Human Resources

Community Action Partnership Hennepin County (CAP-HC) works to establish services, programs and partnerships that address poverty and increase family and economic stability in our communities.  

CAP-HC is an equal opportunity employer.

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GRANTS MANAGER

Job purpose

The grants manager will provide pre- and post-award management for federal, state, city, and non-government grants as well as fostering and facilitating relationships between appropriate staff and funders. Additionally, the Grants Manager is responsible for tracking and reporting on current active, pending, and planned grant applications as well as prospecting new sources of funding from private, public and corporate entities. The position entails general administrative duties, research administration, and other projects as assigned.

Duties and responsibilities

Essential

  • Lead grant proposal development/submission—preparing and organizing materials for proposals, and submitting and monitoring grant applications
  • Maintain  library of grant support documents including resumes, bios, IRS forms, Board/staff diversity lists, etc
  • Draft proposals and grant application narratives, and collaborate to finalize with the Director of Finance, Executive Director, Human Resources, program staff and Board of Directors, working to ensure program areas are covered and financial implications have been reviewed
  • Execute thank you letters and grant contracts/agreements
  •  Ensure acknowledgment of funders/investors via website, e-newsletter, and social media
  • Research new funding opportunities on a local, state, and federal level
  • Maintain grant compliance and reporting, including outcome measurement and grant budgets—taking responsibility for meeting high standards of effectiveness, timeliness, and completeness.
  • Monitor and maintain the funder and investor reporting schedules and requirements.
  • Track progress toward organizational and programmatic outcomes and goals
  • Draft progress reports to funders that fully capture programmatic success
  • Assemble all necessary supporting materials and documents including budget reports, outcome measurements, success stories, etc.; submit reports to funders and investors
  • Research statistics, trends and data for grant proposals and community advocacy
  • Assist in developing presentation for various stakeholders
  • Works in collaboration with program, finance, HR, and board  in the development of grant submissions.
  • Identifies and helps coordinate appropriate resources needed to address tasks to be performed or data to be gathered along with the data specialist.
  • Serve as a resource to the research community in grant budget development according to sponsor guidelines.
  • Responsible for coordinating and gathering all just-in-time submissions.
  • Responsible for working with Program Directors to ensure post-award fiscal and administrative management of awards.
  • Works with program and finance staff to ensure spending on awards is appropriate, within budget and allowable per funding entity guidelines. Submit revised budgets as appropriate. Complete non-competing continuations.
  • Responsible for collecting and keeping updated resumes and bios along with Other Support documents as needed for proposals
  • Ensure regular communication with Executive Director, Director of Finance,  programs, directors, and funders in order to address any overarching issues.
  • Manage compliance with all funding agencies by ensuring that information required is maintained and reported on a regular basis.
  • Identifies and analyzes any discrepancies in order to ensure appropriate justifications are provided.
  • Exercise good judgment, based on gathering and analyzing, factual and objective data; interprets policies/procedures in order to make sound independent decisions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Other

 

  • Performs other duties as assigned;
  • Cooperates with all staff members and assists with program services as requested.
  • Works some evenings and weekends.
  • Serves as agency representative to community organizations as requested and assigned.

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience and two years’ experience working as a grants manager in a non-profit agency where excellent written, verbal and visual administration skills were required on a regular basis;

OR

  • Associates degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience and four years’ experience working as a grants manager in a non-profit agency where excellent written, verbal and visual administration skills were required on a regular basis;
  • Experience in a position balancing multiple projects requiring high attention to detail, strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize;
  • Experience with community resources in Hennepin County;
  • Experience using MS Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint at a proficient level, and with data management software programs or databases;

Preferred

  • Experience working with external community groups (public, private, faith-based) or social services programs providing information and outreach services;
  • Experience or education related to low-income housing needs;
  • Fluent in English, as well as Spanish or Somali.
  • Experience working  with Community Needs Assessment/CSBG/ROMA

Working conditions

 

Works primarily in an office environment.  Will travel locally at times. Evening & weekend hours.

