Senior Program Manager of Grantmaking and Capacity Building



Senior Program Manager of Grantmaking and Capacity Building

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA

Application Contact:

Stephanie Florescu

Job Description:

Building Changes seeks an experienced Senior Program Manager to manage and oversee grantmaking and capacity building portfolio. This position will provide project management, facilitate group processes, and support relationships with the goal of improving services and supports for families and youth experiencing homelessness.
This position will be involved in various Building Changes’ projects, including Washington Youth & Families Fund grantmaking, Schoolhouse Washington and other high-profile projects. The position is located at our office in Seattle.

Our Mission

Building Changes believes everyone in Washington can be stably housed. We strengthen the leaders, organizations and systems that make it possible.

Our Work

Building Changes pulls together government, philanthropy and nonprofits in a collective effort to impact homelessness in Washington State. We act as a driver for innovative strategies that help youth and families emerge out of homelessness and maintain stable housing.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage grant processes to meet Building Changes’ and partners’ strategic objectives.
  • Monitor and track grant outcomes, including quantitative and qualitative data reports, and contract compliance.
  • Develop and manage relationships with grant recipients, government, nonprofit and other partners
  • Work in partnership with Building Changes’ Measurement, Learning and Evaluation and Strategic Communications staff to collect, distill and share learnings.
  • Work with the same staff to generate products to disseminate learnings, including presentations, reports, fact sheets, and training and consultation materials.
  • Contribute to research, analysis and development of agency’s knowledge base, including reports on various topics, such as youth and family homelessness, systems integration, systems change, and cross-sector work.
  • Provide consulting, training, capacity building and other support to nonprofits, government, and philanthropy.
  • Facilitate meetings, internally and externally, of small and larger groups of professionals.
  • Responsible for project management, including timelines and budgets.

The successful candidate will have a combination of the following experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university and five to eight years providing grant making, capacity building, training and technical assistance to individuals and organizations who provide services to people experiencing crisis; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Directly equivalent work/lived experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing strategies to address institutional racism.
  • Project management experience, including managing complex relationships and processes.
  • Facilitation experience, including demonstrated skills in group process and leadership development.
  • Experience working with diverse populations; knowledge of and ability to train to different learning styles.
  • Understanding of promising homeless housing and/or services practices for preventing and ending family and youth homelessness.
  • Experience working across or at the intersection of different systems such as homelessness and education, housing, health care or employment.
  • Understanding of diverse local, state, and federal funding mechanisms, planning processes, and trends related to homeless and special needs housing and services.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with varied audiences, verbally, in writing etc.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally throughout the State (up to 20 days per year) and nationally (up to 5 days a year).
Salary range for this position is $60,000-$72,500.  Position reports to Building Changes Program Director.  We offer competitive pay, as well as excellent health, time off and retirement benefits. To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to: – Subject: Senior Program Manager. For more information please visit our website at
Building Changes is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong organizational commitment to building a diverse workforce.
Building Changes
2014 E Madison St
Seattle, WA, United States

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