Sr. Coordinator, Funding & Allocations*

Sr. Coordinator, Funding & Allocations*
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority-Funding & Allocations Department
 Los Angeles, California
Job Description

Job Summary:

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) seeks motivated professionals who want to use their talents and skills to make a difference. Our 500+ FTE staff are adaptive problem solvers and passionate about enriching people’s lives. If you are mission-driven, dedicated to superior service and support, can diligently work independently and in a collaborative environment, join our team. LAHSA is leading the fight to end homelessness in LA County. Here, not only would your work have a real impact on the community, but we also offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

Created in 1993, LAHSA is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles. As the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, we coordinate and manage over $800 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness.

LAHSA’s Working Capital Fund program is designed to support and facilitate homeless service providers ramp-up, or continuation of services, by providing access to flexible funding during periods where the primary funding source(s) may not be available due to the lack of an executed funder agreement and/or in circumstances where the primary source(s) may not permit advanced payments. LAHSA’s Working Capital Fund program is designed to advance equity and address racial disparities in homelessness by prioritizing payments to small and mid-size community-based organizations led by persons of color.

Under the direction of the Sr. Manager, Funding & Allocations, this staff member will lead in the development (design and implementation), and management (coordination of appropriate financial, programmatic, and administrative supports) for LAHSA’s Working Capital Fund program, ensuring that resources being deployed to service providers are being administered effectively, efficiently, equitably, and ethically. The Sr. Coordinator will serve to promote seamless cash flows for operations, and delivery of, services for persons experiencing homelessness, in alignment with LAHSA’s mission.

The Sr. Coordinator will identify and address gaps and needs in program and service delivery as result of shortages of funding, delays in funding, and/or administrative barriers associated with restrictive funding, and work to align system funding, resources, and opportunities to addresses barriers to program and systems-level success. The Sr. Coordinator will lead in the selection of providers to participate in the Working Capital Fund program to directly address gaps, needs, and barriers.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Leads in the design of the Working Capital Fund Advance program, through developing policies and procedures to deploy and track the Fund including consultation and involvement of community members and stakeholders; development of solicitations for funding; the evaluation of proposals submitted for funding; supporting selection of subrecipient contractors to receive advances.
  • Supports the development and implementation of tools that will assist LAHSA to implement, track, and monitor Working Capital Fund in support of delivering services to persons experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, including form creation and development, as well as guidance and training on how to access and utilize new tools/forms.
  • Track, monitor, and evaluate Working Capital Fund program to ensure that advance funds are dispersed equitably, ethically, and timely and that funds are utilized by subrecipients effectively and efficiently.
  • Inform budgeting process with Working Capital Fund Advance, including support of long-term planning through forecasting and projecting working capital needs.
  • Coordinate with staff across LAHSA in support of the preparation and development of forecasts and projections of revenue, allocations, and expenditures, to promote seamless operations and minimize interest expense.
  • Coordinates, facilitates, trains, and supports providers (in conjunction with LAHSA interdepartmental teams) in post-award activities, such as: contract coordination, contract and agency onboarding, data quality assurance, and new program kick-off.
  • Analyze LAHSA and other public funding mechanisms to identify additional opportunities for program expansion, optimization of funding, improving timeliness of funding, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Commitment to racial equity and LAHSA’s core values.
  • Contract and Grant management and administration.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present to and engage racially, ethnically, and socially diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong project management skills including experience managing work plans complex assignments independently and within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Experience with program design and development, program implementation, program management, etc. preferred.
  • Strong quantitative data, financial analysis, and financial planning skills.
  • Experience creating complex economic or financial models, forecasts, and reports.
  • Knowledge of accounting and/or business analytics software.

Training & Experience:

  • Proven professional experience and educational background.
  • Term: Full-time, Exempt, Temporary ending June 2022. A continuation of employment contingent upon funding availability.

COVID-19 Vaccines :

  • Effective November 1, 2021, LAHSA will require proof of vaccination for all employees. This requirement is in response to the public health emergency and is intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among LAHSA employees, our stakeholders and those we serve – it will remain in effect for the duration of the public health emergency.
  • Employees may apply for an exemption if they cannot be vaccinated due to complicating medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs. If the exemption is approved, then the employees will be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing.
  • Appointments are typically made between the minimum and the midpoint of the range, depending on qualifications
  • Applicants may make a reasonable accommodation request for this job by calling the Human Resources Department at (213) 683-3333; or via email at