To apply

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Laura Seymour at LSeymour@csphennepin.org by July 31, 2018.


Community Programs Navigator

Job purpose

The Community Programs Navigator assesses individual client resource needs, strengths and barriers. The Navigator will coordinate, refer, and deliver services to meet the short-term needs of individuals and families, which includes connection to housing supports, emergency services, asset development programming, case coordination and other resources that move individuals and families towards self-sufficiency.

Duties and responsibilities

The following duties are standard for this position. These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.

1. Community Resource and Service Navigation

Ensure individuals and other related parties are aware of resources and are supported in efforts to access resources in order to address individual’s identified goals/needs through a shared decision-making process.

Conduct intake interviews and provide referrals to appropriate services and follow-up through completion.

Assist to develop and implement a plan to achieve the desired outcomes, such as obtaining health insurance, financial services, housing resources, food supports, etc. and other defined resources.

Conduct follow-up calls and/or visits to the individual  clients to see how the program participation and services are progressing, and determine if adjustments are needed.

Offer  available CAP-HC short-term assistance to identify appropriate resources to support individual needs.

Brief program peers at monthly meetings regarding program activities, concerns, problem solving, communication, enrollment statuses, and opportunities.

Maintain a caseload of assigned individuals/families as delegated by Supervisor or designated staff.

As required, represent CAP-HC at assigned community events and within various stakeholder and/or partner groups.

2. Housing Support

Assist to develop and implement a plan to achieve the desired outcomes, such as housing supports, housing search, and/or specialized assistance programs.

Assess needs, barriers, and strengths of individuals to determine housing and service needs.

Assist applicants through application processes for both short-term and long-term support.

Reduce risk of losing housing , and address housing stability  by providing access emergency assistance, housing funds, and ongoing support services.

Apply knowledge of tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities and educate and advocate for individuals as needed.

Provide mediation and advocacy with landlords on the person’s behalf to develop a workable plan to obtain and/or maintain housing as needed.

Maintain relationships with community support providers for effective referrals and access to services.

Establish relationships with individuals and identify formal/informal supports. Coordinate care to ensure that individuals/families can successfully navigate their service needs. 

Assist with and/or facilitate Tenants Rights and Responsibilities workshops, and other trainings and/or clinics as may be identified by CAP-HC.

Provide information to individuals about the purpose, services, and length of services of CAP-HC.

Complete timely and accurate case notes as required by performance standards.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities:

Participate in mandatory and assigned trainings, meetings, events and committees.

Communicate and coordinate services with other team members as appropriate.

Represent CAP-HC at all times in a professional, courteous manner, exhibiting strong professional judgement.

Maintain positive professional relationships with all staff, clients, stakeholders, and partners.

Follow and implement all program policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Perform other duties as directed/assigned as necessary for the effective and efficient operation of CAP-HC programs and services. 

Qualifications

Required

BA or BS in human services or related area preferred. 

Minimum 3+ years’ experience in housing.Minimum 3+ years’ experience in case coordination, social services and/or community development. 

Must have and maintain a valid Minnesota Driver’s License, maintain automobile coverage and have access to a reliable automobile.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work independently with personal initiative and as part of a team.


Ability and appreciation to work with others from diverse backgrounds. 

Maintain confidentiality and boundaries in interactions with participants, volunteers, staff, and the public.


Demonstrate empathetic, interpersonal listening skills, plus the flexibility to deal with interruptions and adverse situations in a professional manner.

Effectively handle a variety of situations using good judgment, tact, and follow-up skills.  

Have knowledge of or be willing to learn community resources, how to respond to crises, de-escalate conflict and provide a trauma-informed response to client needs.

Ability to use Microsoft Office and related applications, internet, electronic timecard system, and computer network (files, drives, and folders). Ability to use office equipment including telephone and voicemail systems, copier, printer, fax and scanner.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Laura Seymour at LSeymour@caphennepin.org.

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