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Community Benefits Grants Program Manager II

Job Category:  Administrative, HR, Business Professionals
Department:  Community Benefit Programs
Location: 

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  8183

 

Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

As a condition of employment, L.A. Care requires a COVID-19 vaccine. This requirement includes our remote workforce. If you would like to request an exemption, L.A. Care has implemented a process to consider exemptions, for documented medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs. L.A. Care will review all exemption requests prior to proceeding with the recruitment process.

Job Summary

The Community Benefits Grants Program Manager II provides grant program oversight to ensure effective management of L.A. Care Health Plan’s (L.A. Care) Community Health Investment Fund (CHIF). Primarily responsible for implementing, coordinating, administering, and managing CHIF grants. Defines, researches, develops and executes grant initiatives and manages relationships with applicants or awardees to establish  deliverables including work plans, budgets and terms for multiple initiatives. In conjunction with Community Benefits Director, plans resources allocation across grant programs  to meet annual priorities, organizational vision, and enterprise goals. Coordinates facilitate internal and external expert review committees.  Assist with grant making activities including development of new Request for Applications (RFAs), preparation of bidders conference and review committee materials, and conducts due diligence for CHIF grant award cycles. Employs grant making management system to update grant progress and completion, analyze support data, run reports, and execute grantee communication throughout the grant term.  Provides technical assistance to applicants and grantees related to program development, budgeting, evaluation and implementation. Researches best practices as effective approaches for community investment, as well as work with multiple sectors and diverse community agencies to assess health care gaps and opportunities for Community Benefit strategies to strengthen the health care and social safety net.

Duties


Provides project and program management to ensure timeliness and effectiveness of grant initiatives and ad hoc cycles. Defines, researches, develops and executes grants and  project planning deliverables including work plans, budgets and schedules for multiple initiatives.

Corresponds with and advises nonprofits seeking funding, reviews grant proposals and financials, conducts due diligence on current and potential grantees, prepares grant recommendations, and evaluates and dispositions grant progress and final reports.

Independently manages work assignments.  May, at times, act as a subject matter expert and coach and lead other Community Benefits’ team members to successfully achieve desired outcomes.

Provides guidance to the Grants Coordinator regarding disposition of grant agreement execution, grant amendment and/or extensions, requesting grantee payments’ release, and grant closure.

Assists with enlisting and managing internal and external expert review committees.

Develops processes for  the evaluation of CHIF initiatives and comprehensive strategy for Community Benefit funding

Coordinates grant making activities including development of new or modified Request for Applications (RFAs), aligns bidders conference and  review committee materials for grant award cycles.

Provides technical assistance to applicants and grantees related to program development, budgeting, evaluation and implementation.

Research best practices as effective approaches for community investment, as well as work with community agencies to assess health care gaps and opportunities for Community Benefit strategies to strengthen the health and social  safety net. 

Adheres to policy and protocols for tracking, reporting and disseminating CHIF grant information. Conducts analysis and develops presentations with input from leadership to inform internal and external stakeholder and partners.

May attend various external meetings and events to represent L.A. Care in the community and with colleagues to develop and maintain organizational visibility and accessibility. Represents the Plan at conferences and events, on panels and on planning committees to promote the Plan’s interests and initiatives among philanthropic and health-related organizations.

Perform other duties as assigned. 

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree
In lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.

Education Preferred

Master's Degree in Public Health or Healthcare Related Field

Experience

Required:
At least 5 years of experience in philanthropy with private or public funder


Required:
At least 5 years of experience in philanthropy with private or public funder with substantial responsibility in making grant decisions and managing grants through completion. 

Preferred:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Strong foundation/corporation background in grant making or multiple grant management experience.  

Knowledge and experience with paneled grant review processes conducting due diligence, as well as key health issues and infrastructure needs of safety-net clinics and non-profit organizations assisting under-resourced communities.

Skills

Required:
Ability to work independently and apply judgment to problem solving daily situations that may arise working with a variety of safety-net and community based organizations. 

Excellent written and oral communication skills required.  Must be highly organized and detail-oriented.  

Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. 

Must possess strong program management, organization, time management, and written and verbal communication skills.

Must be able to work collaboratively and independently within the department's and the organization's established guidelines, policies, and procedures. 

Ability to lead committees and cohort of grantees.

Able to apply coaching and feedback. 

Licenses/Certifications Required

Licenses/Certifications Preferred

Required Training

Additional Information

 

L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)

 

At L.A. Care, we value our team members’ safety. In order to keep our work locations safe, each employee is required to self-screen for symptoms prior to entering any L.A. Care location each day. L.A. Care and all of its staff are required to comply with all state and local masking orders. Therefore, when on-site at any L.A. Care location, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be managed.


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