State Bar of Texas

Program Officer - TAJF

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
Posted Date 1 week ago(3/9/2018 5:32 PM)
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Min Starting Salary
USD $59,861.00/Yr.
Max Starting Salary
USD $67,343.00/Yr.

General Description

The Program Officer serves on the Grants Team and reports to the Director of Grants. This position is responsible for implementing and managing all aspects of assigned Foundation grantees and specific grant programs.

Activities will include comprehensive grants program administration; research, proposal review, development of grant recommendations, insuring compliance by grantees of funding requirements; and tracking and monitoring of grant data.

Primary Functions

  1. Responsible for carrying an assigned portfolio of grants, including grant monitoring, providing technical assistance, and reviewing and assessing grantees’ performance and impact.
  2. Responds to inquiries from interested persons regarding the Foundation’s grant-making guidelines, assesses applications and requests for proposals, consults with nonprofit organizations regarding grant proposals, ensures Foundation guidelines and or initiative requirements are met, and provides assistance to grant seeker and grant recipient organizations.
  3. Manages multiple grant-making programs simultaneously.
  4. Provides detailed tracking and management of grants, with timely attention to all reports, internal tracking systems and calendars and maintains statistical information regarding grant-making activity.
  5. Conducts site visits of grantees or new applicants and prepares reports on grantees’ performance, and proposal analysis including written summaries and recommendations for review and action by the Foundation.
  6. Conducts additional research into the relevant client population and substantive legal issues affecting low-income communities.
  7. Perform other responsibilities as required.

Position Requirements

  • JD, licensed in Texas and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the legal aid community required; immigration and or family law experience preferred. Grant making and or nonprofit management experience preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; proven ability to be flexible in a team-oriented approach with diverse groups of people.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to travel extensively throughout the state.


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