Council for the Homeless - Grants Manager

Vancouver Housing Authority | Vancouver, WA

Posted Date 7/21/2021

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Starting salary is $4,111.00 per month.
This is a full-time, exempt position.

The Council for the Homeless / Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) offers a competitive benefit package including 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance. Benefits package also includes participation in WA PERS.

The Council for the Homeless (CFTH) operates the Housing Solutions Center, our community’s one-stop access point for over 40 housing assistance programs, including emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, and programs designed for specific populations such as families or unaccompanied youth. Staff and volunteers at the Housing Solutions Center work with clients to assess their housing needs and connect them to their best fit housing solution, as well as connect them to services in the community that will help them on their journey toward safe and stable housing. Housing Coordinators also work closely with partner agencies to understand referral needs and identify those eligible for program.

Position Summary

The position of Grants Manager is responsible for oversight and management of grant applications, as well as procurement and grants management processes. This includes writing or project managing grants, meeting grant expectations, establishing and growing quality control processes and coordinating needed reports. Research into best/emerging practices, funding opportunities and leading procurement processes as needed to identify and develop contracts with partner organizations. All work should be conducted within the agency’s commitment to justice, equity diversity and inclusion (JEDI).

Responsibilities Include:

• Supports the agency mission, values, equity statement, strategic goals and policies through words and actions.
• Builds capacity of agency through strategic partnerships, and mission-aligned grants.
• Support the writing of the annual Continuum of Care grant.
• Identify mission-aligned grant opportunities.
• Generates primary and supporting documentation for funding opportunities through timely submission of well-researched, well written and well-documented grant/funding proposals;
• Work in collaboration with staff and the leadership team to identify needs and opportunities.
• Progress agency priorities of JEDI and trauma-informed care into all growth.
• Develop vendor and sub grantee agreements.
• Researches and implements technology based systems to increase efficiencies, project management, and cross department communication.
• Exceed funder expectations.
• Track grant requirements and ensure all expectations are met.
• Identify and utilize technology to support leadership team members in meeting their grant requirements.
• Work with leadership team to identify opportunities for quality control improvements and collaboratively create processes address needs.
• Assists managers and employees in meeting grant statement of work expectations;
• Assist in coordinating reports, protocol adherence, and data collection for grant projects;
• Identifies and recommends policies and procedures to support operational improvement efforts
• Within scope of role, strengthen the agency infrastructure to exceed funder expectations.
• Manages the agency’s procurement process.
• Project manages progress monitoring (i.e., funder reports, data collection and reporting to inform recommendations for program improvement, expansion, recognition).
• Collect, review and submit all required reports for grants.
• Work with leadership team members to coordinate needed report items in order to submit accurately and on-time.
• Manages grant tracking, audit information, insurance and reports.
• Manage Homeless Action Planning and report outs.
• Expand the internal use of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) cycles.
• Maintain sub-recipient agreements with community partners, approve voucher requests, monitor partner agencies for compliance with funding regulations and conduct Request for Proposal (RFP) process as needed to ensure program alignment with funding goals.
• Participates in agency, governmental and community-based meetings, trainings, retreats and other related events


• At least four years of leadership experience working in a governmental and/or community-based environment with grants. College-level degree may replace up to two years and a master’s may replace three years.
• Experience with research, writing grants and developing processes to submit grants on-time and with all needed documentation.
• Experience with project management and working across multiple diverse groups.
• Strong organizational, communication and technology skills.
• Works well in a consistently changing and dynamic environment.
• Ability to embrace varying cultural experiences and communication differences.
• Ability to operate a computer and Microsoft Office Suite competency.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

• Lived experience of homelessness.
• Tangible success with writing grant applications.
• Ability to communicate effectively in a language other than English.
• Strong presentations and public speaking experience
• Knowledge of technological systems that increase efficiencies related to grant/project management.
• Knowledge of Clark County, WA resources, stakeholders and agencies.
• Valid driver’s license and access to automobile required.

For more information on the Council for the Homeless please visit our website at Please note, those candidates deemed to best match our requirements will be contacted for an interview. We do not discuss application status during the selection process. Applications will be reviewed as they come in.

The VHA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as covered veteran in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.

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Experience Level
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Starting salary is $4,111.00 per month
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