Sr Manager, Contract Compliance

Posted a month ago
Main Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Organization Overview

Liberty Hill’s work is focused on Los Angeles County; however, we understand that what happens in L.A. influences the nation. In this historical moment, we believe it is especially important for Los Angeles to be a beacon of social justice nationwide.?

OUR APPROACH: Liberty Hill is a public foundation founded in 1976 to power social change from the ground up by fueling grassroots community organizing. Every dollar invested in community organizing yields a $90 return in community benefits through progressive policy change. We support organizers who are tackling injustice with our three-pronged strategy, involving:

Grant making - Liberty Hill’s unique approach to grant making ensures that social justice organizations that build power through grassroots community organizing, coalition building and partnerships, and advocacy have the resources they need to win campaigns and defend underserved communities. The Foundation also focuses on organizations led by and for most impacted by systemic injustice, largely low-income communities of color, because they are best suited to create their own solutions. With input from seasoned activists and policy experts, Liberty Hill awards grants to L.A.’s most effective grassroots groups. At the same time, our rapid response funds can move money fast in times of crisis or opportunity.?

Leadership Training - When it comes to fighting for justice, leadership matters. Through Liberty Hill’s Wally Marks Leadership Institute, we have provided hundreds of rising organizers and activists across Los Angeles County with tools and skills to help change themselves and their communities. With the Commissions Training Program, Liberty Hill prepares community leaders to serve effectively on L.A.’s many influential boards and commissions.

Alliance Building - Liberty Hill works at the intersections of philanthropy, grassroots organizing and public policy, forging powerful relationships and building coalitions between funders, activists and policymakers. Coalitions established by Liberty Hill have influenced everything from school discipline practices to environmental regulations.

In 2017, Liberty Hill launched the Agenda for a Just Future (AJF) to fight for our youth, our health and our homes with three focused campaigns. We believe we can stop incarcerating kids, ensure adequate affordable housing for every Angelino and end the oil drilling that sickens our region’s poorest communities.

Position Overview

Reports to the CFO to ensure proper and accurate compliance and maximum utilization of contracts and grants. This role bridges the intersection of finance and programs, taking leadership in analyzing contracts, creating systems for the tracking and delivery of multiple external and internal touch points, assisting with all various aspects of applying for, managing, and complying with requirements of contracts.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Oversee contract administration and monitors compliance with contract terms & conditions, acquisition regulations, company policies, and client requirements.
  • Work directly with senior management, project and finance staff in executing and advising the full cycle contracting process.
  • Maintains and develops policies and procedures related to contract compliance and budgeting, including processes for grants and vendors subcontracts and financial reporting and tracking.
  • Assist in the coordination of program audits with government partners, include collecting and compiling documents and schedules.
  • Provide leadership in the invoicing process, including understanding invoicing requirements and coordinating staff in gathering necessary support for timely submission.
  • Liaison between Finance and Programs, ensuring and communicating about the set up and maintenance of contract and budgets in FE and other necessary systems.
  • Work with Director of Public Partnerships preparing and managing budgets and cash flow projections for both active and projected funding sources.
  • Along with Operations and Administration, Finance, Programs, and/or Donor Relations and Development teams, analyzes data or common issues to identify areas needing improvement related to public private partnerships or other external funding, then creates or edits foundation policies as appropriate.
  • Assist and preparation and review of financial reports and invoices to funders.


Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Accounting or related field or the equivalent business-experience
  • Minimum of 8 years work experience
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and have solid working experience with accounting and project management systems
  • Working knowledge of government grants (cooperative agreements) and/or government contracts is required
  • Experience working in project organization

Required Skills

  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Analytical, report writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrates consistency in upholding integrity and ethics
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and accounting software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has personal lived experience that directly relates to the role and responsibility of the position
  • Is familiar with the concept of systemic oppression in America
  • Is familiar with social and racial justice

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, facsimile machine, photocopier, calculator and/or ten-key adding machine.
  • Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods within an office environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

Liberty Hill Foundation is not just an equal opportunity employer; we are actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. LHF does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other characteristics.

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Sr Manager, Contract Compliance
Liberty Hill Foundation