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Community Impact Program Manager (Grant Funded)

Washington, DC

Relocation expenses: Not paid

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Full time
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 30 Nov 2019

Expires on 30 Nov 2019

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Community Impact Program Manager (Grant Funded)


United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) is seeking an individual to join a small team helping to direct the District of Columbia government’s Out of School Time (OST) and summer time grant making efforts. The OST team sits within United Way NCA’s Community Impact department and this Community Impact Program Manager will report directly to the Director of OST Grants Administration who reports to the Vice President of Community Impact. The position is based in the DC office and is a grant funded position. The position is for a term of one (1) year with the possibility of two one-year renewals (based on performance and the availability of funds).



The Community Impact Program Manager supports the Director of OST Grants Administration in the general management of all District funded youth development programming (OST, Summer), which includes grantee program and relationship management, review of grantee reports, site monitoring, and technical assistance provision.


Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:


Grants Administration:




    • Support the Director for OST Grants Administration with the successfully management of the OST and Summer grant cycles by:







      • Help to develop and administer competitive solicitations for each grant competition, likely two to four competitions per year
      • Help to develop related documentation associated with a high quality solicitation. This includes (but is not limited to) the:
      • Assist with the administration of the grant review process, which includes (but is not limited to) the:









        • Connect grantees to technical assistance and professional development opportunities
        • Review quarterly expenditure certification reports and supporting documentation
        • Review quarterly program reports and analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data
        • Manage the completion of administrative and programmatic site visits (scheduled and unscheduled)


      • Assist with grantee trainings and quarterly town hall meetings






        • Provide analysis of grantee adherence to grant agreement Scopes of Work and ensure that grantees are meeting their stated outcomes
        • Ensure grantee adherence to risk management policies at each programming site, including program safety policies, background checks, site-specific emergency protocols etc
        • Other Such duties as may be required.

Database & Policy Management:











        • Develop and manage databases for current, future and historical data using excel and other programs as appropriate.
        • Analyze newly created data to identify and remedy concerns with funding.
        • Develop policies for the use of external grants management software for applicants & awardees.
        • Develop internal policies and procedures for the OST Grants Program
        • Create and develop additional policies and databases as requested by the Director.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position and achieve high performance:






      • Excellent written and verbal communicator; excellent social IQ
      • High energy with an obvious sense of urgency; passionate about serving the District’s most vulnerable children and youth

Ability to work with diverse communities

















      • Knowledge of youth development best practices
      • Commitment to racial justice and equity
      • Experience in relationship building, particularly at the community level
      • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, and common sense
      • Ability to ask for clarification or assistance, when needed
      • Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good, creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies and innovations
      • High attention to detail with a proactive and strategic approach to daily tasks
      • A steward of United Way NCA brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.


Successful candidates must pass criminal background and reference checks.


Education Requirements:






      • Bachelor’s degree required
      • Experience working with youth development programs and/or policy preferred


Experience Required:














      • A minimum of 3 years management experience required (including grants management and youth development experience preferred)
      • Previous experience dealing with a diverse group of individuals (i.e. corporate, community leaders, government officials, agency leaders, etc.) preferred.
      • Experience with a philanthropic grants process.
      • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
      • Excellent written and verbal communicator.
      • Travel around the District is required. Access to a reliable automobile is strongly preferred, not required.


United Way NCA’s Core Competencies


Mission focused – the ability to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. 

Relationship oriented – an understanding that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal. 

Collaborator – understands the role and contribution of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources through meaningful engagement. 

Results driven – dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good, creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies and innovations. 

Brand steward – a steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.








United Way of the National Capital Area

1577 Spring Hill Road, Suite 420, Vienna, VA 22182