Founded in 1999, CFUF strengthens urban communities by helping
fathers and families achieve stability and economic success. As a
pioneer in responsible fatherhood, family strengthening, and
workforce development, CFUF’s programs seek to help clients
fully exit poverty and sustain themselves and their
families. CFUF serves Baltimore’s most marginalized
populations living in high crime and high poverty
communities. Our members (the term we use when referring to
our clients) are 98% African-American, 60% male, 89% unemployed,
50% ex-offenders and homeless, and 30% without high school
diplomas. Over 90% face one or multiple temporary or chronic
personal, logistical, or human barriers.
ALL In is the Center for Urban Families’ comprehensive
strategy to accelerate social and economic opportunity and advocate
for policies that promote equity and racial justice. Leveraging 20
years of positive impact and applied learnings, the ALL In
strategy targets two critical areas: chronic unemployment and
family instability. The approach links individual accountability,
person-centered case management, and supportive networks with
workforce development training, education, and civic engagement.
ALL In dismantles poverty and builds long-term social and
economic prosperity that results in brighter futures for our
members, their families, and the communities in which they
National impact: CFUF’s Practitioners
Leadership Institute (PLI) provides technical assistance, and
promotes and extends best practices in family strengthening,
responsible fatherhood and workforce development to practitioners
and key stakeholders across the country. CFUF is also nationally
renowned for its public policy work in the responsible fatherhood
CFUF is an organization committed to excellence and quality
service to all of its stakeholders. Our organizational values
emphasize professionalism, respect, integrity, accountability, and
an unwavering focus on supporting our members. Our culture thrives
from a transparent, reflective, and creative environment. We
maintain a highly autonomous workforce, and our staff
embraces humor, food, fun, and a passion to serve our
members. We believe in recognizing and rewarding high
performers. All of these qualities and attributes make CFUF a
premier employer of choice.
CFUF is governed by a 19-member board of directors.
The organization’s current budget is approximately $4.3 million,
with 73% allocated to program services. CFUF maintains a staff
of 26, and our leadership team is comprised of our Chief
Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Programs,
Director of Development, and Director of Finance &
Assist the Director of Programs and the Director of Development
in the development and execution of all program grants and
contracts; including grant compliance, grants and contracts
management, grants database management, and fiscal and narrative
reporting. The Grants Compliance Manager will:
- Provide pre- and post-award reviews to support compliance with
the contractual requirements of federal, state, corporate, and
- Analyze award requirements, special provisions, and terms and
conditions and determine if existing CFUF policies and procedures
are in agreement and, if necessary, provide recommended changes, in
order that the organization will be in compliance.
- Develop internal processes to support ongoing compliance with
award terms and conditions.
- Draft and fully execute memorandums of understanding and
contracts with CFUF partners and/or consultants.
- Review and disseminate grant award materials and develop
summarized award memorandums for all necessary staff and
- Manage grants and contracts information including developing
and maintaining a database of both hard and electronic files.
- Lead a collaborative effort with finance, grant writing, and
program staff to develop and refine policies and procedures related
to grants, contracts and sub-recipients and subcontract awards and
- Assist with program monitoring activities to include the timely
submission of reports to funders and ensure that all reports,
supporting documentation, and second- and third-party agreements
are formatted and edited according to CFUF standards.
- Work in close partnership with program staff, the RED Lab,
CFUF’s data management and evaluation department, and the Finance
Department to establish and maintain effective grant implementation
monitoring procedures including organizing and leading grant
- Conduct nonfinancial grant audits for compliance.
- Ensure that all data and language reported in proposals and
funding reports are consistent and accurate.
- Represent the organization at various events, meetings and
- Attend program and finance meetings to support alignment and
compliance with required goals and outcomes.
- Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
- Bachelor's degree required.
- 5+ years of experience with grants administration and/or
institutional donors (i.e., corporations, government, and
foundations) is preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are
- Exceptional writing skills and computer skills are
- Basic understanding of program evaluation is preferred.
- Knowledge of the federal and state grant making and reporting
processes is preferred.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word is required and
knowledge of Access is preferred.
- Experience with AmpliFund grants management database is
- Must be a detail-oriented and organized self-starter with the
ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet multiple
- Willingness to adjust work schedule to meet changing department
- Ability to effectively interact with staff from multiple
- Ability to work independently and/or under direct
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing the
applicant’s fit with the position’s requirements with salary
requirements, and a résumé.
an equal opportunity