

Education & Experience

 5 years of managerial experience required.
 Minimum 5 years of grants and contracts administration experience.
 Bachelor's degree from four‐year college or university required.
 Master's degree or equivalent preferred.
 Non‐profit experience required.
 Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the direct reports.
 This job supervises 4‐6 staff, including accountants and clerks.

Other Qualifications

 Possesses a valid driver's license and state‐required auto insurance.
 This position may require some travel.
 Ability to handle confidential information.
 Ability to work without supervision.
 Punctual and dependable attendance.


Goodwill Industries in Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here:

Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons with barriers to employment.   Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. 
Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.  

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities

In furtherance of our commitment to end discrimination against qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights of qualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activity administered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or her disability.   Equal employment opportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination.   We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.  

It is the policy of Goodwill to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need assistance for accommodations to interview because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department. 
Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.

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